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October 1, 2009 1:14:50 PM

Hi guys and girls im an Aussie pc enthusiast, and the long weekend is just around the corner and i am getting really excited in finalizing my list of items i intend to get. so i need some last minute opinions and suggestions.

Budget: about AU$2300

Parts not req.: HDD, optical drive, mouse, keyboard, monitors and speakers

prefered site: www.pccasegear.com.au
www.i-tech.com.au

Overclocking: NO

SLI/XFIRE: Yes in the future

Case: CM Cosmos S

Motherboard: Asus P6T delux any major factor between this and the v2 ? besides the onboard SAS ?

CPU: Intel CORE i7 920/ 2.66GHz/ 4.8GT QPI/ 8MB CACHE/ LGA1366

Ram: G.Skill 3x 2GB PC16000 TD Tri Channel Retail Pack For Intel X58 Motherboards F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD

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Corsair TR3X6G1866C9DF 6GB (3x 2GB) PC-15000 (1866MHz) DDR3

PSU: Corsair HX-850 850W ATX Power Supply, 140mm fan, Flat Modular Cables, Universal AC input 90~264V

OR
Lian Li 850W Silent Force Power Supply Unit PSU LL-PS-S850GE

GFX: ASUS 5870

CPU Cooler: Xigmatek Dark Knight

weekend is in 2 days need urgent opinions and thumbs ups and thumbs downs. thank you so much guys.

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October 1, 2009 1:36:29 PM

- Only get the Corsair memory if it's not more than $10 more expensive than the G.Skill memory.

- Do you plan on going SLI/Crossfire (multiple graphics cards)? If not, go for a cheaper PSU, such as this OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Modular: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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October 1, 2009 1:46:11 PM

hmm the price of the ram is about $100 difference
yes i do intend to go crossfire
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October 1, 2009 2:03:33 PM

Stick with Corsair for your PSU, quality never fails when it comes to something that powers your entire system x.x

Don't go too crazy on High Mhz RAM, does less then you think.
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October 1, 2009 2:05:50 PM

any recommendation on RAM then for this specific system?
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October 1, 2009 2:08:05 PM

Evockzi said:
Stick with Corsair for your PSU, quality never fails when it comes to something that powers your entire system x.x

Don't go too crazy on High Mhz RAM, does less then you think.


Yes, get this PSU for Crossfire: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... it's the same price as the Lian Li 850W PSU.
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October 1, 2009 2:08:44 PM

delusional said:
any recommendation on RAM then for this specific system?


2x2GB DDR3 1333, or 1600, whichever is the cheapest.
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October 1, 2009 2:31:09 PM

well this is a fresh tower and i intend to run win7 on it, so im setting myself a standard of 6GB minimum. is it a bad thing to have 6 instead of 4GB as you have pointed out?
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October 1, 2009 2:32:56 PM

delusional said:
well this is a fresh tower and i intend to run win7 on it, so im setting myself a standard of 6GB minimum. is it a bad thing to have 6 instead of 4GB as you have pointed out?


Never mind, got confused with another thread, you have an i7 920 so you do want 3x2GB, sorry my fault, the ram you showed is reliable and performs well.
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October 1, 2009 2:39:50 PM

thanks for the advice having a quick read of the P6T Delux memory QVL looks like its all good...=)

what you think of the rig so far Gulli ? average, above average ? plenty of room to improve the setup?
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October 1, 2009 2:46:17 PM

delusional said:
thanks for the advice having a quick read of the P6T Delux memory QVL looks like its all good...=)

what you think of the rig so far Gulli ? average, above average ? plenty of room to improve the setup?


It's very powerful and can support two HD 5870's, no need to go any higher!
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October 2, 2009 12:57:57 AM

woot woot just place and order through for some of the items...

case: done
ram: done
CPU Cooler: done
PSU: done
mobo: will buy tomorrow
CPU: will buy tomorrow
GFX: will buy tomorrow

WOOT WOOT thanks for all the help guys
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