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post #11 of 68
From what I have heard, 3*285 give a better experience than 2*295. 1 less core, but smoother & nicer to look at.

As for storage, a couple of G2 Intel SSDs together with a 4-disk RAID0 or 640GB WD Blacks would be my choice for storage. Assuming you already have a decent backup strategy, that would be wicked fast & would only need your onboard controller.
post #12 of 68
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Alright, 3x 285's it is, now I can't decide on a mobo, the classified was basically designed for my gpu setup right? The only pro lem I see with it is the nb hs leaves no room for a big sound card, ideas?
post #13 of 68
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For the hdds I'm looking at the wd caviar blacks, the 640 or the 1tb, I'll be making an array, but the tb one seems more worth the price, but I think the 640 is faster.

Really I'm guess I'm just looking for all the best parts, for games and oc.


Mobo:
best oc mobo

ram:
best I7 ram for oc

hdd:
fastest 7200 hdd

psu:
I'm thinking about getting 2 since I'm getting a tj07

also I'm new to lcdtvs, any advice on some around $1500?
post #14 of 68
Do you have a costco membership. If so go there they had some great deals when i went there last.
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I just picked up the 6 gig kit of the mushkin redline series here got it running 6-6-6-18 @ 1642mhz at 1.625 volts, its a fantastic kit.
post #16 of 68
I'm pretty sure you CAN put in a nice soundcard on a classified. At least, I hope you can, that's the only regret I have with not buying the classified, no room for a sound card anymore.

It's getting to the point where you really should wait a little longer for the next gen though, they will be MUCH faster. On the other hand, the set ups you are looking at will already destroy any game out there. My suggestion? Wait for the ATI 5 series, and if it isn't night and day to current gen, go with a company that has step-up (evga or bfg iirc) and hope nvidia releases it's new guns within 90 days.
post #17 of 68
No costco membership i think this would be your best choice.
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post #18 of 68
I don't think it's possible that the next gen cards could beat 3 x 285s in a single card unit, though it would be amazing! Go with EVGA for the 285. You'll pay a bit more, but you'll have the opportunity to step up once Nvidia's new cards come out... if it ever happens.

For memory, look into the Corsair Dominators. Also, I would suggest 2000MHz with a budget that large. That will give you the most memory headroom, though 1600MHz has become the standard.

Also, have you looked into a Dell 30" 2560 x 1600 display? They're expensive, but definitely some of the best.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=223-4890

That leaves you around $200, which can get you a decent secondary display as well.

Like this (if you want your monitors to be the same brand):

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-7339

There are tons of other options as well.
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post #19 of 68
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Originally Posted by Aden Florian View Post
psu:
I'm thinking about getting 2 since I'm getting a tj07
You won't need 2 PSU's for that setup. A single 1000W PSU or a 1200W one will do just fine. I used to be a huge fan of the Corsair HX1000 until I read this thread. Now I don't know what to think of it anymore. Now, for 1000W+ PSU's, I think I would go with either a Thermaltake Toughpower WO133RU 1200W PSU or an Enermax Revolution 85+ 1050W PSU.

As for the case, I think the TJ07 looks a bit...fugly. I much prefer the look of the TJ09 (which I own) and the TJ10.
Edited by decimator - 8/27/09 at 4:33pm
post #20 of 68
BFG also offers a step up program and lifetime warrenty. They are actually here in the US and from when I bought mine they were a bit cheaper than EVGA or XFX (I used to buy only those brands before).

Also, you will be happy with 3x 285 since from what I remember is that even crysis only uses 3 gpu cores anyways and thats the most demanding game out.
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