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August 27, 2008 1:17:40 AM

Hello i just need a quick system check and some opinions would be welcome. I will be playing Crysis and COD4 at 1920x1080? Also its been awhile, i am reading a lot about having to format a HD on a new system build??? Much thanks mates

Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
Drive: SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S223F - OEM
Motherboard: MSI K9N2 SLI Platinum AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI ATX AMD
VGA: XFX GX280NZDF9 GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
case: Antec Nine Hundred
Power: Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified
processor: AMD Phenom 9950 BLACK EDITION
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

And Vista Home Prem. 64bit

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August 27, 2008 1:30:21 AM

You are only getting a 9800 GTX+ and OCZ Reaper Memory? That's all that's listed.

Give us an idea of what components you are thinking about besides GPU and RAM, and we'll get you going.
August 27, 2008 1:36:00 AM

o really?? what happens when you click on the link? when i click on it, it shows my entire shopping cart??
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August 27, 2008 2:06:00 AM

If you're thinking of adding a second GTX 280 later, get a bigger PSU. nVidia has certified a bunch of PSUs for GTX 280 SLI (with two cards) and they are all between 1000W and 1500W.
http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html

If you are not thinking of a second card, you can probably save some cash with a non-SLI motherboard.

One thing you may want to consider: K9A2 Platinum with two HD 4870 cards. It's very close in performance.

Crysis: at 1920x1200. HD 4870 CF gets 40 fps (HTX 280 gets 44 fps). //GTX 280 wins, but you won't notice the difference
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/734/11/

CoD4: at 1920x1200, HD 4970 CF gets 122 fps (GTX 280 gets 87 fps) //HD 4870 wins, but you won't notice it again, monitors being limited to 60Hz or whatever anyway
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/734/12/

World in Conflict: HD 4870 CF wins 47 vs 43 over GTX 280. Again, you won't notice the difference.
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/734/8/

A HD 4870X2 would be even better than this, because it has twice the RAM of HD 4870 CF and that helps at high resolutions like yours. If you get the HD 4870X2, again you can save money by getting a cheaper motherboard with a single PCI-E x16 slot.


August 27, 2008 3:17:29 AM

anyone else please??!!! i am hoping to buy in the next hour or so CHEERS
August 27, 2008 4:42:45 AM

LOL, man, don't rush it. It's $1000+, take your time and make sure you spend it wisely.

BTW, I don't like your choice of hard disk much. The rest is nice. For a hard disk, get a 7200.11 500GB (not the 7200.11 320GB model , that one is a disaster), or a WD6400AAKS.
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