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post #11 of 38
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Well if you're going the nvidia route for sli I'd get one of these motherboards

Evga 680i

-or-

Evga 750i

They're basically the same other than that the 750i is 10 dollars less after rebate, one less pci express port, and has 45nm support.


What I'd suggest as of now is a nice crossfire capable setup with this board and this graphics card. It costs a bit more, but it easily outperforms that nvidia setup you had, and presents the option of tri crossfire in the future.
so its worth the extra $30 ud say to get the Motherboard and Graphics card that u suggested?
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post #12 of 38
IMO, definitely. I'd still wait to see what others have to say though.
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IMO, definitely. I'd still wait to see what others have to say though.
if i was to change to the card and motherboard due to money id probably have to go back to the corsair 4 gb memory, its compatible and i dont see any negative reviews.
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post #14 of 38
The 4850 is a nifty piece of technology, good board, great for the $170 its slated at after MIR in conductors post.

Also you will be wanting Vista64 for you extra RAM needs, much more usable and stable then xp64 from what I hear.
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post #15 of 38
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ill take ur guys word for it.

updated first post still looking for suggestions.
Edited by dakpyro525 - 7/12/08 at 9:50pm
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post #16 of 38
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also is there anything to know if i build it myself any tips or anything?
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post #17 of 38
I guess all I can think of is don't tighten the heatsink too tight and don't forget the mobo risers.
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post #18 of 38
Take your time, handle components with care, make sure you ground yourself(always important).

Also for $5 more you could get the second fastest hard drive compared to the VelociRaptor IMO. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=WD6400AAKS

Also since your doing photoshop and editing I would go with a quad - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115018. OEM since your buying a cooler already.

Ok and don't forget this, this is 100x better than the pushpins thats comes with your cooler. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233019
Edited by Sonic - 7/12/08 at 11:39pm
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post #19 of 38
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Take your time, handle components with care, make sure you ground yourself(always important).

Also for $5 more you could get the second fastest hard drive compared to the VelociRaptor IMO. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Tpk=WD6400AAKS

Also since your doing photoshop and editing I would go with a quad - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115018. OEM since your buying a cooler already.

Ok and don't forget this, this is 100x better than the pushpins thats comes with your cooler. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233019
what are the upsides to the quad?
and ill be sure to get that bracket.
i guess i cant go wrong with another 140g for 5$
Edited by dakpyro525 - 7/12/08 at 11:46pm
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post #20 of 38
It will be able to handle more than a duo for editing an all that. Yeah you might get the E8400 to 4-4.2ghz and get better gaming performance but a quad will do better at editing and etc. And if your looking for this system to last a while a quad is a better choice.
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