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Old January 14, 2009, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 3.0charlie View Post
WHAT? If you think that spending 2G on a 775 system, when you can have an i7 for less, then I'm out of this thread. Also, that TX650W has plenty of power for that NCIx system, more than enough actually - even if you add a water-cooling pump... Heck, my water-cooled rig runs on a TX750W with sli'ed 260s....

Anyway. I'm no expert. Have fun.
thanks but
Asked already, 650 is cutting it very close for water cooling and multifans. And the 850 was on sale thats why I went for that. yeah 650 is fine for that system just as you said. 100% sure I want the haf for watercooling after mreading many reviews between 1200 and haf for watercooling.

Unfortunately, the system you suggest has NO monitor. Pretty sure I need a monitor lol. My imagining what games looks like is not so good.
THe system you suggest will push my budget closer to 2.5k and beyond (need a monitor) and seriously I don't see a need for i7. Maybe if I were building in 9 months yeah ok go for i7.

hope I did not hurt your feelings though, I said thanks a few times now. BUT i really don't want i7, especially not for that price premium 2.5k after monitor.

Anyhow these are the questions I would like input from people who have the parts already and/or experts:

Diamond Radeon HD 4870 X2 Xoc 800MHZ 2GB

I checked the 295 looks great but the 4870X2 are now coming with $50 rebates so I think I'll stick with it. Don't know much about which 4870 X2 are reference design for a full cover waterblock. Any suggestions?

G.SKILL F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 <-- Don't know much about ram but I need ram that overclocks well with the Rampage Formula Mobo.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core <-- Is it worth going for 8600 or Quad core?
It might be now that Intel is dropping prices because of the amd processor.
A 9650 with a 40% price drop might be a good buy, any opinions?


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