New Gaming System

Hello.

For a week or so I was putting this together. Nothing is decided yet... All the comments/suggestions are welcome :)

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 14 days to 1 month BUDGET RANGE: 800-900 EUR (1000$+)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Gaming :D Surfing, programming, watching movies, CAD and graphic tools (PC will be shared with my brother...)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Mouse, keyboard, speakers, monitor, other I/O stuff,...

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.mimovrste.com and www.elektronika.si

Both sites are in my native language (slovenian), so I will paste links to components from newegg.com

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, Crossfire in a month or two after getting the main build

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1600x1200

LIST OF COMPONENTS (+links)

Case:
Thermaltake WingRS 200 VJ70001N2Z Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133075

PSU:
I need a good suggestion on that,... I dunno how much power I will need (besides a lot, 750 Watts ++)

MOTHERBOARD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128343 or http://www.mimovrste.com/artikel/2380043525/maticna-plosca-gigabyte-ga-x48-dq6-775 <<< In native lanuage just look the specifications (can't find this mobo on newegg.com)
Whic one will be better for OC-ing??

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115036

RAM: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145214&Tpk=TWIN2X4096-8500C5D
Someone have something better to recommend?

GPU: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102801
Any better 4870 for OC???

HD: Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB 32MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136317

Awaiting your replies :) :D
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  1. Well for the PSU stick with Corsair, Seasonic, Pc power or check this website http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx and stick with the top two tiers and you should be fine. Im not too sure on the wattage but I think a high quality 750W would do.

    Also if you can and it isn't too much more look for the Caviar Black hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284 it would be a better choice.
  2. Here are fixed links for motherboards :)
    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DQ6 or GIGABYTE GA-X48-DQ6 <<< In native lanuage just look the specifications (can't find this mobo on newegg.com)
    Whic one will be better for OC-ing??

    Thx for reply and PSU/HD suggestion :)
  3. If you want to save some money drop to DDR2 800. DDR2 1066 shows no benefit undergaming. Lower timing 4-4-4-12 vs 5-5-5-18 is what will affect your frames.

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/memory/display/core2duo-memory-guide.html Is there a difference between DDR 800 and 1066?

    You may want to consider the Q8200 or the Q9400 processors as an alternative to the E8500. While the E8500 will no doubt shine in single threaded benchmarks, in the real world there isn't any game that will be less playable on the Q8200. However, the Q8200 will show a good performance edge on current and future multithreaded games.

    My experience for OCing video cards is that the gains are marginal and about 10% regardless of brand (unless its a really low end brand that already runs hot). Anything with a decent cooler should overclock the same.

    600Ws is enough to run two 4870's in crossfire but anything above 650W is the safe zone. The brands mentioned above are a good start but looking for Active PFC, Modular cabling, Energy efficency rating, number of 12V rails will also determine the price and quality of the PSU.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-radeon-power,2122.html How Power Does Your GPU need? Jan 2009
    http://www.silentpcreview.com/article28-page1.html More PSU information in detail
  4. azzinoth said:
    Here are fixed links for motherboards :)
    MOTHERBOARD: GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DQ6 or GIGABYTE GA-X48-DQ6 <<< In native lanuage just look the specifications (can't find this mobo on newegg.com)
    Whic one will be better for OC-ing??

    Thx for reply and PSU/HD suggestion :)


    I wouldnt go with either of the above motherboards... :pfff:

    Get this Gigabyte...
    GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    3x Winner of Customer Choice Award - Intel Motherboards
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128358

    Reason - Check this article...
    http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3508
  5. If your going to be overclocking, why are you buying the fastest Intel dual core? Buy a slower one and overclock it. Save the $$$, thats why people overclock. I'm not sure why are you looking to run CF. If your resolution is 16x12, you don't need it. The 4870/GTX260/280 can handle 19x12 with AA, 16x12 is even easier. Get a good single card and be done with it.

