new build, opinions wanted please Tags: New Build New Build Systems Product Last response: December 5, 2008 5:16 PM in Systems Share stephenstern 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# 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# 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 ?? More about : build opinions wanted Proximon December 1, 2008 4:29:53 PM http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257075-31-what-parts-... Have a look there, and here: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/257547-31-personal-li... and I'll get back to your thread in a few hours. Proximon 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... Related resources New Build for Office PC, Opinions wanted - Forum New Graphic/Gaming Rig Build. Opinions wanted. - Forum New Build want some Opinions Please!!! - Forum Want input/opinions on a new build Shuttle please - Forum Upcoming New Build - Opinions Wanted - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer stephenstern December 1, 2008 6:56:59 PM i liked the modualer psu to save on cables. the card jut seemed resonable http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=56Y8 didnt go for 4gb because ill be using XP 32bit the mb was recommended and reviews are always great Proximon 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? stephenstern 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? Proximon 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. stephenstern December 1, 2008 9:50:32 PM most the reviews i have found show the gtx+ to be the winner... mostly http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&q=9800+vs+4850&met... i understand crossfire but i dont intend of adding two cooling doesnt bother me as i would probably buy my own hs for it stephenstern December 3, 2008 4:33:53 PM anyone else got ne opinions? shortstuff_mt 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? stephenstern December 3, 2008 8:37:14 PM er, how about more opinions, it is a forum after all.... stephenstern December 3, 2008 8:46:29 PM oh and I have dumped the PSU per his comments. Amg 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. stephenstern December 4, 2008 12:29:41 PM looking at this one: http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=55PF&Sea... Proximon December 4, 2008 5:10:30 PM Yeah that's a nice price, although the 1GB 4870 is a better card: http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX...(PCI-Express)%20-%20Retail stephenstern December 4, 2008 9:39:04 PM bit too much, im at the top of my budget already Proximon 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. stephenstern December 5, 2008 5:16:23 PM ill go with the 4870 sapphire i think thanks all Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Upgrading to a new ~$1000 gaming build. 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