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May 15, 2010 1:58:24 PM

X4 955 BE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD 5850 + Mobo Asus Crosshair IV Formula combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Cooler Master 212 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec 300 Ilusion Case + Earthwats 650W PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

G,Skill Ripjaws 2 x 2GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Asus 23' 1080p http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate 7200.12 750 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Windows 7 64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Subtotal: $1.330

1st question: how does it look?

2nd question: I need a keyboard, mouse and a sound board. Any sugestions before I press buy? :) 

Thx a lot

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May 15, 2010 2:03:41 PM

DUR now I see your case, uh still dont need a sound card.
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May 15, 2010 2:04:16 PM

While the Crosshair IV is a Rolls Royce of the enthusiast chipsets - do u really require 4 x PCIex16 2.0 lanes? If not looking for some extreme crossfire action the 870 chipset will serve u just as well and at a far far cheaper pricepoint ^^
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May 15, 2010 2:10:53 PM

So the mobo is a little overboard? I was thinking that maybe if I want to upgrade to a x6 later and a second 5850 in the future... What u say?
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May 15, 2010 2:20:08 PM

Any 800 series will run a Thuban out of the box and while the idea of HD5850 in CF sounds good you need a beefier PSU, better ventilated case so all in all since the GPU is about the least "future" proof hardware in a gaming rig just go for the best $$/frame single GPU solution and look for a GPU upgrade later down the road..almost inevitable for gaming rigs hehe
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May 15, 2010 2:28:37 PM

so instead of the Crosshair, can someone suggest a mobo to go with this rig?
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May 15, 2010 2:38:46 PM

IBOX C2 stepping CPU.

Dont get that combo bat linked
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May 15, 2010 2:44:39 PM

Without him giving a budget cap, there's no real reason to shave 20 bucks for a hotter/older CPU, imo
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May 15, 2010 2:44:41 PM

While the C3 is a better clocker - i wouldn't rate the combo off limits lol
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May 15, 2010 2:47:38 PM



No reason to go with the now outdated 700 series mobo and screw oneself over once the time to take advantage of latest gen SATA/USB III tech: 800 series elegant native SATA 6GB/s solution (no 2 x ports via Marvell chip) make 700 series look yesterday and check out the SB850 vs SB710 performance as well (kinks addressed)^^
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May 15, 2010 2:55:13 PM

/sigh

It's ok to be wrong sometimes right?

I might have sounded argumentative but I was simply trying to HELP the guy.

Enjoy the thread.
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May 15, 2010 2:55:43 PM

I like obsidian's suggestion... making a decision in the next 15m...

the crosshair is not worth the extra $70 over the 890gx? And for what I've read, isn't 890fx the way to go? (noob here, sorry about these questions)

Last one: can someone recommend me a keyboard/mouse ($30)? No need of g15 :D 

Thank u so much
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May 15, 2010 2:58:10 PM

Bottomline: you dun need CF but need out of box Thuban support dun pay a premium for it and 870 (anything lower is outdated tech and/or needs a BIOS update for Thuban) is as low i would go Else if and only if 16x/16x CF is a *must* then ya 890FX
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May 15, 2010 3:13:35 PM

10m until I press buy... :D 

890GX, price tag $1250
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May 15, 2010 3:26:05 PM

Hmm it's actually "instant off" rather than rebate and looks a good deal for a 24.6"^^
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May 15, 2010 3:29:35 PM

I would go with the ASUS monitor... myself!!
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