    Here is what I'd do. Grab a 8200 or better so that you have four cores instead of 2. Overclock it to make up for the lower speed. Buy a 4870 1GB or the GTX260 216. Throw these and four gigs of ram on a good name brand P45 chipset board and your pretty much done. The only other thing to worry about is power. Antec, PCP&C, SeaSonic, Corsair, etc are the way to go. Buy one of their current gen lines and your set.
  6. Give me some more replys, I am taking all of your suggestions in consideration. But I am at work and so I cannot writte a long reply now :(
  7. I would suggest you use crucial ballistix tracer for the ram. They are very reliable and you get a bit of bling for your money. (they have blueish/green leds along the ram connecter and red and green leds on the top) As for the psu go with a 700w model from ocz (my personal choice) corsair or pc power & cooling. I also would suggest you go with a low end quad core instead of the dual core you first said. The quad core is a bit more future proof and will overclock better for you.
  8. If you are planning on crossfire in a month or two, then it would be much better to get a better single card up front.
    You will save on the psu, mobo, and case cooling.
    Look at a 4870X2, or GTX285. They will run any game out there well.
    How good does your gaming need to be?
    http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=vga_charts

    Look for a quality psu in the 600w range. Corsair, PC P&C, seasonic, and Antec are good.
    How much power you need is mostly determined by your vga card/s.

    The case you picked is cheap, but does not have adequate cooling for a gaming PC. Look at the Antec 300:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129042

    E8400 is fine, particularly for most games. E8500 is decent value also.
    If you want a quad, look at an i7 build for about $150 more.

    Don't pay more for ram faster than ddr2-800. The C2D cpu's are not sensitive to ram speeds. 4gb (2x2gb) is good.

    Get an oem cpu cooler. It will keep your cpu cooler, and run quieter. If you overclock, it will help.
    Xigmatek makes good cheap ones.
  9. I have created a database of reviews of all recent hardware that came out in the last few years. I think it is very useful when building a new PC. Please visit it HERE
  10. I would like to argue with your hard disk choice. WD Green are very economic (energy consumption), but also quite slow. Rather buy a faster one like Samsung SpinPoint F1...or just go with a faster model from WD.
  11. Yey, finally end of my shift... (had to take extra 5 hours :bounce: :fou: ).

    My answers to you guys:
    @4745454b: Well since I get paid every month... the next investment will be a fine 24" (maybe more..) screen :) So I will need good graphic output :) Also E8500 its not the fastest c2d, its E8600. I could also go with E8400, but I deicided for E8500 since can be pushed far beyond 4Ghz.

    @geofelt: I would like that very much :( But from what I have read 4870 1 GB is still best buy performance/money.
    Also thank you for case info, I will spend some more for better case :)

    For now I stick with dual cores, I am still a bit sceptical about quads. But since I can still put one QX9xxx in the mobo, I will try to fry E8500.

    Here is a bit refined build:
    Case: Antec 300
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P
    CPU: E8500 + my old customized Thermaltake Sonic Tower cooler (with 3 RPM controllable fans for massive airburst :D ) http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spshop/customer/product.php?productid=3569&cat=0&page=
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220335 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231192
    GPU: Still some random 4870 1GB (maybe shall I take 4890???)
    HD: WD Black Caviar 1TB

    Thx for all the help, pls help me on :)
  12. I still recomend you go for a quad core. Better value for money and they overclocked very well to. As for the graphics, go for a nvidia gtx model. Much better then ati :D
  13. The difference between the 8500 and 8600 isn't much I'm sure. I'm also sure that a good quad overclocked will be just as nice. Again, why buy a chip that starts over 3GHz if you can buy a slightly slower one that has more cores? Let me see if I can make this a bit clearer.

    The 8500 is a dual core CPU with 6MBs of L2 cache that starts at 3.16GHz. (9.5 CPU multiplier.) If you want 4GHz you need to bump the FSB up to 421MHz. Assuming your cooling is good, this is doable.

