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i see.. well i was only gonna buy one* 512* card maybe not right away from the extra cost but eventually as my X800 is a powerhouse on its own but i forgot to put the GTX in 7900 what i was looking at to debate was i remember seeing eVga had a lifetime warrenty that covered overclocking and aftermarket coolers on somecards thats what i was aiming for.
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As far as your motherboard is concerned it seems to be a good motherboard for most that use it but they say it is not first time overclocker friendly.
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well this will be my first overclock but i probably wont do it right away i will be sure to post beforehand though
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For your initial posted system, the Antec TPII and the NUUO that was suggesed are good PSUs (Do you need ESP12V though? The TPII also comes as an ATX12V version only, which is cheaper http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931 ).

However, if you're looking into buying an 7900GTX or 1900XT, and maybe upgrading to SLI/Crossfire in the future, you might want to do yourself a favor, and spend some more money on a heavier PSU. Good options are:

FSP Group (Fortron Source) FX700-GLN ATX12V/ EPS12V 700W All-In-One Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104015

ENERMAX Liberty ELT620AWT ATX12V 620W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194004

Both are in the $170-$175 price range though... But power is needed if you go high end with SLI or Crossfire in the future.
    
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mmmm... pricey pricey...
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Yes, I know. And the advice is only valid if you seriously plan SLI or Crossfire with these kinds of high end cards.

If you stick with single card, then the 550W supplies suggested will be fine

Check http://www.slizone.com/object/slizon..._powersupplies for SLI certification and here http://www.ati.com/technology/crossf...crossfire.html for Crossfire. Not that the FSP is one of the few PSUs listed on both highest end lists (1900 series Crossfire or 7800 512MB/7900 SLI). There are some other brands, but the lack of presence here on the forum should say enough... Not trusted by the OC crowd here
    
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alrighty i should just give out my messenger so i dont have to refresh so much lol any other suggestions i have made my revisions to my psu ram and proc anything else? EDIT i have another stupid question this DFI Sli motherboard i chose an sli motherboard can also do crossfire right?
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No, SLI and Crossfire are different technologies. For SLI you will need a SLI motherboard, which all have some version of the nForce4 chipset. For Crossfire you'll need a board with the Radeon xPress 200 or xPress3200 (last one allows full dual x16 speeds).

On another note, I am suspicious that the DFI you picked does not even support SLI, although it has two PCI-E x16 slots... looking into that right now.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart
No, SLI and Crossfire are different technologies. For SLI you will need a SLI motherboard, which all have some version of the nForce4 chipset. For Crossfire you'll need a board with the Radeon xPress 200 or xPress3200 (last one allows full dual x16 speeds).

On another note, I am suspicious that the DFI you picked does not even support SLI, although it has two PCI-E x16 slots... looking into that right now.
thats interesting i was pretty sure that it did...
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thats interesting i was pretty sure that it did...
its cheaper for dfi just to manufacture the boards both with the two pci-e slots and not add the parts for the sli on one than to create two completely different boards. old versions of the sli allowed you to mod it to sli but i think that cant be done anymore. sli = expensive and not the greatest investment as far as price compared to performance wise. one 1900xt or 7900gt is moe than ample and wont be pushed to the max by any game in the near future. gl and nice build, the 4000+ is a nice cpu but is known to be fussy in ocing. antec makes a great psu the one without sli is the 500w one and it power my system greatand the 7900gt does suck alot of power but less than the 7800gt did. post back with any questions
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