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August 5, 2009 4:12:45 AM

Hi

I'm building an entire new system and need help deciding between

the BFG GTX 275 for $250
or the MSI N275GTX Twin Frozr OC GTX 275 for $230
or lastly, the XFX Radeon HD 4890 XT for $230

my system i'm looking at getting is a bundle deal consisting of

* EVGA X58 SLI LE Socket LGA1366 Motherboard
* Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Retail Processor
* 6GB Corsair XMS DDR3-1333 Triple Channel Memory
* Hitachi 1TB SATA Internal Hard Drive
* Ultra XBlaster ATX Mid-Tower Case
* Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply

and I have a 20 inch monitor but am planning on updating in the future.

I also plan on going the sli/xfire route in the future.

Thanks

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August 5, 2009 4:31:46 AM

I would drop the Hitachi hd and get a Seagate. I used to use western digital but every drive I have had go bad lately is out of warranty. My seagate is in route to being replaced as we speak. I love the 5 year warranty. If my western digitals had a 5 year warranty I would have 3 more getting replaced as well.

I'm not a fan of Ultra psus. If you plan to get a second video card then try to get a Corsair or PC Power and Cooling psu. Much much better quality and upgrade headroom.
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August 5, 2009 4:55:28 AM

I'd recommend 2 4770's or 4780's in crossfire, Or 2 9800's in SLI. Toms actually just had an article recently on the twin 4770's being the best bang for the buck @$200 for the pair. Either way in that price range if your board can support it your going to get better performance with SLI or Crossfire. I love my GTX260's in SLI!
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August 5, 2009 3:46:00 PM

Hopefully, you checked out the warranty on the XFX card!! :bounce: 
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August 5, 2009 4:00:18 PM

Check the chipset, this do his work in mode sli or xfire and if you have a ati with a chipset nVidia the xfire don't work
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