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I've managed to increase my budget so that I can get myself a quad core. Would this build be good enough to get the Q9550 at 4.0GHz on air? I'm still undecided on the graphics card. I'm more inclined to get a HD4870 due to the mobo supporting crossfire but I've read that the GTX260 is supposed to be a better card. Which card would be better, given the same price? Most prices are from here

Q9550 - 489
DFI DK P45-T2RS Plus -197
4GB DDR2 Kingston 1066 - 98
Antec TP Trio 650W - 137
W.D SATA 320GB - 71
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THe HD4870 would be a better choice.
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You will need a new HSF to attempt to clock anything that high. I would say the 4870, but I'm trying to find some comparisons charts to make sure.

EDIT: Go with the 4870.
Edited by Aden Florian - 12/22/08 at 6:43am
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I'm an idiot and didn't go to your link first.

With what you have listed i would go with the seasonic 550w PSU out of that list. It will be more than enough power to push your rig.
Edited by Aawa - 12/22/08 at 7:02am
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I would get the 4870 over the 260 any day. It's a beast of a card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102801

And as for the PSU, $137 seems way too much for the Antec Trio series.

Get yourself a Corsair for a much better price. Voila.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
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Both the 260 and 4870 are good cards, but it really depends on what resolution you are running with, what options you want to play with, and which games you play.

If you play with a resolution of 1920x1200 or higher, a card with more than 512MB would give you a decent return.

I recently switched to a 260 from a 4870 1GB, mostly because it has a slightly higher average minimum framerate.
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I would get the 4870 over the 260 any day. It's a beast of a card.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102801

And as for the PSU, $137 seems way too much for the Antec Trio series.

Get yourself a Corsair for a much better price. Voila.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006
click the link he had in the original post. it is a .au website, meaning he is Aussie. Prices are much higher there and the corsair psu's aren't offered on the website he was using.
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