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antiherodave

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here is what i plan on getting:
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

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

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor

Do you think i will need a new power supply? I have a:

Rosewill RP550-2 550W ATX12V v2.01 Power Supply
Fans: 1 x Silent 120mm Ball-bearing Blue LED Fan
Main Connector: 20+4Pin
+12V Rails: 2
PCI-Express Connector: 1 x 6-Pin
SATA Power Connector: 4
Hold-up Time: > 16ms
Efficiency: > 72%
Over Voltage Protection: +3.3V, +5V, +12V1, +12V2

Do you think I will need a cpu cooler with these upgrades and the rest of my
original hardware. (my hardware info is in my first post)
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I would get a better PSU... you need a 6 pin and one 8 pin PCI-E connector for a GTX 280.
Or you could get this Asus GTX 275: http://www.newegg.co...1-313-_-Product
I suggest either a GTX 275 or 285.

I would recommend a PSU like this one: http://www.newegg.co...1-003-_-Product
Or even this will do: http://www.newegg.co...1-001-_-Product
This is good too: http://www.newegg.co...9-006-_-Product

Later on you might upgrade your case, or mobo and proc (to i7). You probably won't need an aftermarket cooler if you won't be overclocking.

For what you are planning on upgrading, you could also get a X58 mobo, an i7, and maybe a new case. Then you can upgrade the rest when the time comes.
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Ferrari likes Corsair and OCZ... :)
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I forgot to mention that ATI's 5000 series is out!
These 5800 cards (5850 and 5870) are lightning fast and can beat a GTX 285 easily (the 5870 can)
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I just saw a video on one... ummm... ZOOM, ZOOM! haha



Edited by Ferrari, 24 September 2009 - 06:01 PM.

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They are nearly as fast as a GTX 295... but they only have 1 GPU; imagine the 5870 X2. :)
I want an ASUS MARS
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