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August 9, 2008 12:14:33 AM

Just got my new build...

CPU: Q9450
RAM: OCZ PC2-6400 DDR2-800 SLI Ready 4GB (2x2)
MOTHERBOARD:780i FTW edition
GFX CARD: GTX 260 896 MB SUPERCLOCKED EVGA EDITION
HARDDRIVE: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR SE16 500GB 7,200RPM
PSU: TX750W 750 WATT ATX 12V
OPTICAL DRIVE: PIONEER 20X DVD/CD RW
CASE: ANTEC TWELVE HUNDRED
OS: VISTA OEM 64 BIT
I also got a wireless N adapter inside

Should be a pretttty kickin system!

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August 9, 2008 2:02:18 PM

Decent. You need a 802.11n router to make use of the N's speed & coverage.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2008 12:04:48 AM

That's a slow HDD without PMR. It might slow some things down. Add a WD 640GB later, that one is much faster.

Apart from that, very nice build.


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August 10, 2008 2:16:27 AM

I have an N router. Ya, the hard drive is a bit slower than the 640, but I mean it really doesn't make a HUGE difference. It might slow some apps down a little, but not really a HUGE difference. Maybe I will get a 640gb one and use the 500gb for backup. For now tho, it should be fine.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2008 5:18:37 AM

Yeah. That's what I did too. I also use my old 500GB disks for TV recordings.

So, did you have a question, or did you just want to boast? :) 
Download FRAPS and then you'll see exactly how kickin the system is.

Any plans to overclock the CPU? I notice you didn't get a cooler.

August 10, 2008 5:23:49 AM

No questions. ;)  lol. But yea, I'm not goona be doing overclocking at first. The Q9450 is good enough without overclocking for now. Eventually, I probably will and will get a cooling system. The case I got has like 5 fans tho haha and the Q9450 i got came with a free, kind of crappy cooling unit, but for now, thats all i need.
August 10, 2008 7:50:42 AM

THE PSU U CHOSE IS NOT RATED WITH ENOUGH AMPS ONLY 28
The Manual Recommended is that it needs a psu with 36 A on the +12 for the 260 series of GFX CARDS.

Especially with an OC computer and an OC GFX CARD
I'd get an SLI PSU of about 1200W then you can run SLI later.
ThermalTake, Coolermaster, PC power & cooling, Silverstone are the best PSU Brands.
And the 9550 has a slightly higher multiplier (8.5) so it will get to about 3.2 minimum and 4.0 maxed out, stability is still and issue after 3.2Ghz, unless you have enough cooling, and the right settings, 4.0Ghz is really pushing it though i have seen it, unsure how stable though.

Buy a better than stock cooler if you want to safely overclock ur pc too.
a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2008 10:00:48 PM

Nah, it has 28A on the 5V circuit and 60A on the 12V circuit. The one you care about for video cards is the 12V, not the 5V. You've read the wrong number from the specs. No worries, that PSU is way more than enough for a single GTX 260.

Would you really rank CoolerMaster among the best PSU brands??? They have a couple of recent models that do pretty good, but they're definitely not in my top 10.

According to Nvidia's list of certified PSUs, 1200W is about right for GTX 260 SLI, true. But there are also things like BFG 800W and PC P&C 860W on the list.
http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html
If you're thinking of 3 cards, yes, 1200W is what I'd pick too. For just two, the 750TX is enough. Kind of close, but enough. BFG recommends 38A for a PC with one GTX 260. Add about 22A (264W) for a second one and you're still covered with the 60A of the 750TX. And I doubt it actually needs as much as 264W even under load.

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