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GuOD
11-11-06, 12:36 PM
Hi everyone,

With the release of the 8800GTX I think it's time for me to upgrade. I am not entirely sure what to buy as I haven't been following that closely recently but I think I have something planned out.

Current rig:
7900GT SLi - One card is in RMA process w/ evga so I don't play much
1920x1200 screen
DFI sli-dr
x2 4400+ @ 2.5ghz (I have a xp-90 with 92mm panaflo low)
250mhz 4-4-8 2x1gb ram
X-fi
Fortron 700w epsilon (can these handle 8gtx sli? please tell me yes!)
4x sata hdd including 1 raptor. 4 case fans
antec p180
dvd-rw

Planned upgrade:: This is where I need help :)
Evga 680i nforce SLi <--- Can this mobo support Sli 8800gtx and X-fi card?
8800GTX (Sli if I don't need a new psu, if I do recommend one please)
Conroe 6600 <--- Is this a good one to get? I will be Oc'ing. Do I need 3rd party heatsink/fan? Can I use my Xp90?
Ram 2gb kit<--- I don't know what ram to get.
Keeping my X-fi
What PSU?

**All items must be from www.NCIX.com please

Thanks everyone! I'm really excited and hope I can figure something out.

SH64
11-11-06, 02:14 PM
Planned upgrade:: This is where I need help :)
Evga 680i nforce SLi <--- Can this mobo support Sli 8800gtx and X-fi card? Yes
8800GTX (Sli if I don't need a new psu, if I do recommend one please)you do need new one for SLI , see below
Conroe 6600 <--- Is this a good one to get? I will be Oc'ing. Do I need 3rd party heatsink/fan? Can I use my Xp90? E6600 is good .. not sure about the HSF
Ram 2gb kit<--- I don't know what ram to get.-
Keeping my X-fi keep it
What PSU? http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html#certified_powersupplies

There.

|MaguS|
11-11-06, 02:22 PM
Your PSU should be fine... Mine is only 600w and able to support SLi! :p

SH64
11-11-06, 02:44 PM
Your PSU should be fine... Mine is only 600w and able to support SLi! :p
Whats your total A on the +12v ?

|MaguS|
11-11-06, 02:48 PM
36 combined, 18A on each.

I also have 4 HDs, DVDROM, XFI and OC'd CPU.

SH64
11-11-06, 02:59 PM
Hmm guess that'll make my 750W fine too .. i have same amperage & less hardware.
i'm still a little worried though .. i'd like to be always in the "recommended" level stats. so i'm getting a 850W+ PSU (with higher A rating of course) as soon as i can.

|MaguS|
11-11-06, 03:00 PM
Yeah I plan to get a new PSU but I might hold out untill I get more Core 2 system.