new sli system, need opinions before buying Tags: New Build Systems Last response: June 6, 2008 12:41 PM in Systems Share vaag256 June 5, 2008 9:55:11 AM im going to buy a new, hopefully somewhat futureproof computer, and i was hoping you guys could tell me if i chose the best components for it. case: Antec P182 psu: Corsair TX650 650 mobo: XFX N680-ILT9 processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 processor cooler: Noctua NH-U12P (hopefully this will allow for a bit of overclocking) videocard: Club3D GeForce 8800GTS 512mb (times 2, for sli) ram: OCZ Memory Platinum 8192 MB pc6400 disks: Samsung HDD SpinPoint T166 160 GB, 7200 Rpm, 8 MB, S-ATA II/300 (times 2) Samsung SpinPoint F1 750 GB, 7200 Rpm, 32 MB, S-ATA II/300 dvdr drive: NEC AD-7191 S-ATA, Bulk, Zwart screen: Samsung TFT SyncMaster 245B 24 Inch, 5 Ms, Geen Speakers, Zwart keyboard: Logitech Keyboard G11 mouse: Logitech Mouse MX518 all comments are appreciated, both good and bad oh and btw, i will be using this for gaming, generating tables (thats were the quadcore comes in) , and general multitasking. More about : sli system opinions buying akhilles June 5, 2008 11:42:25 AM 680i does support Kentfield, but not Yorkfield (45nm quads). If that's in your plan, look at either 750i or 780i with X16 SLI & DDR2 support. Is it going to be overclocked? evongugg June 5, 2008 12:00:13 PM If you want to save money and get great performance on the cooler, get the Xigmatek. Top 5 heatsinks: http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm Related resources Buying a new system and need opinions - Forum Just need some opinions before i buy - Forum **First build - Need opinions before pulling trigger** - Forum New system , need help before buying . - Forum New custom system - opinions appreciated before I buy - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer vaag256 June 5, 2008 12:09:03 PM thx for the replies, and yea akhilles, i will be overclocking, not till the extreme though im not going to use a q9300-q9550 so i wont need yorkfield support as for the cooler, i was considering the xigmatek, but unfortunately, it isnt in stock at my shop :\ akhilles June 6, 2008 11:17:00 AM Noctua is a top cooler. 680i is fine with Wolfdales. It might need a bios update though. A computer store will do it for a small fee. However, you're getting Kentfield which has been out for almost 2 years. You won't have any problems. Have fun with the build. Mousemonkey June 6, 2008 12:41:56 PM Whilst I love XFX's graphic cards, in any review I've ever read their motherboards don't seem to be the fastest in the playground. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumFinally a new system after 5+ years. Your thoughts/advice before I buy ForumChecking my new gaming build before buying ForumNeed opinions and assistance on my first Gaming System . Forum1600$ Gaming PC first build: Need advice & opinions before I buy ! ForumBuilding a new desktop, need some opinions for my choices ForumOpinions before I order ... ForumPlease evaluate my rig before buying ForumNeed opinions on buying a new gaming rig ForumLooking for the best overall upgrade opinions before purchasing ForumNeed opinions on this system before i order. ForumMy gtx 285 tri sli setup,any final suggestions before I buy it ? ForumNeed help reviewing my setup before I buy it Forum1st build, still need opinions before I order please :) ForumAbout to buy new SLI quad core gaming rig and want opinions ForumNew Build, any good? More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !