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    New computer

    Hey guys,

    I am almost ready to purchase all of the components for my new gaming/college computer from newegg.com

    How does it look?

    Motherboard: Asus a8n-SLI Socket 939
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice Socket 939 Processor
    Memory: Corsair XMS 1gb (2x512mb) pc-3200
    Video Card: BFG Geforce 7800GTX
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 200gb 7200rpm SATA
    RW Drive: NEC IDE DVD Burner

    I am just getting the essentials now and I already have a case..
    Thanks,

    Todd
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    1. u dont want SLI... not worth it... especially if ur getting a 7800GTX
    2. go for a DFI Ultra-D NF4 mobo, great for gaming
    3. better to get a 3200+ venice and OC the thing!!
    4. rest looks good
    AMD Opteron 146 2.8ghz 280x10
    1GB GEIL ONE S PC3200
    DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D
    ATI X1800XT @ 700/800
    Enermax Noisetaker 485W
    BigWater SE

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    Looks great! I would love a system like that!

    1. I would get SLI
    2. What ever mobo you want
    3. 3200, or 3800, which ever is in your budget
    4. yep!

    sorry vikeor, we don't agree much do we?
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikeor
    1. u dont want SLI... not worth it... especially if ur getting a 7800GTX
    2. go for a DFI Ultra-D NF4 mobo, great for gaming
    3. better to get a 3200+ venice and OC the thing!!
    4. rest looks good
    HE basically has what I would say...


    Why does everyone thinks sli is the best thing.

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    SLI is cool.
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    Yeah get a 3200 Venice and OC it. the Asus is nice board loads of features good for OCing and you have the SLI option if you want it.

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    Can you guys recommend a power supply that would be suitable for my video card and fit nicely into my X-Superalien case?

    Thanks
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    Thermaltake, seasoinc, Tagan and enermax are all good PSUs get one of them 400w or over and you'll be fine.

    Don't go by the wattage on cheap PSUs there's a hell of diffrence between a 400w Q-tech and a 400w enermax

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    OCZ Modstream is a great looking psu, and it has quite a bit of power.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njolakoski
    Why does everyone thinks sli is the best thing.
    Why are dual-cpu systems cool?
    It's double the processors (or video cards) and double the money.
    Nevermind that it only gives 10%-30% bonus performance,
    it's cool.

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    One of the system requirements for my 7800GTX is that a PCI Express supplementary power connector be available to hook it up. I don't mean to sound stupid, but what would this be included with? The power supply?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddS
    One of the system requirements for my 7800GTX is that a PCI Express supplementary power connector be available to hook it up. I don't mean to sound stupid, but what would this be included with? The power supply?
    New power supplies have PCI-E connectors (6-Pin), though most video cards that require it come with a 6-pin PCI-E to 4-pin molex adapter, like the one in this.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Showim...+Card+-+Retail
    notice the 2x molex to 6-pin PCI-E cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by EXreaction
    SLI is cool.
    cool but USELESS!!

    by the time the guy willl be able to afford another 7800gtx a new uber card will be out probably
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikeor
    cool but USELESS!!

    by the time the guy willl be able to afford another 7800gtx a new uber card will be out probably
    Unless you have the 5k(-12k) on hand.
    And besides if you aren't a fool and buy things at the right time you can usually have the best for at least 3-5 months.

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    SLI is there to upgrade! Sure if we all had enough money, every time something new comes out, we would all throw our computers out, and get brand new ones, but do you know many people that can do that? Didn't think so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by njolakoski
    HE basically has what I would say...


    Why does everyone thinks sli is the best thing.
    Well it only gives you rights to brag around....

    But currently I havent seen a game that fully supports or even requires an sli card...

    IMO

    1. Dont go SLI
    2. You could go MSI, Asus or DFI.
    3. Probably Ill go with more memory looking that you dont have a problem with money
    4. Dont forget to get a GOOD PSU specially for the card. (heard 7800 eats a lot off power)
    5. The rest looks cool.
    someone is more skilled than you!

    http://s7.bitefight.org/c.php?uid=23753

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    All you really need for the 7800, is a 400w or so psu, it uses less power than the 6800 GT, and Ultra, and less than a lot of the FX series.
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