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April 1, 2011 5:02:57 AM

Hello,
Umm for have two graphic card that both has 400watts or 600watts... do i need to have an 800watts power supply and a 1200watts power supply?

ive been confused about this so please let me know if its that way thanks

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April 1, 2011 6:12:25 AM

huh? If there is a card that says you need at least a 400 watt power supply..that doesn't mean you need an 800 watt for 2..when the video card specs say that it means the entire system so...minimum requirement might say 400, but the card only requires about 140-220 watts depending on load..so..if you have a 600 watt power supply...u may just need about 400... your fine ..
April 1, 2011 2:41:22 PM

What are the two cards?
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April 1, 2011 3:19:08 PM

depends..what power supply are we talkin about
April 10, 2011 4:01:06 AM

oic... thanks guys


i was getting myself a EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti or HIS Radeon HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5
im confused of building my RIG

here is my build i might change my mind cause i wont be getting my products till july 4 or thanksgiving day



Case:> NZXT Phantom w/ 200mm & 140mm Fan

Processor:> Intel I7 950 3.06GHz

Motherboard 1:> GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R
Motherboard 2:> Asus Sabertooth x58

Graphics Card 1:> EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Graphics Card 2:> HIS Radeon HD 5770 1 GB GDDR5

Memory Ram 1:> Corsair Dominator 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz
Memory Ram 2:> Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 MHz

Hard Drive:> Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB x2 Raid 0

DVD Burner:> Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD

Cooling system 1:> Corsair H70 hydro
Cooling system 2:> Thermaltake Jing silent

Sound Card:> Rocketfish 5.1-Channel PCI

Power Supply:> Corsair AX850 80plus or AX1200 80plus

thanks for reply if my build is ok...

im not gonna be on planning to OverCLock it so yea.....
a b U Graphics card
April 10, 2011 4:48:31 AM

what is the main purpose of this build?

If it is for gaming you should get a p67/i5-2500k build, and you won't need to buy 16gb of ram, 8gb is more than enough. Finally, a gtx 550 or 5770 aren't very powerful cards for gaming.

Also if you arent planning on overclocking why are you buying a cooling system?

And for that system above even with two 5770s the 850 watt power supply is more than enough...(I would probably just get a 750 watt one if it saves money because 850 is too much)
April 10, 2011 7:05:01 AM

if your using an 850 watter...bump up the video card to a gtx 560ti...well, thats assuming your computer is for gaming
April 11, 2011 6:33:56 PM

sorry for late reply...

yea my PC is gonna be for gaming but not hardcore ish :D 

lol i know i just felt like having a cooling system it looks cool...
having it inside the system
anyways i just really am a beginner. but got lots of experience
about PC's... anyways i like having lots of Ram i don't know why?

other than that would someone build me a decent gaming rig?
or just buy off of ibuypower ir cyberpowerpc?

im not sure of what i want yet im still saving money up
only got 1200 budget....

if its possible would someone make me a build that i could buy seperately
i already got my NZXT Phantom case... now all i need is the inside parts...
i like buying my stuffs slowly... im a type of person that dont like to rush alot so yea.

really looking forward to buy my PC parts seperately, and put my skills in use to build it myself :D 
i went to school for it and had built one.... but that was with someone teaching...
now im ready to try it myself :D  :D 

gaming rig and a regular daily computer are 2 different things aren't they?
"feel's like im not making any sense here"

thanks for helping me out guys
a b U Graphics card
April 11, 2011 7:00:02 PM

lol what is better spending more on unoticeable performance cause you like it or it looks cool.... or actually spending money on items that increase performance... Ill leave it at that (I have 3 exams this week, if nobody helps you by the weekend ill be glad to help)

All I have time to say is , I recommend the i5 2500k for cpu, and for gpu if you are spending $1200 on a gaming rig, a 550ti or 5770 are really weak. Go for a 560ti/or 6950 1gb
April 11, 2011 9:45:24 PM

more memory sounds good..but if you don't need it..use it for the video card..and don't order it online...you will save a lot building yourself..or at the very least, paying someone a small fee to do it for you
April 12, 2011 7:22:52 AM

