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2x EVGA Geforce 8800GTX 720MB
2x Cooling units for the 8800's
4x 1GB Corsair XM2 Dominators
1x QX6700 Procesor
1x 680i-SLI Mobo
1x XiFi Xtreme Gaming sound card
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I did say that in the first post, thanks for noticing . I just noticed no one has mentioned ATi HD 2900XT in SLi, it is the price of one 8800 Ultra and is better performance.
1 8800 Ultra is faster then 2x 2900XT according to the recent DX10 demos.

The 2900XT is a waste of money IMHO, the 320MB 8800GTS out performs it and its much cheaper.
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I would get:

-Asus P5N32-E nForce 680i Motherboard, because:

It runs cooler than the Striker Extreme, can overclock higher (look at Robilar's P5N32-E Overclocking Guide), and it is much cheaper.

-4x1GB of G. Skill DDR2-1000 HZ Ram, because:

They can overclock like crazy, have CAS4 out of the box, and have D9GKX Chips (the best that your money can buy).

-2x eVGA e-GeForce 8800GTX Graphics Card, because:

The Ultra is a lot more money for a little more performance.

-Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Processor, because:

It is Quad Core, runs fast out of the box, and is a 'Core 2 Extreme' which means it is made of very high quality stuff. I would also consider the Intel Xeon X3220 Kentsfield because it is a Xeon, and is much cheaper.

-Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme CPU Cooler, because:

With the right fan the Ultra-120 Extreme can beat any other CPU Cooler on the market. I would lap it, use Arctic Silver 5, and put on a SilverStone FM-121B or SilenX iXtrema Pro Fan to keep your Quad Core cool.

-PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W or 1kW, because:

PC Power & Cooling makes the best power supplies, period. You need at least 600W to run all of this stuff stability (actually, you need 560W). But, I like to have 50-100W of headroom after overclocking just for safety.

I would also recommend getting the bluegears b-Enspirer Sound Card, Logitech Z-5500's, an Antec P182 / 900 / Thermaltake Armor Case, and that should leave plenty of money for stuff like Fans, Bridge Coolers, Water Cooling, or other stuff you may need like a Mouse and Keyboard.

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I thought this was your budget for a PC. If you don't want to spend over a certain amount, then only post that amount as your budget.

And although the mozart TX has 10 fan slots, it doesn't necessarily have better cooling. A case like the Armor would probably cool just as well.
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I thought this was your budget for a PC. If you don't want to spend over a certain amount, then only post that amount as your budget.

And although the mozart TX has 10 fan slots, it doesn't necessarily have better cooling. A case like the Armor would probably cool just as well.
It is my budget, I can go upto £2500 but I don't have to spend it all.
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For your gfx card, get 2x EVGA 8800GTX not Ultras. Ultras are a waste of money, and if you OC the 8800GTX's, their kinda like Ultras.
    
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Dont buy a QX6700, new processors out soon with better heat output.
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post #39 of 64
Looks like the suggestions are pretty good, just gauge off that. Choz will be in here soon to give you the best advice I think

One thing to think about is when you want to do this build. July 22 intel will be releasing some new CPU's, which may contain a better processor then the QX6700. Also, it looks like the price of the Ultra will be going down soon, here is one that has dropped pretty dramatically recently. While the GTX can be OCed to the Ultra speeds, the Ultra can be OCed even further, and for only $100-150 more it may be worth it to you.

My biggest advice is to find a PSU that you can futureproof yourself with. As history has shown, bigger GPU=more power hungry. Don't try to skimp on something that will just get you by for now, once you upgrade to the next gen of cards (which could be anyday!) you'll be tossing a 720W psu out the window.


Edit: Oh and I love the CM Stackers, if I had the cash I'd definetly pick one of those up. Mr. Cyberdruid does amazing work with them as well
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Everyone is on about "Choz" he must be some sort of God around here am I right? And where can I see some of CyberDruid's stacker mods? I love to see awesome case mods, it is amazing what some people can do with cases.
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