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Old December 2, 2010, 06:44 AM
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Question future build suggestion

It been a while since I upgraded my pc it time to do so need your opinion.
future build will look as this : budget around 2000$ not calculating graphic card
Coolermaster Haf X
Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850
INTEL Core i7 950 / 3.06GHz
Cpu cooler Thermalright Silver Arrow Dual 160mm x 140mm Fan Universal
primary HD OCZ Vertex 2 60GB / 2.5" / SATA II /
corsair Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D
LG BH10LS30 - 10X Blu-Ray BD-R - SATA - OEM - Anglais

Graphic card I already have gtx 2600 top
I am waiting for better price for gtx 580 perhaps in sli.

the system must be quiet as possible, not interested in water cooling. I don't want necessarily to overclock. need a big case.

Primary concern will the AX850 will have enough power for two gtx 580 ?
perhaps a less expensive memory.
any suggestion recommendation ?
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Old December 2, 2010, 07:09 AM
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Honestly with that kind of budget I would wait until Jan when Sandybridge is released. You can jump on the newest tech the few leaks have looked promising.
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Old December 2, 2010, 08:10 AM
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Actually, if you're planning on going sli in the future, it might be best to stick with x58. From what I've read Sandybridge still has the same pcie limitations for graphics that P55 does. (Although I have seen that x8 x8 sli isn't that much slower than x16 x16)

As to your question about whether the ax850 can handle two 580s, check this review http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforc...-sli-review/14
Their system uses 719W at max load so it should be okay, you just wouldn't have a lot of headroom after you upgrade.
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