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June 15, 2008 11:38:25 PM

im building a new system i have some parts such as the case (antec p182) and the hard drives for storage and the power supply (antec 650 wat) and a dvd drive but my questions are will my motherboard and ram work together as the ram is PC-8500 and will the computer be a good system together

WD WD360GD 36.0GB Raptor 8MB SATA 10,000 RPM

ASUS P5N-T DELUXE SKT775 NVIDIA NF780I SLI

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 12MB(2x6M) 1333MHz LGA775

Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 2x2GB DDR2 1066Mhz XMS Dominator

EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX 675MHZ 512MB 2.2GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

altho money is a issue it is not a large one i would like to not spend over 1300 on these parts and if your have suggestions on better/ cheaper parts that would be greatly Appreciated

thanks again for any help
June 16, 2008 12:21:38 AM

The 9800GTX is a terrible I mean TERRIBLE buy get rid of it and wait for the 2xx series cards.

Ditch the crappy nVidia chipset motherboard and go for Asus P5Q Pro instead.

Get DDR2-800 RAM instead of 1066.
June 16, 2008 9:00:09 AM

thegibbler said:
im building a new system i have some parts such as the case (antec p182) and the hard drives for storage and the power supply (antec 650 wat) and a dvd drive but my questions are will my motherboard and ram work together as the ram is PC-8500 and will the computer be a good system together

WD WD360GD 36.0GB Raptor 8MB SATA 10,000 RPM

ASUS P5N-T DELUXE SKT775 NVIDIA NF780I SLI

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66GHz 12MB(2x6M) 1333MHz LGA775

Corsair TWIN2X4096-8500C5DF 2x2GB DDR2 1066Mhz XMS Dominator

EVGA E-GEFORCE 9800GTX 675MHZ 512MB 2.2GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card

altho money is a issue it is not a large one i would like to not spend over 1300 on these parts and if your have suggestions on better/ cheaper parts that would be greatly Appreciated

thanks again for any help


Like shadowduck said, ditch the Nvdea board, and go with go with 2x2 gigs of DDR2 8500 and not the 1066.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $149.99
ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.00 ($79.00 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 ($14.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
XIGMATEK HDT-S963 92mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

Total
$497.95
$457.95 w/rebates

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June 17, 2008 3:39:05 AM

but what if i wanted to sli in the future and i have heard alot about the ram showing up and things like pc 800 and things like that how come it does this
June 17, 2008 4:12:23 AM

Trust us on SLI. Unless you are gaming at 1920x1200+ SLI will not help you.

nVidia's chipsets for Intel are terrible.

ATI's cards will be out soon and look to best nVidia's offerings. 4850 looks to beat 8800GT and 4870 looks to best 9800GTX.. Price points look to be 199/299. Crossfire scales better than SLI and uses rocksolid Intel chipsets.

Then again same rules about 1920x1200 apply. but Crossfire is easier to go with as there is a lower cost of entry.
June 17, 2008 5:12:26 AM

im looking to ge the gtx 280 sooo it should be fine with the PQ5?
and that ram and that proc.?

thanks again for all the help and answering my questions
June 18, 2008 1:16:18 AM

GTX 280 is a terrible value! AVOID IT AT ALL COSTS.

$650 is not worth it for minimal gains over the 260 which is $200 less and only about 20% over 9800GTX.

June 18, 2008 4:38:12 AM

but could the 9800gtx run crysis on high- very high on max?because from the reviews i have seen the gtx 280 can do it
June 18, 2008 4:40:59 AM

Crysis isn't even a good game but eh..

GTX 280 CANNOT run Crysis maxed at 1600x1200.

”VeryHigh” Performance

The next question I know you all are waiting for us what about the “VeryHigh” setting in Crysis, can the GTX 280 push that? The simple answer is no, it cannot, sadly. We tried playing Crysis at 1600x1200 NoAA/16X AF with everything on “VeryHigh” and it WAS NOT playable on the BFGTech GeForce GTX 280 OC. We have a graphed comparison in the Apples-to-Apples section that shows what performance looks like with the game set to “VeryHigh,” so look over there for all the gory data.

Source:
http://enthusiast.hardocp.com/article.html?art=MTUxOCw4LCxoZW50aHVzaWFzdA==
June 18, 2008 4:51:32 AM

welll would it be more worth getting 2 9800gtx's or just one .....lol basicly i would like to run games without lage whats my best choice for video card ..... while where at it and what mobo the p5q? is it worth getting a 780i for the EPP feture?
June 18, 2008 5:45:54 AM

The GTX280 is not worth the premium price.
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