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MY new gaming PC rig, suggestions welcome

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September 7, 2008 9:56:37 PM

Hey there. I am curerently in the market for a new gaming rig. I am looking to run FSX with good FPS and Crysis with good FPS.
I have a 22" Asus widescreen monitor.

I have come to the following specs:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
PowerColor ATI HD4870 512MB GDDR5
Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
Asus P5Q Pro
Corsair Dominator XMS2 4GB (2x2GB) DDR2 PC8500 C5
Samsung 500GB SATAII
NOX Urano 600W 12cm SLI
NZXT Apollo Black
Caixa NZXT

Plus DVD burner etc...

Any suggestions are very welcome.

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September 8, 2008 1:59:03 AM

that looks like a really good set up.
my only concern is the power supply i would at least go with a 750 watt now and days you never know what your going to need to sli or Xfire in your case. i would also try and get a partitioned power supply. so you don't have a ton of unused cables hanging about. that leads to bad air flow henceforth high temps.
you have a top of the line gaming rig as far as Im concerned.
September 8, 2008 2:35:41 AM

By partitioned PSU he means a Modular PSU and he's right, try to get a brand name, PSUs are by far the most important part. If I were you I'd get a Q6600 instead of the Q9550 and OC it. Other than that, looks good.
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September 8, 2008 2:52:30 AM

Agreed, and get a Corsair psu. Newegg has been offering them with great rebate discounts that makes it nearly impossible to resist... :p 
September 8, 2008 3:11:12 AM

Looks pretty solid.

+1 on the PSU. I would look at around 750w for current set up. If you are gonna Crossfire then around 850w. I like modular PSU's so that the cable mangement is cleaner.

I have this one and it is very nice. Down side is that recent newegg rebate on it expired 8/31 :fou:  (Antec 850w TPQ-850)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling (no modular :o  ) and Corsair have some nice PSU offerings. The Corsair 750w is not modular, the 1000w is modular.

If you are planning on Crossfiring a second GPU, you might want to consider an X48 MOBO. It would give you an extra performance gain (although some here argue not a big difference) over the P45 MOBO. Good X48 MOBO's are Asus Rampage or P5E Deluxe ($$$ to $$).

For PSU cooler I like the ...
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
(get retention bracket with it)

Otherwise very nice build. :D 
September 8, 2008 2:02:32 PM

Thanks for all your replies.

I have a 1000Euro (1423 U.S. dollars, 805British Pounds) budget, and all my list above comes up to 993.60Euros, so I'm looking pretty tight here.
A question:
The Corsair Dominator 1033mhz (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...)
ram costs 28Euros more than the 800mhz model (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...).
-IS the 200mhz jump really worth it? Also, saving that on the RAM would also give me more leg room for the PSU. For what money I have left I could get a NOX Urano 700W (http://www.teradata.pt/product_info.php?cPath=1_99&prod...) (sorry about the page being in Portuguese)
I probably won't be Crossfiring in the near future, and when I eventually upgrade it will probably be to a good NEHALEM chip, so that means a new MB anyway.




I also moved to Portugal, so newegg is out of the question (no shipping to portugal).
!