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June 6, 2008 3:17:36 AM

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail
EVGA 512-P3-N875-AR GeForce 9800 GTX KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail (or wait for the new chip?)

Thermaltake Toughpower W0172RU 850W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply - Retail
Creative Inspire T3100 2.1 2-way Speakers - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2N800SR4GK - Retail
MSI P7N SLI-FI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 Yorkfield 2.66GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9450 - Retail
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1pk DSP OEI DVD - OEM
ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
$1,894.45
anything need to be fixed?

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June 6, 2008 3:36:05 AM

Wait for the new GPU's to come out if you can.

Don't get an SLI board unless you're absolutely sure you want to SLI (which it doesn't look like you are).

The PSU you chose is a good one, but overkill for the system you described.

Otherwise looks ok.

Spend 10 minutes reading the OP of this thread, it'll be time well spent I dare say:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252001-31-attention-c...
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June 6, 2008 4:06:22 AM

modode said:
Wait for the new GPU's to come out if you can.

Don't get an SLI board unless you're absolutely sure you want to SLI (which it doesn't look like you are).

The PSU you chose is a good one, but overkill for the system you described.

Otherwise looks ok.

Spend 10 minutes reading the OP of this thread, it'll be time well spent I dare say:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/252001-31-attention-c...


i guess i just wanted a future proof one (or as much as possible) i might decide to go sli at some point.
June 7, 2008 2:09:56 AM

EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
what about this motherboard
Would getting a 3870 now then waiting for a 4000 series to come out and put them in crossfire work?
June 7, 2008 9:15:21 AM

^ yes you could put up a 3870 and 4870 in CF. But no one knows about how much performance boost that would give...you need to wait for the official benchmarks...they're about 10 days away.

780i boards are my least fav ... they're horribly expensive ... and for future prospects its even more expensive...because if you want to SLI the new Nvidia cards it would cost you $900 minimum ...

You get X38 which gives a great performance and supports Crossfire which is cheaper and for reason mentioned above.
June 7, 2008 3:42:23 PM

mihirkula said:
^ yes you could put up a 3870 and 4870 in CF. But no one knows about how much performance boost that would give...you need to wait for the official benchmarks...they're about 10 days away.

780i boards are my least fav ... they're horribly expensive ... and for future prospects its even more expensive...because if you want to SLI the new Nvidia cards it would cost you $900 minimum ...

You get X38 which gives a great performance and supports Crossfire which is cheaper and for reason mentioned above.


What mb do u think then?
June 7, 2008 3:52:32 PM

^ ..already mentioned in above post.
June 7, 2008 3:56:27 PM

mihirkula said:
^ ..already mentioned in above post.


Sorry didnt see it, so is pci-e 2.0 not worth it then?
June 7, 2008 4:29:54 PM

Not at the moment ...
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