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Old May 17, 2009, 06:43 PM
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Hey guys, long time reader first time poster

Im right now looking at a rig to only game, and I hope I have done a decent job of finding all the proper parts and not cutting any unnessisary boarders that may drastically effect my rigs performance, but That is why im here to get all your opinions!

Budget - under 2400 (before tax + 24inch monitor). Total budget for everything is as close to 3000 as I can get it and still be happy. This is all in Canadian Dollars

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Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S
(BX80601920) (sku: 34598) In Stock
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$364.57
$364.57
Motherboard ASUS P6T X58 ATX LGA1366 DDR3 3PCI-E16 PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFire SLI SATA2 GBLAN Motherboard
(P6T) (sku: 35603) In Stock
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$319.99
$319.99
DDR3 Memory (RAM) Corsair XMS3 TR3X6G1600C9 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Core i7 Memory Kit
(TR3X6G1600C9) (sku: 34654) In Stock
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$131.75
$131.75
Video Cards EVGA E-GEFORCE GTX 295 Backplate 576MHZ 1792MB 1.998GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDMI HDCP Video Card
(017-P3-1293-AR) (sku: 36043) 2-5 days
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$679.99
$679.99
Computer Case Cooler Master Haf 932 Full Tower Black EATX Case 6X5.25 1X3.5 5X3.5INT No PSU USB eSATA 1394 Audio
(RC-932-KKN1) (sku: 33029) In Stock
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$177.99
$177.99
Power Supply Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX 20/24PIN ATX 80A 12V Afc Modular Power Supply W/ 140MM Fan
(CMPSU-1000HX) (sku: 28797) In Stock
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$319.99
$319.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
(66I-01939) (sku: 22438) In Stock
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$140.88
$140.88
Hard Drives Western Digital Caviar SE16 640GB SATA2 7200RPM 16MB Hard Drive OEM 3YR MFR Warranty
(WD6400AAKS) (sku: 30004)
Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme 1366RT Heatpipe Cooler LGA1366 120MM Fan FDB 1600RPM 28.0DBA 63.7CFM @ 81.40
All of these Prices are stright off of NCIX.com, just off their basic PC builder page. However im not purchasing this rig from them but from someone more local (5min away), as I enjoy supporting local businesses and not having to drive 45min to either pick up a rig or pay for shipping =/.

Neway my biggest question. The largerst about this rig is my Mobo. Should I upgrade to the deluxe, does it make a large difference in Overclocking/upgradeability. I just cant find anything that gives me a real good comparison of the two boards that i can dechipher. Second will this PSU be enough to run 2 GTX 295's if I was to overclock the CPU?

Let me know what you guys think and feel free to give me any tips, pointers, facepalms, anything that could make this rig sweeter than it already will be.

Thanks in advance
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Old May 17, 2009, 08:50 PM
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I suggest you change the gtx 295 for a 275-285 and SLI it if you want.
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Old May 17, 2009, 09:33 PM
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I suggest you change the gtx 295 for a 275-285 and SLI it if you want.

my reason for going with the gtx 295 over sli 275's is that in the coming while i plan on upgrading to quad SLI. Aswell if i was to eventually go to say tri sli eventually with the 285's then im spending a lot more than the 295's performance/cost wise (or so ive read and been told)
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I still do not think it is worth it. Might as well sli/tri sli 285's. Way too much overkill IMO. By the time you'll want sli/tri sli with 295's there may be the 300 line coming and you may want to look into that instead. But i may be mistaken, wait for more feeback.

You also need a good heatsink if you want to overclock the CPU.

If i was you, especially with such a budget, i'd get one (or two) 285's and put the rest of the money you'd save for good watercooling.

edit : oh and don't buy vista. just download the Windows 7 RC 64 bit.
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That build looks great my friend.....if your planning on Quad SLI 295's in the future stick with it the 295....otherwise a SLI 285 would be the better choice....
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There's a rumored new 295 coming along, and people are trying to sell their 295s for less than $500 Canadian shipped on many enthusiast forums, so you might want to look into that if you want to save $200+. I don't really think it's worth any more than $500.
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I'm pretty sure the only new Cards you'll see coming out at this point is the new GTX 3xx Series and that likely won't be around untill "guestimate" Nov'ish....what....rebranfed 295's.....naw...cannot see it...hell, they can't even keep up to demand of the lates n gretaest....
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I'm open to being corrected on this, but the regular P6T can't SLI (the 295 will be fine, but forget about multiple card/Quad SLI), whereas the Deluxe is licensed for it. The deluxe also has a more robust cooling system, and stronger power circuits, which may be useful for heavier overclocking, especially if you actually take the 'passive' cooling system literally.
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I'm pretty sure the only new Cards you'll see coming out at this point is the new GTX 3xx Series and that likely won't be around untill "guestimate" Nov'ish....what....rebranfed 295's.....naw...cannot see it...hell, they can't even keep up to demand of the lates n gretaest....
NVIDIA Reportedly Plans GTX 295 with Single PCB - Similar design to ATI's dual-GPU cards - Softpedia
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I think you will be happy with your choices.

Give your hard drive selection some thought. You may be leaving some speed on the table there.

Have fun with the new build. Post some pics when you are done.
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