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I need to make my FINAL decision on my build, going to order within a week. So PLEASE help me choice.
I'm using a Dell 22' monitor (UltraSharp 2208WFP), will do SLI or CF later, and WILL NOT overclock on this machine.
Tell me which set up should I go with (SLI/CF), and the type of Memory, Cooler, PSU, vote from the list please.
Thank you!!!!

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Option 1 - SLI

CPUIntel Q9550
GPUEVGA GTX280
MOBOASUS Striker II Extreme 790i Ultra
CaseCOOLER MASTER RC-690
Cooler(see below)
PSU(see below)
Memory(see below)
HDDWestern Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB (*2)
ODD1ASUS
ODD2Samsung
OSVista 64bit
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Option 2 - CF

CPUIntel Q9550
GPUSAPPHIRE 4870X2 (as soon as it is available on market)
MOBOASUS P5E3 PREMIUM/WIFI-AP
CaseCOOLER MASTER RC-690
Cooler(see below)
PSU(see below)
Memory(see below)
HDDWestern Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB (*2)
ODD1ASUS
ODD2Samsung
OSVista 64bit
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Memory
1. OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600
2. CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
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Cooler
1. ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra
2. Thermaltake CL-P0114
3. XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
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PSU
1. PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W
2. CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
3. BFG Tech ES-800 BFGR800WESPSU 800W
4. Thermaltake W0131RU 850W
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Edited by funnyray - 7/21/08 at 6:50pm
post #2 of 7
Wait for Nehalem chipset and the Bloomfield cpus imo
post #3 of 7
RAM - Corsair ftw

Cooler - Zalman... since you will not OC in the near future, the Zalman looks a lot better and will give you decent performance to OC if you consider it...otherwise get the Xigmatek or an OCZ Vendetta 2

PSU - Go for the Corsair 750TX

as far as I know, a release date hasn't been set for the 4870x2, so if you will order within a week go for the 4870, then get a 4870x2 later...
Edited by KmK - 7/21/08 at 6:51pm
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Intel Q9450 EVGA nForce 780i SLi w/ Vdroop mod EVGA GTX 280 8GB Corsair Dominator 5-5-5-15 @ 1066mhz 
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300GB VelociRaptor + 17 TB storage Samsung SH-203N Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" HP w2207 
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Intel Q9450 EVGA nForce 780i SLi w/ Vdroop mod EVGA GTX 280 8GB Corsair Dominator 5-5-5-15 @ 1066mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
300GB VelociRaptor + 17 TB storage Samsung SH-203N Windows 7 Ultimate x64 22" HP w2207 
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Razer Tarantula Corsair HX1000W Thermaltake Armor+ Full Tower Razer Deathadder 
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Originally Posted by funnyray View Post
I need to make my FINAL decision on my build, going to order within a week. So PLEASE help me choice.
I'm using a Dell 22' monitor (UltraSharp 2208WFP), will do SLI or CF later, and WILL NOT overclock on this machine.
Tell me which set up should I go with (SLI/CF), and the type of Memory, Cooler, PSU, vote from the list please.
Thank you!!!!

------------------------------
Option 1 - SLI

CPUIntel Q9550
GPUEVGA GTX280
MOBOASUS Striker II Extreme 790i Ultra
CaseCOOLER MASTER RC-690
Cooler(see below)
PSU(see below)
Memory(see below)
HDDWestern Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB
ODD1ASUS
ODD2Samsung
OSVista 64bit
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Option 2 - CF

CPUIntel Q9550
GPUSAPPHIRE 4870X2
MOBOASUS P5E3 PREMIUM/WIFI-AP
CaseCOOLER MASTER RC-690
Cooler(see below)
PSU(see below)
Memory(see below)
HDDWestern Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500AAKS 250GB
ODD1ASUS
ODD2Samsung
OSVista 64bit
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Memory
1. OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) SDRAM DDR3 1600
2. CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600
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Cooler
1. ZALMAN CNPS 9700 NT 110mm 2 Ball Ultra
2. Thermaltake CL-P0114
3. XIGMATEK HDT-S1283
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PSU
1. PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W
2. CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
3. BFG Tech ES-800 BFGR800WESPSU 800W
4. Thermaltake W0131RU 850W
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Option 2
For the memory, go for the best value IMO, both are excellent companies.
For the cooler, from what I have heard the Xigmatek rocks.
For the PSU, my money is on the Corsair, they make a fine PSU.

And what?! No overclock? On such a nice rig! You gotta give it at least A LITTLE OVERCLOCK! Lol
post #5 of 7
Xigmatek HDTS1283
and a Corsair 750TX

I am unsure about DDR3 memory
Forever Young
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
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Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E8400 Q815A182 @3.42 (Stock Volts) Asus P5E Sapphire 5850 G.Skill 4GBPQ 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 7200.12 1TB Samsung 22X SATA DVD Burner (Ordered) Vista Home Premium x64/ Ubuntu 10.04 x64 Samsung T240 24' 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Saitek Eclipse Corsair 750TX Antec P180 MX518 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Raindrops 
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post #6 of 7
I like the Option2 CF

Memory don't know much about ddr3 but i'd just say get what ever's cheaper

XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 I'll be getting one and be sure to post some pics. I'll be on vacation for two weeks so i'll post the log then

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
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post #7 of 7
i would get the vendetta 2. it out performs the TRUE.
    
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