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Old May 13, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Hmm I guess I might get the 750w after all then. I'm not going to be doing any extensive overclocking so it should do just fine for this build. Thanks for the example as well.
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Old May 13, 2009, 04:41 PM
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with a single video card and even max overclocked that PC will never draw more then 550w, but having the 750w might be good for the long haul, less power being drawn means it runs cooler, but the 850w would probubly do for a tri SLI build (GTS 250s atleast). Im kind of envious of your build though, your really gonna love it, and once you get it settled in you should mess around with overclocking, nothing beats free performance boosts.

EDIT: take the money you saved and drop it on a cooler for that CPU, like the TRUE black...

NCIX.com - Buy Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan FDB 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM - U120E-1366-RT In Canada.

to maximize your overclocks and cooling potential.
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Old May 13, 2009, 04:46 PM
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Ok now all I need is the case. When reading up on the storm scout I found a case called the storm sniper which is supposedly much better than the scout but it's also more expensive. I'm not even considering the haf anymore because apparently some of the fans don't have dust filters. Right now I'm pretty much debating between an antec 900 or a cooler master storm sniper.
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Old May 13, 2009, 07:35 PM
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Also I personally would drop the 850w PSU for a 750w or even 650w if you dont plan to go with a 2nd video card down the road, 850w is pretty overkill here.
Don't fart around here in this Dept....if you're at all entertaining SLi and an additional 275 Card stick to your original 850W PSU....
Yes...750W may be enough....but why scrimp now...pay a little more and you've got the additional headroom.
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Old May 14, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Ok I just finished deciding on all the parts I'm getting and saved a nice bit of money with price matching. The parts I chose were
NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 260 Core 216 SC 55NM 626MHZ 896MB 2.1GHZ DDR3 PCI-E 2XDVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - 896-P3-1257-AR In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S - BX80601920 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB 7200RPM 32MB Dual Proc 3.5IN SATA Hard Drive OEM 5YR Mfg Warranty - WD6401AALS In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Samsung SH-S223B/BEBE 22X DVD+-RW SATA DVD Writer Black OEM - SH-S223B/BEBE In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 8-8-8-24 Core i7 Memory Kit - TR3X6G1600C8D In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte EX58-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 2PCI-E 2PCI SATA2 RAID Sound GLAN CrossFireX Motherboard - GA-EX58-UD3R In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster Storm Scout Black ATX Tower Case 5X5.25 5X3.5INT 120MM & 140MM Red LED Fan No PSU - SGC-2000-KKN1-GP In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 140MM Fan - CMPSU-750TX In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse 5 Button 1800DPI Infrared Optical USB - RZ01-00150100-R3M1 In Canada.
NCIX.com - Buy Logitech Classic Keyboard 200 Spill Resistant USB Black Keyboard - 968019-0403 In Canada.
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NCIX.com - Buy Gigabyte GN-WP01GS(1.0) Wireless 802.11B/G PCI Adapter 54MBPS Software Access Point Smart SETUP3 - GN-WP01GS In Canada.
The end price with taxes, warranty, price match and the shipping box is $1,366.32. Thanks so much to anyone that helped out. It really made deciding on the parts a lot easier.

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Old May 14, 2009, 04:59 PM
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Looks good to me man =) should have a TON of fun with that build, if you want to go SLI in the future I believe you can do it on that board but it requires a bios flash that im not sure but might void your warranty. Not sure if the newer bios's offered for those motherboards added SLI functionality or not, I heard alot of the companies where starting to offer such bios's.
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I'll look into the SLI once the 275 stops being able to handle new releases and thanks a lot for suggesting the storm scout I probably wouldn't have found it otherwise seems like a really good case for the price.

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