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post #11 of 18
I would really like to say the 280, because I like Nvidia and single card is always preferable, but I'm gonna have to go with CF 4870s on this one. BTW, if you order from newEgg you can get the Cosmos S and the E8400 for a total of $350. Then use the promo code EMCAGCGBC to get $30 off (it covers the Cosmos S shipping costs). That's a lot less than the Cosmos 1000 when you total it up. So you get a better case, for less money! Woohoo!

Also, I highly suggest the G. Skill DDR2 1066 kit. And it's only $90! Two kits will be 180. I personally prefer PC Power and Cooling over Corsair for PSU. The S75QB is 120 after rebate, and it's a rock solid PSU.

Here's my revised list of your build:


CPU: e8400
Case:Cosmos S
PSUC P&C S75QB 750 watt
Memory:G. Skill (8 gigs of 2x2) DDR2 1066
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 1TB
GPU:CF 4870s
MOBO: DFI x38 (not sure on this one)
OS:Vista 64bit
Monitor:Gateway FHD2400
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post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by OJX View Post
The new ASUS PQ5 series is awesome and affordable
I would get crossfire with an ASUS PQ5 Pro
I wouldn't those chipsets run xfire on 8x/8x while the X38 and X48 chipsets run crossfire at 16x/16x.
post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by OJX View Post
The new ASUS PQ5 series is awesome and affordable
I would get crossfire with an ASUS PQ5 Pro
it only has 8x,8x not full speed CF like the X38 with 16x,16x.

Bottom line if going CF get an X38 or X48
going single card get a P45 or P35
    
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post #14 of 18
Can you wait on 4870x2?

Then CF those
    
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post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by piggy1918 View Post
I would really like to say the 280, because I like Nvidia and single card is always preferable
if you want single card then wait for the 4870x2, or buy a 4870 now and then buy a 4870x2 later and tri-fire (crossfire X) them
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between the ASUS P5Q and the Gigabyte X48 will i have any problems fitting a tuniq tower cooler on it?
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post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by aawiscfan View Post
between the ASUS P5Q and the Gigabyte X48 will i have any problems fitting a tuniq tower cooler on it?
Nope, you should have plenty of space according to the pictures.
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post #18 of 18
I just went from an SLI setup to a pair of 4870's and the Asus P5E X38 board. No regrets here...
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