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Pleaes comment on my 900e Gaming PC

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July 22, 2009 8:40:24 AM

I assembled all these parts from one specific online retailer, so that's why the prices probably aren't the cheapest. I'm actually pretty confident that I chose well for the most part, I'm mainly concerned if I need to invest a few more quid in the mainboard - but all comments are highly welcome.
I already have a sweet 24" widescreen monitor with a 1920x1200 native. I tried to get a build which has the potential to survive for a little longer than 10 months, with the option to plug a second GPU in there.

Case: Antec Three Hundred 54,49 €
DVD: Samsung SH-S223Q SATA LS 29,90 €
RAM: G.Skill 6GB KIT PC3-10667U DDR3-1333 CL7 84,90 €
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 4x2.67GHz So1366 BOX D0-Stepping 243,91 €
PSU: Corsair Netzteil TX750W 12cm (CMPSU-750TXEU) 102,90 €
GPU: Sapphire HD 4890 Vapor-X 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe L-RTL (11150-05-20R) 179,79 €
MB: ASUS P6T SE, X58 (90-MIB870-G0EAY00Z) 165,90 €

Thanks in advance,
rl
July 22, 2009 9:53:45 AM

Looks good, I would spend the extra for the P6T instead of the P6T SE, it will overclock better, I would also buy a cooler to allow you to OC your CPU better. If you won't overclock, then you are wasting your money on an i7, you would get better performance buying a Phenom II 955.

Look for a Titan Fenrir or Scythe Mugen 2 for CPU coolers. Xigmatek HDT-S1283 with the ACK-I7763 retention bracket is also a good option.
July 22, 2009 10:19:45 AM

I really couldn't make that out what difference it makes to take a more expensive motherboard. So there are 4 available for about 160e and then the same models higher priced for about 200-220e. And as far as I could see the more advanced models could support stuff like 3 way sli and so on.
So, why does the p6t overclock better? Does it use different software/bios?
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July 22, 2009 12:11:55 PM

Nice build..What about the temps? Does the case have enough airflow to cool your GPU & CPU ?
July 23, 2009 2:31:59 AM

rl70 said:
I really couldn't make that out what difference it makes to take a more expensive motherboard. So there are 4 available for about 160e and then the same models higher priced for about 200-220e. And as far as I could see the more advanced models could support stuff like 3 way sli and so on.
So, why does the p6t overclock better? Does it use different software/bios?

It has a different BIOS that is more condusive to overclocking.
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