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July 18, 2009 4:34:31 PM

I have seen a lot of great information here and a lot of helpful advice and I was wondering if I could get some of you to look at a build I put together and give me any input you have.

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card x2

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
x2

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers
x2

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

HAF 932 case

Think that is everything. Saw a lot of people here talking about new graphics cards coming out in the near future and figured GTX 260 SLi would be a decent priced alternative til those came out.

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July 18, 2009 4:41:02 PM

RebelRogue said:
I have seen a lot of great information here and a lot of helpful advice and I was wondering if I could get some of you to look at a build I put together and give me any input you have.

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply

XFX GX260NADFF GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card x2

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
x2

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS VW246H Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built in Speakers
x2

Sony Optiarc 24X DVD/CD Rewritable Drive Black SATA Model AD-7240S-0B

1ST PC CORP. 12" 8-pin EPS extension cable

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit

Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee

Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920

ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard

HAF 932 case

Think that is everything. Saw a lot of people here talking about new graphics cards coming out in the near future and figured GTX 260 SLi would be a decent priced alternative til those came out.


You'll be fine with the Corsair 750TX.

Also:

Try OCZ Freeze
Try the Gigabyte X58 UD4P
Get the EVGA GTX 260/216
Check out the Antec 900
That monitor is fairly cheap, and the speakers suck. Try this High Quality monitor
July 18, 2009 5:30:06 PM

I like the Antec 900, but for decent cable management, it needs a little work. And it's a little cramped for dual video cards.

I have one of these also. Great power supply. One of the tech sites tested the 750TX. After testing it at full rated power, they loaded it to 900 watts. "The 12 volt ripple was a little high, but still within specifications."

Do both the Asus and Gigabyte boards support both Crossfire and SLI?

"Saw a lot of people here talking about new graphics cards coming out in the near future and figured GTX 260 SLi would be a decent priced alternative til those came out."

There's always new graphics coming out "in the near future".
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July 18, 2009 5:35:22 PM

jsc said:
I like the Antec 900, but for decent cable management, it needs a little work. And it's a little cramped for dual video cards.

I have one of these also. Great power supply. One of the tech sites tested the 750TX. After testing it at full rated power, they loaded it to 900 watts. "The 12 volt ripple was a little high, but still within specifications."

Do both the Asus and Gigabyte boards support both Crossfire and SLI?

"Saw a lot of people here talking about new graphics cards coming out in the near future and figured GTX 260 SLi would be a decent priced alternative til those came out."

There's always new graphics coming out "in the near future".



I was referring to the talk of new DX11 cards, thought I can't say as I can speak intelligently on the difference between 11 and 10. Just tryin to take in what I read and apply it to my present situation.
July 18, 2009 6:05:35 PM

Your build looks solid. I agree with jsc on checking on if the ASUS board supports SLI.. I know one doesn't but I am not sure which one. I would suggest the EVGA X58 LE motherboard for your build. It is the "stock" ATX version of the Classified.

I would stick with 932 case versus the suggested 900. Antec 900 is a great case but the HAF 932 is bigger and better, plus in the end... the case is all about what you like.
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