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Primevi1

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Yes...some you can pay for most are free, at least with comcast.

Also I discovered this plus you can get an extra $15 off with this code “MSIVGA15″. Is that the card you guys were talking about for me to get?
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Because you're using this as a HTPC on the side, I highly recommend you stick with ATI. The card below should be fairly quite and meet your needs.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814125086
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Here's my new finds let me know what yall think:

MOBO

2 GPU's in SLI.

Thoughts?
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You'd be much better off getting a P35 board such as the GA-P35-DS3L and then getting a single 8800GTS 512mb card. It'd be cheaper and perform much better.
Again, if you wish to use this for a HTPC, I'd recommend you stick with ATI, but that's your call.
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Edited by james_8970, 14 March 2008 - 12:32 PM.

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Hi everyone long time since I've been on here. Since we last spoke I've made some substantial changes to my build, including budget (almost doubled)...I'm almost there though! Just need a little more advice if you could spare the time.

Here's what I've purchased so far...

Cooler Master CM 690 Chassis Here
Cooler Master 650W PSU Here
EVGA 750i FTW MOBO Here
(2x2GB) 4GB 1066MHZ Ram Here
E8400 CPU
92mm Rosewell CPU heatsink/fan Here
XFX 9800 GT2 GPU Here

Planning on purchasing...

Windows Vista 32 or 64 bit
WD 10000RPM HDD (either the 300Gb Velociraptor or 150GB) 300GB 150GB

Here's the deal:

Should I go with the 64 bit Vista?
Should I get the larger HDD or do you guys think 10K is even worth it. (I plan on using it just as a OS and Program drive, everything else will be put on an external drive.)

And most importantly is the PSU powerful enough to supply my system? The issue I am worried about is the GPU. I ended up getting a good deal on it plus it has hdmi built in. Unfortunatly the PSU I have is at the lower end of the cards requirements (580W). Is this going to be strong enough to keep the system up without to much load? Also the card has a 8 and a 6 pin PCIe connectors and the PSU only has two 6pin PCIe connections. I read online that the other two pins are just grounds and I should be fine, but should I be worried, or just get a new PSU?

Again thanks for any advice, I promise to put pics up once I'm done.

Edited by Primevi1, 22 July 2008 - 09:44 AM.

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