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post #1 of 14
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I'm going to order this within the next couple days, but I still need a few suggestions.


Case: NZXT Phantom (Already Have this one)
Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Deluxe
CPU: i7 2600k
* Memory:
HDD: 2x Samsung F3 1TB & 1x Crucial realSSD C300 64GB
* Graphics Card:
* Cooling:
* Powersupply:
Operating System: Windows 7 Home premium 64Bit
Other: Sony Optiarc AD-7260S DVD Burner & Artic Silver 5 Premium Silver 3.5g & Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm & 3x Nexus 120mm Real Silent Fan & Scythe Kama reader 2 CardReader



I still need suggestions on a few parts. These are my choises:
However, I do appreciate any suggestions you guys might have.

Graphics Card
- Gigabyte GV N450OC2-1GI
- MSI N460GTX HAWK
- MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II

Memory
- Corsair Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3 1600 CL9 @ 1.5v
- Kingston HyperX 4x2GB DDR3 1600 CL9 @ 1.65v

Cooling
- Noctua NH-D14
- Corsair H70 |
- Xigmatek Balder SD1283 | Why did I put this up? It allows me to use the 200mm side fan, H70 & D14 don't.

Powersupply
- Sea sonic X-650/750
- Sea Sonic M12II-620Bronze
- NZXT Hale90 650w
post #2 of 14
Why P8P67 Deluxe? It is the top-of-the-line Asus motherboard. The biggest reason to get anything above the basic P8P67 is if you want SLI. Your list of graphics cards does not make it look like you're seriously considering SLI.

The choice of video cards is weird. The 6870 is clearly going to be the fastest and the most expensive of the pack. For the price of a 6870, you should also be able to get a 470. That's your real choice: a 6870 or a 470.
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post #3 of 14
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Originally Posted by hamster3null View Post
Why P8P67 Deluxe? It is the top-of-the-line Asus motherboard. The biggest reason to get anything above the basic P8P67 is if you want SLI. Your list of graphics cards does not make it look like you're seriously considering SLI.

The choice of video cards is weird. The 6870 is clearly going to be the fastest and the most expensive of the pack. For the price of a 6870, you should also be able to get a 470. That's your real choice: a 6870 or a 470.
More Power phases is better overclock.
Deluxe is still within my budget
I don't see why my list means I won't be doing sli later..

Why the 'wierd' list?
Could get 2x Gts 450 for the cost of 6870 (or one now and one later)
Hawk is a great overclocker, could probably come real close to 6870 performance for less.

if 6870 or 470 were my only options I wouldn't even ask for help.
post #4 of 14
OK, if you want to do SLI, you should get a powerful video card to begin with. 450 is not a powerful video card. 2x 450 will basically match the power of 470/6870. Just get a P8P67 Pro and a 470 now. You can add another 470 later if you like. Is there a specific reason why you want P8P67 Deluxe over Pro?

I don't think that a 620-650 watt power supply would be sufficient to handle all this hardware and a pair of video cards. I'd go for 750 watt or more.
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To power this system with two GTS 450s in it, you wouldn't need much more than a quality 500W, maybe 550W at the most. Yes, I am being dead serious.
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post #6 of 14
Along with what is already said, my only suggestion would be a lower CL ram like 7 instead of 9 if you plan to overclock it.
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
To power this system with two GTS 450s in it, you wouldn't need much more than a quality 500W, maybe 550W at the most. Yes, I am being dead serious.
Wow, amazing. I never expected to see someone with realistic power expectations here on OCN.
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all i can say is get NH D-14 it's massive it cools your room to -20 and it's H UGE

BIgger always better that is what she said
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
To power this system with two GTS 450s in it, you wouldn't need much more than a quality 500W, maybe 550W at the most. Yes, I am being dead serious.
But why would anyone want to run a system with two GTS 450s? You get two video cards if you're not satisfied with performance that you can get from one.

Two 470s or two 6870's will require a 700+ watt supply.
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post #10 of 14
another suggestion is don't say "pull the trigger". Its just nerdy and gay.
If I were Dr. Cox, from scubs, this would be my "Rock on".
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