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Vanzagar
10-08-07, 04:38 PM
So looking at getting a new system and probably can't buy until the end of January as that's when I estimate the Q9450 will be out (estimating cost of course). I'm also taking my best guess on the next nvidia 8800gtx replacement card name, date, and price:

http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9506/systemhq9.th.png (http://img256.imageshack.us/my.php?image=systemhq9.png)

Left side shows my main choice, right side is back-up or cost cutting version... dashed line and second price shows bare bones components I could mix and match with existing stuff vs. entire new system...

Please let me know what you think... what will be the bottleneck, what kind of FPS you think I could get in Crysis in native 1680 x 1050 with max settings, even though only the beta is out and this card and CPU aren't out yet, I'd still be interested in some kind of a wild ass guess... I'm thinking a 10-15% performace increase from Chrysis beta to release, 30%GPU performance gain and 10-15% CPU gain, sound about right?

Plan is to get another 9800GTX in two years or so (hopefully cheap) and use SLI to boost my FPS...

Any advice or enhancements you can think of would be greatly appreciated!!

Looks like a great time to buy...

Thanks,

rhuala

ps. Decided against a 24" or higher LCD cause I really don't think that any video card other than maybe SLI can drive Crysys at 1920 x 1200 with max settings, so in 6 to 18 months I prob wouldn't be able to drive any new games at native res with max settings (looking down the road at Alan Wake, Mafia 2, farcry 2 ..etc)

methimpikehoses
10-08-07, 05:12 PM
That will be a killer system. I didn't know the 9800GTX was slated for a November release... that would be sweet.

I would get a newer board, P35 or X38.

grey_1
10-08-07, 06:00 PM
Looks nice, I've been eye-balling that Antec 900 for my next case also. Can't find a bad review about them.

Technoholic
10-08-07, 06:02 PM
I would get a newer board, P35 or X38.
I agree.

900 is a great case. I love mine, Glack! :) Don't get Corsair HX psu's though because the cables would have to be twisted upside down, specifically for SATA powers.

Madpistol
10-08-07, 06:46 PM
If you're going to get the Antec Nine Hundred case, get a modular PSU. If you don't, your wires will have nowhere to go and will be forced to stay at the bottom of your case. Just be mindful of that.

mythy
10-08-07, 06:51 PM
That 750 is great I just got mine its dead silent!
680iLT is a bad idea pick up the P35
Rams not bad...
Heat sink needs to be swapped for the 120 extreme
iCEMAT headset?!?!
Ditch the SE and grab the X-Fi

Technoholic
10-08-07, 07:22 PM
For Nine Hundred: Modular cables for the PSU is definitely the way to go, Corsair is modular, but not the way I like it.

Vanzagar
10-08-07, 08:20 PM
Thanks for the feedback!!

If you're going to get the Antec Nine Hundred case, get a modular PSU. If you don't, your wires will have nowhere to go and will be forced to stay at the bottom of your case. Just be mindful of that.

I don't think I can get the PC Power and Cooling 750 in modular, I would just tie wrap the excess cables off to the side? Also, if I change the mobo or vid card or add stuff in the future I may need those wires... I'm not sure why you're saying that's an issue, could you expland a little...


That 750 is great I just got mine its dead silent!
680iLT is a bad idea pick up the P35
Rams not bad...
Heat sink needs to be swapped for the 120 extreme
iCEMAT headset?!?!
Ditch the SE and grab the X-Fi

Hehe, yeah iCeMat, well I don't know squat about headsets and I posted asking about them here but

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=1374317#post1374317

I mostly got replies for the Sennheiser sets and I couldn't find one with a built in mic. I basically grabbed what I thought was the highest user rated headset at Newegg... I think I better buy my headset and sound card from my local Fry's and keep returning them until I get something I really like... I'm clueless about good headsets and sound cards, I wish Tom's or Anatech would do a shoot or something like that...

680iLT is a bad idea pick up the P35

Then I'm screwed for SLI in the future? Is the stability that bad?? or are there other reasons, any info on why the 680i's are so bad, now that they been out awhile haven't they ironed out the bugs?

Thanks again...

rhuala

Technoholic
10-08-07, 08:29 PM
Not having the modular cables PSU is not really an issue. But you can actually stuff all the wires under the HD cages. Having modular cables will benefit you less wires, less mess, easy to access probably. If you add or change any hardwares that may need power from PSU, you could take the additional cable out of box and hook it up easily.

mythy
10-08-07, 08:49 PM
680i LT is a older chip and wont have support down the road. Theres also been issues with the entire 680i family. Intels putting out better chipsets at a incredible rate. Besides Sli isnt worth it.

http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=500922
http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=004976

EnzoMatrix78
12-20-07, 12:51 PM
Well that sounds like a good setup but you will be etter off not getting that Raptor HD, its only sata150 you will do better using sata300, and you can also find WD 10,000 RPM drives using SATA300. I used the older drives and found one 72k hd using SATA300 works better then 2 Raptors with SATA150.

CaptNKILL
12-20-07, 01:42 PM
You do realize this thread is like 2 1\2 months old right?

Feyy
12-20-07, 02:00 PM
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