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Thread: How would this be for a system from NCIX?




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    Default How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Looking for any input on any hardware changes or additions I should make before I purchase, ways I could save money, compatibilty issues, etc. No ATI GPUs I hate them. Current price approx 2500(limit) Canadian. Also wondering if I should just go for an Alienware computer (I'd prefer not)

    Case - Antec P180 Black ATX Mid Tower Aluminum Case 4X5.25 1X3.5 6X3.5INT No PS W/ USB & Audio Ports

    CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Dual Core Processor Socket AM2 Windsor 2.4GHZ

    Mobo - ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe ATX AM2 Nforce 590 SLI 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E4 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA2 1394 Motherboard

    Memory - Corsair XMS2 TWIN2X2048-5400C4 2GB 2X1GB PC5400 DDR2-667 CL 4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory

    GPU - BFG GeForce 7900 GTX OC PCI-E 512MB 256BIT GDDR3 SLI Ready Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card

    PSU - Enermax Liberty ELT500AWT 500W ATX12V V2.2 20/24PIN Modular Cable Power Supply W/ 120MM Fan

    SC - Creative Sound Blaster X-FI Xtreme Music 24BIT Sound Card

    Win XP Pro

    No plans for overclocking anytime soon. (I'll end up breaking something)


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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    looks ok. IF you decided to overclock your cpu, the psu wouldn't do though..
    and btw, what about hard drive? did you forget or do you have one already?

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    Wow, what a system!

    Everything looks really good. I would change your power supply to atleast 550W.

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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    I would skip the GTX and geta GT and also get a 700W OCZ GAmeXstream PSU as that will give you some upgrade potential. Either way, it will be nice.
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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    The 700watt seems overkill, why not go with the 600watt?


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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Because if/when you go SLI you won't need to buy a new PSU. Saving $30-40 now and spending $150+ later is not a good idea. Besides, if/when you start overclocking you'll need the reserve power. We all started out not wanting to overclock and after you get bitten by the bug you'll be hooked for life like the rest of us.
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    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
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    PC P&C 500W PSU
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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Does the motherboard come with a heatsink any why change to GT, the GTX sounds great.?


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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    The GTX is an overclocked GT. Almost all GT's will overclock to GTX level very very easily. Although I keep forgetting you don't care to overclock. If you can afford the GTX then by all means go for it, it is a great card. And with a better PSU you can add another one later on down the road.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    If your going to get a 7900GT make sure it's an EVGA 7900GT KO. The heatsink is a lot larger and it actualy manages to keep the card stable enough to play games at. The 7900's are plagued with problems, even after nVidia said they fixed it. If you dont want to go with EVGA, then make sure you get some sort of aftermarket cooling for your card, EXPECIALY if you are planning on overclocking it.

    Get a 600W-700W powersupply from OCZ, Fortron, or other high end PSU company.

    Other than that everything looks great.
    My Current Rigs:
    Antec P180, OCZ Powerstream 520W, DFI nF4 SLI-DR Expert, AMD X2 4400 w/XP120(2.6GHz@1.45v), 2x1GB OCZ Platnium PC3200, BFG 7900GT@592/800(1.6), WD 250GB SATA, Maxtor 120GB IDE, LG DVD/CD Combo(black), Sony DRU-810 DL DVD Burner(black)
    3DMark01:25379, 3DMark03:19746
    3DMark05:9294, 3DMark06:5340

    Raidmax Cobra, Fortron PN-400W, ASUS A8N-E(nF4 Ultra), X2 3800 w/AMD heatpipe cooler, 2x 512MB Crucial Balistix, ATI X300, WD 250GB IDE, Samsung 16x DVD/RW

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    Default Re: How would this be for a system from NCIX?

    Guys, a 550W-600W PSU is more than sufficient for this system and any upgrades it will ever. A 700W would be appropriate for an overclocked quad SLI system. I'd probably grab a 550W Antec or Enermax at this price range, though something else might be more appropriate for a Canadian buyer.

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