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Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by baztop3, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. baztop3 New Member

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    Hello all, It's time i upgrade my pc and just in time because me motherboard is on the blink:banghead:. Im building it mainly for gaming but also for some photo editing with CS3 and Adobe Lightroom here's what on my list do far:




    case: CoolerMaster Stacker 832
    prossesor: Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600
    motherboard: XFX nForce 780i SLi (Socket 775) PCI-Express DDR2
    memory: Corsair 4GB DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5
    graphics: 2x GeForce 9800 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 Quad SLI
    PSU: Coolermaster Real Power 1000w Modular Power Supply

    And as for the rest of the stuff harddrive's and optical drives there coming out of this pc.

    Cheers Barry
     
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    Its a good build if your on a budget.. I wouldnt use the PSU, I'd go with a higher wattage one.. one around 800 or so... Your doing sli on a quad... go here so you can calculate the watts you need and give it some head room of about 120 or so watts...
     
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    I like the case... I'm getting the same one.




    Also, why are you getting 2 7900GTX's? Aren't they a bit old?
     
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    Cheers for the link thats handy i think your right it recomends a 433W good brand PSU so i think ill go for a 600W
     
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    yeah.. that will be good... your running sli so its eating up a lot more then what most people think.. Then after awhile you'll probably step up on the plate and buy the 8800gt(x) or the 3870's and you'll have the power you need...
    welcome btw
     
  6. baztop3 New Member

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    because i already have one of them so i would only need to buy one more and i know were i can get them cheap and im on a buget so dont want to spend huge amounts on a card that will be half the price in 6 months.

    PS. i cant wait till the case get's here :)
     
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    All day long I would tell you to get a new videocard... but if your on a budget and are planning to get a better one a few months down the road, get sli, and you'll be fine...
     
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    yer ill be running the 7900gtx's sli for a while before i upgrade i hate buying new graphics cards i used to buy them as soon as they came out 3 times ive done it paying like £350-£400 for somethink that's the best think since sliced bread to complete rubbish in a year. Ill prob get a pair 8800gtx but not untill they come down in price.

    Cheers barry....
     
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    Sounds good that way.. your on a budget and nothing wrong there...
     
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    Well the case arrived yesterday now i knew this was going to be big but it's huge! Ive taken a few pic's you can see behind the case on 2 of the pictures infront of a 27" monitor to give you some sort of idea how big this case is!

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    Im made up with it great build quality the only thing i was disappointed aboult is that coolermaster only provide you with the intake and exhaust fan's you think at £160 they would throw-In all 7 :shadedshu.

    Also ive decided not to use the 7900gtx's and just stop being a tight b*****d and just do it properly and stick 3 8800gtx's or gt's in it. For the power supply im going to go for the Thermaltake ToughPower 750W.
     
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    The case looks sweet man, and I think your making a great move with everything your going with now... It saves in the long run. :toast:
     
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    have to say! be VERY aware that they can tell you that you have 600w PSU and in reality you only have 550 or less. this happend to me. be 100% shure that 600w are not peak wats!

    and another. if i were you i would wait or the 9series. they will be like what? 9800GTS/GTX = 8800GTX SLi ? (and cheaper than GTX sli)
     
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    I know that feeling man... But its well worth the troubles! even going through all the hassle of the stuff I rma'ed its worth it! Oh, you'll enjoy it. and :toast: to your brother
     
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    throw away the fans, they suck!

    i got this case, and trust me, you will love it. you'll build it one way then take it apart and build it atx-b. lol i did that and it was fun, and cool looking.
     
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    Hello Mattgal, This is the PSU im getting http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CA-064-TT&groupid=701&catid=123&subcat= "Thermaltake ToughPower 750W" so im just prosuming that it will be a 750w i hope so anyway.:)

    What do you mean just buy one 9000 series instead of buying 2 8800's? I was thinking aboult that but it depends on how long i have to wait till the 9000 series go on sale ive heard February but weather thats true i just dont know. i also heard they are going to be called "9300M G" & "9500M GS"?

    cheers barry..
     
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    you should get a corsair 620hx or the corsair tx750
     
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    The 620HX wont be powerfull enuff i and i havent seen the TX750 before so thats an option ill have to look into it cheers.


    lol i hope so.
     
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    Ok well i had to put the build on hold for a month but im back and the parts are arriving :)
    first to arrive is my nice shiny new XFX 780i all on it lonesum.
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    it wont be alone for long though because im getting the Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 and a Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro CPU FAN tomorrow :)

    Ill keep you posted...
     
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    Dude , you`ll need a nuclear power station to run when it all arrives - 3 x 8800 gtx = kilowatt !!
     
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    lol i know i was worried aboult that myself so im getting a 3WAY SLI approved Gigabyte GE-MK20A-D1 ODIN Pro 1200W PSU.

    This is the overall spec:

    Coolermaster Stacker 832 case
    Gigabyte GE-MK20A-D1 ODIN Pro 1200W Power Supply Unit
    Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 (to be oc'ed to 3ghz +)
    XFX nForce 780i SLI motherboard
    3 8800GTX Graphics cards
    4GB Corsair DDR2 XMS2 Dominator PC2-8500C5
    2 x Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10000RPM
     
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    woooooooooow... such a nice e-peen system. I want that case. Give it to me.
     
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    yea give it to him, so I can take it from him :D
    Nice case.
     
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    cheers but sorry i like the case myself so im keeping it :)
     
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    You better work REAL HARD on the cooling, 3 8800s are gonna add MAJOR heat to ur case.
    (just throwing fans on the side will do little to cool it)

    Its gotta be really exciting to have such cool hardware to work with.:rockout:
     
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    thanks, Im hopeing the practically hollow design of the stacker 832 case with 5 exhaust fans will suck most of the heat out of the case, Iv gone with a pritty good CPU cooler aswell but only time will tell.

    And ye i cant wait till it's up and running because this pc is doing my head in :banghead:
     

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