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Old December 14, 2008, 09:33 PM
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hi guys

I was looking at the P6T deluxe, i gather this is the best board for i7 for overclocking.. and it has SLi & Crossfire capable PCI-E slots so best of both worlds

I was looking at getting gskill ram, 6gb worth but i havent had any luck with it before so do you guys think i should go with better 3gb stuff?

im going to get the 920 and put it into a antec 1200 along with my existing 8800 GT's - unless anybody knows of a better case, for the same price or cheaper.

btw do you guys know a good powersupply? i've been looking at the Corsair TX 750w as that seems to be the best in the price range, for 1000w the price practically doubles.. i'm just wondering if 750w will be enough to add future stuff.

i currently have an opteron 170 setup so going to this should be a big improvement.

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Old December 14, 2008, 09:58 PM
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I don't think you can go wrong with ASUS, Gigabyte or the EVGA- all similar performance. As for RAM- people raving about the Mushkins- they have some good timings out too, but I don't hear much complaints about GSkil either. Good choice for the power supply- if you want a little more juice, there's an antec TPQ 850 watt for sale in the FS section for a great price- good PSU!
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Old December 15, 2008, 12:18 AM
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TX750W would be enough for a highly OC-ed 920 (~4Ghz) and power consumption of a GTX280. I have my 750W with 4870X2 and 920 @4Ghz no problem
I personally pick Gigabyte for their EX58-UD5

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Old December 15, 2008, 12:46 AM
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a solid 750W will handle a highly clocked 920 and two GTX280s without much fuss let alone one. my power meter with a pair of GTX280s clocked to the roof and a 920 at 3.8GHz (it is a bad chip) during gaming or benching only pulls 600W. with both 280s folding, and the 920 crunching 8 threads of WCG, it climbs up to 650W...and yes, i can make my bench room a sauna in less than 1/2 hour with this setup HTH
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Old December 15, 2008, 05:12 AM
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I have the Gskill and they work great, no complaint at all there. Still experiencing with then tough.

I run a i at 4.1 + a GTX280 with a corsair 650 no problem.

Sold hardware again.....
Currently using WHS hardware....
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Old December 15, 2008, 06:38 AM
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Welcome to HWC! The P6T Deluxe is a great motherboard, many features and a good OC'ing ability. The P6T shouldn't be the only motherboard you consider, I'd recommend also looking at the Gigabyte EX58-UD5, anther great motherboard. Another one to consider if your not looking to purchase for a month or so, is the P6T vanilla, which is coming soon. (P6T vs P6T Deluxe, think P5Q Pro vs P5Q Deluxe)

When it comes to ram, you can't go wrong with Mushkin and G.Skill, both great manufacturers, and always seem to have a great price on NCIX. I'd say grab the cheapest 6GB kit from either 2 manufacture at your time of purchase. I'd also not worry about size, the Antec 1200 should fit everything without issue.

As for the power supply, the Corsair TX750 is a GREAT power supply, but if your not dead set on it, I'd also take a look at the PC Power & Cooling 750Watt Silencer, and Silverstone's line of 750 Watt PSU's (OP750, DA750, ST750, etc). &50 Watts is plenty of power for most setups, it's rare to require more.

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Old December 15, 2008, 07:59 AM
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Old December 19, 2008, 10:18 AM
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if i downgrade my ram from 6gb to 3gb i can get the asus rampage II extreme motherboard.. but whether that is worth it or not over the p6t im not sure.

it would also save me a bit of money

other than that, i can just get a c2d setup and use the rest on a graphics card, buy i7 stuff later next year.

my budget would be around 900 here in the uk for everything, of course i do not have 900 yet.

Btw thanks for the welcome chilly

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