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Hey guys......Building a new system. Could use a few tips.

Kentsfield Q6600

Thermaltake TMG i1 heatsink and fan

Asus Maximus Formula

MSI/Nvidia N9600GT1GB x 2

OCZ DDR2 800 2GB x 2

WD2500KS x 2

CoolerMaster RP-650 watt

CoolerMaster CM-690 case

Philips DVD/RW Lightscribe SATA

Vista Ultimate 32 or 64 (have both,still choosing )

Looking to do some major overclocking, 3D benchmarking and so on and so forth.....all and any help will be appreciated. Thanks
    
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MSI/Nvidia N9600GT1GB x 2

just asking why not 9800GX2? price?
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post #3 of 14
Hello and welcome to OCN

What is your screen resolution?
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You will need to change your motherboard to a nVidia chipset if you want two nVidia 9600GTs
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Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
OCZ DDR2 800 2GB x 2

If i get this right, then you will want to use the 64 bit version of the OS to be able to use all 4 gigs
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FrEaKâ„¢ View Post
MSI/Nvidia N9600GT1GB x 2

just asking why not 9800GX2? price?
yeah i know........$350 for both.....kind a good deal i guess
    
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post #7 of 14
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Hello and welcome to OCN

What is your screen resolution?
1920 x 1080.......thats the max my Vizio can handle.....gaming probably 1366 x 768....
    
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post #8 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vlasov_581 View Post
yeah i know........$350 for both.....kind a good deal i guess
uh, this is a new system?

save yourself some money man get a new mobo and 2x8800GTS(G92)?
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post #9 of 14
64 bit all the way.

Also you may want a single card depending on your resolution. You may want to go with a 9800GX2 depending on prices. Even if you go with the 9600gt's its not worth getting the 1gb version over the 512 version, as the 256bit bus width will not fully utilize it.

Now if you want to do sli you would have to forget about the intel board altogether and go with an Nvidia chipset like the 780 or 790, because so far sli is exclusive to the nvidia chipsets.

Also, if you havent bought the Q6600 why not go for a new penryn Q9XXX quad? If you already have the cpu then dont worry about upgrading.
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post #10 of 14
Good choice on the video cards! I hear that memory bandwidth and capacity limits the 9600gt the most and you seem to have that solved.

I say go for a Q6700. I know it is more expensive, but the extra x1 multiplier makes a big difference at 400+mhz. (3.6ghz vs 4.0ghz)

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