    The Q8300 is a quad core CPU with 4MBs of L2 cache that starts at 2.5GHz. (7.5 CPU multiplier.) If you want 4GHz you need to bump the FSB up to 533MHz. This is a lot harder to do. Bumping the FSB up to 450 however will give you a nearly 3.4GHz chip. This is on the edge of easy depending on your motherboard and CPU. Yes its 600MHz slower then 4GHz, but you have an extra two cores so I doubt its going to feel any slower. Again, this is something you should consider, buying the 8500/8600 isn't a horrible mistake. This also assuming USA pricing, YMMV. Same with Rav3n's flame bait "much better then ATI" comment. Depending on your local pricing, this might be very incorrect.
  14. At a clock rate of 3.0 or better, the vga card is much more important for gaming than the cpu.
    At that level, overclocking is good for bragging, but it will not net you as much increase
    in FPS as a better vga card will. Today, very few games can make use of more than two cores.
    Flight simulator X and supreme commander are exceptions. It is not a trivial matter to code multi threaded programs,
    and game vendors will not sell too many games that require quads to run.
    I don't see this changing in the next couple of years.

    Net: a faster duo for the increased clock speed.
  15. I only said nvidia is better then ati because the gtx series is much better then the bulk of ati cards. That said you can still get a decent ati card for a good price. I guess what i should have said first off was shop around. Don't settle on one card until you see what else is on offer. You can generally get something better for a little bit extra. You just have to find it.
  16. So you say I shold go for for something like this Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core , get SLI compatible mobo and get for GeForce 2xx (250 and 260 excluded)? Will not that quad become very hot with OC-ing? Is Q8200 or Q8300 even worth having (looking on aspect that 4 cores have 4MB cache... dual cores have 6MB... seems better for me)? Also I am well aware that dual cores are more than enough for at least 75% of today games/aplications. Now I really dunno if investing in quad would pay out the money invested.

    More comments please :) I appreaciate al the help/suggestions and taking them in consideration :)
  17. Yep, that would be a good processor. most people that overclock upgrade their cpu cooler instead of using the stock air cooler. As has been said before quad cores are more future proof then dual cores and generally perform better. its worth the investment believe me you will see this for yourself if you get one. You can get an sli compatible mobo, but generally a single high card performs just as good if not better then 2 in sli. SlI is more of a status and braging thing. You should go for a gtx 260 model. It will handle all current games at high settings at a respectible resolution(with the exception of crysis) :)
  18. I am so jeaolus, since I can't buy stuff from newegg.com, stuff is to cheap... at my place everything newegg price x 1.25 -.-

    Anyway so if I am getting for a Quad, does anyone have in mind any specific OCing mobo (nVidia oriented( SLI preffered)). So let me hear your suggestions :)
  19. azzinoth said:
    I am so jeaolus, since I can't buy stuff from newegg.com, stuff is to cheap... at my place everything newegg price x 1.25 -.-

    Anyway so if I am getting for a Quad, does anyone have in mind any specific OCing mobo (nVidia oriented( SLI preffered)). So let me hear your suggestions :)


    If you want a quad, you must consider an i7 920.
    It is faster, clock for clock, has hyperthreading which gives you 8 dispatchable tasks, and overclocks easily.
    It costs less than a similarly clocked Qxxx, but the X58 mobo and ram will cost you $100-$150 more.
  20. On this forum we tend to avoid the Nvidia chipsets. They simply aren't as good as the Intel ones. Double check that you want/need SLI, perhaps CF will do?
  21. Well I would gladly buy i7... but then I have to wait for at least 1 month to increase my budget. Also methinks it would be better to wait for better i7 mobos & faster CPUs, but maybe I am wrong.. :D

    @4745454b: Ye, I am trying to do that, but nVidia fanboys :D Keep saying I shall buy nVidia card... I have chosen CF board (Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P)...so I want to pick CF GPU too :) Any bright news about 4890 1GB? Also I wanna hear from ATI fanboys: xxxxxxx manufacturers 48x0 1GB r0x/is well OCable/.../ :D

    Also I decided to buy another pair of RAM (8GB total, Vista Ultimate 64 for now and later I will try Win7).

