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mEkImIrMe

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8th August 2002

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#1 11 years ago

Ok so I am planing on using this computer to play games and work on website design and setup. I plan to overclock the cpu and the gpu.

CPU- Intel E6850 I am planning on overclocking this to 4ghz

Motherboard- Asus P5K Premium

Memory- Corsair Dominator 2GB

Hard Drive- Samsung 500gb 3.0sata

Video Card- GeForce 8800GT w/512 (Might possibly get 2)

Case- Thermaltake Xaser III I allready own this case

Liquid Cooling- Bigwater 760i w/ GeForce GTX GPU block upgrade

Monitor- Samsung 226BW 22-Inch (Getting 2 of these)

PSU- Ultra Xconnect 500w I have this allready

DVD Drives- I have 2 DVD Dual Layer Burners allready

OS- Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit edition, I have this too

It ends up coming to about $1850.

That just about wraps that up, any suggestions?




SteVen

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#2 11 years ago
mEkImIrMe;4009771Ok so I am planing on using this computer to play games and work on website design and setup. I plan to overclock the cpu and the gpu. CPU- Intel E6850 I am planning on overclocking this to 4ghz Motherboard- Asus P5K Premium Memory- Corsair Dominator 2GB Hard Drive- Samsung 500gb 3.0sata Video Card- GeForce 8800GT w/512 (Might possibly get 2) Case- Thermaltake Xaser III I allready own this case Liquid Cooling- Bigwater 760i w/ GeForce GTX GPU block upgrade Monitor- Samsung 226BW 22-Inch (Getting 2 of these) PSU- Ultra Xconnect 500w I have this allready DVD Drives- I have 2 DVD Dual Layer Burners allready OS- Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit edition, I have this too It ends up coming to about $1850. That just about wraps that up, any suggestions?

Its a nice build but I really see no need to Over-clock at all, especially the CPU which at stock is already just at 3.0Ghz. You'd be better off saving some cash taking a Dual-Core E2160 and OC'ing that to 4Ghz since your willing to over-clock and use liquid cooling, they have shown in benchmarks to perform just as well as E6850's when overclocked at 3.2Ghz.




Kwould

OK, but wash it first

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24th November 2003

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#3 11 years ago

That PSU will barely power 1 8800GT much less 2. You may have to add a new PSU into that mix if you have serious plans to go SLI. As far as the CPU is concerned, I would agree with SteVen being as you are going with a liquid cooling solution and are willing to do some serious overclocking, however the 4MB of L2 cache and hightened FSB speed could go a long way. If budget is not a concern, I say everything looks good (except, as I stated above, possibly the PSU).




The-Bleh-Bleh

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#4 11 years ago

^ 500 Watts? Seriously? Woah. Well, I guess that makes sense.




Kwould

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#5 11 years ago

Amp rating of course being more important than wattage. But as a general rule, a 650W PSU (a good one) would be the minimum you would need to run an average system with (2) 8800 GT/GTS video cards - considerably more if they were GTX or Ultra.




Vince

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#6 11 years ago

So how much fer one 8800GT?




arcadeplayer987

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#7 11 years ago
Vince Noir;4010026So how much fer one 8800GT?

I don't think you need more than 450W with 30A on +12V rail




EpicLoad

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#8 11 years ago

Yet again, another person making jealous of their build. The only thought is, other than for the graphics boards, do you really need the liquid cooling?