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matthewh133

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  1. Thanks to the both of you for the replies. You think the XFX is a better option, even though the sapphire is overclocked and the same price? I guess I could overclock the XFX myself, any advantages to the XFX other that warranty? Also swapped the Optical, thank for the suggestion! Saves me $20
  2. Hey guys, I will be building my new i7/4890 build soon and I want it set up so it can take 2 of the 4890's, as I will be purchasing a second in a few months. Atm this is my ideal build: WWW.PCCASEGEAR.COM Memory: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum 3x2GB - $159.00 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD4890 Overclocked - $315 PSU: Corsair TX-750 750W Power Supply - $219 OR Corsair TX-650 650W Power Supply - $169 CPU Heatsink: CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooler - $89 OR Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler - $55 Optical Drive: LG GH22NS30 SATA DVDRW Black OEM - $55 Total: $831 or $753 with cheaper option heatsink and PSU. MSY CPU: Intel Core i7 920 1366pin-series - $392 Mobo: Gigabyte EX58-UD4P - $329 HDD: Seagate SATA 500G - $74 Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case - $209 Total: $1004 Complete Total: $1840 or $1757 with cheaper PSU and heatsink. I'm thinking maybe I might need to get a larger wattage for the power supply to support crossfire 4980's? I'm not too sure. Any suggestions would be great! Thanks guys. Please note also that I will be planning on doing a little bit of overclocking, pushing the i7 to about 3.2 and the GPU a little also. So the cooling and power supply must also be able to take this
  3. I think I may swap the Coolermaster v8 out for the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler, saving me $35. How much of a performance drop will I see by doing this? I've heard the Xigamatek is a very nice cooler, and very close to the v8 in performance? Also will I need to have a 60mm fan poiting towards the heatsink? Thanks again guys!
  4. Thanks so much for the suggestion man. I think I want to stick with the Intel though. Should have mentioned that earlier, sorry! I looked at the parts you mentioned, and yes, though getting them from different stores works out cheaper via stock price. Once you add in postage from different stores it adds and extra $150 or so, therefore raising it back up to around $1650. Which yes, is about where I want to be, but for an extra $100 i'd rather spend that and get the i7. What I have done is swap the Coolermaster v8 for the Xigmatek HDT-S1283 CPU Cooler, saving me $35. Also swapping the PSU to a Corsair 650TX, saving me an extra $50 without losing much. Someone also suggested the GPU cooler isn't necessary (until I start to overclock down the track), saving an extra $55, taking the price down ot about $1750. Do you guys consider this to be the better option? Thing I do like about this above AMD build is the dual GPU, which will no doubt affect my FPS in games more than anything, but i'm stubborn and want to keep the i7. Thanks a lot!
  5. Hey guys, soon I will be building an i7 920 rig. I have picked out a Coolermaster V8 to cool the i7, will this be plenty? Any more affordable coolers that will do a just as good job? I have heard suggestions of having a 60mm fan pointing at the CPU cooler, which again reduces temperatures by a fair bit. Only thing I don't understand is where these fans attach onto within the case? My case is a HAF 932. I plan on overclocking, but not pushing anything much. Maybe just going to 3.0ghz. This will be my first PC construction, so just gathering all the necessities before commencing. Thanks a lot for any advice!
  6. Ok found a price on the toxic and it was like $90 more than the Overclocked Sappire. Not worth it for the minimal frames jump I think. Any other suggestions guys?
  7. Glad you like it The Toxic looks decent, but after searching google I can't find any suppliers in Australia to find prices? I know there must be a few but it's hard to find. And what's the price difference roughly between the OCd 1gb Sapphire 4890? The price I have for that is only $319AU, being $256US.
  8. Hey guys, this is the build i've come up with. Basically wanting some advice on any changes that can be made. I have gone about $150AU over my limit and wanting to cut that down. Atm this all comes to $1880AU, that being $1527US. I want to chop it down to around $1400US. Anything I can cut down on without losing too much performance? Will be running on a 1900 x 1080 resolution monitor. Thanks a lot guys! WWW.PCCASEGEAR.COM Memory: OCZ DDR3 PC3-10666 Platinum 3x2GB - $159.00 GPU: Sapphire Radeon HD4890 Overclocked - $315 PSU: Corsair TX-750 750W Power Supply - $219 CPU Heatsink: CoolerMaster V8 CPU Cooler - $89 GPU Heatsink: Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo - $44 Optical Drive: LG GH22NS30 SATA DVDRW Black OEM - $55 Total: $881 MSY CPU: Intel Core i7 920 1366pin-series - $392 Mobo: Gigabyte EX58-UD4P - $329 HDD: Seagate SATA 500G - $74 Case: CoolerMaster HAF 932 Case - $209 Total: $1004 Complete Total: $1885
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