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Ah, I didn't see the SLI. Well, I would have to recommend one of these, for less than the Thermaltake:

PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341011
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ive filled up over 400gb already on this rig.
Ah. Well, I purchased a 500GB harddrive, and I have still not even broken 250 GB. However, at the time I thought that I was going to need it all, and if I had changed it for two 250GB and done RAID-0 I would be happier as of now. But if you use that amount of space then definitely do so.
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Ah. Well, I purchased a 500GB harddrive, and I have still not even broken 250 GB. However, at the time I thought that I was going to need it all, and if I had changed it for two 250GB and done RAID-0 I would be happier as of now. But if you use that amount of space then definitely do so.
cool cool, maybe ill put 2 500 in raid0

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Ah, I didn't see the SLI. Well, I would have to recommend one of these, for less than the Thermaltake:

PC Power & Cooling 750W Silencer: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341011
Silverstone 750W Olympia: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256016


are you sure about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256016

??

is it reliable?
    
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cool cool, maybe ill put 2 500 in raid0





are you sure about this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256016

??

is it reliable?
your so silly thats one of the best 750w psu's money can buy
    
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your so silly thats one of the best 750w psu's money can buy
lol silly maybe, truenoob, definetly.
    
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...123-YW-E175-A1

750 FTW board is based on the 780I chipset but it's just as cheap as the 680I which has a few quarks with some people, but still overclocks like a champ. I was actually considring RMAing my current board (nothing wrong with it) and using the same cash to pick up a 750 ftw, it's been getting great hands on reviews with quad/duel overclocking.

My psu of choice: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Great size/color/fans stays cool, solid build. The cording is slightly longer though so if your gonna stick with a midsized case it would require some fun cabling. I have a Cosmos and this thing reaches every part with ease. <3 it
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post #67 of 73
Silverstone is right up there with PC Power & Cooling and Corsair as the best PSU companies.
    
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post #68 of 73
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Silverstone is right up there with PC Power & Cooling and Corsair as the best PSU companies.
Agree, Silverstone and Corsair and good manufacturers. I would recommend Silverstone and Thermaltake myself. Never heard of PC Power & Cooling though.
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post #69 of 73
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Agree, Silverstone and Corsair and good manufacturers. I would recommend Silverstone and Thermaltake myself. Never heard of PC Power & Cooling though.
PC Power & Cooling is pretty much the Lian Li of PSUs. You pay more, but man, do you get your moneys worth!
    
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post #70 of 73
Okay, for all the "Q9450 is god/Q9450 is ****" concerns:

Q6600 - ~200$
E8400 - ~220$
Q9450 - ~370$

Okay, look at the price. The first 2 are good performers for the priceerformance. The 3rd is not. For almost double the price you get ~5% performance increase for the Q9450 over the Q6600. However, I am yet to see a Q9450 do anything anywhere near what we've all seen Q6600's do.

Do yourself a favor. If you need quad, go Q6600. Its unneccessary to spend the money for the Q9450 right now.
    
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