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vikinghwh

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I'm looking for a bit of advice on a new computer build. It will replace my aging PC Desktop and be used primarily for Photoshop, CAD/CAM, massive internet file downloading/uploading along with limited advanced gaming. I want the fastest machine affordable that is pretty much "state of the art" that will last me a few years with limited upgrades. I have decided to make it SLI certified so in case I ever hit the lottery, I can add a second GTX280. I am running two 20+ inch Viewsonic Monitors. Thanks to our "Tanked" economy I have more time than available cash at the moment and am trying to squeeze as much out of a limited budget that I can....Here's what I have so far....comments/advice please!!! TIA

Processor- Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4x256KB L2 Cache 295.00
8MB L3 LGA 1366 130W Quad Core

Graphic Card- EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 325.00
PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Mother Board - ASUS P6T Delux LGA 1366 Intel X58 299.00
ATX Intel Motherboard


Hard Drive - Western Digital 500G Hard Drive 80.00

Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory 164.00
Model TR3X6G1333C9 - Retail

Case - Thermaltake Armor = MX VH8000BWS ATX Mid Tower 140.00

Power Supply - Antec Signature SG850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 220.00
SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Intel i7 Cooler 60.00

Liteon DVD Burner 28.00

TOTAL 1611.00
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jrm20

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I'm looking for a bit of advice on a new computer build. It will replace my aging PC Desktop and be used primarily for Photoshop, CAD/CAM, massive internet file downloading/uploading along with limited advanced gaming. I want the fastest machine affordable that is pretty much "state of the art" that will last me a few years with limited upgrades. I have decided to make it SLI certified so in case I ever hit the lottery, I can add a second GTX280. I am running two 20+ inch Viewsonic Monitors. Thanks to our "Tanked" economy I have more time than available cash at the moment and am trying to squeeze as much out of a limited budget that I can....Here's what I have so far....comments/advice please!!! TIA

Processor- Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4x256KB L2 Cache 295.00
8MB L3 LGA 1366 130W Quad Core

Graphic Card- EVGA 01G-P3-1280-AR GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 325.00
PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card

Mother Board - ASUS P6T Delux LGA 1366 Intel X58 299.00
ATX Intel Motherboard


Hard Drive - Western Digital 500G Hard Drive 80.00

Memory - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory 164.00
Model TR3X6G1333C9 - Retail

Case - Thermaltake Armor = MX VH8000BWS ATX Mid Tower 140.00

Power Supply - Antec Signature SG850 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 220.00
SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular
Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Intel i7 Cooler 60.00

Liteon DVD Burner 28.00

TOTAL 1611.00




Instead of the Antec 850W psu for $220 and you want to save some cash, get this Corsair 850W on sale for $139.99 $(119.99 after rebate).. The corsair unit is not a Cheap PSU as it has 70AMPS on a single rail. You theoretically only need 60 amps to run 2 gtx 280's in sli on a quad setup. I have seen 60 amps on a good quality psu do it but 70 amps is perfectly fine and more than enough.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139009

Up to you but that will save you quite a bit of cash..

Edited by jrm20, 19 January 2009 - 06:36 PM.

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Ill go ahead and list more info so you pick the right decision..

Lets see here lol..



Antec model:

-PRICE $219
-Quadruple rail design for a total of 65A (780W) on +12V




CORSAIR MODEL:

-PRICE ($139 normally *$119.99 after rebate*)
-SINGLE RAIL DESIGN which is better and has *70 AMPS* on +12 volt rail.
-840w avail on the 12v rail alone
-Actually put out as advertised watts
-CHEAPER and better QUALITY IMO better price to performance ratio


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conclusion:

Quad rails are fine but the power is more unstable than the Single rails as the Single rail is only a single connection, not divided up thus more reliable.
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Thanks....you are absolutely right Corsair is cheaper and better quality....thanks for your help!!!
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Thanks....you are absolutely right Corsair is cheaper and better quality....thanks for your help!!!




No problem now go buy me some Caffeine. LOL jokes j/k..
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