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post #1 of 8
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Well I have a few items already and I was wondering the best items to go with. It will be watercooled so cooling is not to be worried about. this is mainly going to be a test rig for 9 series cards with 45nm CPUs.

Items I have:
CPU: E8400
GPU: 9800GTX (1 for now)
RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB DDR2 1066

Items I dont have:
PSU: TBD
Motherboard: TBD (thinking about 780i not sure though need a good OCer)
DVD: TBD (not much i know jsut need a good DVD drive that will last a while black front plate perferred)
Keyboard: TBD (thinking of either Saitek or Logitek)
Mouse: TBD (G5 maybe not sure)

thanks for all ur input
LittleDevil
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i7 930 Asus Rampage III Gene EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 3 x 2GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit Samsung P2770H Logitech G19 
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Corsair HX750W NZXT Vulcan Logitech G9 
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OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit Samsung P2770H Logitech G19 
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Corsair HX750W NZXT Vulcan Logitech G9 
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post #2 of 8
Looks like an interesting build. Should serve you good. If your going to stick with that 1 graphics card,
I highly recommend the OCZ GameXStream 700w PSU or one of it's bigger brother PSU's like the GameXStream 1010w
if you plan to go SLI. Both of these are excellent power supplies, with very stable +3v, +5.5v and +12v rails.
I use the 700 and it's been fantastic. You can see what I run in my System specs below my sig...

I don't know about you, but I only use Razer products for keyboard/mouse needs. So far they've been the most precise,
best looking/longest lasting and best-weighted (from the start w/o any adjusting necessary).
Razer Tarantula
Razer DeathAdder
Famous Razor Diamondback
Genesis 21
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Core 2 Duo e6300 Conroe 2MB L2 Cache Abit(R.I.P.) AW9D Intel 975X, LGA 775 -{BFG}- GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
10K WD RaptorX & 1TB MyBook + 320GB FreeAgent LG Dual Layer LightScribe DVD RW +/- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 16:10 20" Dell Flat Panel, Max 1680x1050, 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula OCZ GameXStream 700w Lian Li PC-65B Mid Tower Aluminum w/ 4 8mm fans Two: (Razer DeathAdder & Diamondback) 
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QcK SteelSeries SteelPad 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
10K WD RaptorX & 1TB MyBook + 320GB FreeAgent LG Dual Layer LightScribe DVD RW +/- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 16:10 20" Dell Flat Panel, Max 1680x1050, 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula OCZ GameXStream 700w Lian Li PC-65B Mid Tower Aluminum w/ 4 8mm fans Two: (Razer DeathAdder & Diamondback) 
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QcK SteelSeries SteelPad 
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post #3 of 8
Suggestions: PSU TT Toughpower
Mouse G9 is also a very good mouse.
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6Ghz @1.39v L733/ E8500 ASUS Blitz Formula SE 8800 GTS 512 G92 stable @818/1917/1107 4x1GB 800Mhz Transcend Axeram N 5-5-5-15 @1066Mhz 
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WD 320GB SATA II+250GB Hitachi 7200rpm IDE LG DVD-RW 3ple-Boot: SuSE 10.3 - XP x64 - Vista Ultimate x64 ASUS 22" VW222S 1680x1050 
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Logitech MX3000 Laser Thermaltake Toughpower 750W SLI Ready Thermaltake Armor V8003SWA with 25cm side fan Logitech G9 
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Alienware 
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Q6600 G0 @ 3.6Ghz @1.39v L733/ E8500 ASUS Blitz Formula SE 8800 GTS 512 G92 stable @818/1917/1107 4x1GB 800Mhz Transcend Axeram N 5-5-5-15 @1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 320GB SATA II+250GB Hitachi 7200rpm IDE LG DVD-RW 3ple-Boot: SuSE 10.3 - XP x64 - Vista Ultimate x64 ASUS 22" VW222S 1680x1050 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech MX3000 Laser Thermaltake Toughpower 750W SLI Ready Thermaltake Armor V8003SWA with 25cm side fan Logitech G9 
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post #4 of 8
ASUS P5K-E Is a good OC'er, so is the DFI BloodIron - No SLi though, but meh.
    
