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i7 920, Tri-SLI GTX260, build needs improvements

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I'd like to reduce the cost of this build.

I'd like to sell my current rig, either part it out or otherwise and see what I can do.

This build is currently £1,760.66 inc delivery.

Are the parts right? i7 overclocks are reliant on the memory, right? There was a pair of OCZ Blades with some nice timings at 2ghz. Would that Rampage board take them?

I'll be using OcUK http://www.overclockers.co.uk

EDIT:

Two of the free terminator salvation games will be given as freebies, btw =D And the offer is on all Nvidia 200 series cards.

Edited by Kryten - 7/3/09 at 7:51pm
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post #2 of 13
dont go tri-SLI?? its a waste....
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post #3 of 13
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Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by spongeboy5040 View Post
dont go tri-sli?? Its a waste....
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post #5 of 13
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Not with the 1920x1200 monitor on the list

But would 2x275 do better? Or 2x285's?
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post #6 of 13
2 260's would be more then adequate.
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post #7 of 13
2x285 would definately do better.. 2x275 would probably be on par with tri-sli gtx260
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post #8 of 13
2 285s is a better idea than 3 260s.
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post #9 of 13
go with 2 285s or 2 4890s because less cards = less heat
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post #10 of 13
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2x275 actually shaves £80 off the price.

Would that really need an 850w PSU?

What about the RAM? I'm aiming for 4ghz with the 920, do I need 2ghz RAM?

Also, for clocking, do I need that particular motherboard? Is there a cheaper alternative that will perform just as well?
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