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Either going to buy a CPU to hold me over until summer 2009 to build a new rig or just buy it now and upgrade a few things come that summer. Either way, if I end up buying now, this is what I'm thinking:

LIAN LI PC-A05B - $79.98


Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 (2.83GHz) - $319.99


Biostar TPower I45 P45 - $159.99

Corsair Dominator DDR2-1066 4GB (2GBx2) RAM - $140

Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 750GB (x2) - $219.98

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W - $119.99

HIS Hightech HD4870 X2 2GB GDDR5 GPU (x2) - $1,089.98

AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude 7.1 - $174.99

NEC ASLCD24WMCX-BK 24" 1920x1200 LCD - $449.99

Logitech G11 - $58.99

Logitech G7 - $72.99

LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray DVD ROM - $129.99

Total: $3,075.12

Buy that, sell my rig, and just pocket the cash. I'm only getting a Blu-Ray player because I'd like to watch them (obviously), and if I get a 1920x1200 monitor I can. If I end up not getting the monitor (mine is fine ... 20.1" 1680x1050) I won't get the BR drive, so it'll be a good bit cheaper. But anywho.

Suggestions? Rig is going to be sitting at stock except for benchmarking. Still tossing around ideas of cooling depending on how much I have left over. No need to help me out with that.
 

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Now thats some serious Pooking around
 

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Dangggggggg.

I didn't know P45 chipsets offer two PCIex16 16x electrical. Or are you just planning on running dual 8x?
 

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Awesome build. I would go for that 24" monitor though so you can do those 4870x2's some justice.
 

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Originally Posted by ddanko12 View Post
wouldn't it get a little hot in that case?

Not going to have stock cooling. Would be a bit more toasty than in a bigger case, but assuming I get decent fans in it, it shouldn't be a big deal.
 

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oh sheet thats one expensive build
 

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Most dual GPU, or dual PCB cards have been a bit more problematic than other "typical" cards (7950GX2, 9800GX2, HD4870X2). If it were me, I'd get (2) HD 4870 1gb cards, and an X48 motherboard. The P45 8x electrical PCI-E slots might create some sort of minor bottleneck.

Looks great otherwise.
 

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I don't think you'll ever see an advantage from spending the extra $500 on the second card, but that build looks seriously nice
 
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