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Just Finnished My new Gameing Machine


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Chalkie

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ok here goes prepared to be wowed :-)

AMD Phenom Quad Core 9600+
Gigabyte GA-MA790FX-DQ6
OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) PC2-8500C5 DDR2
2 x BFG GeForce 8800 Ultra OC 768MB, 630MHz Core, 2220MHz GDDR3 Memory, 128 Stream Processors
JEANTECH, 1000W ATX POWER SUPPLY UNIT
1 x 160GB HDD for windows only, 1 x 500GB HDD for applications and games, 1 x 750GB HDD for data like music, movies photos and anything else
Alphacool Laing 3X Watercooling Kit (http://www.overclock...rodid=WC-023-AC)
Running on windows vista ultimate 64BIT

Total Cost: £2300 or just over :-)

Crysis Benchmark on high settings on 1440x900res AVG 58FPS

i love this machine
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Congrats, let us know how high you are able to stabely clock the 9600 with the watercooling.
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Not sure why you went with a Phenom, considering your budget. Phenoms are simply cheaper alternatives to the Core 2s, but they can't compete performance-wise.

Other than that, looks like a top-of-the-line build. Too bad it will be obsoleted in a few months with Intel's Penryns and NVIDIA's 9 series. But, hey, that's technology for you. :)
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Wait, you are running two SLI capable cards on a crossfire motherboard? Why didn't you go Intel and nVidia?
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I assume that it works/boots. Are you getting issues trying SLI in games?
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well the board manual says the 16x PCI slots will support nvidia as well, as for going intel, my mind was set on getting an amd, i already have a core 2 quad machine. I have had a few tweaking issues with the SLI espically on vista, but it boots
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well the board manual says the 16x PCI slots will support nvidia as well, as for going intel, my mind was set on getting an amd, i already have a core 2 quad machine. I have had a few tweaking issues with the SLI espically on vista, but it boots

That motherboard cannot run SLI. Yes it will support nVidia cards, but they cannot run in SLI.
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yeah i found out, so i went back and had a moan up, i swapped my two nvidia 8800ultra's for two: ATI Radeon HD 3870XT ICEQ3 TURBO 512MB GDDR4, i was well upset when i found out only one graphics card was working, bah... anyways got it sorted now, i wont be shopping there again thats for sure... anyways peace out
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Ah, and you are not going to tell us how much you were able to stabely push the new Phenom with the watercooling? Did you get it just for the looks?
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i am going to push it, dont worry, i just havnt got round to it yet :-)
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That's good to hear. I look foreword to hearing the results.
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cpu-z screenshot?

What kind of monitor did you get? Keyboard? Can we get a workstation picture? :)
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