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Comparing Systems, help

By Wing-01
Jul 14, 2008
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  1. Right I am building a Computer for a friend of mine.
    He is a hardcore gamer and works in the film industry. His main area is Editing so he will be using AVID, Final Cut, Etc...

    Now I know gamer computers are good full stop (Multitasking, gaming, and work)

    I have two specs. One is the one he found out but very expensive, and my spec which is expensive but not as much.

    Now, in my spec I haven’t chosen any motherboard yet I still don’t know which one really!
    As you can see what I have tried to do is copy my friends spec by using other brands etc…

    What I need is an opinion from people who think what each system needs changing or what parts can go to the different systems etc…

    Well I hope you can help me below are the two systems! 


    Friend’s Chosen Spec.
    1200 Watt Multi GPU ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply

    Triple NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 Graphic Card
    OR
    GeForce 9800 GX2

    Intel Core 2 Extreme 3.2GHZ 12MB 1600 MHZ Processor

    4GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 Memory

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional Sound Card
    OR
    X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card

    1TB Raid 0 System Drive

    NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard

    My Spec
    1200 Watt Multi GPU ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply

    Triple ATI Radeon HD 4800 Graphic Card
    OR
    Triple ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 Graphic Card

    AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core Processor

    4GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 Memory

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional Sound Card
    OR
    X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card

    1TB Raid 0 System Drive

    ??? Motherboard ???
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Look at the motherboard reviews at www.tomshardware.com. With a system of that potential, you should be looking at all those reviews for the past three or four months. Then I would look at the video card reviews for compatibility.
    You certainly have selected more power supply than you need.
  3. Wing-01

    Wing-01 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 46

    ah ok I was told that i needed a good power supply for the reason of all the gewar i am putting in but will research that over again!
    in your opinion what is the better system ?
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