    CPU will be E8500 since doesn't heat as much as his Quad bros, it will be replaced in next winter with some better cooling :)

    I would also like to ask for your opinions about this board: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-p45-core,2110-2.html

    Maybe someone is her respectful owner, so comment from such persons are welcome or from anyone who have some experience with this board.

    Thank you all again :)
  22. I tend to avoid fanboyism. Buy the best card you can, don't worry about who made the GPU. People who tell you to buy X card from Y company are idiots because you could have got more power if you bought Z. Frankly I wouldn't worry about SLI or CF, you tend to get better performance by just upgrading to a newer better card. (tend to, not always.)

    Read some reviews, make up your own mind. Don't do something simply because someone tells you its made by AMvidia.
  23. Well let me turn the QQ a bit.

    What card will give the most out 'power' for lets say 300$? Still preferable is ATI, since GA board supports CF... but can also be nVidia, the main aspect is that is well OCable ;)
  24. Both the GTX260 and 4870 are under $300. If you can swing $330+ you can get the GTX280. I think the 4870x2 is above $400. (all prices USA prices of course, no idea about your location.) I consider the GTX260 216 and the 4870 1GB to be more or less equals. Buy them for the bundle of the fact one works in a multi setup with your motherboard. Side by side, I doubt you'd be able to feel the difference.
  25. Anyone have some last thoughts? I am about to order all the components (today). Reading final reviews of 4870 and GTX260 216... still dunno what shall I pick.
    Prices at me are US prices +25%... -.- bastards :S I can list some of prices here... :(
  26. Possibly look at a better mobo. As for the graphics card, you should probably get the cheaper one or the one that comes with the better accesories (eg free game, thats always a nice addition :D ) BUT the gtx260 is slightly faster then the 4870, so you probably wont notice the difference. Post your final build back here and how you go with it :)
  27. Will doit in an hour our so... Having hard time with dead HDs at work... restoring the data from dead drives is always pain in the a**.
  28. Good luck with that :D
  29. yey I am having a great time... with those dead HDs :D + one last question:
    Is there any specific difference between this two: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3R and Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P, the second one is my current choice... but the first one is cheaper and I wanna know why (no is not rabat..). I am really curious, since myself can't see the difference. The difference between thos two is 50$ at my place (45$ to be exact :P).

    Thx
  30. Also to save additional money I got a really nice offer:
    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX+ 1GB GDDR3 DVI PCIe 2.0 for 150,00 EUR.
    Since is in same range as Ge Force 260... for nearly half a price I think is a good deal for a least a few months until I try to CF two ATI GPUs.

    Opinions opinions pls :D
  31. Well if your getting the 9800gtx+ get an sli mobo so you dont waste money going to crossfire. Also the 9800gtx+ isn't in the same range as the gtx260, the 9800 is ALOT slower even though it has more gddr then the 260 (1gb compared to 896mb) i think the only difference between the 2 mobo's you mentioned is the more expensive one has advanced power saving options.(sounds like a bit of a con to me :??: )
  32. azzinoth said:
    Also to save additional money I got a really nice offer:
    Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX+ 1GB GDDR3 DVI PCIe 2.0 for 150,00 EUR.
    Since is in same range as Ge Force 260... for nearly half a price I think is a good deal for a least a few months until I try to CF two ATI GPUs.

    Opinions opinions pls :D


    9800GTX+ is a nice card, but it is not as good as the GTX260-216.

    SLI/crossfire has been a poor upgrade path in the past. It should be used only by
    those who will not currently be satisfied by the fastest available single vga card
    which is currently the GTX295. The 4870, or GTX260-216
    offer very good performance for the money now.
    To get SLI. you have to spend more up front for a SLI capable mobo,a
    more powerful SLI capable PSU, and better case cooling. Upgrading a single card later with a
    second equal card does not get you 2x increase, it is more like 1.3x to 1.8x depending on the game.
    At that time, you will still be paying top dollar for a card that is closer to
    being obsolete.
    It would be better to sell the old card and use the proceeds
    towards a better new generation single card.