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@RMA @RMA EVGA 8800GT @700/1755/2040 2GB OCZ Plat.Rev2 
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@RMA @RMA EVGA 8800GT @700/1755/2040 2GB OCZ Plat.Rev2 
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post #5 of 8
ok i noticed you want 2 9800s the 780i is your best bet or the 790i thats more future proof and will support 1600FSB CPUs.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD3200AAKS (RAID0), 1tb AALS Samsumg Wrigtmaster Sb 204/182 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Gateway HD2401 24" 
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Logitech G15 V1 Corsair HX1000W Modded Rocketfish Logitech MX Revolution 
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soft cotton? 
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Intel Core i7 920 D0 3849B203 4.0GHz/1.164 Evga X58 Classified E759/Koolance X58/BIX 120 TRI SLI GTX 285s.** 6GB 3x2 OCZ Gold 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x WD3200AAKS (RAID0), 1tb AALS Samsumg Wrigtmaster Sb 204/182 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 Gateway HD2401 24" 
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Logitech G15 V1 Corsair HX1000W Modded Rocketfish Logitech MX Revolution 
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soft cotton? 
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post #6 of 8
Items I dont have:
PSU: TBD (I would recommend the new Corsaid HX1000w. Corsair make really good PSUs, and its certified for 3 8800gtx/ultras)
Motherboard: TBD (thinking about 780i not sure though need a good OCer)(How about the Asus Striker II Formula?)
DVD: TBD (not much i know jsut need a good DVD drive that will last a while black front plate perferred)(Just go with the cheapest, there are generally very little differences, although I would use SATA)
Keyboard: TBD (thinking of either Saitek or Logitek)(Logitech G15 would be my choice. This is a nice keyboard, with macro keys, and a programmable lcd display.)
Mouse: TBD (G5 maybe not sure) (I use the Razer Lachesis. I would recommend it, as it is very accurate, fun to use, and I prefer it to my friends G5)

thanks for all ur input
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Duo e6700 Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi nVidia 8800gts 320mb 2gb OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 320gb Hitachi in RAID 5 Sata DVD -R -RW +R +RW Lightscribe XP Hyundai N91W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 ... Coolermaster eXtreme II 650w Antec P180 Razer Lachesis 
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None 
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Intel Core 2 Duo e6700 Asus P5B Deluxe WiFi nVidia 8800gts 320mb 2gb OCZ Reaper PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 320gb Hitachi in RAID 5 Sata DVD -R -RW +R +RW Lightscribe XP Hyundai N91W 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 ... Coolermaster eXtreme II 650w Antec P180 Razer Lachesis 
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post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bakes View Post
Mouse: TBD (G5 maybe not sure) (I use the Razer Lachesis. I would recommend it, as it is very accurate, fun to use, and I prefer it to my friends G5)

thanks for all ur input
Hey,
you ever tried the Razer DeathAdder? I saw a picture of the Lachesis, and it looks similar
(in terms of contour design for hand - kind of similar to G5 - right handed...)
I'm just wondering how the Lachesis compares to feel/speed/precision/longevity to the new Lachesis.
Genesis 21
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo e6300 Conroe 2MB L2 Cache Abit(R.I.P.) AW9D Intel 975X, LGA 775 -{BFG}- GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
10K WD RaptorX & 1TB MyBook + 320GB FreeAgent LG Dual Layer LightScribe DVD RW +/- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 16:10 20" Dell Flat Panel, Max 1680x1050, 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula OCZ GameXStream 700w Lian Li PC-65B Mid Tower Aluminum w/ 4 8mm fans Two: (Razer DeathAdder & Diamondback) 
Mouse Pad
QcK SteelSeries SteelPad 
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Genesis 21
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Duo e6300 Conroe 2MB L2 Cache Abit(R.I.P.) AW9D Intel 975X, LGA 775 -{BFG}- GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin SDRAM DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
10K WD RaptorX & 1TB MyBook + 320GB FreeAgent LG Dual Layer LightScribe DVD RW +/- Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3 16:10 20" Dell Flat Panel, Max 1680x1050, 5ms 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Tarantula OCZ GameXStream 700w Lian Li PC-65B Mid Tower Aluminum w/ 4 8mm fans Two: (Razer DeathAdder & Diamondback) 
Mouse Pad
QcK SteelSeries SteelPad 
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Items I'm thinking of:
PSU: TT PSU 1200W
Motherboard: I have decided to go with EVGA 780i the striker II is way too expensive for it...but i am thinking of getting a BloodIron because this will mainly be used for testing equipment and posting benchmarks.
DVD: good cheap samsung dvd burner
Keyboard: I have a saitek eclipse sitting around so just gonna use that for now.
Mouse: going with a Razer Circuit city have a good deal qoing on them so if i find a good one ill get that.
LittleDevil
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Asus Rampage III Gene EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 3 x 2GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit Samsung P2770H Logitech G19 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750W NZXT Vulcan Logitech G9 
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LittleDevil
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 930 Asus Rampage III Gene EVGA GTX 470 Corsair Dominator 3 x 2GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD Windows 7 Home premium 64-bit Samsung P2770H Logitech G19 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair HX750W NZXT Vulcan Logitech G9 
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