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February 20, 2010 3:11:09 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 4 Weeks $1200.00 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Distributed Computing Projects, some gaming


PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,
Reusing this Thermaltake Xaser 3 Case unless the parts won't fit or you don't recommend I reuse it.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:
Intel I-7 chip
Windows 7 Pro 64


OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI yes in future

MONITOR RESOLUTION:

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This case holds my old P-4 3.0 machine that I'm looking to upgrade and would really like to reuse my case as it fits in my desk and was a pretty good case in the day. I'm thinking the PS will have to be updated. Plan on RAID 0
Thank you in advance
February 20, 2010 4:29:30 PM

for a gpu go fr a single 5770 since ur gonna play games less nd then assuming that u get too much u can crossfire it a year or two.....
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February 20, 2010 4:31:40 PM

nd fr the cpu u might want to go for a i7-860 or a 920...
oops didnt see the sli part.....sorry
forget the 5770 and go fr a 9800 or a gtx 260
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February 20, 2010 7:04:02 PM

The reason I'm going SLI is that SLI has a larger selection of Distributed Computing Projects available to crunch. My main concern is the reuse of the case and whether the PS can handle newer components.
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February 20, 2010 9:02:11 PM

I don't know much about the case, but depending on which cards you want to SLI, I think I would want to have a beefier PSU. My preference would be a Corsair 750TX, but you could probably get away with a 650W as well.
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