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build worth it for £890?

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i think ive decided to go down the ATI HD4870 road now since they seem to be performing very well and a hell of a lot cheaper than nvidia, so im trying to decide on a crossfire board and cpu

also is the Q9450 before than the Q6600? its an extra 70 quid but is it worth it... whats the multiplier? ( more overclockable? ) oh and if i wanted to use the Q9450 with a 1333 bus does that mean it would be beneficial to have a motherboard capable of 1600? I think that asus rampage is only 1200

and also will I need a fan to put on the thermalright 120? as it said bare sink(no fan) and if so which fan would be best for it



anyway what u think of this?

Edited by scottish_jason - 7/2/08 at 4:45pm
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post #2 of 14
get the Q6600 as it has a higher multi 9x Vs the 8x on the Q9450 so 4GHz would be Q6600=445 FSB Q9450 500FSB
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Its not worth getting the q9450 - its not a great overclocker due to 8x multiplier, get the q6600. You should get a fan for the true - I recommend a scythe ultra kaze 2000rpm fan or summat similar...
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Its not worth getting the q9450 - its not a great overclocker due to 8x multiplier, get the q6600. You should get a fan for the true - I recommend a scythe ultra kaze 2000rpm fan or summat similar...
thanks, noted... now what about the motherboard.. would it be good to go for a motherboard capable of a 1600fsb for future cpu upgrades?
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post #5 of 14
that board is based on the X48 which is 1600 FSB capable the 1200 relates to the ram but your 1066 wuill work just fine with it
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Rampage formula supports up to 1600 so you would be fine with that board.
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BTW - I would recommend the DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS board, and also you probably want to get a higher quality PSU - I suggest maybe the Antec quattro 850w or a corsair PSU.
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and is going the crossfire route ( x48 ) a good choice and is the HD4870 a good investment?? I seen benchmarks that said that it beats the 9800gx2, is this true?? how come the HD4870 is so cheap if this is the case
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post #9 of 14
Looks good. I would change the cpu to 9x Q6600 and get a better 850W PSU (this is assuming you plan on 4870CF. One 4870 is 150w, with quad and others, you don't need a 850w psu). HD4870 is a good investment. Yes. It does beat 9800gx2 in some areas. In gerenal, ATI prices their GPUs at lower price. Also, 4850 CF is another good option.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/2/08 at 6:52pm
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Looks good. I would change the cpu to 9x Q6600 and get a better 850W PSU (this is assuming you plan on 4870CF. One 4870 is 150w, with quad and others, you don't need a 850w psu). HD4870 is a good investment. Yes. It does beat 9800gx2 in some areas. In gerenal, ATI prices their GPUs at lower price. Also, 4850 CF is another good option.
and what is a good 850w PSU ? i will be planning to crossfire in the future so will this be enough power
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Antec Twelve Hundred 
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Q6600 @ 3.2ghz (400x8) DFI Lan Party DK-X48 Sapphire HD 4870 4gig OCZ 1066mhz 
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500gig Seagate 702.11 Vista/XP Dual boot Acer 22" and Optoma HD65 Projector 750w Corsair 
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Antec Twelve Hundred 
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