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Posted 19 December 2007 - 11:34 PM
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Posted 20 December 2007 - 05:00 PM
The X6800 is kinda old by now. DaChews option is a better choice. If you want to keep the SLI option open then an nVidia board like this is the choice: ASUS P5N32-E SLI.
I have been building computers for a little while now and am looking to finally build my killer gaming rig. I just have some questions. I'm getting the http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819115001 as my processor but do not know what would be the best mobo for it.
Unless your building a crazy tripple SLI setup with scorching overclocks you don't need 1200W power. A PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 QUAD is the best power supply out there, and also bigger than what your machine will need.
RAID 0 doesn't help in a gaming machine. Gaming load times depend on good caching algorithms and random access time, neither of which RAID 0 improves. Also, unless you also get a dedicated hardware RAID controller it will just slow you down by forcing your CPU to waste cycles on doing RAID instead of running the game. Truth to be told the Raptors are getting old. Western Digital hasn't released a new one for quite a while. A Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 will offer almost the same performance, and much more space.
Hard drives(x2 in RAID 0): http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16822136033
DaChew is right. The 8800GT is only 10%-15% slower than an 8800GTX and you can get two of those for the price of a 8800GTX. ATI's R600 came out last spring and was really underwhelming. Based on the road maps they showed on their Analyst's Day it seems they haven't got a new architecture coming out until 2009.
Graphics card: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814130072, waiting to see if the new ATI R600 will be better so this might change
If your going to buy separate case fans, get some really good case fans, like SilenX iXtreme Pro or Scythe S-Flex.
Case fans(x5): http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16811999145
Edited by Mr Alpha, 20 December 2007 - 05:02 PM.
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