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post #11 of 33
thats a really good build there malaziel, that case is a nice one i have my folding rig in it and it was prob one of the easiest cases ive put a system into

i would go for that if i was you broddam if you can afford it

edit: if you arent going to be doing raid i would jsut get a biostar p965 board, they oc just as good as the p5b deluxe and they are only 104$, then maybe you could get liek 2x1gb instead of 2x512 ram whcih would really help in the gaming
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Will not be doing RAID so I will look into the other mobo and more RAM. Also, AM actually considering going with the 7950 card instead of the 8800 or is the 8800GTS really worth the cash? I can spend the 1250 this will cost me, but if I can save a couple hundred, that would be nice too!
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post #13 of 33
MADMAX22 is right about the motherboard. Go for the Biostar p965. They are amazing overclockers especially for the price. Then use the extra money to get the 2x1gb set of Buffalo Firestix. A 7950GT is a good card but is nowhere near as powerful at a 8800GTS. Also the 7950GT doesn't support DX10. So basically it comes down to how much you are going to be wanting the DX10 games that are coming out and what settings are acceptable for you to play your games at.
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post #14 of 33
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Wow...you guys know a ton of informatin about these things. Thx for all the info. I am trying to locate this other mobo now...

I assume this is it?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138037
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Thats the one.
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post #16 of 33
Well, as many people have said on these forums... ONE 8800 is BETTER than TWO 7950's in SLI... if that gives you an idea of how great the 8800 is
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post #17 of 33
idk man look here The Viper has the #3 spot with two 7900GTs in SLI... that's beating some 8800's.
post #18 of 33
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Ok, a few questions here about what was spec'd out for me earlier....

1)Will I need to purchase anymore cooling fans or will there be enough to keep it cool already?

2)Will I need to purchase anything else if/when I do decide to overclock

3)Concerns that the cpu will bottleneck the 8800?

4)Have never in my life put one together. All I have ever done is swap out video cards. Can I do it?

5) Is this PS big enough? 485W?

6)I am sure there are somewhere on here that there are some step bu step directions as far as building one, I have not located one yet. Where is it?

Will probably order the parts listed earlier tomorrow....
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post #19 of 33
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a little help?
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post #20 of 33
1. probably no more fans, maybe a good CPU cooler
2. nope! just go into the bios, adjust the FSB about 5mhz at a time, and load windows. if you cant boot, lower the FSB.
3. no, it shouldn't bottleneck, the e6300 is a great proc
4. ya its pretty easy, read the manuals of the motherboard and case... they have good info.
5. you should definitely go up to 550-600 watts for expandability and crash protection
6. um... idk look it up on google?
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