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Here is my proposed system. Please comment. Do I need additional cooling?

Are the dual 8800 GTXs a good idea. Is my case quiet? Prices from that egg site.


EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $249


Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Conroe 3.0GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $274


CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $124


COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-KKR3-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case Real Power Pro 1000W Power Supply $379


DUAL EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $409 Each



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The EVGA board I don't know much about, so can't comment there.


The E6850: If you want dual-core, you may as well drop in an E8400 for less money and 45nm so more OCing potential. Providing you can find one in stock (not at newegg atm).

Either that or drop in a Q6600.


Again, the Corsair RAM I don't know much about, but there maybe be better options available.


The case: Even with 2x8800GTX cards you won't need a 1000W power supply. Can you combine a case without PSU and a more modest PSU for less money?


2x8800GTX: I'm not sure I'd be making this move now, as the G92 cores cards are out (8800GT 8800GTS 512). They'll still be fast, but the 9800 series is on the horizon also.


Optical drive and soundcard seem like reasonable choices.

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that EVGA board is very nice - the available expansion space is great, PCI-E 2.0, 45nm support, BIOS is effective w/out being complicated.


I agree w/jammin about the CPU.


that RAM seems to be popular, and should be a reasonably good choice. you could also consider this 2x2gb A-Data kit - good RAM, but $15 cheaper


I have and love the Stacker 830, and that PSU is on the OCC recommended list...I doubt you'll find that case + another 1kw PSU for cheaper.


unless you plan to utilize the Tri-SLI capabilities w/that 780i and 3x 8800 GTX, you'd probably be better off either waiting for the 9xxx series to pan out, or you could go with 2x 8800 GTS 512 and save $100 per card. there might also be an argument to be made for getting 2x 8800 GT's, as their performance isnt much lower than the GTS 512. going with 2x 8800 GT's would save you $170 per card.


I agree w/jammin again re: optical drive/sound card

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Nice stuff... Again ditto on the cpu. Get the e8400. in non-threaded applications (most out there) it will best the q6600 easily and will overclock better. I bought the Asus Strike II Formula over the Evga 780i It has better quality parts and if the 780i's are like the 680i's when they first came out the evga has a higher probablility of crapping out on you. But the Striker II might not overclock as well. It is a bit more expensive though. I have only had mine for one day so I'll keep everyone posted about how it works.

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