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Old 11-12-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Please review my first build

This is my first build, and I want to make sure everything is compatible.

Please review, and feel free to suggest anything!

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813188027

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820227290

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16819115041

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16811129043

Optical 1:http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16827151171

Optical 2:http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16827151173

Fan Controller:

HDDs (two): http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16822148274

-Should I set these up in RAID 0?

GPU (two in SLi): http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16814130400

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16817139007

Media card/Floppy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820192022

OS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16832116488

CPU heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835106102

HDD coolers(Two): http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835702006

RAM Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16835704001

After looking, do I have everything I need to build a fully working PC for the first time?

Also, if I just get one of the 260's, how much performance would I be losing? Any suggestions to save money, or improve performance? Also, is the RAM compatible?


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Old 11-12-2008, 10:17 PM   #2
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Default Re: Please review my first build

you would lose 30-40% performance with just one gtx260

can't seem to get any links you posted to work though it just says

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Old 11-12-2008, 11:25 PM   #3
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You need to fix your links. How much are you paying for the 260? I would give the 4870 a look.
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Old 11-13-2008, 12:35 PM   #4
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Your links are broken, but I think I know what you're looking at.

Instead of a 780i and GTX 260 SLi, I'd go with an X38 and a HD 4870 X2. Unless you only have a 22" monitor or something, in that case go with a single HD 4870. The HD 4870 is a bit faster than the GTX 260 in general and you will have a much better board in the X38 than the 780i.
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Yeah the links are broke.

Why Nvidia? ATI is the leader in video cards.
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