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post #21 of 92
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somewhere said one 8800GTX 450W is enough. is 750W not enough for 2X8800GTX SLi?

antec case looks good too, as with cm stacker's features, altho aesthetically models 830 / 831 are nicer.

any further suggestions/comments for sound card, LCD monitor, cooling, HDD, RAM, mobo, DVD burner etc?
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post #22 of 92
soundcard - X-Fi XtremeMusic LCD monitor - http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-5123 or ,http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001081
    
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post #23 of 92
Get the eVGA 8800GTX ASC3, great card with a great heatsink and warranty from a great company. Every card I've ever bought has been from eVGA.
For the PSU, you can't go wrong with PC Power & Cooling, the Silencer 750 is great. The Crucial RAM is fine, and I'd go with a 680i-based board, the eVGA one is $260 on Newegg. Overclocks well (better than 975X, slightly worse than 965, and is the best for SLI).

For the DVD burner, here is a SATA drive from Lite-On, which is much, much cheaper. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106040

Everything else looks great.
post #24 of 92
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do those LCDs do 1600x1200, because they sure don't look like they do.

widescreen not of utmost importance - i prefer as long as got 1600x1200 resolution. also, for me, under 8ms can already, i dont think i can even tell the diff between 4ms n 6ms.

i have to go off now, be back tmr. hope you guys can do much help by tmr.
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haha namrac agrees with me /happyface
    
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post #26 of 92
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erm...namrac, that is not a dvd burner, only dvd-rom combo drive.

any other advantages of 680i mobo?

how much is phase-change cooling? isit very troublesome to install the simple ones? are other air-coolers sufficient to push the cpu to at least 4ghz (zalman 9700/thermaltake big typhoon/tunic tower 120/scythe infinity)?
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post #27 of 92
750w would be enough for 8800GTX in SLI

There is no point in getting an EVGA card if you live in Singapore, the turn around time for the card if you decide to use the stepup program would be insane

I disagree with the 680i board suggestion, unless you're going SLI in the future then there is no point in getting the 680i

You won't get any C2D to 4ghz on air, I don't think even the ES's got that high on air

I've seen phase change prices hover around $1000 but you can probably get it for less
    
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post #28 of 92
Since you live in Singapore, you may want to double check on the prices of ram. Here in the U.S. we have newegg/chiefvalue selling that crucial ram at around $230, but everywhere else is selling at around $350.
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post #29 of 92
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well, just asking, if you guys help me buy it and then send it over by DHL, would it be cheaper?

i wish it were that easy to check on prices, but most places in Singapore place them only on pdf catalogs, so very troublesome to check through every thing (unlike newegg/monarch computer where there is a categorised website). altho i will check them eventually, i would like to see the suggestions and reasons for choosing parts before i set one whole day to browse through the mess of catalogs.

and i also say i can buy from HK as i have a friend who says it is significantly cheaper to buy from there and that he can help me purchase parts when he goes back to HK in December.

idunnowutimdoin, are those prices quoted in US$ or already converted to S$?

anyway, is water cooling cheaper than phase-change (i dinnoe phase-change was the refridgerator kind) and is it easy to use and install? any recommendations? my budget is slightly flexible (can push a little more if i want), but will not balloon.

'turn around time for card' = meaning get new card by stepup program? but if i buy now, get now and dont stepup anytime soon that waiting time doesnt matter, so other than that will eVGA still be good for their warranty?

basically, i see the different suggestions, then check availability first, and then check prices. i want to as open as possible initially to get a well-built rig.
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