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lol what is better spending more on unoticeable performance cause you like it or it looks cool.... or actually spending money on items that increase performance... Ill leave it at that (I have 3 exams this week, if nobody helps you by the weekend ill be glad to help)

All I have time to say is , I recommend the i5 2500k for cpu, and for gpu if you are spending $1200 on a gaming rig, a 550ti or 5770 are really weak. Go for a 560ti/or 6950 1gb




i really appreciate your help... sure hope i get to build a decent gaming rig i really want to have an i7 on my build.... or atleast a rig that dont LAG which is the enemy of any games.... so please help me out with a build with no LAG please thanks guys :D 
April 12, 2011 9:09:50 AM

sorry bout that i forgot about processors and motherboards are all different... been busy at work so yea...
anyways how's a 6GB and other than that is the rest ok...???

Case: NZXT Phantom. "Checked"

PSU: corsair 800 watt
Is PSU cable kit needed?

MOBO: gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r

CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366

Cooler: Cooler Master H70 "just for looks"
but will use it for regular cooling "not overclocking"

RAM: Corsair Dominator 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz

Optical drive: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM x2 Raid to 0

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 x2

probly get a 40GB solid state drive... idk?


thanks very much again
April 12, 2011 2:18:03 PM

well..you can't use an X58 board with an amd processor...and..the 6 core thuban won't help you out in games..so, perhaps consider the 1155 build, or get an i7 960 for that x58 gigabyte board you chose...isn't this a gaming rig...there's no way you need 16Gb of ram... decrease that to 4GB of ram my friend
April 13, 2011 7:31:22 AM

sorry bout that i forgot about processors and motherboards are all different... been busy at work so yea...
anyways how's a 6GB and other than that is the rest ok...???

Case: NZXT Phantom. "Checked"

PSU: corsair 800 watt
Is PSU cable kit needed?

MOBO: gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r

CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366

Cooler: Cooler Master H70 "just for looks"
but will use it for regular cooling "not overclocking"

RAM: Corsair Dominator 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz

Optical drive: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM x2 Raid to 0

GPU: ASUS Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 x2

probly get a 40GB solid state drive... idk?


thanks very much again
April 13, 2011 3:20:08 PM

that looks much better..and your better off getting a 60gb or 80-90gb ssd..smaller wouldn't be very productive
April 13, 2011 7:04:10 PM

so whats the purpose of the SSD card? is it to store the important stuffs???
and what about the 2 HDD whats that gonna be for???

just curious there are to many issues and informations about it...

whats gonna happen if i raid these 2 HDD to raid 0?
April 13, 2011 7:59:24 PM

if you raid the two hard drives in raid 0 you'll have better performance, and some faster speeds..however, you run the risk of having your data compromised due to the striping of data to the two hard drivers.. what I would recommend is getting an ssd as your primary os (boot)...that way it loads windows quickly and allows you to use programs much quicker..and, use 1 harddrive as your data storage..so for instance, you have a 60gb ssd that runs all your SMALL programs (firefox, windows media player, etc) really quickly..then, you store all your big a$$ files (games, music, movies) on your larger mechanical hard drive..so, you get the speed you need without having to compromise ssd disk space
April 14, 2011 7:01:33 AM

LOL you said "A$$ hehehe"

anyways thanks for the info :D  really appreciate it alot....
i ask to many questions do i??? oh well thats what beginners are i supose...
anyways i will be messaging later till i get all the parts that im buying....

By the way anymore advice on my build?
April 14, 2011 12:06:21 PM

or instead looking at the set of this one...

MOBO...

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

GPU...

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

RAM...

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

SSD...

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

CPU Cooler..

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

PSU...

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

CASE...

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


dvd rom and hdd can choose anything because all almost perform similarly...

and that's the sort of things that i will put in my PC next if i get the money to start with...



April 14, 2011 3:28:09 PM

no more suggestions on the build...if your adamant about using the X58 setup then go ahead..otherwise if you pick up these 3 products you will have nightmares (good ones?) and your computer will be damn fast

P8P67 Deluxe-although sold out, it is a great board and u can try and get it at a local shop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i5 2500k (easy overclcoking, even for beginners!!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill ripjaws x (sexy ram for a sexy setup)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 14, 2011 6:24:53 PM

hey thanks for additional products to choose from but i think im fine with my build...

unless you dont like my build now lol.... i wont be over clocking.

as long as i dont have long then ill be good :D 

hey thanks though i appreciate it alot...

is my build very fine???? or is it a little off?
April 14, 2011 6:48:11 PM

I know lots of people have already said go for a P67 board and an i5 2500k. But if you are adamant on getting an i7, get an i7 2600k and a decent P67 board. A lot of people are upgrading (side-grading, watever) from an x58 platform to a p67 platform.

