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Case: ThermalTake Armor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154
And get this side-panel with that 250mm fan (!):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999812

It's actually cheaper this way than buy the case with the 250mm fan

I don't know much about watercooling. I recommend you post a thread in the cooling section of the forum, where those waterboys hang out
75C is very good for a X1900.. .you do know these boys easily handle 100C and higher temps.

That RAM should work fine with that board. However, Corsair does not have the P5W board listed yet... I guess they're not done testing yet. And yes, it's supposed to be one of the best overclocking boards for Conroe, together with the Intel (yes, Intel) BadAxe
    
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post #42 of 310
Get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231086

only $490. You have $6k small portion compare to 6k
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My P5W DH Deluxe won't overclock my 920 as far as the P5WD2-E Premium. However, I have not spend a lot of time into resolving the issue because I have been busy. So the concern is questionable.
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What should I do with my HDDs? I am thinking dual 150GB raptor and putting them in RAID0. What is the point of RAID 1? Is it just for backing up data? I don't think I have a high chance of my drives failing on me, and even if they do I don't have much data to lose. In fact I like to reformat often.

BTW the P5W is the best board for me right? With the crossfire and all...

And how is the CM stacker 830 compared to a TT armor?
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Don't have much data to loose.. I think 150GB Raptors (which results in nearly 300GB storage space) is a little too much for you then. How about two 74GB, 16MB cache Raptors. They perform as good, and maybe even a little better, than the 150GB big boy.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136033
    
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Ok I'll see about the 74GB raptors. I like storing a lot of games (which I have on CD/DVD anyway) but 150GB is probably enough for that anyway.

Is the P5W best (or only) conroe crossfire mobo?

And how does a stacker 830 compare to a TT armor?
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This is strange, I can't make new topics. Everytime I try to make a topic it just goes to a blank page.
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The 7950GX2 isn't the best solution for a couple of reasons. Because of space concerns, they had to cram two smaller coolers into the space used for one larger one on a 7900GTX. The cores on a 7950GX2 are the same as on a 7900GTX, but because of the less than stellar cooling solution, they had to back off on the core & memory speeds. There is no real reason to go with a GX2 SLI system, either. 4 cores aren't necessarily better than 2... Tests have shown that until you get into really ungodly resolutions, a 7900GTX SLI will beat most scores from a pair of GX2's. From that, if you figure in the advantage ATI has over nVidia in picture clarity & color saturation, add in the better AA, and you can conclude that a X1900 Crossfire rig > 7950GX2.

I'd have to recommend a good watercooling setup on the X1900's to really take advantage of them. I'm running my single X1900XTX @735/819 constantly now, with no ill effects, and loving it. Danger Den's Tyee block is a terrific cooling solution for the X1900's and I recommend it without hesitation.

The G.SKILL 1066 is about the best offering available right now for DDR2 1066, I don't know of anything that can remotely match it's latencies. Good call there.

For HDDs, all out performance = Raptor 150s in RAID 0, no question about it (unless you want to get into REALLY high end stuff & do a few 15K rpm SCSI drives, but that's WAY prohibitively expensive).
IMHO, the best performance per dollar (including available drive space as performance) is a pair of THESE in RAID 0 or 4 of them in RAID 0+1.

I agree with the others on the PC Power & Cooling PSU. You'll be happy whether you go with the 1Kw, the 850watt, or the Silencer 750. My preference for your build would be the 1Kw. With a phase system underneath it, the Silencer's best feature would be wasted. The phase system will drown out the sound of the 1Kw pretty easily, and you can never have too much stable power in a high end system.
An earlier individual remarked about the Tagan 1100watt being the best of the bunch, but that's his opinion. Tagan makes some quailty PSUs, but the PCP&C's have proven time & again to be without peer when it comes to total stability & brutal power capabilities.

For a case for this beast of mythological proportions you seem bent on building, I'd suggest NOTHING less than a Lian Li V2000APLUSII. The quality is second to none, and you'll come to really appreciate the extra room afforded you by it's massive proportions. As for using it with the phase changer, I'm quite sure chilly1 could easily hook you up in that department in short order.
    
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Originally Posted by pauldovi
I wouldn't touch 7950GX2... Go for a X1900XTX CrossFire build. ATI has better image quality, higher lower FPS, and HDR / AA support.
Am i missing something?
    
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I think he means that even though the 7950 might squeeze out a higher average FSP, the minimum FSP is higher for the Crossfire solution. Thus, although the 7950 might average 50FSP v. 45 for Crossfire, the Crossfire might have a lowest FSP of 35 while the 7950 might drop all the way back to 25. These numbers are just an example... I made them up to illustrate this for you. I hope this explains it.
    
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