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noob needs some reassurance and advice on new build

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October 31, 2008 9:34:24 PM

this will be my first build was hoping you guys could look over my list and see if its all compatible
and any advice would be great

CPU: yorkfield q9550

Case: antec 900

Mobo: asus P5N-T deluxe (heard this thing needs a bios flash to work right hmmm?)

Video: 2x EVGA Geforece 9800GT

PSU: PCP&C 750w (dual 8800GTX will my 9800s be ok? also wanted
a modular PSU with blue leds, any ideas on a good one?)

Ram: Crucial ballistix 4gigs

HDD: WD caviar 500gb

Cooler: coolermaster hyper TX2 (heard this has mounting issues)

Monitor: 2253BW

OS: vista 64 bit



i will be doing a little over clocking nothing major
October 31, 2008 9:57:13 PM

I would go with a ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and a ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/512M/A Radeon HD 4870 512MB(you can always crossfire later but this should provide about equal performance of your SLI setup)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the ram I would recomend is G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Chan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The Antec 900 is a pretty good case but I would recommend you also look into the XCLIO A380PLUS-BK
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Btw, did you have a budget in mind?
October 31, 2008 10:06:48 PM

A good psu is the zalman ZM750-HP and for a cooler the Zalman 9700NT
October 31, 2008 11:09:00 PM

kind a want to keep it 1400ish with monitor
and col p todd that PSU is nice will it handle dual 9800gts
cause im a big fan of the geforce kinda want to stay with that in SLI

what about the coolermaster hyper 212 that looks nice with the blue/black motiff im going for what you think? will it fit my choice of mobo in the antec 900?

also why do u think the p5q pro is better than the p5n-t deluxe?
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