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post #11 of 25
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Originally Posted by grmnasasin0227 View Post
When I'm building machines I get really freaked out about damaging stuff in tight areas, so I don't like to put modern stuff in Mid cases...that's just me. Video cards and your Zalman right make things a tight fit. Gigabyte makes respectable boards, sure, but the X48 chipset isn't really buying you anything over its younger brother, and DFI makes a better X38. You're DEFINITELY going to need a more powerful PSU to handle 4870's in CF...like, 1kW. http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341&p=22 Anandtech shows the 4870's in CF take more power consumption than all high-end cards except 9800GX2's in SLI (basically QuadSLI). That's a lot of juice required. Get Corsair's 1kW model, and you won't be sorry.
he does not need a 1k power supply unit the 750 watt you have will run everything perfect, my advise would be to get a better heatsink like the tuinq 120 or than zalman 9700, and the power consumption shown in the link is the whole system power it needs to work not just the 2x 4870's
    
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post #12 of 25
I would say stick with the X48 board over X38, since that quad is going to need higher FSB's to overclock due to it's 8x multi.
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post #13 of 25
Looks awesome! And yes to everything.
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post #14 of 25
you should consider this board but the one you have picked out is also good, but DFI has more overcooking options and overclocks quad cores better
    
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post #15 of 25
the cnps9500 has served me ok, but for high OC's it doesn't really cut it even on my dual core. But i'm not sure how hot the 45nm Quad's get
    
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post #16 of 25
I can strongly recommend the TRUE. Great cooler.
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post #17 of 25
Some people are saying that the power supply won't handle it, which it can without a sweat. I have that power supply in my rig and it's running just fine
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post #18 of 25
Same here, change CPU to a TRUE.
post #19 of 25
looks good......let her rip
    
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post #20 of 25
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word im doin it, ordered the stuff but switched out for a better cpu cooler/paste

+rep all around, thanks guys
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