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post #21 of 34
i second the corsair hx520 psu. its modular, has a quiet 120mm fan, and cost $105 with tax and shipping from buy.com
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post #22 of 34
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$12 could be saved going with the 600W version over the 700W. The 4x 12V / 15A rails are the same on both. Should be good, right?
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post #23 of 34
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Originally Posted by spacegoast View Post
i second the corsair hx520 psu. its modular, has a quiet 120mm fan, and cost $105 with tax and shipping from buy.com
Modular sounds nice, but is 520W enough? I don't want to cut it close, and want a little room to upgrade to 4-core or better gpu.
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post #24 of 34
im pretty sure the corsair has 3 12v 18a rails. you will be able to upgarde to quad with it too.
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post #25 of 34
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This is what I ended up with:

http://www.overclock.net/intel-build...ml#post2507823

And yes, I fudged the budget a little.
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post #26 of 34
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Pretty much what I have settled on, so far. The only difference being in the PSU. I like the FSP PSUs because they have always done me well And have very good ratings everywhere. I think the e2160 what I want, too.
Sounds good, heres a couple things I would recommend though.

For the PSU, that rig won't even need more than ~400W from a quality PSU, so you're really overdoing it. I'm not sure if the OCZs are rebranded FSPs but they are are really great PSUs and can save you a couple bucks. I would reccomend the GXS600 Model incase you feel like upgrading something in the future.

Secondly, the E2160 is about 95$, you can find the E4400 for about $120. I would highly recommend spending the extra $20 bucks and get the E4400. It can overclock really well (3GHz ++ on air), unlike the E2160 which you'd have to get a lucky chip to push it that high.

And to reassure you on the 7900GS, they are EXCELLENT overclockers. When I mean excellent, I'm saying they can easily be pushed to 25% above default, it truly is a great overclocker and if you don't believe me you can check out some reviews. As for the performance, I'm sure the 8600GTS will improve slightly with better drivers, but one thing is for sure - the card is simply not good enough to play DirectX 10 games. Sure, it will be playing them better than the 7900GS, but that's because the 7900GS won't be playing them in DX10, they'll be playing them in DX9 much better than the 8600GTS will be able to. Even the 8800's are considered low-end for DX10, getting terrible frames, so don't count on a 8600GTS to do ya any good for DX10.
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post #27 of 34
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I know you like Nvidia but this is just my recommendation. Personally I wouldn't sacrifice performance just because i prefer a certain brand but that is your choice.
Why don't you try to actually read his post. He needs to go nVidia because he uses Linux, and ATI drivers for Linux FTL.

On topic, 8 series nVidia drivers for Linux are not just "not quite good" they pretty much suck so what I would do is get a high end 7 series card. Since you use Linux you have absolutely no need for an 8 series card; my 7600gt runs beryl with 2046X1538 on my CRT just fine, prefectly smooth.

Get a 7950GT. and own.

then, for a much higher air cooled overclock than any other C2D (sans a few), get the E6420. This CPU can hit 3.6GHz pretty easily (450X8). The 6550 might hit much higher speeds theoretically but i haven't seen any results yet as its new (and i dont mean xbit labs results i mean results from us peeps)
    
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Why don't you try to actually read his post. He needs to go nVidia because he uses Linux, and ATI drivers for Linux FTL.
Why don't you actually read his post:

"GPU should be nVidia because I like Linux. (I know good series 8 drivers are not quiete out yet, but I am willing to wait"

Nowhere there did he say that the GPU needed to be Nvidia because of driver issues, if anything I was thinking stay away from Nvidia because of bad series 8 drivers and he was merely 'liking' Nvidia, then again I don't have much experience with Linux. Either way, you're a bit late because I've already understood what he meant and recommended the 7900 GS.
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post #29 of 34
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Why don't you actually read his post:

"GPU should be nVidia because I like Linux. (I know good series 8 drivers are not quiete out yet, but I am willing to wait"

Nowhere there did he say that the GPU needed to be Nvidia because of driver issues, if anything I was thinking stay away from Nvidia because of bad series 8 drivers and he was merely 'liking' Nvidia, then again I don't have much experience with Linux. Either way, you're a bit late because I've already understood what he meant and recommended the 7900 GS.
But that IS why; ATI driver support for Linux is beyond sub-par

he DID say GPU should be nVidia BECAUSE I like linux. the liking of Linux is thus cited as THE reason for using nVidia. That should give a hint.

And I am just giving him my suggestion. Just because you have already given him a suggestion does that not allow me to say something else? That is not "too late" unless he ordered.
    
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But that IS why; ATI driver support for Linux is beyond sub-par

he DID say GPU should be nVidia BECAUSE I like linux. the liking of Linux is thus cited as THE reason for using nVidia. That should give a hint.

And I am just giving him my suggestion. Just because you have already given him a suggestion does that not allow me to say something else? That is not "too late" unless he ordered.
I'm saying that you acting like a prick because I reccomended a 1950 was unnecessary because I already realized his issue and moved over to the 7900 GS. Therefore you were a bit late. No need for telling me to "read his post", when you didn't read the thread. Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed?
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