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Hello, I have a friend who is in the market for a new gaming PC.

We are stuck on several parts and would like some of your input.

We current have selected:
CPU: Q6600
HD: 2x 250 Seagate 7200.10 (RAID-0)
Case: Rocketfish (Rebranded Lian-Li)
RAM: 2x 2GB GSkill 1000
PSU: Corsair 620HX (Maybe something different)
Heatsink: TRUE

We are still debating if SLI/CrossFire would be good and in the price range.
mITX
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Intel Core i7 6700K Gigabyte GA-Z170N-Gaming 5 Corsair Vengeance 16GB (8GB x 2) - 3200MHz Samsung 850 EVO - 250GB 
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Western Digital RAID0 - 1TB LITE-ON iHAS124 CORSAIR Hydro H100i Windows 10 Pro 
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post #2 of 8
SLI is a waste unless you were to get 2 absolutely top of the line cards, or if you are playing on a humongous monitor (1920 x 1200 or 2560 x 1600 resolution). Neither of those are the case.

I would say get a single 9800GTX and it will be perfectly fine, and will balance well with that build. And good job not buying an Antec 900
    
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Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
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Intel 600p m.2 512GB Crucial M500 SSD 960GB Toshiba X300 HDD 3TB LG Blu Ray Burner 
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Cooler Master Nepton 240m Windows 10 Pro Samsung 34" Curved Ultrawide (3440x1440) Samsung 22" Portrait (1080x1920) 
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Poker II Cherry MX Brown, KBParadise V80 Cherry... EVGA G2 650W Cooler Master Silencio 652s Steelseries Sensei Wireless 
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post #3 of 8
Crossfire is in range and is good. SLI is good, but probably won't fit in range, might tho. Both can be had on one PCB if desired.

Is SLI and/or CF needed? Probably not, unless the desire is to be able to brag that one can max out every tiny little pointless setting in the game. Hell you'd be able to play anything with last-gen graphics from both companies(ATI 2900's and nVidia 7XXX WILL play Crysis, you know). Does he need playable, or does he want it to run completely balls-to-the-wall maxed out?

I reccomend an HD3870 512MB OR 8800GTS G92 640MB, either card would suffice just fine and do the job at hand, and even lets the end user choose nVidia or ATI. Again, EITHER card will do the job just fine, running every game out there at very high, if not maxed, settings, even running Crysis quite nicely. He won't be disappointed with either.
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120GB WD + 1TB WD GP + 320GB WD AAJS Mystery DVD-RW Vista Ultimate x64! ViewSonic P220F CRT + KDS 15" CRT 
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post #4 of 8
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Originally Posted by TestECull View Post
I reccomend an HD3870 512MB OR 8800GTS G92 640MB, either card would suffice just fine and do the job at hand, and even lets the end user choose nVidia or ATI. Again, EITHER card will do the job just fine, running every game out there at very high, if not maxed, settings, even running Crysis quite nicely. He won't be disappointed with either.
I believe he means 8800GTS G92 512MB

I wouldnt go SLi unless its absolutely necessary I would agree with the other members go with a 9800GTX or a 8800GTS 512MB on the green side and the 3870 on the red side. You cant really go wrong with these cards. The 8800GTS 512MB and 9800GTX are faster than the 3870 but the 3870 is cheaper...
post #5 of 8
For $1300 it's going to be hard to spend all the money unless you go SLI/CF or buy something overpriced (NVidia 98xx...). If you're into benchmarks go X38 and 3870x2/3870 or something, otherwise maybe just 9800GX2 on a P35 board.

Since you have the cash, why no 45nm Quad?
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post #6 of 8
Or you could go for a 8800gt, its cheaper and performs very similar to the 8800gtx.
post #7 of 8
I'd pick this up Western Digital 640GB
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Dell UltraSharp U2713HM Deck Legend - Ice (Linear) CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX750 SilverStone Fortress Series FT02B-W 
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post #8 of 8
Yar, I say ditch the dual-GFX thought, and just go with an Nvidia eVGA 8800GT.
    
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