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    Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 7:58pm
Hello all..This is my first custom built rig and wanted to get some opinions on this one..What do u all think? Please Help

Digital Storm 950Si

750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition)

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz (1333MHz Front Side Bus)

NVIDIA 680i SLI Core 2 Quad (Chipset: nForce 680i SLI)

4GB DDR2 OCZ at 1066MHz (SLI-Ready Edition)  

500GB Western Digital (16MB Cache) (7200 RPM)

NVIDIA GeForce 9800GTX 512MB

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi FPS Fatal1ty

Extreme Cooling: Air Cooled Stage 3 WindTunnel (Copper Heatpipe Heatsink & Additional Case Fans)

Windows OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-Bit Edition)

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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:10pm
i personally would do sli depending on how big your monitor is..dont care much for creative..other than that..looks good to me ...I dont know what your budget is..but you may want to consider liquid cooling for you mob ...i think the computer may be a bit loud with the fans running..but you may not mind the noise..or may not be in your budget..just my thoughts..cheersSmile
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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:22pm
and if it were me and sli was in my future..i would opt for 1000 w power and liquid cooling for sure..not as noisey and works better than the fans...but again thats just me
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  Quote 3v177 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:27pm

hey there..at the moment i have a 24' 5ms monitor..ya i guess ur right about the creative sound card..going overboard on that one..hehe..as far as budget goes..well a little over 2k..i definately will look into sli..sounds good..ty :)

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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:32pm
really wouldnt consider sli unless you have a 26 inch or more monitor...or plan on getting one..but other than that..looks solid..and creative does have its good points ..like front i/o connections..but if you check their forums..they have a lot of problems too...i just choose to stay away..
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  Quote 3v177 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:33pm

Im going to reconfigure and repost then tell me what u think again..thx again workingman :)

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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:55pm

buying/posting guide

i've had a good exp with my creative card but it seems they are increasinly unpopular these days. bad support is what i hear
 
since we have the monitor it would certainly help to know what you need this computer for, your budget, etc Smile
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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Jul 2008 at 8:59pm
i was just about to suggest your buying guide !ender...but you beat me to the post..lmao...it is solid..and he gives very good advice...when you are ready to buy call dso...im sure they will be glad to make good suggestions for your budget as well Smile
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  Quote 3v177 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 12:33pm

Hey there..ty for the help guys..btw i took a look at ur buying guide..it helped alot..thx again guys..i am interested in playing games such MMORPG and First person shooter (Crysis..Bioshock) Im assuming im gonna need some hardcore hardware?

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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 8:07pm
dont know about bioshock..but crysis...yes indeed...you would need top of the line to even think about smooth game play Cry
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  Quote workingman Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 8:10pm
!ender's guide is impressive...glad we helped out in anyway we couldSmile
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  Quote 3v177 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 8:26pm

well im wondering as to what exactly makes crysis run smooth..does every component matter? i really wanna play crysis on high..but from what ive read is that no matter how much of a powerful pc one has..it still lags..is that true?

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  Quote SunfighterLC Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 8:35pm
Actually id say the key right now for making crysis run smooth is memory bandwidth for textures in the GPU. So the new GTX200 cards would be the best for Crysis. Im not sure about the ATI cards but id assume the bandwidth with GDDR5 memory is more efficent as well, so the new ATI cards should be fine too..even if they only have 512MB
 
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XFX 790i Ultra
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2 280 GTX EVGA FTW
4GB OCZ Reaper 1800Mhz
250-80-300GB VR HD
Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Speakers
Asus Xonar 7.1
Hanns-G HG 281D 28" HDMI Monitor
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Jul 2008 at 9:18pm
keep in mind that crysis is still the most demanding game on the market
 
frankly, as ive posted elsewhere, i run it with a lot of settings dropped... theres no visual difference if you set them right.
 
for this reason i would not mention crysis as the game you want to run at max, mainly becuase to an enthusiast, maxed crysis means all the most bleeding edge pieces
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  Quote 3v177 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 11 Jul 2008 at 12:20pm
Perfect! you guys have helped out alot. Clap 
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