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sweet. but that wont fit my current mobo in my pic
They certainly will work with your motherboard, I would not have linked them if they were not compatible. PC3200 is the standard, not the rule. With PC4000 you will have 250MHz native memory and it will give you more headroom for overclocking.
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post #22 of 73
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ok, thats what i have. now all i need is a CD drive and a mouse and keyboard right? did i leave anything out?
CCant see that you did, see you made a comp tons better. You get to make it yourself (the funnest part) and tell us how it worked out for ya.
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post #23 of 73
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thanks again. all of u guys are life savers. thanks thanks thankssss. now i wanna recheck everything and be sure it will all work. do u think that powersupply will fit? can i have a few people go over what i have again just to be sure? thanks again
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post #24 of 73
Might want to consider getting a second hard drive amd setting them up in Raid 0. You don't have to do it right away, but as long as you are building you could throw another one in.

Edit: Don't forget the thermal compound, Artic Silver 5 (AS5) is a must.

I would also just get a 7900 GTX, it will perform just as good if not better then two 7800 GT. If you gave your heart set on sli setup get the 7900 GT's about the same price and a better card.
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post #25 of 73
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do i need that powersupply hednik? the 7800s from tigerdirect come with a powersupply, x-finity 600WATT power supply
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post #26 of 73
Don't skimp on the PSU, get one with known performance. Pass on the 7800GT's, seriously.
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post #27 of 73
I would suggest the Enermax Liberty 500w like in the previous post, again.

I have one. I also have a nice big OCZ PowerStream 600w.. which is just crazy. For perforance to savings, the liberty is the way to go.

I will also say this: the mobo says pc3200, which is the standard. Don't worry about it, we're tellin you the memory is compatible. That is only the standard.

As for the video card, stick with a 7900GTX. Order those parts and wait for something to get in stock. If I were you, MESSAGE "busa" and buy his eVGA 7800GTX for $350... unless someone really says get the 7900GTX because it is worth the performance for $200 more.. I have bought items from busa before and I was going to buy that video card but I don't have the cash right now. I would def reccomend that video card if you want this stuff soon.

edit: here is the link to busa's post http://www.overclock.net/sale/77866-...x-7800gtx.html
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post #28 of 73
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hmm i guess ill just stick with that 7900GTX then. thanks again. just making sure 500watts is enough.
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post #29 of 73
Probably need a 600 watt at least for a sli setup of the likes you are building. I question the limit of my PSU with my setup, 450 watt reccommended for me.
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post #30 of 73
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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
Don't skimp on the PSU, get one with known performance. Pass on the 7800GT's, seriously.
I second this... I definitley second this. Pass on those 7800GT's.. I truly believe a 7800gtx will be close to sli'd 7800gts.. and when you get a second 7800gtx it will pwn newbs.

Or 7900GTX.. however you want man. It will be amazing. Look at it this way, this system will kill that Alienware system. You have that good feeling of building it yourself. We are all here to answer your questions.. and .. custom > alienware hands down if you have the right mindset.
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