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post #1 of 12
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Thank You All For Coming!!!
This is the first computer im building from the ground up and i have little experience in the field. Ive compiled a list of what i think are compatible parts that should(hopefully) make a good gaming rig that will be easily upgradeable in the future. The extra tubing and coolant in the list (that i know comes with the case) is simply to change the color of the interior to blue as every other piece of equipment i am going to get will be black W/blue lights, also the prices are not correct merely general estimates that i can refer to. Thanks again for all your help guys, feel free to be harsh in your reviews and suggestions i want uncencored feedback so my first computer turns out well!
Now for some questions!
1.Will this psu be strong enough for everything once installed(i did watt calculations but i hardly trust myself or a random website)?
2.Around how long do you all estimate this setup will last before being unable to play games on high settings(i no this is hard to guess but you all know more than me)?
3.Are all these parts compatible(i believe they are but once again ill leave the decision making to the experts[and critics])?
4.Is this setup going to overclock well? I plan to overclock the cpu heavily from the start, and (with the installation of the sli setup and the secondary watercooling loop) both gpu's too.
5.Is it worth getting a cheap gpu block to add to first loop until i upgrade to sli and second loop?


Computer Blueprints Price

Case: Thermaltake Armor LCS $250
Power Supply: Silencer 750W Quad $200
Motherboard: NForce 780i SLI 775 A1 $250
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q9450 $350
Graphics Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 512 $300
Ram: Corsair Dominator 4GB kit(2x2GB) $200
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB $100
CD-ROM Drive: ASUS DRW-2014S1T $50
Operating System: Windows Vista 64 bit $200
Aesthetic Components: $50
-Blue UV Reactive Smartcoil, Tubing, and Coolant
-4 12" Cold Cathodes(2 Blue/2 UV)
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Total Price$1950

Additions(to be added well into the future)
Secondary GPU: GeForce8800 GTS 512
Separate Watercooling Loop For GPU’s: Undecided
Additional Ram: Secondary Corsair Dominator 4GB kit(2x2GB)

Hardware
Monitor: Samsung HDVI 22" Widescreen(Already Have)
Mouse: Razer Lachesis(Already Have)
Mousepad: Rocketfish Dbl. Sided Anodized Aluminum(Already Have)
Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
Headset: Razer Barracuda
Speaker System: Razer Mako 2.1

Appreciate the Feedback!
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post #2 of 12
The psu will be plenty, and it will overclock well assuming you have a watercooling which is what it sounds like.
    
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post #3 of 12
if ure going nvidia, dont get the 8800GTX. Get the 8800GTS 512.
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post #4 of 12
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Originally Posted by ian209 View Post
if ure going nvidia, dont get the 8800GTX. Get the 8800GTS 512.
Can you give me some info on the GTX vs GTS im not concerned on cost effectiveness i want the best 8800's series card i can get(my budgets like 300-350)
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post #5 of 12
8800GTX is G80 core and 8800GTS is new G92 core, which uses less power and runs 'cooler'. In stock, 8800GTX is faster than G92 8800GTS but the OC 8800GTS almost match GTX. 8800GTX is around $280 and GTS is around $200. If you have bigger screen liked 30” and 1920ish resolution, get GTX because its 768MB ram. Otherwise, get the GTS, the best for the money.
post #6 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linskingdom View Post
8800GTX is G80 core and 8800GTS is new G92 core, which uses less power and runs 'cooler'. In stock, 8800GTX is faster than G92 8800GTS but the OC 8800GTS almost match GTX. 8800GTX is around $280 and GTS is around $200. If you have bigger screen liked 30†and 1920ish resolution, get GTX because its 768MB ram. Otherwise, get the GTS, the best for the money.
im begining to reconsider my video card thanks for the input!
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post #7 of 12
I would get the 8800GT. That card is a beast. If you overclock it, it is better than a 8800gtx. I got that off of tomshardware. The 8800gtx is a good card but if you get a 8800gt and oc it, it is better than a 8800gtx. Now, if you get 2 8800GTs, you can play any game you want.
    
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Update! i have decided to replace the GTX's with GTS 512's after multiple suggestions on forums.
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post #9 of 12
if money aint the prob, get the 9800GTX
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Sandisk Extreme 240GB SSD Seagate 2TB 7200rpm Seagate Momentus XT 500GB XSPC Raystorm 
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EK-FC7970 DCII XSPC EX240 + EX120 Radiators Swiftech MCP355 w/ XSPC Restop Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by ian209 View Post
if money aint the prob, get the 9800GTX
Nah, 8800GTS G92 is close in performance and just as good and better oc'd. Plus cheaper.
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