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would the Antec P190 case be a consideration for this rig, over the Antec P182?? It comes with 2 power supplies. One 650W to handle the MB and all other cards connected to it, and another 550W to handle the hard drives, opticals etc? This makes up the Neo-Link 1200 Watt dual power supply system. Would this be suffice for my system? Plus the cooling in this case is awesome, and it has 2 hose pipe holes in the rear already for watercooling pipes if i wanted to cool my processor? What do u guys think?
    
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Hmm, the P190 is one nice case, but the P180/2 is so much cheaper and then you could either buy a 800-1000W PSU with the money left over. Or a 700W and a 400W and use them which ever way you want.
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post #33 of 57
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yeah i know i checked the price out, it is very expensive. I just wondered whether the extra cost would be worth it. The little extras may save money in the long run - extra fans , great cooling etc.

I just wanted to know if those PSU's are any good?

Also at the moment I have the Buffalo FireStix PC2-6400 2GB DDR2 memory. I bought this because it had reviews saying that it could OC upto 1033MHz. I've actually struggled to get it past 850MHz, but maybe thats due to my Asus P5ND2 Deluxe? Im not sure - but could I save money by keeping this memory and Ocing it? Or is it avisable to buy new?
    
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post #34 of 57
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Hi guys,

It has been a good few months now since I posted this thread. I've still not got around to buying any parts for my new build.

What has changed since then? I think that I would still go with the specs that a few people posted on page 3.....but my main concern is the motherboard, they seem to have advanced quite a bit since then. Is the P35 socket still the one to buy for future versions of new processors......or has it all changed since then? The other major concern is the RAM. DDR3 seems to be becoming more popular now. Is it really needed? Or is 2-3GB of DDR2 RAM fine for another 12-18 months? Are there any new DX10 graphics cards due out, or is the GEFORCE 8800GTX still good to go for another 12 months?

Any help would be great.

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post #35 of 57
If I had to build a uber PC now I would probably choose something on the lines of this:

Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66Ghz, 12MB Cache (Feb-March release at about £180)
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Intel X38
Samsung SM-2493HM 24" Widescreen
4x Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000RPM (RAID0+1)
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8000C5 1000MHz ReaperX HPC
2x Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 1024MB (Quad Crossfire)
2x 750GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 AAKS (RAID0 or RAID1)
750W PC Power & Cooling Silencer Quad-Crossfire
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme

Total is £2300, without Case/Speakers/OS/Drives which is upto you (be around £200-400)
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post #36 of 57
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If I had to build a uber PC now I would probably choose something on the lines of this:

Core 2 Quad Q9450 2.66Ghz, 12MB Cache (Feb-March release at about £180)
Gigabyte GA-X38-DQ6 Intel X38
Samsung SM-2493HM 24" Widescreen
4x Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000RPM (RAID0+1)
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8000C5 1000MHz ReaperX HPC
2x Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 1024MB (Quad Crossfire)
2x 750GB Western Digital Caviar SE16 AAKS (RAID0 or RAID1)
750W PC Power & Cooling Silencer Quad-Crossfire
Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme

Total is £2300, without Case/Speakers/OS/Drives which is upto you (be around £200-400)
That quad core will cost £180? Sweet.

I dont think i'd need all that HDD space to be honest!! I'd need about 700GB max - what RAID config would you go for considering that?

Would you really go with the ATI instead of the Nvidia? I know that this is quad crossfire, but how about 2xGeForce 8800GTX in SLi?

Does this motherboard only support crossfire and not SLi?
regards
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The space you wil get from the drives I selected would be:

4x Raptors: 300GB Total for OS/Applications/Installs due to RAID0+1
2x Caviar 750's: 750GB Total for Large Data/Movies/Pics/Backups due to RAID1

So thats 1050GB total space. If you want less get the 4x raptors but change the 750's to 500's, which will give you 800GB Total space.

That mobo only supports cross fire not Sli, if you want Sli get a 780i board with 2x8800GTS.
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If you want to go with nVidia cards you should go with the 8800GTS G92's (the 512mb versions).
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post #39 of 57
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Originally Posted by OCZedd View Post
The space you wil get from the drives I selected would be:

4x Raptors: 300GB Total for OS/Applications/Installs due to RAID0+1
2x Caviar 750's: 750GB Total for Large Data/Movies/Pics/Backups due to RAID1

So thats 1050GB total space. If you want less get the 4x raptors but change the 750's to 500's, which will give you 800GB Total space.

That mobo only supports cross fire not Sli, if you want Sli get a 780i board with 2x8800GTS.
I see the GTs are 512mb - so instead of getting 2 GTX's (768mb) u recommend 2 of these?

I searched about and the 780i boards seem to be socket 775 whereas the gigabyte board is P35........is the gigabyte more suited for future processor generations?
    
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775 is the socket, wich the gigabyte also has, all the intel current processors use that socket.

P35 and 780i are the chipsets, if you want to go sli (I see you want to get 2 videocards) you have to choose a motherboard with a 680i or 780i chipset, the P35 can't do sli
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