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Old December 26, 2008, 07:18 PM
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I disagree rjbarker. The only real extra he splurged for was the i965. Otherwise, that is a major kick ass rig. I also think you have no clue at all about cases if you call the HAF932 an entry level case. I review cases and the HAF932 is probably the most versatile case I have come across to date. It might not be flashy expensive aluminum, but it is sooooooo functional and beats out most if not all $200+ cases.
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Old December 26, 2008, 07:49 PM
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The monitor also adds probably $500 or more to the price tag. The HAF is by no means a cheap case, it's more than capable as a full featured, mid-priced full tower case. Not everyone can or wants to spend $300+ on a Lian-Li, Silverstone or other high end case.

FYI rjbarker, you don't need a 1200 watt PSU for tri SLI, the Corsair HX1000 can handle tri-sli easily.

I'm running Patriot 1600MHZ ram on my R2E with no issues so I would imagine you wouldnt have any issues with your ram being out of spec. I'd guess that Asus says this to keep people from buying high mhz ram with voltages that exceed the recommended limit of 1.65V. Personally I think that the 965 chips don't command the price premium unless you plan to put it under some sub zero cooling, but it will certainly fulfill your needs.

Looks like a very nice build and I'm sure it will serve you well. I can certainly speak for the board being very OC friendly and once you get it under water I would imagine 4.5GHZ would be fairly easy to reach.
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Old December 26, 2008, 07:58 PM
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The monitor also adds probably $500 or more to the price tag. The HAF is by no means a cheap case, it's more than capable as a full featured, mid-priced full tower case. Not everyone can or wants to spend $300+ on a Lian-Li, Silverstone or other high end case.
The point is guys for a 5K Rig I would want a $300 Case as in a Lian Li or Silverstone...period.
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No clue...well I certainly didn't purchase a Silverstone Case on a whim and a prayer...of course I researched Cases and read reviews...and yes, the HAF was 3rd on my list of Cases to purchase, but as stated, 5K worth of Hardware would be going into something a little more "high end" than a HAF.
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FYI rjbarker, you don't need a 1200 watt PSU for tri SLI, the Corsair HX1000 can handle tri-sli easily.
The HX1kW is NOT recommended to run a Tri Sli set-up (GTX 280's)..sorry.
I agree, it is a nice system, but for 5K it could have been a lot better....
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Old December 26, 2008, 08:24 PM
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This was what was suggested to Micheal quite awhile ago......as you can see the price is considerably less, albeit the 920 is substituted for the 965 as some members on here have been OC'ing the 920 very well, 965 is, imo a waste of a grand.
This is what I would look at, similar to my planned "upgrade"
MOBO - EVGA X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCIE-16 PCI-E1 2PCI SLI SATA2 eSATA Dual GBLAN Motherboard - DirectCanada - $363.61
CPU - Intel Core I7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S - DirectCanada - 368.88
HSF - NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan FDB 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM - ULTRA-120-1366RT In Canada. - $80
GPU's - EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 280 Superclocked 621MHZ 1024MB 2.268GHZ GDDR3 Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out Video Card - DirectCanada x 2 - $1062
RAM - NCIX.com - Buy Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600ELK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit - PVT36G1600ELK In Canada. - 310.74
PSU - Silverstone Olympia OP1200 1200W Power Supply ATX / EPS12V Apfc 135MM Fan 4 X PCI-E 90A Single Rail - DirectCanada - 331.78
Case - NCIX.com - Buy Silverstone Temjin TJ09B-W Black E-ATX Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS W/ Window - TJ09B-W In Canada. - $332
Hard Drive - Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000GLFS 300GB SATA2 10000RPM 5.5MS 16MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM - DirectCanada - $316.44
Additional HD - Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc SATA 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM 5YR MFR Warranty - DirectCanada - $76.00
DVD RW - Samsung SH-S223Q/BEBS 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black Lightscribe OEM - DirectCanada - $34
Blueray Reader / DVD RW - Lg GGC-H20L BLU-RAY HD-DVD Reader BD-ROM 6X Hd DVD-ROM 3X DVD+-RW 16X8X6 Dl 4X Black Sata Software - DirectCanada - $170
OS - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM - DirectCanada - $143

Total - $3588.45 + Tax n Shipping and
1. IMO, you have a far better System than what you originally posted, as in Velociraptor Drive and Black Caviar, 2 x 280 SLI (better than a single 4870 x2), better Case, Blueray Reader, HSF to crank up that CPU to what others are running thier 920's at.

You still have coin left over for a decent monitor!!
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Old December 26, 2008, 08:26 PM
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Exactly, YOU would want a $300 case, some people may not, nor do they care what the case looks like or is made out of. Thats what makes everyones system different, the opinion of the owner. Some do not like the look of LL or silverstone cases, I know some find them bland and boring because they like a little flash with their system.

Where does it say the HX1000 is not recommended for tri-sli? It has 6 pcie power connections, many people use this power supply with 3 Gtx 280's. If you have a reliable source to back that remark up I would like to see it.
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Old December 26, 2008, 08:37 PM
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HX 1kW not recommended for 3 x GTX 280, by neither nVidia nor Corsair, just because they have the plugs doesn't mean they are capable. Likely they'll power it, but the question is for how long and how well, particularly when combined with an OC'd CPU, GPU's and Water Cooling System. I'd go with what is recomended a 1200W PSU. I'm just looking for more info on the Net, I know if you go through the Corsair Forums you'll find quotes to back this. As you vcan see it isn't listed on the nVidia PSU compatibility site either.
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Well, when I purchased mine it wasn't listen on ATI's site either. I'm just saying, just because it's not certified by Nvidia or Corsair, doesn't mean it won't be able to handle it. Especially since the extra 200w will cost you almost, if not more than $100.
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Old December 26, 2008, 11:04 PM
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I'm just saying, just because it's not certified by Nvidia or Corsair, doesn't mean it won't be able to handle it. Especially since the extra 200w will cost you almost, if not more than $100.
And I'm not saying that it "won't" run, I'm saying that its not Certified nor recomended for a Tri Sli GTX 280 set-up. Now, niether was my old 750W PC P&C recomended for GTX 280 SLI, it wasn't but it worked fine.....as stated, for how long and how well? I didn't wait to see if it would go "poof" and take some of my Hardware with it....therefore I prefer to avoid any potential PSU problems....really, spending upwards of $1100 on 2 GTX Cards or $1300 on 2 ATI Cards, I wouldn't mind at all spending an extra $150 on a PSU knowing that it is Certified to run my Hardware.
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Well, when I purchased mine it wasn't listen on ATI's site either. I'm just saying, just because it's not certified by Nvidia or Corsair, doesn't mean it won't be able to handle it. Especially since the extra 200w will cost you almost, if not more than $100.
you got to be kidding me...

i agree with your main points(especially about the case), but this is a joke. you wouldn`t be willing to spend an extra 200 dollars to protect AT LEAST $1500+ worth of equipment(thats just the gtx280s, not sure what kinda damage it would do to the motherboard). that makes absolutely no sense...

..then again, if you`ve got that kinda money to blow(actually, this still doesn`t make sense)....
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Old December 27, 2008, 12:16 AM
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I try and avoid threads where I disagree with the OP(overspent, etc) for a reason, it never ends well....

That said, disregarding the amount of money the OP spent, it still looks to be a kick ass build regardless.
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