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Originally Posted by euphoricmix
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.
I've seen bad reviews / heard bad things about those X-Connects.

I'm not sure if there is a problem with SLIing 7900GTX's with this silverstone PSU (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817163108)

Someone confirm which PSU would future proof his setup for SLI please
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I woudl seriously just roll with the one 7900 gtx. It will be alot more logical to add one card later if you feel like it than have 2 cards and have to upgrade both to a newer model. Once you save up some more and a new game comes out that is graphic intensive you can get the second card cheaper because prices have gone down. Try the one card with the sugested psu from kosovar. Thew psu is your most vital piece of hardware because if it can't handle the system then it fails. The 500w will be enough.
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http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=373062
how about that one?

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=173830
and that for the CD drive


sorry hednik, didnt see ur post until i posted this. however, still, what about that PSU lol.
also, stupid question: U can have SLi with 2 different cards? like the 7900GTx and say i ordered a 7800GT, they would both work together?
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Originally Posted by hednik
I woudl seriously just roll with the one 7900 gtx. It will be alot more logical to add one card later if you feel like it than have 2 cards and have to upgrade both to a newer model. Once you save up some more and a new game comes out that is graphic intensive you can get the second card cheaper because prices have gone down. Try the one card with the sugested psu from kosovar. Thew psu is your most vital piece of hardware because if it can't handle the system then it fails. The 500w will be enough.
Yes, I also believe the PSU is the most vital piece of hardware, HANDS down.

hedlink, what do you think about the used 7800GTX for $350 ? can't beat that price..
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Get this PSU or the silverstone linked.
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post #36 of 73
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oo that thing is pricey. howabout the one i linked? its 600watts and says it SLi ready, and x-finity is trusted arent they?
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post #37 of 73
Hey guys.....We need to slow down a bit here.....
this build needs to be researched a bit more before buying a bunch of parts.
I strongly suggest a list to compare to what the "alien" has in it. Be sure to get compatible parts and all the little extra stuff you will need. spend a day or 2 checking things out and be sure before you place orders.
I strongly agree that building one is cheaper/better...but you will be losing a lot of things building one...warranty and tech support for 1...and don't forget all the software that comes installed on the "alien" rig that will need to be considered in the cost of things.
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I always use dfi-street's power supply guide.

Check it out: http://www.dfi-street.com/forum/showthread.php?t=10854
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post #39 of 73
Never buy Alienware or Dell's for gaming! Unless your rich as hell.


    
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ok heres the build i have so far, and im gonna buy windows XP home edition, the $99 one.
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=101548
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=173830
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=239049
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=247010
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=371226
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=373062
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=80726-1
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=326034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
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