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My final system - does it make sense?

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August 18, 2009 6:51:25 PM


so I've finally decided on what my rig should contain, and I was curious for some critique and advice, ie. should something be different to gain more performance for the same buck etc etc.

The whole thing will be thrown into a well cooled case, and overclocked. Not any extreme OC'ing going on, but some at least, but keeping it stable.

So here goes:

Asus Rampage II extreme

COre i7 920 D0 stepping

CPU cooler:
Noctua U12P (1366)

Case coolers:
5 x Noctua S12B FLX

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 CL7

Corsair HX750

2x Gainward GTX285 1024MB (Dual Fan)

PhysX PPU:
My old 9800GTX+? :o 

What do you guys think? Does it make sense? Any ideas or corrections?

Thanks for any feedback you might provide!


August 18, 2009 6:58:05 PM

What are you going to be using this system for? Gaming i assume?

If you are only at 1920x1200ish get 1 GTX275 and get a second one later on if one wont do it for you, the GTX285 is way more expensive than it should be for being a slightly higher clocked 275, and the OC'ed ones are super expensive

What case are you getting that you need to get 5 extra fans?
August 18, 2009 7:01:55 PM

I'm getting the Antec P183, which already has 2 fans in it, and 3 open spots. I bought 5 of the Noctua for their high performance and low noise level. Yeah it might be too much, but it's fun :) 

It will be used for gaming yes, and I also forgot to mention that I'm gonna throw in the 2nd gen Intel SSD for my OS/games drive.
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August 18, 2009 7:36:34 PM

I'd love some more feedback, I'm real close to making the purchase :) 

Gaming will happen at 1920*1200 and I want pro performance!

I'm also afraid my HX750 watts PSU can't handle is 80plus gold certified though, if that counts for anything :) 
August 18, 2009 7:48:18 PM

A 750 will handle 2 GTX275s, you need 850 for 2 GTX285's but a single GTX 275 should be plenty for that resolution, two will let you max everything out with playable frame rates.
August 18, 2009 8:07:08 PM

Also since your question is "Does it make sense?" I thought I would point out that it doesn't make sense to pay $350 for that motherboard. This one suits your needs perfectly and is $100 cheaper. And of course I agree with hunter that a single 275 will be fine as well.

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