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Old 01-31-2007, 03:02 AM   #1
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I am going to be building a comp soon and im looking for parts right. here it goes so far:


PROCESSOR - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Conroe / Dual-Core / Socket 775 / Processor with Fan

329.99


VIDEO CARD - BFG GeForce 7950 GT / 512MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card

249.99


MOTHERBOARD - EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID


249.99


Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory

301.99 or 274.99

Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

149.99 free shipping at new egg


...if i go sli mode should i get a tower or mid tower case and also will 500W do or should i get more watts? plz help
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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i like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144168


what do you all think?
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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SLI will just require the size of your motherboard, so if the motherboard fits, the card(s) will.

Yeah 500W will do the job.. but not a case PSU, they suck.

I have that case!

What about going for a DX10 card??
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:10 AM   #4
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Forget about getting 2 7950gts in sli. Get one 8800gts, its direct x10, so its futureproof and is better than 2 7950gts.
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Old 01-31-2007, 11:19 AM   #5
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futureproof - pfff, like anything is with computers
but as said, if your going to buy 2 7950's off the bat you might as well buy an 8 series card. you'll be happier with it in the long run.

for a power supply, something like this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817709004
would be a good idea because it already has the 6 pin harnesses for the video card. otherwise you have to use molex to 6 pin which isn't the greatest, this is actually the psu I'm thinking about getting, i just picked up a cheap 550 from work, but it won't cut it if i end up with another card.
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:15 PM   #6
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=E145-8002

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=E145-8000


Which one would you get?
also, if in the future i wanted to sli one of these cards what do you think the psu power should be?
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Old 01-31-2007, 06:44 PM   #7
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The GTS is nice. I own it and love it. It requires a 450 Watt psu, in SLI it needs something around 800 from what i have heard.

P.S. That motherboard rocks.

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i just looked on newegg, the GTS needs 400 watts, the GTX needs 450.
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Old 01-31-2007, 07:31 PM   #8
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400/450 watts is the minimum. I would get at least 500, preferably more, watts. For SLI, you're gonna need a really good PSU, here's the list of certified ones, looks like a 750 watt minimum:
http://www.slizone.com/object/slizon..._powersupplies

And if you've got the cash, definitely go for the GTX, it's considerably more powerful.
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:00 PM   #9
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HARD DRIVE - Western Digital / Caviar SE 16 / 500GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...8647&CatId=139

149.99 free shipping at new egg

Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...595&CatId=2458

99.99 rebate

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033

159.99


Would you guys recomment getting a raptor 74 gig 10000 rpm hard drive for games or just stick with the 7200 rpm
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:10 PM   #10
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from personal experiance i didn't see much of an improvement with the raptors, so i stuck with the normal 7200's in my rig, and thigns are still as fast as can be.
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