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June 29, 2008 12:57:30 AM

ok im trying to build a new pc and i need advice and opnions about this build

Motherboard: Asus Maximus Formula
Processor: Intel QX9450
Graphics Card: X2 ATI HD 4870
Memory: 4096MB [2048MB X2] DDR2-1066 PC2 8500 Memory Module(what brand of memory should i get???)
Hard Drive: 750 GB HARD DRIVE(i need suggestions on what to get)
CD/DVD Rom: LG GSA-H55NK 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X
DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-
RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache ATAPI / E-IDE Super Multi DVD Burner %u2013
OEM
Case: Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W(is this enough??)
Monitor: SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22"
Speakers:
Cooling: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

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June 29, 2008 1:58:11 AM

For the processor, you can save yourself a lot of money by getting something like a Q6600 or a Q9450 and just overclock it.

For the memory, I would get Corsair or Mushkin like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For Hard Drive get http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... seagate is usually a good brand

For the power supply, you may want more wattage for those ATi cards, especially if you are going to crossfire them. I'm not too sure about this but I heard they're power hungry.

Also, do you need an operating system? I don't see that you listed one.
June 29, 2008 2:08:27 AM

im still thinking about the OS but i don't think ill be getting seagate had bad experiences w/ them :( 
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June 29, 2008 2:11:08 AM

I would change the mobo to a rampage formula if you are getting the Q9450. You can go with the Wd6400AAKS
June 29, 2008 7:46:48 AM

what would be the advantages of getting a rampage instead of a maximus??
and i need more opinions on the PSU :(  im unsure if its enough ...
June 29, 2008 8:51:40 AM

I'll second the corsair 750w recommendation. It has plenty of power for your setup. And the price is excellent.
June 29, 2008 10:37:01 AM

cripler34 said:
what would be the advantages of getting a rampage instead of a maximus??
and i need more opinions on the PSU :(  im unsure if its enough ...


The Rampage is an X48 board and the Maximus is a X38. They are exactly the same but the X48 is a "binned" X38 chip which supposedly is capable of higher speeds and more stability. I have the Rampage and I love it so I would also suggest you switch.

Corsair 750 is plenty of power for that system. I have a Thermaltake Toughpower 750 with 60a on the 12v rail and I remember a while back sites running SLI'ed 8800GTX's with my PSU so I'm sure the Corsair can handle a couple 4870's.
June 29, 2008 11:14:33 AM

Everything is already said. Sope....what are you waiting for? It's time to go shopping!
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