    I think your upgrade plan would be better if you planned to sell the 9800GTX+ and replace it with a good jump to something like a GTX285.
    If you just got a very good card like the 4870 or GTX260-216 up front you probably would be happy for a long time.
  33. Ok. No 9800GT+ for me, suggest SLI board for max 200$. I am getting 280GTX... I will get a good deal fopr one card. F*k ATI :D But only "good" board with SLI rhat I am aware of is XFX 750i (for that money) and then there are ASUS Striker and Striker II.

    Suggest please, tomorrow at 12 I am ordering.

    Build until now:
    Case: Antec 300
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139006
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

    or

    SLI board that is gooood OCer!
    CPU: E8500 + my old customized Thermaltake Sonic Tower cooler (with 3 RPM controllable fans for massive airburst :D ) http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spsho [...] at=0&page=
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220335 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231192 (x2= 8 GB)
    GPU: GTX280
    HD: WD Black Caviar 1TB

    This is mostly FINAl. Only mobo and GPU remains -.-
    Let me hear your last thoughts.


    Thx to you who are responding :)

    (links are broken due to copy paste, look at my posting from before)
  34. azzinoth said:
    Ok. No 9800GT+ for me, suggest SLI board for max 200$. I am getting 280GTX... I will get a good deal fopr one card. F*k ATI :D But only "good" board with SLI rhat I am aware of is XFX 750i (for that money) and then there are ASUS Striker and Striker II.

    Suggest please, tomorrow at 12 I am ordering.

    Build until now:
    Case: Antec 300
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139006
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P

    or

    SLI board that is gooood OCer!
    CPU: E8500 + my old customized Thermaltake Sonic Tower cooler (with 3 RPM controllable fans for massive airburst :D ) http://www.specialtech.co.uk/spsho [...] at=0&page=
    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820220335 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231192 (x2= 8 GB)
    GPU: GTX280
    HD: WD Black Caviar 1TB

    This is mostly FINAl. Only mobo and GPU remains -.-
    Let me hear your last thoughts.


    Thx to you who are responding :)


    That gigabyte p45 is a fine board. The ud3L with one pci-e slot would do you as well, and be a bit cheaper.
    Either you plan for sli and pay more for it up front, or you don't. I vote on planning on a single vga card.
    When a gtx280 or 4870 is no longer good enough, you can sell it, and get a GTX295 or 4870X2. Most likely , by the end of the year, the 40nm parts will be out with single cards being more powerful and cheaper than either. Only if your gaming will use a 2540x1600 resolution does it make much sense to look at sli/crossfire today.
  35. The GPU is fine, just look for a quality brand when buying it such as evga or inno3d. I'm not sure about the motherboard or that you really need sli anymore. Because your getting the gtx280 it will beat almost any sli setup out there. If you really want sli i suggest you switch to amd and get the same mobo and cpu as me: an Asrock K10N780SLIX3 and an AMD Phenom II 940. You still get very good performance and that way you have 3 way sli if you want. (I said switch to amd because intel can not and probably never will be able to beat amds price to performance ratio :D )
  36. I am sorry for very unreadable post before, I was in a hurry to LAN event...
    I had discussion with some dudes there about GPUs. I played UT3 on system witn 2xGTX260 216. I was great, so I want that card badly, also price is very reasonable at my place. Before I was saying I am going for GTX280, I wasn't careful enough. I was only looking 1024 MB GPUs, so didn't even really notice 260 until 1 hour ago. Yay stupid me :D

    Now I will post my final build, with only possible 2 variables:

    Case: Antec 300 | Alternative for 75$ wanted|
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P |Alternative XFX nForce 750i SLI or suggest cheap SLI OCer mobo, time is of the essence!|
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX |a few $$$ more for 100W|
    CPU: E8500
    RAM: Patriot Viper 4GB (4 x 2GB) |2x2 set|
    GPU: GTX260 216
    HD: WD Black Caviar 1TB

    I really beg you dudes for some great SLI board. I really want to avoid nVidia chipset... and also wanna avoid 300$ mobos... if possible. Otherwise I'll be running nVidia GPU on CF certified board. ROLFMAO x)

