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Old June 28, 2008, 06:19 PM
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Do you think that 750W will be enough for dual HD4870s?
Hard to say, but in reality does he really need dual cards? I say buy a single card and go from there first considering this is a new gaming system.
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Old June 28, 2008, 06:34 PM
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Ok guys theres a ? lol do i need duel crossfire cards or would one card do me for all the games i want to play ?
And do i really only need one card to run the games on 100 percent graphic resoulotions?
and if i only need one card then i would buy what psu again? please.
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Old June 28, 2008, 06:35 PM
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Ok guys theres a ? lol do i need duel crossfire cards or would one card do me for all the games i want to play ?
And do i really only need one card to run the games on 100 percent graphic resoulotions?
and if i only need one card then i would buy what psu again? please.
Lets put it this way.

Previous to the release of the GTX280 by nvidia you'd be required to run or need SLI to push games to use all abilities as possible on a large screen.

Now that the GTX280 has been released people are able to play their favorite games on a 24" screen on pretty much max resolution.

It comes down to the size of screen your using... personally 22" is where I think the sweet spot is since I can't use a 24" and because of that... a single card for a 22" screen would be perfectly fine.
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Old June 28, 2008, 06:45 PM
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I agree with enaberif; dual HD4870s are overkill, but you asked for them in your original thread. If you ever choose to go that path, choose a PSU that will be powerful enough. If you choose a single 4870, then a 750w PSU will be plenty.
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Old June 28, 2008, 06:56 PM
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So what you are saying is really that a pair of 4870s crossfired wouldnt show me any improvement over a single 4870 on a 22 inch monitor?
right now i am running a veiwsonic va1926w(2000:1 DYNAMIC CONTRAST RATIO (typ), 1440x900 resolution and fast ClearMotiv® 5ms video response,) 19 inch i guess lol but this will be the monitor i use for a while but down the road i want to run some duel monitors! that being said i said 30 inch monitors but reality is 2 22 inch monitors i think :)
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Old June 28, 2008, 06:57 PM
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So what you are saying is really that a pair of 4870s crossfired wouldnt show me any improvement over a single 4870 on a 22 inch monitor?
right now i am running a veiwsonic va1926w(2000:1 DYNAMIC CONTRAST RATIO (typ), 1440x900 resolution and fast ClearMotiv® 5ms video response,) 19 inch i guess lol but this will be the monitor i use for a while but down the road i want to run some duel monitors! that being said i said 30 inch monitors but reality is 2 22 inch monitors i think :)
None at all.

A Single on a 22" would be MORE than ample to do what you want.
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Old June 28, 2008, 07:05 PM
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ok if i go with the single 4870 and remove the 1000 watt psu that would give me this for a total :

1.ASUS P5Q-E ATX LGA775 P45 DDR2 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN eSATA 1394 Motherboard In Stock 30299 $165.99 $165.99

2.Diamond Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E 2XDVI-I Video Card 2-5 Business Days 30819 $309.99 (1 card)

3.Mushkin Ascent PC2-8500 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1066 CL5-5-5-15 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit In Stock 30218 $169.99 $169.99
4.Pioneer DVR-215DBK DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL 10X SATA Black OEM DVD Writer No S/W In Stock 30176 $27.99 $27.99
5.Thermalright ULTRA-120 Extreme 6 Heatpipe Cooler LGA775 Heatsink *Fan Not Included
In Stock 23531 $47.99 $47.99 6.Coolermaster Cosmos S Black E-ATX Aluminum Case 7X5.25 4X3.5INT Front USB & SoundReg. Price:$242.82SKU: 28494
Shipping Weight: 40 lbs
Part #: RC-1100-KKN1
7.AuzenTech X-FI Prelude 7.1 Sound Card PCI 32BIT Eax 5.0 $180
8.Noctua NF-P12-1300 120MM Ultra Quiet Cooling Fan 1100-1300RPM 63-92M3/H 12.6-19.8DBA MolexIn Stock 27129 $12.99 $25.98 (2 fans)

9.Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive In Stock 27144 $75.99 $75.99
11.Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual Core Processor LGA775 3.16GHZ Wolfdale 1333FSB 6MB Retail *IR-$30* In Stock 27785 $279.79 $279.79

total so far :$1777 thats rounding every thing off to upper dollar !!!

Also of the twp psus you mentioned what would be the better one?
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Old June 28, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Either one is good.. corsair if you want modular pc p&p if not. I own the PC P&P and its awesome and very quiet.. only has a 80mm fan for cooling but you never heard it.

Also I noticed on your list you have the 8500.. personally for the extra money a .5 in multiplier isn't really worth it unless you are REALLY gonna push your overclock. The e8400 can hit 3.8 with the stock cooler before it becomes thermally dissipated and no longer works.
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Old June 28, 2008, 07:14 PM
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Your rig is getting better by the reply. I'd say go for the Corsair PSU, since it's modular. As for the E8500, it can be easily replaced by the E8400. You won't see the difference.

With all that cash saved, that wc loop will be sooner than later...
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Old June 28, 2008, 07:22 PM
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Your rig is getting better by the reply. I'd say go for the Corsair PSU, since it's modular. As for the E8500, it can be easily replaced by the E8400. You won't see the difference.

With all that cash saved, that wc loop will be sooner than later...


I'm debating to buy another pa120.2 just for giggles.
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