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post #11 of 24
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or should i just hold off completely and just get a 4850 and just wait for the next gen products like the larabee and stuff?
post #12 of 24
I wouldn't bother with the X48, it doesn't buy you much from its little brother, and it's cheaper...I use the DFI DK X38, and my rig runs like a champ with it. The colors can't be beat, too
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i'd suggest uping to a e8400, only 20 bucks more with a single 4870. ncix is getting em real soon, some time this week.

Reason i prefer the single gpu setup, less power comsumption, heat etc but also some games completely crap out on crossfire setups while some can scale extremly, so you end up buying the crossfire HD 4850 for half the games out there.

then you wouldn't half to pay so much for a x38/x48 mobo and a 500watt psu would be enough.
post #14 of 24
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I kinda like the 2 4850 set up, it does out perform a 4870 on average. Ya, there is more power consumption and what not, but, hmmm.... something to keep in mind, thx The e8200 and e8400 and e8500 are all the same chip aren't they? Just different clock speeds?

Some more mobos:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=DFI
Is this the one your talking about grmnasasian? Liking the orange Does this support 2x 16 PCI-E slots in crossfire?

thx for the help
Edited by Domino - 6/25/08 at 5:33pm
post #15 of 24
When buying the 4850's, remember to buy an aftermarket cooler. Those things get hot. Other than that, the setup looks pretty good.
post #16 of 24
I'd get some OCZ Freeze instead of that Coolermaster paste, half the price and performs way better.

Other then the things other people have already mentioned I think it looks like a great build.
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Some more mobos:
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=DFI
Is this the one your talking about grmnasasian? Liking the orange Does this support 2x 16 PCI-E slots in crossfire?

thx for the help
I noticed that the memory standard is DDR2 800. Is there a similar board that supports DDR2 1066/1333?
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post #18 of 24
The E8200, 8400, etc. are all the same chip, they just have different clock rates. If you're lazy, you just get the median and OC it to beat the best one of the family. Also for a CF 4850 setup, be prepared to get a 1kW PSU, and those things are not cheap. The 4850's get hot, sure, but it's nothing a fan speed change in Rivatuner can't offset. Also yes, that's my baby, it's what I'm using on this PC, and yes, it supports CF fully. And yes, the memory is 800 STANDARD, but that doesn't mean you can't get the right speed out of other RAM, I have my G.Skill 1066 running at *gasp* 1066MHz.
Edited by grmnasasin0227 - 6/25/08 at 6:22pm
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Ah, that's good to know. Thanks man. +rep
Edited by Maytridy - 6/25/08 at 6:28pm
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post #20 of 24
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I'd get some OCZ Freeze instead of that Coolermaster paste, half the price and performs way better.

Other then the things other people have already mentioned I think it looks like a great build.
What about AS5 paste? Does that stuff work pretty well too?

And an aftermarket cooler? I might have to downgrade some parts to do that :\\
Only limited to just under 1000.

Ok, here is the next build...... VERSION 2 :O

CPU:
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.66GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail
http://www.directcanada.com/products...ufacture=INTEL
$178.46

CPU Cooler:
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 LGA775 S754 S939 S940 W 120MM PWM Fan
http://www.directcanada.com/products...cture=XIGMATEK
$33.48

Other Cooling:
Cooler Master Neon Blue LED 120MM Case Fan 3PIN 22DBA 1220RPM 42.734CFM 3PINS
http://www.directcanada.com/products...e=COOLERMASTER
$5.08

OCZ Freeze Extreme Thermal Compound 3 Gram Tube
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=OCZ
$5.25

Mother Board:
ASUS P5E LGA775 X38 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GBLAN RAID Motherboard
http://www.directcanada.com/products...nufacture=ASUS
$238.68

Memory:
G.SKILL F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=G.SKILL
$91.80

Graphic Cards:
HIS Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card
HIS Radeon HD 4850 512MB GDDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card
http://www.directcanada.com/products...anufacture=HIS
$189.99
$189.99

Power Supply:
Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
http://www.directcanada.com/products...acture=CORSAIR
$91.35

Ok, well, thanks again for the help guys, seems like it is coming together quite nicely. Looking forward for this build, however, now just sitting at the point for tweaking and stuff before it gets ordered. Would this system be fine for, lets say, the next 2 years, in a sense that it'll still run fine, play games fine, and the only upgrades that i'll need is more likely a video card down the road? Are there a few things on here that are just obsessive, in the terms of its a little overkill?

Anyways, thanks again guys
Edited by Domino - 6/25/08 at 6:43pm
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