I highly recommend going for the 2nd gen i7 (2600k) over the 1st gen (920/930/950/960 ect.) It runs much cooler and has an unlocked multiplier. I understand you won't be overclocking but maybe a year or two from now you feel you need more power you could easily overclock to 4.5GHz on a simple air cooler.

As for the GPU, get a Gigabyte GTX560 Ti Super Overclock. It is the fastest on the market at the moment and has a big factory overclock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
April 14, 2011 6:54:22 PM

Oh, didn't see that you already opted to go for 2x 6870's. Stick with them if you like it. I would also go for CF 6870's if I had the choice. Just bear in mind that you will not get Physx if you go with the AMD cards.

However, it is up to you on what display cards you choose.

I also recommend getting an SSD a little bigger than 40GB. A 60GB is just perfect for the OS and some games and programs.

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April 14, 2011 8:02:57 PM
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hey thanks for additional products to choose from but i think im fine with my build...

unless you dont like my build now lol.... i wont be over clocking.

as long as i dont have long then ill be good :D 

hey thanks though i appreciate it alot...

is my build very fine???? or is it a little off?


No problem man...no pressure...the only real reason to go over to P67 in my opinion is to save some cash..I prefer the x58 platform because its more mature and stable..handles everything quite well..and though some might deem it a "dead" socket..I think it is great...your build is good..just consider my suggestion about the video card...perhaps a GTX 560Ti...and downgrade the psu to a AX 750 and save some cash..if you won't overclock then you dont need to waste money on the 850watt+ psu
April 15, 2011 5:57:53 PM

i thought that the UD3R was cheap, well as long as my build will look great ill be happy....
i doubt that i would be overclocking lols.... i might end up over heating instead of overclocking its a joke lol :D  :D  :D 

maybe someday i will.... but i really doubt i would... as long as i get a decent play on games with no lag
ill be fine...

Is this more worth the build?
By the way this build is gonna go on my 42" LED flat screen :D 

Case: NZXT Phantom already got it

PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold High Performance 750-Watt

MOBO: gigabyte ga-x58a-ud3r $184
MOBO: GIGABYTE Socket 1155/Intel P67/CrossFireX&SLI $209

CPU: Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 is this better or the i72600k better?
The i7960 is cheaper than the i72600k so ill just go with i7 960....

Cooler: Cooler Master H70 "just for looks"

RAM: Corsair Dominator 6 GB PC3-12800 1600MHz

Optical drive: Lite-On LightScribe 24X SATA DVD

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM x2 Raid to 0
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM x1 storing games, music...
SS Drive: Intel X25M 80 GB Solid State Drive x1 storing important documents...

GPU: GIGABYTE Super Overclock GeForce GTX 560 Ti x2 $519

now is this build ok?

so many choice's whats the point of having PhysX? just better performance, and graphics or just something else?
cause PhysX is on the PS3 game of Home Front and yes the graphic's looks very excellent?

do i still need a sound card for this?


thanks again for any further advice to my build.
April 15, 2011 6:51:16 PM

go for the 2600k if u dont mind ditching the x58 platform...the 2600k is truly fast..no word of a lie..otherwise..juss stick with what u have
April 15, 2011 6:56:30 PM

ok so what type of motherboard should i get with the i7 2600k?
how a asus sabertooth with this i72600k??? is that worth it?
or the asus P8P67 motherboard with the i72600k?
a b ) Power supply
a c 271 U Graphics card
April 15, 2011 7:04:27 PM

This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
April 15, 2011 8:22:57 PM

I love my Sabertooth/2600k combination! Coolest looking mobo available IMO and I totally get where the OP is coming from wanting his rig to look cool. Mine looks badass!
April 22, 2011 6:46:50 AM

Best answer selected by jhayneri16.
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