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Would this be a good working system?

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September 24, 2007 11:29:20 PM

Hello everyone!

Would this be a good working system? I've compilled a couple of parts and I was wondering would these work together? I'm pretty much maxed out on my budget so if you have any part suggestions, they cant be alot more expencive.

here is the list;
CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40 GHz, 1066 MHz, 8 MB
Motherboard - Asus P5N32-E SLI Plus
RAM - Kingston HyperX Dual Channel 4096 MB, PC6400, 800 MHz, 5, Non-ECC, Kit Of 2
Vid Card - MSI VGA GeForce NX8800 Ultra OC Edition 768 MB, PCI-e 16x
Power Supply - Thermaltake Toughpower Cable Management 750 Watt ActivePFC, EPS12V, 20- and 24-pins

I have an SLI mobo and power supply because I'm planning on buying another vid card soon.
Anything I should change?

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September 24, 2007 11:35:03 PM

If your gonna run SLI then all you need are a pair of GTS 320's.
September 24, 2007 11:39:21 PM

good enough for a 24" 1920 x 1080 rez monitor?

I mean whats better? 1 8800 ultra OC'd or 2 8800 GTS 320's
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September 24, 2007 11:57:16 PM

IMHO, A pair of 320's.
September 25, 2007 12:07:16 AM

I would buy one 8800 GTX now, and (maybe) another one later. This way you can upgrade all the way to 8800 GTX SLI if needed.

One GTX is weaker than two GTSs in some games but better in games that don't support SLI or need lots of video memory. It's hard to compare.

The Ultra is not worth the extra cost.

I'd prefer eVGA or BFG to MSI.
September 25, 2007 12:28:38 AM

Ye, I looked at some benchmarks and a gtx seems like the better option. especialy with an sli rdy pc I can get another anytime.

I'll look at some eVGA of BFG cards.

Thanx for the help

The MSI card is the cheapest and fastest in its class though. are you sure?
September 25, 2007 12:36:30 AM

Hmmmm. That's weird. I've read lots of reviews and I don't remember MSi coming on top anywhere. Can you post a link? I'll try to find a few too.
September 25, 2007 12:42:13 AM

No, its on some cookie site so it won't alow me to link it.
but the name is;
MSI VGA NX8800GTX OC, Non liquid version
CPU speed 610 MHz
Memory speed 2000 MHz
€ 475,10

I've also this XFX card I like but costs €60 more;
XFX GeForce 8800GTX XXX edition
CPU speed 630 MHz
Memory speed 2000 MHz
€ 532,29

Is 20 mhz more cpu speed worth €60?

the eVGA and BFG cards that cost arround €500 have arround
CPU speed 600 MHz
Memory speed 1800 MHz

The faster ones are rly pricey
September 25, 2007 12:49:15 AM

Wow, you're right, that MSI is not bad at all. I even found a roundup review where MSI was declared the winner :D :o

Good to know...

Edit: I guess my BFG 8800 GTX OC2 at 626 Mhz beats the MSI NX8800 but I wouldn't notice the difference in real life. And it came with a T-Shirt I don't even dare wear in public, it's too ugly. No games...
I wouldn't pay 60 euros more for 20 more MHz. That's what, 15% more money for 2% more speed? When I got the OC2 it was on special, cheaper than most other 8800 cards in the store. Shop around a bit.
September 25, 2007 12:53:15 AM


And who wants a free game anyway. I'd rather pay €60 euro's less and get a game of choice for €45