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November 2, 2008 6:26:13 PM

These are the parts i already have, am reusing from a M2N-32 sli build w a Atlon X2 4600 and dual 7300 GS's am gonna cram the Athlon board, proc, and cards in a OEM case an give it to wifes sister.

Antec 900 case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec trupower 1000w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ SLI ready DDR2 800 8gb= 2X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sony Optiarc Sata burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Running Vista home prem 64bit Am thinking of finishing with

PROC E8500 3.16ghz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB ASUS P5Q-E http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD 640GB WD SATA http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

VIDEO Dual PALIT HD4850 in crossfire http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Am worried about the heat with the dual 4850's What would you guys finish with? trying to stay around $600 US and using a 22in LCD

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November 2, 2008 7:09:51 PM

Here's what I'd consider:
* Case/PSU combo - If you want the Antec 900 and a good PSU, you don't need a 1kw PSU to power 2 x 4850's.
You can use any of the top 4 combo's, but if using a single GPU I'd go with at least the 650w PSU, which is the 3rd combo from the top.

* Since your going with a 22" (1680x1050 resolution) I'd just go with a 4870. It'll easily handle that resolution and you don't need to waste any extra power for the X-fire setup.
$288 if bought individually, has limited lifetime warranty!!!
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
1gb version (~10% faster on most things) $299 - $20 MIR = $279!!!
ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

* Your memory selected is okay, but runs at 2.1v and isn't that fast. I'd consider getting the Mushkin RAM that runs at 1.8v and is a tad faster (5-4-4-12) than the ones you selected. They are also cheaper: $65 - $20 MIR = $45!!
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

* I'm not much of a Sony fan when it comes to OD's. I'd also consider getting the RETAIL version, so you get the software that allows you to read/burn DVD's.
$34 shipped
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail

November 2, 2008 7:18:04 PM

lunyone said:
Here's what I'd consider:
* Case/PSU combo - If you want the Antec 900 and a good PSU, you don't need a 1kw PSU to power 2 x 4850's.
You can use any of the top 4 combo's, but if using a single GPU I'd go with at least the 650w PSU, which is the 3rd combo from the top.

* Since your going with a 22" (1680x1050 resolution) I'd just go with a 4870. It'll easily handle that resolution and you don't need to waste any extra power for the X-fire setup.
$288 if bought individually, has limited lifetime warranty!!!
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
1gb version (~10% faster on most things) $299 - $20 MIR = $279!!!
ASUS EAH4870/HTDI/1G Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

* Your memory selected is okay, but runs at 2.1v and isn't that fast. I'd consider getting the Mushkin RAM that runs at 1.8v and is a tad faster (5-4-4-12) than the ones you selected. They are also cheaper: $65 - $20 MIR = $45!!
mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

* I'm not much of a Sony fan when it comes to OD's. I'd also consider getting the RETAIL version, so you get the software that allows you to read/burn DVD's.
$34 shipped
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - Retail



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November 2, 2008 9:58:44 PM

you only need 650W even with dual 4850's, but a single 4870 1GB will be great for you.

otherwise lunyone covered everything else. good luck!
November 2, 2008 10:50:16 PM

4870 all the way
November 3, 2008 2:27:32 AM

Lol! guys the Antec case, the 1000w PSU and the SLI Ram i already have ;-P they are free :-p what i am askin is about the MB/CPU/Vid cards you would pair with them ;-D
November 3, 2008 2:50:19 AM

Sorry didn't know you already had those parts. The mobo/CPU/GPU's are fine, but I'd still go with the 4870 GPU, since your running on a 22" LCD (1680x1050).
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