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post #21 of 90
go i7 OP you won't be dssapointed but if on a budget like mentioned go AMD. Good luck in ya build.
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post #22 of 90
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SLI is not supported by AMD and Nvidia is the way to go at this point in time.

TBH I would only go with AMD if you had a really tight budget.

I'm on an OCN posting spree. I've got like 50 posts just today LOL.
Ok, I am not on a tight budget so I think I will stick with Intel. What do you think about what NAM Killer said about the PSUs? Is the one you listed in the build there because it would be good for SLI? Would the Corsair 750 TX be good for SLI?

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Edit: I'm on an OCN posting spree. I've got like 50 posts just today LOL. Too...much...OCN. Must take general health break.
Nooooo, don't leave me. I need help!!!
Edited by zuuku - 9/3/10 at 2:50pm
post #23 of 90
The 750 is great for SLI, it is very high quality aswell, 4x 6+2 pin PCI-E cables so pretty much any two graphics cards (possibly not 2x 480s, it may degrade the PSU)

Doing anything like photoshop etc intel will always win hands down at the moment aswell
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I7 960 (ES) @4.2Ghz P6T Deluxe v2 watercooled Sapphire 5870 watercooled @ 1000/1300 1.274v 3x2Gb OCZ Blade 2000Mhz 9-9-9-24-1T 
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128Gb Crucial M225 + Western Digital Black 640Gb Windows 7 Pro 64bit Samsung SM2433 24" Razer Lycosa 
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post #24 of 90
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Ok, I am not on a tight budget so I think I will stick with Intel. What do you think about what NAM Killer said about the PSUs? Is the one you listed in the build there because it would be good for SLI? Would the Corsair 750 TX be good for SLI?



Nooooo, don't leave me. I need help!!!
I'd say he's wrong(not hating, just speaking the truth).

The XFX 750w/850w have some of the highest build quality at that wattage range. The 650w isn't quite on par with the 750w and 850w though.

The 750TX is outdated, not modular, less efficient, lower build quality.
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I'd say he's wrong(not hating, just speaking the truth).

The XFX 750w/850w have some of the highest build quality at that wattage range. The 650w isn't quite on par with the 750w and 850w though.

The 750TX is outdated, not modular, less efficient, lower build quality.
Ok, sounds good to me. With the build you showed that had the GTX 470, you are saying that in the future I could get another card if needed, and everything, including the PSU, would be fine?
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I'd say he's wrong.

The XFX 750w/850w have some of the highest build quality at that wattage range. The 650w isn't quite on par with the 750w and 850w though.

The 750TX is outdated, not modular, less efficient, lower build quality.
I'm speaking on behalf of the 650W XFX PSU, I dont have experience with the higher wattage ones so i cant give an opinion on the 750/850W xfx PSUs in comparison to the 750/850 corsairs.

Personally I like the quality of the 750/850W corsairs and have always seen them to be high quality, never seen them fail in our PC's but I also have no experience with the XFX ones.

It is most likely small differences so persinally I would go with warranty/price unless I'm wrong and there is a massive difference between the two brands.
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post #27 of 90
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Ok, sounds good to me. With the build you showed that had the GTX 470, you are saying that in the future I could get another card if needed, and everything, including the PSU, would be fine?
Yes.

By the way, you should grab either the VenX or Megahalems from Ewiz that I posted before that $10 code runs out. You can't get a heatink of that quality for the price anywhere else. The XFX PSU and the Spinpoint F3 also have codes on Newegg.
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post #28 of 90
If i were you I'd g with these :

Intel Core i7 950
Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R
nVidia GeForce 470
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES

This will be more than enough for your gaming rig!And it is just at your bounds.And I didnt go cheap with the brands to ensure stability and performance.Also If you look around here in OC.net you will be able to OC your i7 950 to overpass 975's performance.
    
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.:WD WD1002FAEX 1TB HDD:. .:Windows 7 Ultimate x64:. .:Samsung SyncMaster BX2231:. .:OCZ Z-Series 600W:. 
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post #29 of 90
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If i were you I'd g with these :

Intel Core i7 950
Gigabyte GA-X58-UD3R
nVidia GeForce 470
CORSAIR XMS3 6GB DDR3 1600
XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES

This will be more than enough for your gaming rig!And it is just at your bounds.And I didnt go cheap with the brands to ensure stability and performance.Also If you look around here in Overclock.net you will be able to OC your i7 950 to overpass 975's performance.
Ok, thanks for your advice! I am probably going to go with an i5 build now though. :/ Ugh. Decisions, decisions...
post #30 of 90
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Ok, thanks for your advice! I am probably going to go with an i5 build now though. :/ Ugh. Decisions, decisions...
Well basically with two 460's and the i5 you get 5970 performance NOW. But if you get a 470, and add another later, you get even better than 5970 performance later.
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