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Old December 15, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Shan View Post
quick question would you pick ATI or Nvidia, I am not sure which one to go for....i have Nvida XFX9800GTX Black Edition and i love it
I like nVidia better myself so I would stick with them if you are happy with your current nVidia purchase. I find that the drivers are better than ATIs as well, and I use folding@home which is more suited to nVidia cards right now.

But again, this is preference and personal opinion...I hear there are people out there who feel that ATI is better....
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Old December 15, 2008, 04:53 PM
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That Corsair HX 1kW (TigerDirect) is all that is required for the GTX 280SSC SLI (see my Sig), anymore than that truly is a waste of $$$, about the only thing that justifies a larger PSU would be Tri Sli.
I would stick with the I7 and the X58 Board .
Corsair or Mushkin Tri Channel 1600 Mhz looks good.

As mentioned already...those TD prices are extremely inflated....hope your "discount" is sizeable enough to counter the price difference between them n NCIX / DC.

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Old December 16, 2008, 04:31 AM
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thank you guys i am going to pass this on....i greatly appreciate your help, you guys are amazing

thank you for the quick reply
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Old December 16, 2008, 10:28 AM
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Whatever you do, DO NOT USE THERMALTAKE WATERCOOLING! Especially the one that comes with that case. It'll be worse than air temperatures.

Personally I think you should stick to air for now. Watercooling the CPU + 2 video card is quite the setup and gets rather costly. Also I wouldn't really recommend you taking on such a project if you're just starting out.

I think something like this would be fine:
Intel Core i7 940
Asus P6T-Deluxe Motherboard
Patriot Viper Tri Channel 6GB PC10666 DDR3 Memory
2x EVGA GeForce GTX 280 Video Card - Superclocked Edition
Corsair CMPSU-1000HX
Cooler Master HAF 932

Along with the hard drives and whatever else you listed.
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