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$2000 System, i5, duel monitor, 5970

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October 28, 2009 3:53:40 AM

Not building this for a while, hence the video card.

Case: NZXT Tempest or Antec 1200, not sure yet ~$160
CPU: i5-750, will be OC'd $200
Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-P55-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard $170
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Dual Channel Kit - $90
CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro $35
HD: a 1tb HD... ~$80
Video: 5970 when released... ~$480
Monitors: 2x Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms $310x2 = $620
Speakers: Logitech G51 155 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers -$150
PSU: Thermaltake W0116RU 750W $120

Total: $2105

Reading Tom's, I don't think an i7-920 is worth it, and there is no point in getting RAM over 1333 (I can OC the timings down a bit).

I'm really curious to see the FPS that the 5970 will deliver to those 28 inch glorious monitors.

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October 28, 2009 4:04:32 AM

Why the thermaltake PSU? If you go for the antec 1200 you can get TP-750 Blue for $85, its also modular.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As it stands right now we dont know when the 5970 will be out, hopefully soon but we dont know. Prices on that build are also going to change a bunch over the next month, there is a fair bit of fluctuation in memory prices on a week to week basis, forget about month to month. If the 5970 really is 2 5870s strapped together, you can assume that the FPS it would feed to both monitors would be slightly lower than the FPS a single 5870 would feed to a single monitor because the X2 cards dont scale perfectly, so if you double the pixels and almost double the GPU power, you end up with slightly less per screen than you start with.
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October 28, 2009 4:16:25 AM

Thanks for that link, good deal (I do badly want modular cables).

I know prices change quite rapidly. I'm just fairly excited to pick out and build the computer even though I won't be buying until January...
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