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new build, opinions wanted please

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December 1, 2008 12:58:20 PM

new build, selling my old rid for basically the same as this, so not really spending on the upgrade.

Hoping to OC the q9550 (trying to get E0 step) as much as poss. i see 4 ghz is possible and have been recommended the below board. The RAM im between two choices...

Asus S775 INTEL P45 ATX DDR2 AUDIO LAN P5Q DELUXE
quicklinx:542NWS | Mfr#:p 5QDELUXE

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz 12M Cache S775 1333MHZ
quicklinx:4YCTWS | Mfr#:BX80569Q9550

CoolerMaster 700W REAL POWER PRO MODULAR PSU
quicklinx:4QZVWS | Mfr#:RS-700-ASAA-A1

XFX GeForce 9800GTX+ 512MB DDR3 CC 765MHz PCIE 2xDVI
quicklinx:56Y8WS | Mfr#:p V-T98W-YDQ4

Crucial 2GBKIT (1GBx2) BALLISTIX 240PIN DDR2 PC2-8500
quicklinx:56SXWS | Mfr#:BL2KIT12864AA10
----OR-----
Corsair Memory TWIN2X2048-8500C5D 2x1GB 240-Pin DIMM XMS2-8500
quicklinx:48WQWS | Mfr#:T2X2048-8500C5D

Comments ?? :) 

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December 1, 2008 6:45:39 PM

The Cooler Master is not adequately reviewed, but beyond that it's almost certain you can do better in the PSU dept.

The 9800GTX+ has not been a good deal lately. Maybe you found one? without a link or at least an amount I can't say.

Neither memory kit is a real good choice. Get 4GB, low voltage.

The Deluxe P5Q is probably a really good choice for pushing that quad hard. Another choice for less:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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December 1, 2008 8:26:04 PM

Modularity is fine, but not at the expense of quality. If you feel you must have it, these are at least better tested:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...(CMPSU-620HXUK)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA...!%20Dark%20Power%20Pro%20650W%20ATX2.2%20Modular%20SLi%20Compliant%20PSU
Any of those listed should be better units... roughly in the order I would place them.


A couple more cards to consider:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX..."Dark%20Knight"%20512MB%20GDDR3%20HDTV/DVI%20(PCI-Express)%20-%20Retail
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=57V1&Cat...
You are buying a crossfire board, so why not get a crossfire card?
December 1, 2008 8:42:15 PM

whats the difference between that gtx+ to mine?
i thought the nvidia cards were better than ati...

so other than the psu, all ok?
December 1, 2008 9:10:35 PM

No, nVidia cards are not better. They used to be.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...

The 9800GTX+ I linked is better cooled.

The 4850 I linked can be crossfired on your MB, meaning a second one could be added in the future for even better performance.

Much of this is covered in the links I provided in my original response.

December 3, 2008 4:33:53 PM

anyone else got ne opinions?
December 3, 2008 6:17:01 PM

Proximon has already given you good advice. It seems you don't like his advice for some reason. What else do you want?
December 3, 2008 8:37:14 PM

er, how about more opinions, it is a forum after all....
December 3, 2008 8:46:29 PM

oh and I have dumped the PSU per his comments.

December 3, 2008 9:14:06 PM

hmmit depends on the drivers o the nvidia apprenly they fly with the latest, but the HD4850 is a more powerfull card(capable) than the 9800GTX+ normally if drivers are good.
December 4, 2008 9:39:04 PM

bit too much, im at the top of my budget already
December 5, 2008 1:50:05 AM

Sounds OK then, unless you want to get a single 4850 now instead, then get a second later.
December 5, 2008 5:16:23 PM

ill go with the 4870 sapphire i think :) 

thanks all
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