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September 6, 2010 5:33:23 AM

Planning on buying a new pc in the next month. Here's what i'v come up with:

CPU: Intel Core i7-930 - $299
HardDrive: WD SATA 1TB - $72
DVD Drive: SATA Sony - $27
Motherboard: G-B X58A-UD3R - $252
Graphics Card: 1028M GTX 480 ASUS - $595 / 2GB 5970 ASUS - $799
RAM: 6G Kit ddr3 1600 Patriot-Signature - $169
Monitor: 23” 5ms DVI Acer G235HBMD - $189
PSU: Thermaltake ToughPower XT 875W - $189
Case: Thermaltake V9 - $99
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake SpinQ-VT - $62
OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit - Already have
Wireless: PCI-E TP-Link WN781ND - $25
Headset: Plantronics 377 - $53
Build Fee: $70

TOTAL: $2101 / $2305

the total price difference is the price differences in the GPU section

^^^^Live in Australia, so all Australian Currency^^^^

So, what are your thoughts?
Anything you would change?
the 480? or 5970?
Anything wrong with it?
Leave anything relavent
Thinking of SLI/Crossfire in the future, is the PSU enough?
If I don't SLI/Crossfire in the future, is the PSU too much?

thanks :) 

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September 6, 2010 7:25:53 AM

^ How about rather than GTX 480 or HD 5970, go with 2x GTX 460s 1GB in SLI ??
For the ~price of the GTX 480s, they are much faster and in some cases, give the HD 5970 a run for it money...

And as for the PSU, 700-750W would suffice for 2x GTX 460s...Also by the time you want more graphics power, there will be newer cards, so instead of adding more in SLI/ Crossfire, upgrade to them...
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September 6, 2010 8:38:48 AM

Totally agree with gkay here.. The 460's will cost less and deliver more.. You can invest the leftover cash in bettering out other components.. For instance, get the Corsair HX 750W or the XFX 750W Black Edition instead of the Thermaltake Tough Power..

P.S. - What does the 70$ build fee means.? Are you paying out some technician to assemble the system for you.? In that case, you can save on that and do it for yourself.. It might take a little extra time but its absolutely safe and not at all difficult..
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September 6, 2010 8:58:51 AM

Dun CF or SLI HD 6k is coming soon and naturally the riposte from Nvidia so just hit the single GPU solution that offers the best combination of frames, reasonable heat/noise generation @ load, etc and with dropping prices i'd say a HD 5870? At the rate tech/games requirements move (just look at Metro 2033) i dun enjoy being stuck with not one but two obsolete GPUs @@ Upgrade to next gen GPU as per gaming needs of tommorrow
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