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Old March 20, 2008, 08:38 AM
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Im building a new gaming rig hope this works out let me kno waht u think and what i can improve.

ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus ATX LGA775 DDR2 Nforce 650I + 570 SLI 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Motherboard

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box

OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 4GB 4X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

2XEVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GTS Ssc Crysis 112SP 576MHZ 640MB DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDTV DIRECTX10 Video Card

OCZ 600GXSSLI GameXStream 600 Watt Power Supply

Maxtor 200 gig sata-II harddrivew/Vantec ICEBERG HDC-701A-BK 70mm Aluminum HD Cooler

Western Digital SATA-II 250GB w/Vantec ICEBERG HDC-701A-BK 70mm Aluminum HD Cooler


4x 80mm led fans


3x40mm fans

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Old March 20, 2008, 09:13 AM
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Unless you're getting a really good deal on them, or you've got full-cover waterblocks that you don't want to throw away, those video cards don't really have much advantage over the newer 8800 GT/8800 GTS 512 cards, in price or performance.

Might want to consider a 2x2GB configuration for your RAM. Most boards, even the ones that run 4x1GB without trouble, tend to be more stable with the 2x2GB setup, especially when overclocking.

Technically, your PSU could probably run an SLI setup, but it'd be pretty borderline, and dependent on that PSU actually delivering what it promises. And for what it's worth, I can't find the 600W version of OCZ's GameXstream on Nvidia's list of SLI-certified PSU's - Just their 700 and up. OCZ says it's SLI certified, but having the extra PCI-E connectors is just the first step. Might want to look at a 700-750W PSU for peace of mind.
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Old March 20, 2008, 01:32 PM
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I second what MPG said- the 640s are a waste of money at this point- maybe spend the money you save on more up-to-date chipset
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Old March 20, 2008, 01:41 PM
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sounds good lookin into it now.
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