    Hmm alternative for a board is also GA-EP45-UD3R ( difference between GA-EP45-UD3P and UD3R is that UD3R have only 1x PCIe x16 (answering to my QQ from earlier today)

    Also Thanks Geofelt for insight about performance gains of SLI/CF. I knew that wasn't x2. If I will get x1.5 performace gain in SLI I will be more than happy :)

    Now help me find a suitable SLI board ... :D
  37. Dont worry about the getting sli. The chances of you getting a x1.5 times performance gain are so low its not worth the extra dollars. Also the chances of you finding a sub $300 sli board without an nvidia chipset are very slim, come to think of it i have never seen an sli board with an nvidia chipset :(
  38. Oh and i'm sure i suggested the gtx260 more then once... :p
  39. Man you are right again and again :D Well the only reasonable sruff I found:
    http://www.xfxforce.com/en-gb/products/motherboards/7series/780.aspx#2

    or her sister 750i. I guess, I will take 780i as testing subject, if I will not be happy with it I will simply takeit back and swap that mobo for Gigabyte with excuse " Our customer wants CF board, he will have 2x ATT GPU...". I can afford that since I am buying on company :)

    Unless someone postes magical solution in 7 hours this is IT :)
  40. Yeah that should do you nicely
  41. rav3n said:
    Dont worry about the getting sli. The chances of you getting a x1.5 times performance gain are so low its not worth the extra dollars. Also the chances of you finding a sub $300 sli board without an nvidia chipset are very slim, come to think of it i have never seen an sli board with an nvidia chipset :(

    X58+i7 is the only way for SLI

    Cheapest SLI X58 board is the GA-EX58-UD3R SLI, goes for $200.
  42. I know I am late coming to this discussion, but why not just get a 4870 1gb? Its just about equal to the GTX 260, in games that can use DX10.1, its actually better because ATI cards get a boost from it where Nvidia cards don't really. Then you can add another GPU later if you want. If you are ok with only getting 1 GPU and not going multi-GPU later, then take a look at some other options, since the GTX 275 and HD 4890 just got released today as well, both of which are a step above the GTX 260 and 4870 1gb. In the GTX 275 vs. 4890 comparisons I have seen, the GTX 275 seems to be a little faster, both are supposed to be in the same price range. The 4890 is a powerhog though, the GTX 275 is quite modest in its consumption for the kind of power it boasts.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-275,2266.html
  43. thx xthekidx :) Still got 2 h before oredering, I will look into it. :)
  44. Case: Antec 300 | Alternative for 75$ wanted|
    MoBo: XFX nForce 780i SLI|
    PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX |a few $$$ more for 100W|
    CPU: E8500
    RAM: Corsair 4GB (4 x 2GB) |2x2 set|
    GPU: 1 x XFX GTX275
    HD: WD Black Caviar 1TB

    That was final build. I am waiting for components to arrive at my working place.
    Now I only have to get some nice 12cm fans. Are Thermlatake A2029 still in or shall 'in' or something better on the market? ( I need 3 fans to further customize my Thermaltake Sonic Tower...)
  45. I didn't see that you wanted another case suggestion...:(
    This would have done nicely for you: CM 690 with free shipping using this promo code: EMCLRLN22
  46. You could get a NZXT Tempest Elite.Its a nice case and full of fans
  47. Man its cool :) If needed I will make additional holes into the case :) I am still hardware associative, 95% for HP workstations, but still I know what is need to be done.

    Can I PM some of you guys when I will OC my new system?? Rav3n, xthekidx, geofelt, the t3h number guy 66576745 :D, ... :)

    I really wanba push this system to the edge. I can get as manyfans as needed to aircool the sysem, also Al, Cu Coolers are easy to get at job.

    BTW: What do you think about XFX GTX 275 cooling??
  48. yeah you can pm me and i'll help as much as i can. If your going to be doing heavy overclocking i would suggest that you add in some extra fans to your case. I added an extra 6 fans to my case so i have a total of 12. :D
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