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Please comment on system (not built yet) would like advice!

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March 6, 2006 11:42:36 PM

Motherboard:
ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce

Processor:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Memory:
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model Twinx2048-3200c2pt -

Video Cards:
2 XFX PVT42GUAD3 Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

Hard Drives (System will be configured to RAID 0 w/Striping)
2 Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150

Hard Drives (General storage will be configured to RAID 5)
3 SAMSUNG SpinPoint P Series SP2504C 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Okay now for the kicker... All of this is going in to a Nexus Breeze Quiet Case w/500 watt Quiet power supply - so heat is going to be an issue. To combat this I am using the following:

Cooler Master Cool Drive 6 (housing Raptor number 1)
Cooler Master CoolDrive Lite (housing Raptor number 2)
Arctic Cool Freezer 64 Pro CPU fan
(1 or 2 depends on what I can fit) Zalman FB123 Mountable Case fans
Thermaltake Hardcano 13 fan controller/card reader

The CoolDrives *will* bring extra air into the case through the front fans so I am hoping that will be okay. Comments on any aspect of this proposed system would be most appreciated! Please! :) 

thanks!!!

-balroggie

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March 6, 2006 11:45:11 PM

To the administrators.... I am sorry that this post appeared 4 times?!?! Did not mean to spam or create extra work. :( 
March 7, 2006 12:01:03 AM

Yes I am sorry that happened. I swear I only hit the post button once, oh well I apologize again. I thought about going for ATI especially the X1900. This card however requires motherboards that are either not released yet (DFI) or buggy as hell (Asus A8R32-MVP). The SLI config I wrote above does include 2 video cards btw I just can't afford 2 top of the line ATI's or NVIDIA's.
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March 7, 2006 12:11:59 AM

Screw the 6600's. Get the newest, fastest, single card you can get, and make sure it will blow the hot air out the back of that case. One top end card will beat the heck out of 2 6600's.

SLI is not all it's suppose to be. ( hyped ) 2, really expensive cards on the other hand.......................................?
March 7, 2006 12:20:13 AM

the evga 7800gt is a better buy for fps looking at about $6.4 for the 6800gs compared to 5.6 will end up paying more the 7800gtx comes to about 7.3 not making it a bang for the buck this is based on benchmarks from the cards
March 7, 2006 12:23:08 AM

I should have mentioned I am planning on using Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 rev. 3 on the cards to blow still more heat out the back of the case. I figured the Nexus could use some help in this area since the only other out is through the power supply.

Is one 7800 so much better than 2 6800's? That is the sense I am getting and if I was confident of the MOBO I would probably switch to Asus A8R32-MVP and a ATI x1900 and do Crossfire later when I could afford it.
March 7, 2006 12:35:03 AM

the 2 6800gs will beat the 7800gt but for the money spent is not worth it also it will take more power to run 2 cards rather than one.
March 7, 2006 11:20:40 PM

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First, get an Opteron 175 or 180.
Second, FORGET SLI, IT SUCKS BALLZZZZZZZZ, get a single X1900 and it will be much better than dual 6800GS. Also, don't get a SLI mobo if you're gonna go with a single card setup.


Agreed.. ditch the X2 and get an Opteron instead.. SLI does blow unless you buy 2 $500 video cards...