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Motherboard - Evga 780i
Processor - Q6600
Heatsink - Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
GPU - 9800gx2
Power Supply - Power Supply - Corsair 1000HX
Memory - G.Skill 4GB PK
Hard Drive - Seagate 500g
Media Drive - Lite-On Blu Ray Reader
Case - Cosmos 1110
Display - 40inch Samsung 120hz 1080p HDTV

Should I make some changes? Since the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme doesn't come with a fan, can someone recommend me a fan? Is it a bad idea to buy the 9800gx2 now and step-up to a 9900gtx in July (hopefully) and get another 9900gtx to SLI when I have money. Is that case good enough or are there better options around the same price? I'm planning to order it ASAP so I need help from you guys. Thanks in advance.
post #2 of 12
Look at the Q6700 instead of the Q6600... only a little bit more money, and a higher multi.

Otherwise, looking nice! Instead of 'stepping up' to a 9900GTX (not sure it'll actually be a set-up ) you might consider simply adding another GX2 later on.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Look at the Q6700 instead of the Q6600... only a little bit more money, and a higher multi.

Otherwise, looking nice! Instead of 'stepping up' to a 9900GTX (not sure it'll actually be a set-up ) you might consider simply adding another GX2 later on.
Thanks for your time sir! Welcoming more opinions.
post #4 of 12
Looks good to me.

This is just me but .. do you really need to SLI 9800gx2's or 9900's? Maybe stick to one so you don't have to get the nvidia chipset. That way you'd be able to spend more on a CPU too. That's just me.

Also if you've the cash to burn on 2 GX2's maybe consider a 790i so you can go down the DDR3 road.

Like I said though, looks good.
    
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Originally Posted by SUPER PISSED View Post
Looks good to me.

This is just me but .. do you really need to SLI 9800gx2's or 9900's? Maybe stick to one so you don't have to get the nvidia chipset. That way you'd be able to spend more on a CPU too. That's just me.

Also if you've the cash to burn on 2 GX2's maybe consider a 790i so you can go down the DDR3 road.

Like I said though, looks good.
Thanks. I'll probably stick to one video card instead of SLI depending on how the performance will be on 1080 resolution. I don't really need every single thing to be maxed out, just high is good enough for me. DDR3 are too expensive for me so I avoided the 790i. Thanks for your reply.

Can someone recommend me a fan for my heatsink or I don't really need one?

Sorry, I'm a noob!

Thanks again.
post #6 of 12
I'd recommend a Yate Loon fan:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/61...?tl=c15s60b119

Relatively inexpensive, and pushes more than enough air
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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post #7 of 12
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
I'd recommend a Yate Loon fan:
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/61...?tl=c15s60b119

Relatively inexpensive, and pushes more than enough air
Thanks again Chozart.
post #8 of 12
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Originally Posted by glocknyne View Post
Thanks. I'll probably stick to one video card instead of SLI depending on how the performance will be on 1080 resolution. I don't really need every single thing to be maxed out, just high is good enough for me. DDR3 are too expensive for me so I avoided the 790i. Thanks for your reply.

Can someone recommend me a fan for my heatsink or I don't really need one?

Sorry, I'm a noob!

Thanks again.
My monitors resolution is 1680x1050, just shy of your 1080, my 9600gt can max pretty much everything at playable frame rates. (Crysis I play with a lot of the setting on very high, no AA, @ x900 res) Point is your 9800gx2 blows my 9600gt out of the water so you'll have no problems maxing games out for quite a while.

-edit - DDR3 can be found for around $200 now, as a person getting a GX2 I don't think you're on a super strict budget.
    
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post #9 of 12
Personally, if your monitor isn't going up to like 1600x1200 I'd just stick with one 9800gx2. I see no reason to spend the money to get a 9900gtx when the difference is going to be minimal at best. I vote for saving your money on the intel motherboard...grab a p35 so you know you've got some good, and relatively easy overclocking in your future.

I recommend the same board I've got...DFI LP DK T2RS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

Awesome board with a ton of bios options, maybe a little overwhelming to a new overclocking, but I am new and I manage fine.

With the saved money on your motherboard I'd definitely take Chozart's advice and buy a Q6700. Though the OC potential isn't that much greater...you'll have a better chance of getting to 3.6 on air and with a lower vcore. The newer Q6600's (such as mine) are coming with REALLY high VID's...1.325 here. So you're gonna need a lot of vcore to get it to 3.6, mine won't even post at 1.4vcore with a 400x9. You'd save a lot on the mobo so put it towards the 6700 and pretty much guarantee yourself a nice 3.6ghz oc.

Just my two cents

Then again...if money isn't an option, stick with the 780i, buy the Q6700 anyways, and that way you can slap in a 9800gx2 later and blow away a 9900gtx and most likely a 9900gtx in SLI.
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post #10 of 12
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Thanks to everybody for the replies. The resolution I'm going to be playing on is 1920 x 1080. So should I save up my money for 790i and get DDR3 memory or should I save up for the P35 motherboard? If I do get those motherboard, should I save up a little more for the q6700?
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