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#1 9 years ago

Ok, I am looking into possibly upgrading my computer. It will almost be a completely new setup, though I will keep my current hard drives, optical drives, case and possibly PSU. Everything else will be replaced....

Planned Setup:

I currently have this case (STACKER 830 LINK) which I plan to continue using, 2 DVD burners (bot SATA) which I will still use and a 1TB SATA HDD that I will put in it. I'll add in more HDD later, but that will do for now.

I plan to go SLI down the road somewhere with another GTX 275, or do you think I should get 2 GTX 260 Core 216's (LINK) right now? (would be around $330) or get one GTX 285 (LINK) for around $350???

I also have a 700W PSU (LINK) and I need to know if it will be enough to power the stuff I have listed in "Planned Setup" above or any of the GPU stuff I have listed above.


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#2 9 years ago

Can I ask, what are you currently running? CPU, MoBo, Memory, wise?

I have a q9550, 6 gigs ram, 4 hdd, gtx 275 I am using an 800watt psu, SO, I am sure a 700watt will be fine for now.




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#3 9 years ago

In regards to the GPU, the 275 is good. There's no reason to get 2 GTX260s right now, it doesn't leave as many upgrade options open, and the 285 is basically another $150 for about 5% extra performance (in fact, the MSI 275 you have here would give a stock 285 a good run for its money). However, I would recommend getting a 4890 (like this one), quite a bit cheaper, and it'll compete very well with the MSI 275 you've got there.

The PSU should be good. Even if you want to add in another GPU later, as well as hard drives.

I would strongly recommend spending an extra $30-40 getting a better heatsink. Maybe a TRUE, or a Noctua.

Otherwise, from here it looks good. Personally, I'd get the P6T Deluxe V2 instead of the E758.




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#4 9 years ago

Count_Chocu1a;4944688Can I ask, what are you currently running? CPU, MoBo, Memory, wise?

I have a q9550, 6 gigs ram, 4 hdd, gtx 275 I am using an 800watt psu, SO, I am sure a 700watt will be fine for now.[/QUOTE]

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[QUOTE=Mr. Pedantic;4944697]In regards to the GPU, the 275 is good. There's no reason to get 2 GTX260s right now, it doesn't leave as many upgrade options open, and the 285 is basically another $150 for about 5% extra performance (in fact, the MSI 275 you have here would give a stock 285 a good run for its money). However, I would recommend getting a 4890 (like this one), quite a bit cheaper, and it'll compete very well with the MSI 275 you've got there.

The PSU should be good. Even if you want to add in another GPU later, as well as hard drives.

I would strongly recommend spending an extra $30-40 getting a better heatsink. Maybe a TRUE, or a Noctua.

Otherwise, from here it looks good. Personally, I'd get the P6T Deluxe V2 instead of the E758.

Does the P6T Deluxe V2 support both CrossFire and SLI??? Depending on which GPU I go with (I'll look into the 4890) I want to go dual GPU in the future, so the mobo would need to support both


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#5 9 years ago

Definitely get the 275, and when the option becomes available get another one, cause the 295 is just 2 275s in 1.

Mr. Pedantic;4944697However, I would recommend getting a 4890 (like this one), quite a bit cheaper, and it'll compete very well with the MSI 275 you've got there.

I'm getting an EVGA 275 which is $10 cheaper than that 4890.


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#6 9 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4944697However, I would recommend getting a 4890 (like this one), quite a bit cheaper, and it'll compete very well with the MSI 275 you've got there.

I'm getting an EVGA 275 which is $10 cheaper.


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#7 9 years ago
Does the P6T Deluxe V2 support both CrossFire and SLI??? Depending on which GPU I go with (I'll look into the 4890) I want to go dual GPU in the future, so the mobo would need to support both

Yes. Every single X58 motherboard in existence (that I know of anyway) supports both Crossfire and SLI.

I'm getting an EVGA 275 which is $10 cheaper than that 4890.

Which one? The FTW, Superclocked, or normal one? Cause getting either FTW or superclocked editions for $10 less than the 4890 I linked to is a very good deal, not the normal one though.




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#8 9 years ago

It's a standard, but I did find a superclocked edition for only $10 more than the 4890.


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#9 9 years ago
It's a standard, but I did find a superclocked edition for only $10 more than the 4890.

Nah, then it's arguable whether it's worth it. I think $10 for a better than reference cooler and a moderate overclock is a very good deal.




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#10 9 years ago

You trying to pick a fight? :spartan: ;)


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