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I thought for the 8800 series you needed atleast 700 W or more... :/ My bad
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Why would you need a 700W PSU? Recommended for a single 8800GTX is 450W/30A.... The 600W GameXStream should be just fine.
Possibly an SLI rig down the road? But then again, 700W might be borderline for an 8800 setup.

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See updated rig in previous post. A bit over budget when including your wishes (and downgrading HDD and soundcard)

You could leave out the soundcard to stay below $2,000 including shipping.

PS: Make SURE he does not have it shipped to a California address if somehow possible. In California (and I believe in a few other states also, like New Jersey), you'll have to pay sales tax on Newegg purchases. In most other states, no sales tax needs to be paid. In the US, you only pay sales tax if the seller has a physical presents (i.e. offices, warehouses, etc.) in the same state as the buyer.
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woah Chozart, Nice rig there!! ill try to order it when the 8800GTS comes out, THANKS so much.
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Nice build chozart but i wouldn't recommend him to buy a dx10 card because they are expensive and there will be problems with it (drivers, game bugs etc...) He can get a 7900gt for now and upgrade in 6 or 9 months to a dx10 card. It's not the end of the life not being able to play "Crysis" with
dx10 effects.
And the sound card is also overkill if he is not a hardcore music listener. He could get an audigy2 zs instead.

Edit : You already have a x1950xtx. Be a smart consumer.

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i am not a hardcore music listener but im a hardcore gamer =P if i dont get a DX10 card, would a X1900XT or X1950XTX be good for a year or so?
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i am not a hardcore music listener but im a hardcore gamer =P if i dont get a DX10 card, would a X1900XT or X1950XTX be good for a year or so?
That card will suffice. I believe there was a x1900xt for around $215 USD in the deals section. Great card for a great price.

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i am not a hardcore music listener but im a hardcore gamer =P if i dont get a DX10 card, would a X1900XT or X1950XTX be good for a year or so?
Given your budget there is no reason to pick the x1950xtx over the 8800GTS

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It's up to you You can save some money indeed by going for a X1900XT or X1950PRO or so. That would indeed be just fine.

I just opted for the 8800GTS since it did fit the budget

However, why not go for the newest technology? I mean, many of us got Core 2 Duo, and no complaints with that

There might be some issues, but you'll have a really nice card....
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