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post #11 of 38
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So i have been looking around and the 2x 3870's look like a winner to me, is there any one company that i should get them from? I noticed that some have superior cooling and take up 2 bays, I'm not really planning on getting a sound card or anything so I don't really think this is going to be a problem but i thought i would check first.

The cards I am looking at are the Diamond Viper or the MSI.

Let me know if there are any others I should be considering! Thanks!
    
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post #12 of 38
My first post is a quick bump 'cause I'm curious.
    
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lol ty, ive been doing my homework and it seems that people like the sapphire cards but i cant really find anyone who owns anything else so im not sure about the other brands

Another question I was wondering about is 2 74g raptors in raid 0 vs. one 150g raptor, do you think its worth the money?
    
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post #14 of 38
That PSU will be pushing it with the setup. Step it up to a PSU with a few more watts and more amps. (See Corsair 620w)
    
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Get this hard drive instead Western Digital 640GB and get this RAM G.Skill 2x2GB 1000MHz
Here are some Benchmarks
Pick up this Power Supply Corsair 620HX
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Get this hard drive instead Western Digital 640GB and get this RAM G.Skill 2x2GB 1000MHz
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Pick up this Power Supply Corsair 620HX
^--Listen to him, hes smart.
    
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If your goin 2x HD3870's your gonna need a larger psu.
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post #18 of 38
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Thats what I was afraid of! ive got the 520w sitting next to me and wondering what i should do... i got it a while ago in a combo deal and was planning on using it with one GTS (or the like) but now it looks like im going crossfire so... you say the 620w, should i just step it up and get the 750w (or something like that) for more future-proofness?
    
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Thats what I was afraid of! ive got the 520w sitting next to me and wondering what i should do... i got it a while ago in a combo deal and was planning on using it with one GTS (or the like) but now it looks like im going crossfire so... you say the 620w, should i just step it up and get the 750w (or something like that) for more future-proofness?
The HD3870s can pull 220W at load so you are going to want 500W just for them. I'd go for something 600W+ like PC Power & Cooling S75QB EPS12V for $159 which is incredible considering its original price. That will last you a LONG time.
post #20 of 38
The TX750W is an excellent PSU as well.
    
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