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Hey guys,

Going to be building a new Gaming rig soon. Its going to be going into my new case that I will be entering into the Case Mod Comp... Looking for SLI cards (Nvidia or ATI). Intel CPU for sure. So, throw me some suggestions for components. Though, I think I am going to get the same PSU. (Enermax 1000watts).

Thanks!

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Well, I could build you a tri-sli system for 2500, but I might end up skimping on a couple of parts. What parts are you keeping besides the psu? Look in that intel gaming build list in my signature at the 2500 build. I had to skimp on a couple of parts such as the case so that I could pack in the most power possible. I was aiming for tri-sli.
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Well, I could build you a tri-sli system for 2500, but I might end up skimping on a couple of parts. What parts are you keeping besides the psu? Look in that intel gaming build list in my signature at the 2500 build. I had to skimp on a couple of parts such as the case so that I could pack in the most power possible. I was aiming for tri-sli.
I'm not keeping anything from this system. Its going to be 100% All New parts. I'm donating this PC that I am currently on, to my Dad.
    
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Look at my system OP. It's around your price range.
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Maybe a couple of 8800GTS's would serve you well, but do you want to water cool?
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post #7 of 10
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Maybe a couple of 8800GTS's would serve you well, but do you want to water cool?
Ah, yes. Should have mentioned that too. I will be WaterCooling. But that will be ontop of the $1,500 - $2,500. Is Tri sli efficient or is it better to just go with regular SLI?
    
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post #8 of 10
Well more the merrier . The question is do you NEED 3 video cards? Are you going to be playing some heavy duty games or have programs that require very good graphics?

Otherwise, how do you like my list? What do you not like if there is anything.
    
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Well more the merrier . The question is do you NEED 3 video cards? Are you going to be playing some heavy duty games or have programs that require very good graphics?

Otherwise, how do you like my list? What do you not like if there is anything.
I am going to be playing some very graphic intense games in the future. I will also be running Animation programs, So GPU and CPU need to be powerful.

Only things that I do not see fit me in your build are the case... because I am building my own case. And the 680i Motherboard. I would rather go with a 780i Mobo. Also, The CPU seems like a bit much. Maybe something with a smaller price tag.
    
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post #10 of 10
Well after reading that an OC'd 8800GTS 512mb beats a single 9800GTX...I would go SLI 8800GTS 512mb
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