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June 2, 2010 3:02:53 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tomorrow!! BUDGET RANGE: 700-750

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, music, internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard, monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg US

PARTS PREFERENCES: AMD, Nvidia

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 19" LCD


Okay I have a build put together so far and I am really happy with the parts that I have choosen. The overclocked 9800GT is on sale for about $100 atm so I plan on buying one now then my next few paychecks I will buy another for SLI. I was wondering if the 650w PSU I have in my build will run the 9800GT's in SLI. I would prefer to stick with the mobo I have due to the fact that it is one of the only SLI AMD mobo's and it's SLI setup is both x16. Just would like someone to let me know if this build will work.

CASE- COOLER MASTER Elite NV-334-KWN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO- ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU- EVGA 512-P3-N977-TR GeForce 9800 GT Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU- Rosewill Libertas Series LIB-650 650W Continuous @40°C,80 PLUS Certified, Full Modular, ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU- AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor Model
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM- G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HARD DRIVE- SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD Burner- LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
June 2, 2010 3:17:48 PM

Everything you have listed would work together OK. Although you'd like to see better reliability comments on the PSU @ NewEgg customer comments.

Your CPU/MB combo is costing you $300 and your video cards $200. Normally, in a gaming build you'd expect to see that turned around the other way. $200 on CPU/MB and $300 on GPU. I think that's an un-balanced condition - too much CPU/MB - not enough GPU.
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June 3, 2010 3:48:41 AM

I would prefer to stick with the sli 9800gt's. Was just really looking at if this build works and if 650w can handle those cards in sli + the other parts.
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