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Does anyone think the circu-pipe cooling on the MSI P7N would be in the way of the Tuniq Tower 120?
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NEVER buy MSI.My first rig of MSI burned down to hell in half a year
And my first in life rig was msi too,and it had to stay in world more than 5 years but it lived only 2 years.No problem with h.ware,only MOBO.GO TO HELL MSI AAARGH
My uncle choosed asus till his first rig,his pcs lived more than 5 years.
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NEVER buy MSI.My first rig of MSI burned down to hell in half a year
And my first in life rig was msi too,and it had to stay in world more than 5 years but it lived only 2 years.No problem with h.ware,only MOBO.GO TO HELL MSI AAARGH
My uncle choosed asus till his first rig,his pcs lived more than 5 years.
I've never had problems with MSI.

Yes the Tuniq will fit fine with that board. See my sig. I will upload a photo when I get home.
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780i and a Q6600 <-gets my vote. Just make sure to get an aftermarket cooler with the $$ you save. If you want SLi I would stick with a Q4..

you can find a 9800GX2 + 780i/Q6600 for less than 1k$..
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780i and a Q6600 <-gets my vote. Just make sure to get an aftermarket cooler with the $$ you save. If you want SLi I would stick with a Q4..

you can find a 9800GX2 + 780i/Q6600 for less than 1k$..
I already own the Tuniq Tower 120 - no need for another aftermarket cooler purchase.

I'm now leaning towards E8400 + eVGA 750i FTW.
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Well, I am sorry to hear that.

With no OC a faster cpu will be more beneficial to you... I would not consider SLi unless you are running a med-high OC on that CPU, as you will be paying a premium for minimal gains.

*I have Tuniq's cooling: e6700 @ 3.6ghz, e6320 @ 3.4ghz, Q6600 @ 3.3ghz and a X3350..not config'd yet. They are wonderful for the price and cool great.
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Well, I am sorry to hear that.

With no OC a faster cpu will be more beneficial to you... I would not consider SLi unless you are running a med-high OC on that CPU, as you will be paying a premium for minimal gains.

*I have Tuniq's cooling: e6700 @ 3.6ghz, e6320 @ 3.4ghz, Q6600 @ 3.3ghz and a X3350..not config'd yet. They are wonderful for the price and cool great.
What exactly would you recommend then?
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Without spending too much more, you can bump up to a E8500 or a X3350 [currently cheaper than its twin.. the Q9450] and stick with a cheaper, single GPU solution for now. A 8800gt will perform more than well enough to handle any current games.

It has already been proven that with gpu's more powerful than a 8800gt, video performance is severely limited by the speed of the cpu.. and not necessarily the number of cores. In-game Crysis showed a mere 1-3fps difference between a Q6600 @ stock and a E6700 @ stock [mosty due to the larger cache of the Q4..and not the extra cores]..yet both systems can yield over 3k point increases on synthetic benchies when OC'd. So, in short.. not OC'ing the cpu, it becomes an immediate bottleneck when SLi/Crossfire is introduced to the system. Why pay for a 20-30% increase, when your system is already capable of giving it to you?

Bottom line..its still your $$ and decision. Just my on the matter... hope it helps in your decision.
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Without spending too much more, you can bump up to a E8500 or a X3350 [currently cheaper than its twin.. the Q9450] and stick with a cheaper, single GPU solution for now. A 8800gt will perform more than well enough to handle any current games.

It has already been proven that with gpu's more powerful than a 8800gt, video performance is severely limited by the speed of the cpu.. and not necessarily the number of cores. In-game Crysis showed a mere 1-3fps difference between a Q6600 @ stock and a E6700 @ stock [mosty due to the larger cache of the Q4..and not the extra cores]..yet both systems can yield over 3k point increases on synthetic benchies when OC'd. So, in short.. not OC'ing the cpu, it becomes an immediate bottleneck when SLi/Crossfire is introduced to the system. Why pay for a 20-30% increase, when your system is already capable of giving it to you?

Bottom line..its still your $$ and decision. Just my on the matter... hope it helps in your decision.
So... you believe I'd benefit with E8500 + eVGA 750i FTW?
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I'm reading that there isn't that much gain from the E8400 to the E8500.
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