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Old July 17, 2009, 03:21 PM
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So this is my most recent set of upgrades, current rig is in my sig.

System will be:
Q9550
Asus Rampage Extreme
4 GB Mushkin EM3 DDR3-1333
2x XFX 4890 XT's, Crossifre
4x WD 1 TB Blacks, Raid 0 (300 GB Partition, 2 TB Data, Rest for large file storage)
1x WD 1 TB Green for backup


HTPC Using "Spare" Parts:
E5300
GA P45-EXTREME
4 GB Mushkin Ascent PC2-8000
2x Powercolor 4830's, Crossfire
2x 7200.11 640 GB Cards
Hauppage PVR 150
nMedia HT-2000B Case


Think I might have any issues? Suggestions?
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Old July 17, 2009, 03:33 PM
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Crossfire in an HTPC case? My HD2400 Pro handles 1080p just fine, dual 4830's is overkill, unless you plan to game on it. The less heat production in those cases the better.
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Old July 17, 2009, 03:47 PM
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I am thinking about gaming on it. Mostly WoW, Fallout3, maybe some COD4 etc.... Mostly for high def content that my 360 will not do.
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Old July 20, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Just got all of my parts in except for the nMedia case.

To my pleasent surprise, I got an E0 Q9550 :)

Parts that arrived today:
Q9550
The WD Blacks
2x XFX 4890's
And a few of the other bits and bobs I will need.

Should have it up and running and begin overclocking by the end of the week hopefully. Think I can hit 4.5 with this Q9550?
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