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Old October 25, 2008, 04:20 PM
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well i'm trying to max out all my games like crysis, and if i need to i can just upgrade to a 3rd gtx 260
Even with a SLI setup there is no way you'll get decent FPS imho with a 24" monitor.
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Old October 25, 2008, 04:31 PM
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For the love of god and your components, don't buy Thermaltake watercooling. Temperatures won't be any better than good air cooling and they aren't known to be overly reliable.

The 790i would be the better choice if you must go with SLI though you'd need DDR3 as well then. If you can hold out a few more months, wait for Core i7 and get a X58 motherboard with SLI. Then you don't have to deal with all of NVIDIA's problems...

I'd up the RAM to PC8000/8500 since it doesn't cost much more and will allow easier OCs if you plan to do so.

And that PSU has to go. Total garbage IMO. Get something from Corsair or PC Power & Cooling.
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For the love of god and your components, don't buy Thermaltake watercooling. Temperatures won't be any better than good air cooling and they aren't known to be overly reliable.

The 790i would be the better choice if you must go with SLI though you'd need DDR3 as well then. If you can hold out a few more months, wait for Core i7 and get a X58 motherboard with SLI. Then you don't have to deal with all of NVIDIA's problems...

I'd up the RAM to PC8000/8500 since it doesn't cost much more and will allow easier OCs if you plan to do so.

And that PSU has to go. Total garbage IMO. Get something from Corsair or PC Power & Cooling.
Can you recommend a watercooling solution then? ~150-200?

And i think i'll switch the RAM to some Corsair Dominators PC2 8500

Also, the psu got some pretty good reviews o.0?
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Can you recommend a watercooling solution then? ~150-200?
Custom, one of Swiftech's higher end kits, or one of the kits from NCIX (not actual kits, just a bundle of all the parts). Or just get an efficient air cooling solution as your temperatures won't be much higher, especially with a liquid cooling solution in that budget.

Definitely get a different PSU. Like jdrom17 said, get a Corsair or PCP&C. You can get a lower wattage PSU and it'll run quieter and run more efficient.
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Can you recommend a watercooling solution then? ~150-200?

And i think i'll switch the RAM to some Corsair Dominators PC2 8500

Also, the psu got some pretty good reviews o.0?
Only kit in that range worth recommending is the Swiftech H20-120 Compact, but really, a decent heatsink that uses heatpipe direct touch will do you fine.

And Coolmax isn't exactly known for making reliable/stable PSUs so I don't know. If you think otherwise then fine.
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I switched out the PSU for a Corsair CMPSU 1000HX 1000w. So that leaves about $200 for the watercooling solution. (I want it to be quieter >.<!)
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NCIX.com - Buy NCIX Water Cooling Essentials 360 High Performance CPU Water Cooling Kit - ESSENTIALS-360-H20-KIT In Canada.

Minimum I would recommend. I looked at piecing together a kit, but pump/resrad/block was already up to $186 without fans or tubing.
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I switched out the PSU for a Corsair CMPSU 1000HX 1000w. So that leaves about $200 for the watercooling solution. (I want it to be quieter >.<!)
Don't need that either.

Get the Corsair 750w or the PC P&P 750w
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Don't need that either.

Get the Corsair 750w or the PC P&P 750w
Agreed, both Power supplies are loaded with enough dough to handle enough really.. And that would leave you more than $200 to spend on water cooling which would give you some very nice stuff.
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Don't need that either.

Get the Corsair 750w or the PC P&P 750w
QFT

Just making sure you get the message that 750W is plenty of power, so you might as well either save the extra money, or put it somewhere else in the rig (read: custom water cooling)
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