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Compatability check and a 'Should I wait?' question.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Washout, 14 Aug 2006.

  1. Washout

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,849

    Have recently ordered the below:

    £524.95 x 1 - Dell Ultrasharp 2407WFP 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Midnight Grey
    (MO-009-DE)
    £214.95 x 1 - Intel Core 2 DUO E6600 "LGA775 Conroe" 2.40GHz (1066FSB) - Retail
    (CP-128-IN)
    £324.95 x 1 - BFG GeForce 7950 GX2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI (PCI-Express) -
    Retail (GX-022-BG)
    £148.95 x 1 - Lian-Li PC-S80B Black Aluminium Full Tower Case (CA-069-LL)
    £46.55 x 1 - Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM
    (HD-046-WD)
    £1.95 x 1 - Akasa Rounded Floppy Cable (0.45m) - Black (CB-031-GE)
    £89.95 x 1 - Western Digital Raptor 74GB WD740GD 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM
    (HD-015-WD)
    £59.50 x 1 - Plextor PX-755SA Serial ATA 16x16 Dual Layer DVD±RW ReWriter -
    (Black/Beige) - Retail (CD-041-PL)
    £69.95 x 1 - Tagan TG580-U15 580W ATX2.01 Easycon SLi Compliant Modular Silent
    PSU (CA-009-TG)
    £42.50 x 1 - Creative Inspire T6060 5.1 Speakers - Retail (SP-060-CL)
    £40.00 x 1 - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Music - OEM (SC-043-CL)

    You may notice two things missing off that list. The mobo and memory. Was gonna wait for the 590 sli mobos to turn up and get that sli ready memory as well. But I just know I may not be able to wait that long when I get home and see all the above delivered (especially the screen).

    First of all would a Asus P5W DH Deluxe work ok with the 7950?
    Was also looking at the G.Skill 2GB DDR2 NR PC2-6400 for memory.

    2nd question is should I continue to wait for this now mythical mobo and the swanky sli memory (which I think just has extra instructions so that it auto optimises).

    Won't be doing much if any OC'ing of the above for a while so will the stock HS be ok? Looked at the ninja and thought it overkill + it's HUGE!
     
  2. BillytheImpaler

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 2 Aug 2005

    Posts: 8,741

    Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    Forget the Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 2500KS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM
    (HD-046-WD) and get a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB ST3250620AS SATA-II 16MB Cache - OEM (HD-079-SE) instead. It's loads faster.
     
  3. Washout

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,849

    heh oops it's already ordered. Not too worried tho as it just a storage drive.
     
  4. semi-pro waster

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    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    I believe that the Asus and the 7950 are compatible although I think there is some sort of compatiblity chart(maybe on Nvidia's website) to confirm. The memory should be fine as some Gskill only seems to have a problem with Gigabyte motherboards.

    As to the second question I don't know what benefits the new motherboards and SLi memory will offer.

    Yes the normal heatsink will be fine for running at stock but it probably isn't the quietest around.
     
  5. Washout

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Jul 2003

    Posts: 1,849

    Think I'll wait for the nvidia 590 chipset boards and sli memory.

    All the above items arrived last night. That screen is amazing! Can't wait to see what the latest games look like at that res.