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    Do these components look ok? And GPU Question!

    Does this look ok? Are they're any parts I should change?

    Mobo is cause I like the wifi on board, but mainly for the 2 lan ports and sata ports. (wifi isnt a deal maker is just a nice bonus)

    Case:
    Antec P182£86.82

    CPU:
    Q6600£147.92

    Cooling:
    Arctic7 £14.79

    Mobo:
    Asus P5K Premium/WiFi-AP £103.62

    Graphics Card:
    salvaged x1650 pro for the moment

    RAM:
    2x2GB CorsairXMS2 DDR2 PC2-6400 (800MHz) 4-4-4-12 £70.08

    Also I've never done Crossfire or Sli or had multiple GPU's so these are prob pretty dumb questions but anyway:

    1. If I want 4 screens I can just throw two graphics cards in? Or do they need to be Crossfire'd
    2. Do they both have to be ATI or nVidia? or same model? or anything like that?
    3. If I put one ATI card and one nVidia would they throw a hissy that they are neighbours?
    4. If I needed 2 of the same, would it make more sense to get a nForce board and just get two nvidia cards instead as from what ive read, ATI is falling behind atm.

    Was also thinking about some artic silver? worth it? Is only a few ££'s

    Thanks

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    Re: Do these components look ok? And GPU Question!

    As far as i know, you will need to crossfire them.

    They will both have to be either ATI or nVidia. ATI you (i think) can have two similar cards but nVidia they need to be exactly the same model.

    This wont work

    It would make more sense to get a NForce board

    Artic 5 is well worth it imo.

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    Re: Do these components look ok? And GPU Question!

    I would get the scythe ninja, epsecially in that case. Works very well and it's silent where the freezer hums.

    You wouldn't need to crossfire or SLi to use 4 screens afaik. The card's would not have to be the same but some cards don't work very well together, it's something you might need to look up or even take a wild stab at.

    arctic silver is good certainly worth a few bob, but if you do get teh freezer 7 pro don't both as it's pre-applied with MX-1 which works just as well.

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    Re: Do these components look ok? And GPU Question!

    ok thanks, Ill just get the p35 mobo. Will the scythe ninja fit on that board and in the case? looks huge lol!

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    Re: Do these components look ok? And GPU Question!

    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I would get the scythe ninja
    or for a few quid less you could get a Scythe Mine

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    Re: Do these components look ok? And GPU Question!

    Yeah fits perfectly, you could run it passive quite happily in the P182 if you wanted due to the surrounding fans.



    I've had one on the Abit IP-35 dark raider too

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