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post #1 of 19
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guys,

OK i have received some fundage $$$$$$$ and i want to start buy my new parts for my future SLI Duo build. I want it to be fast and set up for gaming.

The thing is this wont get completed until late March or early April. So sales and pricing is what I'm worried about.
Will it be out dated?
Will the price be cut in 1/2 bu the time i build it?


What should i buy first?
I was thinking 2 Video cards, but i want your input on this.
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post #2 of 19
If your going to buy a whole new setup I would wait till you have all cash on hand and buy the best technology you can, otherwise you will end up spendign 600 on a CPU that would only cost 300 when you were finnaly done building your rig.
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post #3 of 19
i would buy a cheaper video card now, and then save the rest for dx10 cards

also, kentsfield should be out by then
 
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post #4 of 19
I would hold off in tell your ready to do your upgrade, by then the prices should be alot lower.
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post #5 of 19
Avoid SLI if you can. Avoid Crossfire as well. If gaming is your goal. A single video card can handle just about anything now adays. Nvidia's 7950GX2 is fine, so are the top of the line ATI's. Once you divorce yourself from the SLI/Crossfire concept, you can now buy ANY MoBo you want. That leaves soo many options open to you.

And follow the above advice. Get all the money together then go shopping and you will find that you have money left over!
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post #6 of 19
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OK, so what your saying is to wait till i get all the money and buy it all at once!

So what if i said i had $1500.00 to throw out there. Would it be enough to get a system going?
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
OK, so what your saying is to wait till i get all the money and buy it all at once!

So what if i said i had $1500.00 to throw out there. Would it be enough to get a system going?

Short answer yes...2100$ would be better...

Conroe E6600 = 330$
2GB DDR2800 RAM = 200$ (after rebates)
P5B Deluxe Mobo (includes WiFi and ethernet) 200$
160GB SATAII HDD = 100$ (X2 if you want RAID 0)
Case = 100$
Power supply = 150$ (Don't skimp here)
Video card (7950 GX2) = 500$
X-FI sound card = 125$
19" LCD monitor = $200 (This varies alot pricewise...Samsung is always good)
Keyboard and mouse = 50$
DVD burner = 30$

So that's 1980$ before taxes or about 2150$ without shipping or about 2250$ depending on how many different places you shop.

Within your budget:

P4 930D = 150$
1GB DDR2667 RAM = 100$
Some 975 based MoBo 100$
160GB SATAII HDD = 100$ (X2 if you want RAID 0)
Case + Powersupply= 100$
Video card (7950 GS) = 300$
Use onboard sound
19" LCD monitor = $200 (This varies alot pricewise...Samsung is always good)
Keyboard and mouse = 50$
DVD burner = 30$

= 1130$, + tax = 1230, + shipping = 1330.

Now you have some flexibility on certain parts. You have about 200$ spending room. You can either upgrade to a GX2 video card or spend about 175$ on a GOOD motherboard and 125$ on a X-FI Sound Blaster card (Recommended).

It's easier to add RAM and swap out CPU's and video cards than it is to swap out MoBo's...you really should get a well made MoBo. The P5B or P5N ASUS mobos are good.

Hope that helps some.
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post #8 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC
Short answer yes...2100$ would be better...

Conroe E6600 = 330$
2GB DDR2800 RAM = 200$ (after rebates)
P5B Deluxe Mobo (includes WiFi and ethernet) 200$
160GB SATAII HDD = 100$ (X2 if you want RAID 0)
Case = 100$
Power supply = 150$ (Don't skimp here)
Video card (7950 GX2) = 500$
X-FI sound card = 125$
19" LCD monitor = $200 (This varies alot pricewise...Samsung is always good)
Keyboard and mouse = 50$
DVD burner = 30$

So that's 1980$ before taxes or about 2150$ without shipping or about 2250$ depending on how many different places you shop.

Within your budget:

P4 930D = 150$
1GB DDR2667 RAM = 100$
Some 975 based MoBo 100$
160GB SATAII HDD = 100$ (X2 if you want RAID 0)
Case + Powersupply= 100$
Video card (7950 GS) = 300$
Use onboard sound
19" LCD monitor = $200 (This varies alot pricewise...Samsung is always good)
Keyboard and mouse = 50$
DVD burner = 30$

= 1130$, + tax = 1230, + shipping = 1330.

Now you have some flexibility on certain parts. You have about 200$ spending room. You can either upgrade to a GX2 video card or spend about 175$ on a GOOD motherboard and 125$ on a X-FI Sound Blaster card (Recommended).

It's easier to add RAM and swap out CPU's and video cards than it is to swap out MoBo's...you really should get a well made MoBo. The P5B or P5N ASUS mobos are good.

Hope that helps some.
Ok now i am cunfused
Dont go SLI? I thought that having 2 graphics cards would out preform any single these days?

I have heard that the E6300 has out performed the E6600 or was it the E6400
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post #9 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by lohoutlaw
Ok now i am cunfused
Dont go SLI? I thought that having 2 graphics cards would out preform any single these days?

I have heard that the E6300 has out performed the E6600 or was it the E6400

I meant...don't go SLI on the motherboard. The NVIDIA 7950 GX2 IS a SLI card all rolled into one.

The E6600 is a great performer. But it's pricey at 330$.

Are you playing games or trying to break land speed records? If it's an ego thing...prepare to spend about 4K$ on a water cooled hellcat. If you want to play games without any lag, a 7950GX2 and a P4 940D will do that in a hot second.
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post #10 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankenPC
I meant...don't go SLI on the motherboard. The NVIDIA 7950 GX2 IS a SLI card all rolled into one.

The E6600 is a great performer. But it's pricey at 330$.

Are you playing games or trying to break land speed records? If it's an ego thing...prepare to spend about 4K$ on a water cooled hellcat. If you want to play games without any lag, a 7950GX2 and a P4 940D will do that in a hot second.
I want to be able to rock the games of there platforms! LOL
I want to score over 100.000 with AQ3!
I want a 13sec Super PI score!

So what your saying is that the 7950X2 is PCIE SLI already? That is sweet.
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