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Old August 15, 2009, 11:10 PM
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Hey im working on my first build its going to be a beast i hope at least here are the planed specs

MB: XFX nForce 780i 3x SLI :: $250 CAD
RAM: 2x 2GB DDR2 Dominator :: OWNED
COOLING: Thermaltake Bigwater SE :: OWNED
DVD DRIVE: liteon super allwrite drive :: OWNED
CASE: CoolerMaster HAF 932 :: OWNED
CPU: Intel Q9550 2.8Ghz :: $300 CAD
GPU: 3x XFX GTX275 :: $900 CAD
PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 1200w :: $300 CAD
HD: 1TB WD GREEN X2 :: OWNED

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Old August 15, 2009, 11:57 PM
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If you can go with a Core I7 and suitable Mobo.....if not plan on OC'ing that CPU to 3.6 - 3.8 Ghz..
Any 1kW will be suffice...

Hope your runing this on a 24" 1920 x 1200 Res monitor....or its not really worthwile..
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Old August 16, 2009, 12:22 AM
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Sell the ram and Thermaltake cooling, go i7 instead for the same price(and yes, triple sli works perfectly on i7).
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If you're on a budget then I would wait.. With i5 launching within weeks, I wanna see what i5 will do to AMD Phenoms..

If the AMD processor do survive, then I would suggest a Phenom X4 955 BE.. excellent process at an excellent price.. only thing I doubt you could do is use TRI-SLI, you could then invest in 2 x GTX 285s or 295s even..

That's all up to you though, with the current cost in i7, it's way too expensive..
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Old August 16, 2009, 12:55 AM
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Do you think its worth it to upgrade to i7 i am on a bit of a budget and i can't realy sell anything also i do plan on oc"ing the cpu much as i can
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Old August 16, 2009, 12:58 AM
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If you're on a budget, why do you want the tri sli? You could just get 2x 275's and an i7 and new motherboard/ram.
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Old August 16, 2009, 01:31 AM
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can you recommend some good i7 parts?
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can you recommend some good i7 parts?
At what price range would you be looking? Otherwise I could throw you some links that would easily push $1000
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i would like to keep it $800-900 for everything but the video cards im buying them later....
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Old August 16, 2009, 02:19 AM
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Here's a few parts. Of course always price match if you can through NCIX.
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R ATX LGA1366 X58

Intel Core I7 920 D0 Stepping Quad Core

This should do you MB/CPU wise. Will total around $500.
I would however advise upgrading your current DD2 RAM to DDR3 RAM.
And if you're going to buy the GTX 275 (or multiples) I would personally say go with eVGA.

EDIT: Only issue with this board is that if you want TriChannel RAM you can only run a single set. But it'll still do 2xDC setup.
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