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post #1 of 16
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Hi guys im trying to put a build together for my brother. Somewhere below $500. So far i have this psu psu a 1tb hdd. at first i was thinking about going the same route as my rig below but with a 9800gt and no raid. But i saw the deal section for a 4830 and now im thinking probably get a cf board and get another 4830 a few months later. ram i want 4gb and quad i was thinking q6600 but someone told me go 45nm.
For a cf board i decided on this board
Im open to any suggestions. Do i definitely need a new psu if im going to cf it later?

My new psu will probably be the corsair 620hx.

Money wise should i just do a q6600 dfi blood iron and gskills ram and 9800gt or get him the cf board and a 45nm cpu and a 4830
Edited by rafiki121 - 1/8/09 at 12:48pm
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post #2 of 16
You're definitely going to want a new PSU for it down the road because you're going to need at least 2 6-pin PCI-e connectors. That PSU only has one. You can use molex to 6 pin adapters, but I wouldn't recommend it on a crossfire system.
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post #3 of 16
try going AMD, then later update to a Phenom II.

AMD quads are pretty cheap and real decent
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post #4 of 16
You could get a Q6600, Blood Iron, 4GB ram, and a Sapphire 4850 (which only requires one 6pin pci-e connector) for under $500. You might even be able to save more money by checking the For Sale section.
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post #5 of 16
Notice that the psu you've selected has only 31 amps on the 12V. You really ought to have 60 for crossfire.
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post #6 of 16
Q6600
Xigmatek S1283 + bracket
2x1gb g.Skill
4830/9800GT (4830 is slightly better)
Coolermaster 590
Gigabyte EP35-DS3L
dvd burner
hd to your liikngs
500W PSU should be good
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post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
I want 4gbs and I have a case already the antec 300. And im going with intel. Forget the burner sound card monitor
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post #8 of 16
I have an Asus Rampage Formula for sale for 160 shipped
    
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post #9 of 16
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No thx GPA. can anyone plz make a list for me. I need a quad core intel preferably, 4gb ram. and a sli/crossfire mobo. Im trying to keep it at 500 under. I already have a 1tb hdd that was $90 and a antec 300 for 40. Now im trying to see if I can reuse my psu and the 7900gs. I know the psu is not that great, but if im not running sli immediately it should be fine, and hopefully by the time i do run it there will be a good sale on a psu. Please give me suggestions
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Q6600 DFI Blood Iron MSI N460 GTX 4gb 2x2gb g.skills 
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SSD 840 pro DVD +- RW light scribe Windows 7 x64 pro Acer 24" 
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HP media keyboard Corsair 750w CM690 Microsoft optical mouse 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 DFI Blood Iron MSI N460 GTX 4gb 2x2gb g.skills 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
SSD 840 pro DVD +- RW light scribe Windows 7 x64 pro Acer 24" 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
HP media keyboard Corsair 750w CM690 Microsoft optical mouse 
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post #10 of 16
CPU - Q6600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017

Motherboard - EVGA 750i - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188026

Memory - Corsair XMS - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

$414.97
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