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post #11 of 17
a simple 750i FTW, 2x2gb g.SKill DDR2-1066, and evga GTX 280 would have been better and would have saved you a buttload. and that PSU is good for gtx 280's in sli, so you should be fine
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post #12 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info, haven't purchased anything...yet

What I'd like is a system that will be on the high end for awhile...so why choose
the 750i over the 790i?

Am I better off using a RAID card to do my RAID10?

I am not tied to the nvidia chipset - up to now its been all Intel. I am open for suggestions to build the best system....

-Thanks
Edited by KDRDoc - 10/29/08 at 8:06am
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by KDRDoc View Post
Thanks for the info, haven't purchased anything...yet

What I'd like is a system that will be on the high end for awhile...so why choose
the 750i over the 790i?

Am I better off using a RAID card to do my RAID10?

I am not tied to the nvidia chipset - up to now its been all Intel. I am open for suggestions to build the best system....

-Thanks
3-way sli is pointless, so why get a 3-way sli board? if you MUST, then go with a 780i FTW.

750i is almost the same thing except its basically 2-way sli.

DDR3 is kind of a waste if your going with a socket 775 build because a nice set of DDR2 memory will still be able to get you to high clocks on any 775 CPU.
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post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
Wahkee,

Thanks - looks like I'll re-eval the 750i....



***********************

Better??

Antec Twelve Hundred
EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
2X EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB
Antec TPQ-850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)
Vista 64-bit
HP DVD Burner

With rebates looks like ~$1800
Edited by KDRDoc - 10/31/08 at 7:52pm
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post #15 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for the advice (+reps)

Rec'd most of the parts (Case, TRUE, Memory, 280's...)

Waiting on the motherboard, went with the Evga 780i (750i only had 4 SATA, wanted 6 for a RAID10)

Will post build pics if folks want to see...

Edited: Changed monitor decision, now trying to decide between a 32" or 40"+ LCD 1080p TV...

Edited by KDRDoc - 11/9/08 at 4:43pm
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post #16 of 17
youll love the 1200, as long as you dont move it much xD
    
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post #17 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by KDRDoc View Post
Thanks to all for the advice (+reps)

Rec'd most of the parts (Case, TRUE, Memory, 280's...)

Waiting on the motherboard, went with the Evga 780i (750i only had 4 SATA, wanted 6 for a RAID10)

Will post build pics if folks want to see...

Edited: Changed monitor decision, now trying to decide between a 32" or 40"+ LCD 1080p TV...
damn... nice setup, new parts are always fun!
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