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As many of you you who read my posts already heard me whining about my sig rig is RIP... kinda.....LOL ....... nuff said.

I'm looking to swap out some of the guts now and perhaps jump ship to SLI & 45nm techie since gaming is biting me in tha butt and just a great way to relax at night ;P .

Considering the following:

(New Gear)
1 - E8400
1 - eVga 750i FTW
2 - PNY or XFX GeForce 8800 GT's
1 - Mushkin 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8500

(Existing Gear)

1 - Dtek Fuzion 1/2"
1 - MCR320 Rad w/3x100cfm fans 1/2"
1 - MCP655 Pump 1/2"
1 - Antec 650W PSU
1 - CM Stacker 830 Evo Black Case
1 - Dell 22" LCD
1 - Logitech MX Revolution Mouse

Im coming off of q6600's @ 3.6Ghz with the realization I no longer do nearly the multitasking at home I used to do.. that is done at work on a quad now. Now its mostly MS Office, Surfing, Email, Gaming quite honestly and I think Id get more snap out of 45nm pushed beyond 4Ghz.

Am I talking crazy?

also anyone know of benchies on the 8800GT'(s) in SLI with this type of system? Realworld or synthetic 3Dmark06?

Open to suggestions before I hit the Egg.

Thanks ALL!!
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BTW:Unfortunately the kitty cat survived the "incident" mentioned ... my rig .... well it didnt have the 9 Lives the damn cat does LOL.
Edited by mrkryz - 5/28/08 at 7:37pm
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Anyone? Anyone at all?? LOL
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post #4 of 12
Honest opinion would be to get the E8400. The cost difference between the 8400 and 8500 is ridiculous. You can overclock the cpu to 4.0+ depending.

Now as far as the video cards. I wouldn't go with the GX2 or 9800gtx.. I would get an 8800GT or 8800GTS 512/1g version. Reason? Do you play any games that you can't max out already? Except for Crysis, which we know is poor coding, you can play all games maxed out. I would spend 150-180$ on a 8800GT, and if you just so happen to need a more powerful gpu down the road, you arn't out 600$ ya know?

Or like you said, get two GT's and you'll be just fine. No reason at all to get the latest and greatest when the GT's can kick around any game around. Just my thoughts though...

I like overclocking, so getting the high to med range cards for less price and making them perform like their big brothers, put a smile on my face knowing I saved allot of $$$!!
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One thing I thought of is get the E7200 instead of the E8400. It's got a higher multiplier, and most of them are getting at least 3.6Ghz. You won't get as high as you would with an E8400, but you could spend the extra $60-$70 on 512MB GTS's instead of GT's. Also, I think the G.SKILL DDR2-1000 is cheaper than the Mushkin. You could save a few more dollars that way.
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Originally Posted by mentholmoose View Post
One thing I thought of is get the E7200 instead of the E8400. It's got a higher multiplier, and most of them are getting at least 3.6Ghz. You won't get as high as you would with an E8400, but you could spend the extra $60-$70 on 512MB GTS's instead of GT's. Also, I think the G.SKILL DDR2-1000 is cheaper than the Mushkin. You could save a few more dollars that way.
Thanks for the info Ive heard mixed info on the 8800GT/8800GTS in sli... most ppl are saying the diff is barely noticeable and not worth the premium when you OC the 8800GT in SLI... Your thoughts?
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post #7 of 12
i think the E7200 is a better option right now also, cheaper, and if 4Ghz is the target, its acheivable on air, and u have water so i really dont see a reason to go with E8400. 8800GT SLI is win. for around $320 you have a GPU setup that can beat out a $500 9800GX2. id say stay with the GT over the GTS and save a few bucks to spend on future upgrades.
    
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post #8 of 12
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The build isnt quite on that tight a budget. I'm looking at the diff between the E8500 w/9.5 vs E8400 w/9 multi's.... cant quite justify basicaly 2x the price for .5 multi.
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post #9 of 12
The only major reason to go for the GTS's is the dual-slot cooler. If you're water-cooling the GPU's, obviously there's no worthwhile reason for getting the GTS's.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by mrkryz View Post
The build isnt quite on that tight a budget. I'm looking at the diff between the E8500 w/9.5 vs E8400 w/9 multi's.... cant quite justify basicaly 2x the price for .5 multi.
not much of a difference. if you're OCing theres absolutely no point in buying an E8500 over an E8400. even if you're not OCing theres no point in buying it, 0.16Ghz more wont work any more miracles than the E8400.
    
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