[New System Build] please take a look XFX nForce 750i, 260, quad core

johnathanbrooks

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here is a list of parts i have in the cart at tigerdirect.ca and i want to know will they work with each other?
anything i should know about one of the parts that may change my mind?

thanks
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C13-2503 :: Corsair TX750W 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, 140mm Fan, SLI-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80Plus (7.05 lbs)

P450-0262 :: XFX GeForce GTX 260 Video Card - 896MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0 x16, 3-Watt SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV (1 lbs)

C283-2032 :: CoolerMaster CM690 ATX Mid-Tower Case (30 lbs)

TSD-500AS7 :: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS Hard Drive - 500GB, 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.9 lbs)

M333-3003 :: ZEROtherm / CF900 / Socket 775 / Copper Base / Heatpipes / CPU Cooler (1.3 lbs)

ULT40061 :: Ultra 4 Channel Fan Controller (0.45 lbs)

C283-1148 :: Cooler Master 120MM Blue LED Silent Sleeve Bearing Case Fan (2-Pack) (0.45 lbs)

O261-8038 :: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory(2x2048MB) (0.15 lbs)

CP1-DUO-Q8200 :: Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Processor BX80580Q8200 - 2.33GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Quad Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan (0.8 lbs)

P450-9124 :: XFX nForce 750i SLI Extreme Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i, 45nm Support, Socket 775, ATX, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (6 lbs)
 

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I think the Q8200 might be a bit slow. Maybe get a E8400 instead? It should be around the same price as the Q8200, and you really don't need quad core for most games (I'm assuming that's what you'll be using the GTX260 for).

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By bottleneck I think he meant to say that the performance of your GTX260 will be limited by the slower speed of the Q8200
 

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well i am going to be overclocking just a little and i do some gaming and i want to get in to video editing aswell..
i also edit large photos.

thanks for the replys so far..
 

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an e8xxx has triple the L2 cache per core than the Q8xxx.

the E8xxx also has a higher clock speed.

and how many GTX 260's?
 

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just one for now.. after i save some money again i will get a 2ed

it was between a 64 gb ssd driver
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2 32gb ssd drives in raid 0
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the gtx260

i picked the 260 just due to i dont think ssd's are ready or near a good price point
 

aevm

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So why did you call it quad SLI if you have only one GPU now and a second later???
 

johnathanbrooks

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oh my bad i did not mean it that way just kinda put some of the items in the subject. like quad as in quad core and sli it is a sli board and will at some point be sli.. was not planed to mean quad sli

let me change that..
 

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ok that helps me now....

first ditch intel, and ditch Nvidia.

for just about the price of a Q8200 and P45 motherboard you can get a P2 940 and 790GX motherboard, and P2 940's are in no way slacking CPU's. the new motherboard will also allow you to OC further because 7xx nvidia motherboards can't OC very well.

then drop the 260 for a 4870 or 4890 since you can't SLI on a crossfire board.
 

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All right, mystery solved. I thought there actually was a way to put 4 of those on a motherboard and do SLI :) I read about a guy who did that, but on a 790FX board and used them for CUDA, not SLI.

I agree with Helloworld, the Q8200 is not the best choice for gaming. If you're interested in gaming and very little else, the E8400 or E8500 will do better, especially with a little overclocking. If you want a machine that plays games well but also shines at encoding videos or programming or FSX, then a Q9550 is well worth it, or even an upgrade to i7 920/x58.
 

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If you're absolute set on getting a quad core, you can go with Phenom II 940 with 790X for just about the same price (less then $40 difference I believe) as an E8500 system.

If cost is not an issue, go for i7.
 

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i wanted the i7 but i just don't have the money right now. i know i am going to be happy with the quad core for the wide range of things i do.. but i also want to see what other combos people had in mind..

just a few things i wanted to know if anyone knows, if that video card is to long for that case? from the reviews people say you can fit the biggest cards out so i am hoping that's true..

also i suck at picking out a PSU as i just cant understand the amps and multi-rail and single rail stuff
 

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more amps the better.

Ideally you want a rail for the CPU, one for the mobo and PCI/ sound cards etc, and one for each gfx card.

it just means that if one rail fails only one part of your system fails whereas if you have one rail and that rail fails, say goodbye to your PC, sometimes.
 

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so the psu i picked will work out well
 

Helloworld_98

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yes, you might be able to save some cash getting a silverstone PSU though since there aren't any need for 8 pin pcie connectors in your build.
 

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Don't worry about the card fitting in the CM690. Every graphics card on the market will fit in there, even the GTX 295 or HD 4870 X2.

 

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With $1300. you can get the i7 easy.

i7 920/Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Combo $524.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.181244

XFX GX260NADBF GeForce GTX 260 Black Edition Core 216 $179.99 -after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150330

XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V CPV Cooler $39.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029

COOLER MASTER RC-690 $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247

LG Black 22X DVD/48X CD $22.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152

Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

This total is $1117.91
most items free shipping

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It seems that the problem was with 7200.11 series, which have since been fixed (I think).

I guess he can always switch to WD Cavier to be on the safe side.
 

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seems like it was fixed with the 7200.11and the one i picked is a 7200.12 so i will do some searching today to see if whything pops up.
 

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