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Old 06-27-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I haven't built a new, higher end computer for a few years now (4-5). It kinda took a back burner while I was grinding through some years of college. Fortunately, I've saved up some for a new rig and have decided to build me a new computer.

So far, this is what I've came up with, probably using most of my budget:

CPU: i7 920 Nehalem
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202

GPU: VGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130434

MoBo: ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 (Open Box)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131365R

PSU: Rosewill RBR750-M 750W, ATX12V
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182186

RAM: OCZ Gold 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227365

HDD: Black Caviar 640 GB Sata 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811215013

Third Party Heat-sink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835608007


I'm also picking up a new monitor to make better use out of the build. My main concerns are these:

I want to play new and upcoming games rather well with this build.
Down the line, in a couple of months maybe, get another 260 for SLI. The question here is the PSU beefy enough to hand this.
I also will be overclocking some.

I was wondering if I could get your comments/concerns on this. I thank you for the help. I plan to buy this by next week, two weeks latest.
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Old 06-27-2009, 09:29 PM   #2
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Naw, Rosewill PSU's arent great. OCZ's are awesome. That's what I have.

As everyone here can tell I am an AMD fan, but the i7 is really nice. I will offer the 955, but your choice. most here would chose the i7.
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I had my concerns about the PSU (in all honest I was just being greedy and trying to take advantage of combo deals). Whats the verdict on this one?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703009

Or is there another that is better, that being the highest I can go?
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Seems nice, but IMO the 700w OCZ gamexstream is the best for gaming.
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Very nice. Should be a real screamer.

I would look for a differnt PSU though. It's the heart of your system and you don't want to skimp there. I'm with foothead here, a nice OCZ or Antec would do you well.


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The PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W would be an excellent choice. They make one of the best PSUs on the market. Very strong and reliable.

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Would that PSU allow for 2x 260 in sli down the line?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002


This, I assume might not, considering the PCI-E connects it has.
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Just if you go OCZ, be sure its gamexstream not stealthxstream. The game is modular, which is very good. I think it has 4 rails.

EDIT: the game has 2 PCI-e x16 power connectors so thats what you want for SLI.
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I'm not up to date on this whole SLI thing (was just coming to market last time I made a comp for myself), so even though the 260 req. two 6 pin PCI, two in SLI only require two?

Thanks for all the help already guys, making me feel a lot more confident about it.
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It needs 2 6 pins?!

IDK. thats kinda weird. just buy an adaptor. They're cheap.

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Would that PSU allow for 2x 260 in sli down the line?

Refering to:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002


This, I assume might not, considering the PCI-E connects it has.
Yeah. that's pretty much the best out there.
Damn thats a good deal. I might pick me up one early.
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Alright, thanks. I might go with the 850W version of the OCZ GameXStream for power concerns.
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