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Slayn

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Hi, I'm about to build a system in the next few weeks and these are the parts I have gathered for a pretty decent gaming machine. Unless someone has a better idea, Im sticking with these parts. Plan to eventually go with a 2nd of the video card in another 2 months or two and probably RAID two hard drives. What kind of PSU do you recommend also with it, keeping the SLI and RAID in mind? And do all of these components match up well or is there something I am forgetting?

evga 750i: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16813188026
evga 8800gt: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16814130318
e8400: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115037
gkill 4gb pc2 8200: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231145
 

Th3 F4ll3n P1mp

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Nice stuff, but could be better.
HX620W from corsair would be a great psu for you.
What hard drive are you getting?
What cooling (stock?)?
What case?
 
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Slayn

Slayn

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Its somewhat of a budget set up. I am not sure on the hard drive as it might be another 2 months before I get a pair. Im sticking with my current case and hard drive. Going to see what I can OC with stock cooling. This case is about 3 years old, its just a generally plain mid tower, do I need to upgrade to a full for anything? I hope not. And do you really think a $170 psu is needed? Maybe I can forget RAID. I am also not sure on the dual 8800gt, I just figured I could save some money now and upgrade to a 2nd later but a single card might be better.
 
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Slayn

Slayn

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Wow thanks. What exactly is the difference between the $90 Corsair and the one thats almost double, they can both run SLI right?

And also what do you think about running 2x 8800GT with an nforce 750i chipset vs a p35 and a single card such as the 9800 GTX? I think the 2nd option would be slightly cheaper.

Actually screw it, RAID is out of the budget for me. I dont want to mess with RAID. Dunno which motherboard to go with now.
 
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JamesXP

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The 170$ is just overpriced, disregard :)


I'd go 8800GTS + P35, I'm not a fan of the nForce chipsets.
 

TombKeeper

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On a budget, I'd go with P35 + 8800GTS also... cheap and still good.

x2 8800GTs are faster than a 9800GTX, but SLI also has its problems. You also have to use an nVidia board and they're not as great as P35/X38/X48... the 750i FTW is suppsedly ok... but make sure you note: only x4 sata connections, which is a big negative for me (6 min. I think is a requirement).
 
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Slayn

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Roger that, thanks!

I am building this game specifically to run Age of Conan in 1680x1050 in DX10. The game is not out yet and no one has ran the DX10 client yet so I dont know which video card to go with. The GTS will run the card without a problem in DX9 but I wanted to be sure thats why I was going to go with dual 8800GT, but SLI doesnt seem to be worth it. I'll take my pick between the 8800 GTS and 9800GTX. So I have something like:

e8400: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16819115037
asus p5k SE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131189
4gb ram: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16820231145
PSU: http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-tx-650w-atx12v-power-supply/q/loc/101/206178324.html

8800GTS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130337&Tpk=8800gts

or

9800GTX: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339
 
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JamesXP

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It has not been changed, The P5K Deluxe is quite old, The Premium has better cooling and CPU/RAM electircal circuits... atleast i'm pretty sure of that.
 

TombKeeper

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The P5k series may also require a BIOS update depending on how old the bios is (you may or may not be able to boot with it).....
 

blazed

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P5K Pro is best for the $130 I'd say, all together your system with 1 graphics card would need maybe 300-350W, of course PSUs rated for that are usualy going to be too low on the amps. So any quality 500W will do, OCZ 500W is like $50 and good quality, Corsairs are good too, the 450W Corsair could easily be sold as a 550W (since it will do higher if its needed) so another good buy. If your going SLI then something around 550-600W would do good, if only for the higher amps.
 

myth8892

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Spend the extra few bucks and get the 8800 gts (g92) card, I would go EVGA as well on the card, It is very nice.
I as well am setting my stuff up for AOC, but don't know if i should go vista yet or not, currently using windows xp pro, But i do have vista 32 bit and i don't know if i should get vista oem home premium X64 or not, alot say it is better to go 64, for stability.
Hope to see ya in game, I am in open beta and can hardly wait to at least see what it looks like, at least i will know if i will like the game, and get familiar with the classes and races as well.