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    Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 11:56am
My budget is between 2000 and 3000 which would include a new monitor.
I have a keyboard and mouse.
My use will be some gaming but mainly basic internet, computer use. I do use some photoshop.
 
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http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=441312

 

Thank you for your help.

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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 12:55pm
looks like you are off to a good start but im confused about 2 things
you chose 2 different brand 1tb hard drives, any reason why?
 
your power supply is big enough for 2 480s... for not much price difference you could easily get 2x gtx 470s and a 1000w PSU which is plenty of power, or you should just go for 2 480s
 
more info on this line of thinking in the guide linked below
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  Quote maxyme Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Sep 2010 at 9:10pm
I agree with ender on the sli gtx part and just keep in mind for dual gtx 480's you need a 1200w psu.

Also don't forget your free game
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  Quote kotzkobuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Sep 2010 at 9:21am
I did not realize I had chosen 2 different brands of hard drives. What would you recomend.
I chose the power supply after reading the guides/
I am not sure what you mean by 2 480's.
Thank you for your help. I am not very sure about config details.
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  Quote !ender_ Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Sep 2010 at 9:54am

the cheaper of the 2 hard drives with the 32mb cache is fine, the cache size wont impact your use

the power supply isnt a BAD choice, just saying if your plan is to add a second video card later, my thoughts are just do it now and get it overwith, have it installed and tested by DSO to avoid any problems with it, or if you plan to stick with 1 video card you can drop to 750w

"2 480s" just means using two graphics cards in SLI, this, of course, requires more power from your power supply

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  Quote kotzkobuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Sep 2010 at 11:26am
There are 4 chhoices for the 480 video cards. Other than price constraints what should I be consider?
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only the lowest one, the standard gtx 480
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  Quote kotzkobuck Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 30 Sep 2010 at 3:36pm
Big%20SmileThank you.
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