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November 4, 2007 9:09:13 AM

I just wanted to know if anyone could tell me for sure that this will all fit together and is compatible. I've never tried fitting SLi cards in a case before, and yes i know that case is huge but i want to know for sure if this will all work fine because if it doesnt fit together the online shop won't let me return parts just because i ordered the wrong ones. i tried sending them an email asking them but they didnt reply...

Thanks in advance


PCI-e (nV) 8800GT 512MB Sparkle (D-DVI/HDTV/HDCP) x 2 Running in SLI

Full Tower Thermaltake Armor VA8000BWS no PSU Black

CPU/Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz/1066FSB/8M) LGA775

5.25" DVD Buner/Rw IDE Samsung SH-S202H 20x Dual Layer (OEM with Nero 7) Black

3.5" HDD IDE 400GB 8MB Samsung (HD400LD)

WideScreen LCD Monitor 19" AOC 193FW (Silver-Black)

MotherBoard Intel S775 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4

Power Supply SilverStone ST75ZF 750w

DDR2 Ram Corsair-Performance 4GB (4x1024) 800MHz XMS2 TWINX2 MATCHED (TWIN2X2048-6400) 5-5-5-15

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November 4, 2007 9:38:11 AM

I think 2x 8800GT will be overkill on a 1440x900 lcd

Start with one, you can always buy another if your not satisfied

Fitting the cards wont be a problem.

The rest looks good!

November 4, 2007 10:00:23 AM

Thanks for the quick reply mate. Yeah I considered the overkill, but I'm pretty desperate to run crysis maximum, and thought an overkill might be a necessity. Yea I've never built my own computer before, and was just worried about fitting the motherboard in the case, and fitting the two graphics cards in the case, and...yea i just dont know how it would all fit together. i think i would break down and cry if something didnt fit together, all that money...

Thanks again.
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November 4, 2007 11:09:58 AM

hi guys
dont know if u have noticed but your mobo cant support sli and thus no 8800gt. u will be better off getting sli supported mobo or wait for 3800 series by ati. as it will support dx10.1, it will be more future proof. hope i helped.
November 4, 2007 11:17:34 AM

Yeah Lordszone is right (you posted just seconds before me)
For SLi you need an nvidia chipset. I recomend the Abit in9 32x-max wifi
You could go radeon, but you wouldnt get very good crossfire performance on that board, its second pci-e slot is only x4, like on most p35 boards
And besides, from ATIs recent cards, do you really expect the 3800 to be any good?
November 4, 2007 12:12:12 PM

Oeps, didn't see that.
lucky enough there are some guys her that do pay attention!

You will have to choose another mobo
November 4, 2007 1:02:28 PM

The Striker Extreme is a good board but I would suggest the P5N32-E SLI if your planning on SLI and if not then a P35 board.

The Evga 680i is also a good board but the Asus P5N is less expensive and is pretty much the same. The major difference between th Striker and the P5N is the Striker has a e-Sata port and a bunch of onboard led's to light up your board as well as on board power/reset/clear cmos buttons which the P5N doesn't have.

Functionally the boards are exactly the same and if you really want e-Sata you can just get a $15 expansion card and not pay the $95 premium for the Striker.
November 4, 2007 3:03:25 PM

Cheers for all the feedback, but herein lies the problem. I'm from Australia and dont really want to pay $500 shipping for this thing so.. my options are limited, but thanks for picking up on the no SLi thing, that was kind of stupid of me. From what i can see here...no P5N.

PD00004995 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS Blitz Formula (Special Edition) $382.00 [buy]
PD00005125 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS Maximus Formula $440.00 [buy]
PD00004639 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5B Premium Vista Edition $319.00 [buy]
PD00004864 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5K (P35/DDR2) $143.00 [buy]
PD00004866 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5K3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP (P35/DDR3 only) $330.00 [buy]
PD00005003 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5KC (DDR2/DDR3) $185.00 [buy]
PD00004789 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP (P35) $204.00 [buy]
PD00005063 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5S-MX SE $63.00 [buy]
PD00005064 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS P5VD2-VM SE (1066FSB/PCI-e/Raid) $57.00 [buy]
PD00004333 MotherBoard Intel S775 ASUS Striker Extreme (nF680i) $407.00 [buy]

realise those are $AUD. The Striker is there but i cant see ur P5N...I found this EVGA one. It looks to be ok. any opinions?

PD00005035 MotherBoard Intel S775 EVGA 122-CK-NF68-A1 (nF680i SLI A1 Version) $299.00 [buy]


Thanks heaps guys
November 5, 2007 12:39:11 AM

Wow cheers for all the links mate. What I meant was was that I find cheap parts like a graphics card on a website, but it has other parts which are more expensive like really expensive monitors or something. I got all those parts off www.itestate.com With that setup thats the cheapest website ive found. i havent tried all the ones you have listed but.

If you try and order the cheap part off every single website you will end up paying more after all the freight so yea...just dont really have the online shops that the US does
November 5, 2007 12:50:16 AM

The Evga board is a good one since it's the A1 revision. Look around at the stuff chookman linked, you might save a $ or 2 on shipping buy shopping all at one place but you'll save more by searching for the best price and you'll end up with what you want rather than what they have.
November 5, 2007 12:51:30 AM

Yea thats a good point. I'll see what I can come up with.

Thanks for all the help people!
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