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December 22, 2010 11:29:25 AM

hey all, me again. ty for the help but the build wasn't up to wifeys standards (shes a geek after my own heart) apparently "it's not worth building a new comp on a budget" so i was given "permission" to built a better stated rig. i wanted to know if the 750w PSU would be ok or should i use another? asus' power calc said i needed around 700

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Also i will be using 2 xFx 5770 in Xfire

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December 22, 2010 12:30:58 PM

It all looks OK, sandy bridge may give you better value though.
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December 22, 2010 12:41:56 PM

^That's a good point, it might be worth waiting a month or so for the new chips to roll out. That power supply will handle two 5770's no problem. Without looking it up I'm guessing full system power draw will be between 550w and 650w tops, and you have more than enough amps on the 12v rail as well.

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December 22, 2010 12:54:39 PM

^+1... wait for a couple of weeks for sandy bridge... also you could do a little better on the memory with PC3 12800 DDR3 1600 Mhz for that price... corsair dominator, crucial ballistix, G-skill PI, ocz reaper, patriot gamer, corsair XMS3, patriot viper, mushkin enhanced all are good choices...
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December 22, 2010 7:56:56 PM

@all +1 ty for info. this is a rough draft of what i plan to do. cause of cost i will be buying components over time with the case lcd panels etc being 1st the ram, cpu, and mobo would come later so im open to suggestions
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December 22, 2010 8:05:21 PM

i was researching, and saw that obviously the 1156 is phasing out the 1366 but the new sandy bridge will make the 1366 completely obsolete. any1 know if sandy bridge will be compatible with current 1156 boards or should i wait for new sandy bridge boards to hit the markets as well?
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December 23, 2010 6:04:11 AM

No... from what i have seen sandy bridge will be using socket 1155 which is different in terms of no of pins, pin placement, voltage architecture etc...

But i have also read that they will replace only clarkdale and lynnfield cpu's meaning 1156 will be scrapped in future...
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December 30, 2010 3:09:35 AM

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