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Just putting this out there:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=5247949

22" Monitor
e8400
Xigmatek HDT-S1283 + bolt thru + MX2
eVGA 780i SLI
SLI eVGA GTX 260
650W Corsair PSU (should be enough)
CM 690 (1200/900 etc.. is overrated IMO (loud too!))
4GB GSkill DDR2 800
500GB HDD
Everything else needed...

$1500, $1410 after MIR.

Should be good for 4GHz, SLI 260s will run anything out there for a long time, and you can always step up to 280s etc...

Same goes with motherboard, you can step that up too. (I love eVGA if you couldn't tell before)


If its too much you can switch the 780i for a 750i and switch the SLI for a GTX 280. The 4870X2 is faster than the 280, but its also $150 more, and compared to eVGA, Sapphire might as well not have customer support (they don't have much of a warranty anyway)
I was reading about the hdx2 and they seem to be very hot cards...

So 260 sli is better then hd480x2?
Edited by Dotter - 10/5/08 at 9:29pm
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post #32 of 59
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

SUBTOTAL: $1,495.90
minus:
Antec 900: 21.99 using code CASE20
Monitor: 20 MIR
HD4870: 25MIR
RAM: 30MIR
PSU: 20MIR
total savings: 116.99

TOTAL: 1378.91

Sexy cpu cooler, nicest single-card video card on the market, samsung monitor, 2.83ghz quad, 1.5tb storage, high performance 4gb ram, what else do you need?
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post #33 of 59
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

SUBTOTAL: $1,495.90
minus:
Antec 900: 21.99 using code CASE20
Monitor: 20 MIR
HD4870: 25MIR
RAM: 30MIR
PSU: 20MIR
total savings: 116.99

TOTAL: 1378.91

Sexy cpu cooler, nicest single-card video card on the market, samsung monitor, 2.83ghz quad, 1.5tb storage, high performance 4gb ram, what else do you need?
Can u give me a wishlist for that?
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Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST31500341AS 1.5TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (bare drive) - OEM
SAMSUNG 2253BW Black 22" 2ms(GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM
OCZ Platinum 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2P10664GK - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569Q9550 - Retail
XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - Retail
CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

SUBTOTAL: $1,495.90
minus:
Antec 900: 21.99 using code CASE20
Monitor: 20 MIR
HD4870: 25MIR
RAM: 30MIR
PSU: 20MIR
total savings: 116.99

TOTAL: 1378.91

Sexy cpu cooler, nicest single-card video card on the market, samsung monitor, 2.83ghz quad, 1.5tb storage, high performance 4gb ram, what else do you need?
Quads are overrated for the price. An e8400 will most likely outperform it for $140 less.

1.5tb storage is way more than you will ever need. I'm having trouble filling even my 320gb, and I have a 250gb that is waiting incase I run out. 500GB is the most you'll likely ever need.

The ram is nice, I had to cut back to DDR2 800 for my build.

MX2 is better than AC5, its easier to apply too! And no bolt-thru kit?




And SLI GTX 260s are about the same performance as an HD 4870X2, but $100 less. I just put them in because I wanted to try an SLI build, and eVGA means a great warranty and step up, which you don't get from ATI.
    
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Quads are overrated for the price. An e8400 will most likely outperform it for $140 less.

1.5tb storage is way more than you will ever need. I'm having trouble filling even my 320gb, and I have a 250gb that is waiting incase I run out. 500GB is the most you'll likely ever need.

The ram is nice, I had to cut back to DDR2 800 for my build.

MX2 is better than AC5, its easier to apply too! And no bolt-thru kit?




And SLI GTX 260s are about the same performance as an HD 4870X2, but $100 less. I just put them in because I wanted to try an SLI build, and eVGA means a great warranty and step up, which you don't get from ATI.
I wouldn't spend that much money for a Q9550. So yeah, either drop down to a cheaper quad or go E8400 IMO.

But some people do use a lot of storage. With the era of HD video upon us, many are filling up hard drives faster than ever.
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I wouldn't spend that much money for a Q9550. So yeah, either drop down to a cheaper quad or go E8400 IMO.

But some people do use a lot of storage. With the era of HD video upon us, many are filling up hard drives faster than ever.
Thats true, but included in that 320gb of mine is LoTR Extended edition in 1080p.

And even though HD video is upon us, our internet speeds are still slow. It took me around 30-40 hours just to download each LoTR movie, and blu-ray is still too pricey. HDDs are dirt cheap anyways, so by the time you need more space you'll just be able to pick up another 500GB HDD dirt cheap.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=7212214

I modified mine a little. I switched the SLI 260s for a single 280. That way you won't have to worry about SLI compatibility, and if you get the money another 280 will be amazing. I also dropped the 780i for a 750i FTW, which is just as good, if not better. You don't get tri-sli, but its overrated anyways.

The money freed up went towards an amazing LCD, the Samsung TOC T220. Its basically the equivalent of turning up the settings a notch. Also a very nice 4GB set of DDR2 1066.

Its very rebate heavy ($140 worth), and if you don't feel up to that or you can't afford the $1536, dropping back to a single GTX 260 will fit nicely, with an grand total of $1276 after MIR.

Actually, as I think about it now, you would probably be better off with the GTX 260 Core 216 over the 280, since there isn't enough of a difference at that resolution to justify the extra price.

You could go ATI as well, although the 750i FTW/260 should be faster than any HD 4870/P45 combo you could find, and again, eVGA warranty/CS is the best ever.
    
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Thats true, but included in that 320gb of mine is LoTR Extended edition in 1080p.

And even though HD video is upon us, our internet speeds are still slow. It took me around 30-40 hours just to download each LoTR movie, and blu-ray is still too pricey. HDDs are dirt cheap anyways, so by the time you need more space you'll just be able to pick up another 500GB HDD dirt cheap.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...Number=7212214

I modified mine a little. I switched the SLI 260s for a single 280. That way you won't have to worry about SLI compatibility, and if you get the money another 280 will be amazing. I also dropped the 780i for a 750i FTW, which is just as good, if not better. You don't get tri-sli, but its overrated anyways.

The money freed up went towards an amazing LCD, the Samsung TOC T220. Its basically the equivalent of turning up the settings a notch. Also a very nice 4GB set of DDR2 1066.

Its very rebate heavy ($140 worth), and if you don't feel up to that or you can't afford the $1536, dropping back to a single GTX 260 will fit nicely, with an grand total of $1276 after MIR.

Actually, as I think about it now, you would probably be better off with the GTX 260 Core 216 over the 280, since there isn't enough of a difference at that resolution to justify the extra price.

You could go ATI as well, although the 750i FTW/260 should be faster than any HD 4870/P45 combo you could find, and again, eVGA warranty/CS is the best ever.
Very cool!

Checking it out... So how does a single 280 compare to 2 260's?
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