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November 10, 2010 6:10:03 PM



Only thing not on there is the video card, which I already have. (eVGA 9800GTX+512mb)
November 10, 2010 6:54:01 PM

Other then your graphics card bottle necking your system, it looks pretty sweet. Snuck in that SSD eh? hahaha. Don't know if you'll be needing such a beefy PSU for this current build. Seeing as how your mobo isn't Crossfire the only thing I would change is maybe drop the PSU to something a bit more economical (unless I am completely wrong and you plan on swapping out the mobo for a sli or crossfire setup in the near future).
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November 10, 2010 6:56:29 PM

There are a lot of good alternatives today in the price range of the Antec 900 that offer some better features. I would take a look at the CoolerMaster HAF922 and RC-692 II Advanced. Both have great airflow and better cable management options.

Swap that HDD for a Samsung Spinpoint F3, its cheaper and faster.

That PSU is overkill for a 9800GTX. Do you plan on doing SLI down the road? You would be fine with a nice 500-600 watt modular PSU, and for SLI/Crossfire, something like the XFX 750W PSU would be plenty.

If you are just gaming, save some money and drop down to the AMD Phenom II X4 955. Its a good bit cheaper, and will offer the same performance in games. For CPU cooling, I would look at the CoolerMaster Hyper 212+, its cheaper than that Zalman and very highly rated.

Other than that things are pretty solid. However, if this is a gaming build, that GPU is a huge bottleneck. I would say drop the SSD and use the savings from the CPU to get something like a GTX460 or HD6850.
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November 10, 2010 6:58:10 PM

It supports Crossfire, but when I put it together it will just be running the 9800GTX+. I chose the 750TX incase I chose to upgrade to crossfire later on,
also question,

what the difference between crossfire/sli

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and the 9800gtx+ isnt that bad is it? it looks like it will run welll... (lfd2,tf2,css,gta4, cod4mw2)
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November 10, 2010 7:03:28 PM

Yea that board has 2 PCIE 2.0 for x8/x8

Crossfire = 2+ ATI GPUs

SLI = 2+ nVidia GPUs

Just note that if you do SLI later on, you will need a second 9800. I think you would be better off going with a better GPU now, and dropping the CPU down and taking out the SSD. SSDs are only going to get cheaper, and those old 9800s are only going to get pricier.
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November 10, 2010 7:05:52 PM

im not dropping the ssd. from what iv heard SSDs load OS+apps lightning fast. and the GPU is just temporary i guess because i already have it lol. but what some good GPU i should look at
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November 10, 2010 7:08:57 PM

What is the resolution of your Monitor?
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November 10, 2010 7:11:50 PM

im gonna buy a 1920 x 1080
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November 10, 2010 7:14:37 PM

To run games well at high settings, you would need to look into something like a HD5870 or GTX470. If you want good performance but don't need all the eye-candy cranked up, then you can do fine with a GTX460 1GB or HD6850.

Edit: And obviously there is the SLI/Xfire option, you can great performance from 2 GTX460s or 2 HD6850s.
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November 10, 2010 7:30:03 PM

That would be a great choice.
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November 10, 2010 8:15:18 PM

Looks nice, actually looks a lot like the build I'm looking at (at the moment)
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November 11, 2010 6:46:47 PM

Like I noted, the build is 100% fine the way it is beside the fact that the GPU will bottleneck your system. You will definitely not be able to play new games at high settings @ 1920x1080 with a 9800GTX. And yes, SSD's do load applications as well as OS's extremely fast but lets be real here folks.. Black friday is literally two weeks away. If I were in the market for a new rig and had ANY BIT of patience, I would at least wait out until Cyber Monday is all done and dead before I click "order" on ANY computer hardware devices. Just my .02.
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November 13, 2010 4:33:58 AM

i was planning on waiting after christmas? january 1st. u think that would be a good time
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November 13, 2010 4:42:25 AM

Quad + HD 6870 + crossfire capability?

Why
HD6K: single/CF review
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-685...


Tower $696AR ($456AR w/o GPU)

get an after market cooler if intending higher clocks ^^

Also choice of SSD very impt so hit a Sandforce based one like this $105AR one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Win 7 HP 64 + useless software combo $83
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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November 13, 2010 6:19:40 AM

i want x6. but how did u find w7 for $20 cheaper
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November 13, 2010 6:35:46 AM

Egg has a weird combo i guess ^^
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November 14, 2010 9:52:36 AM

Cpu:AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Memory:Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model 996829
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gpu:XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu:XFX P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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