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Lazaredz
11-13-06, 02:57 PM
Well, its time. The 680i is out and the 8800s are looking GOOD. I'm pretty much set on the following, but if anyone has a suggestion ....

Case: P180B
PSU: Seasonic M12 700
MB: EVGA 680i
CPU: E6600
Mem: Corsair XMS DDR-800 (2x1GB set)
GPU: EVGA 8800GTX
HD: WD Raptor 150GB (no window)
DVD: Plextor 716SA
Router: D-Link DGL-4300
Fans: Yate Loon D12SL-12

thats the new stuff. Imported from outgoing rig is:

Sound: X-Fi XM
TV: Hauppaugge 150 PVR
Speakers: 5300-e
HD: WD 2500KS
Display: Dell 2005FPW

I might also end up replacing the Yate Loons with some Tek Chain Blue LED fans. Pretty much the quietest LED 120mm you can get.

Also I will probably upgrade to watercooling at the begining of 2007, so hence no aftermarket coolers so far.

I plan on moving up to Quad Core and 88xx SLI when needed hence the overkill on the PSU.

Well????

Roadhog
11-13-06, 06:45 PM
nice!

stevemedes
11-13-06, 06:56 PM
Get this RAM instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017

Go to these forums to read more about good RAM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=164

Arioch
11-13-06, 06:57 PM
Someone smarter than me may be able to tell you if that PSU is strong enough for 8800GTX in SLI. The certified PSU list at slizone has it listed under the 8800GTS SLI section:

http://www.slizone.com/object/slizone_build_psu.html#certified_powersupplies

Marvel_us
11-13-06, 06:59 PM
Looking very nice so far. We need some pics when you get it setup!

Lazaredz
11-13-06, 09:37 PM
Wait, why would I pay the same amount of $$$ for lower rated ram?

There might be a reason, but I'm not seeing it, please explain.

Also, Corsair has been VERY good to me through multiple builds. Its gonna take alot of saved $$$ or MASSIVE results from another company to change my mind. Not saying it can't be done, just need a picture drawn for me is all.

Thanks for the PSU list. I think Nvida tends to overestamate their needs though to protect themselves from getting the "you said xxx" complaint. Also I am hoping that by the time SLI becomes an issue for me, the newer (less power hungry) 88xx/89xx cards will be out. I'll give it some thought though.

Arioch
11-13-06, 09:42 PM
The PSU is probably okay - maybe someone with something similar can verify that.

stevemedes
11-13-06, 11:33 PM
Wait, why would I pay the same amount of $$$ for lower rated ram?

There might be a reason, but I'm not seeing it, please explain.

Also, Corsair has been VERY good to me through multiple builds. Its gonna take alot of saved $$$ or MASSIVE results from another company to change my mind. Not saying it can't be done, just need a picture drawn for me is all.

Thanks for the PSU list. I think Nvida tends to overestamate their needs though to protect themselves from getting the "you said xxx" complaint. Also I am hoping that by the time SLI becomes an issue for me, the newer (less power hungry) 88xx/89xx cards will be out. I'll give it some thought though.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017

Thats the best deal going in DDR2 right now. Look at the timings bro, that will outpace the Corsair at ddr2-800 with lower timings.

superklye
11-14-06, 01:11 AM
Get this RAM instead:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820148017

Go to these forums to read more about good RAM
http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=164
If the newegg reviews are to be believed and that RAM really can do 800MHz at 3-3-3-12, that's awesome.

stevemedes
11-14-06, 01:20 AM
If the newegg reviews are to be believed and that RAM really can do 800MHz at 3-3-3-12, that's awesome.

Don't have to believe the n00bs on ebay, go read up on the xtremesystems forums about it. :thumbsup:

TiKiMaN1
11-14-06, 02:23 AM
Don't have to believe the n00bs on ebay, go read up on the xtremesystems forums about it. :thumbsup:

Just get Corsair SLI Memory like you were going to. Perfect choice IMO.:captnkill:

EPP rocks!