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post #1 of 11
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Heres what I am thinking:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814241025
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119047

Dont think i forgot anything. I have an X-fi already and I didn't want to spend too much on a graphics card because of DX10. Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
    
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post #2 of 11
Can't publish a wishlist or shopping cart like that. If you want to publish a wishlist, use the 'email to friend' option, and email it to yourself. Then copy the link in that email.

Otherwise, just copy/past the list of components.
    
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Fixed, sorry about that. =/
    
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Looks good. I would spend a little extra on this graphics card though:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161161
Since the GeCube has hypermemory and that just isn't great at all. This card's cooler will also allow more OC'ing without having to replace the stock one.

You can also save a little cash by going with the S3 and not the DS3 since the only difference is the capacitors, which only extends the DS3 lifetime by a few years so instead of having 5+ years with the S3 you would get 10+ years out of the DS3. So if you plan on upgrading within the next 5 or so years, I would save a few bucks and go for the S3.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017
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Nice stuff, My build will be almost identicle
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post #6 of 11
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I didn't know much about hypermemory it just seemed nice. I switched to the card you recommended. Five years is enough for a motherboard so I also switched to the S3. Thanks.








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Nice stuff, My build will be almost identicle
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post #7 of 11
you can get the S3 isntead of the DS3. Its the same thing without solid capacitors. save like $40
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post #8 of 11
And take a look at the OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W for $119.99. Saving yuo some money on the PSU, and this is a ver good unit with plenty power.

Now, we saved you $56 on the original budget, and I'll add that savings to the GPU, giving you a budget of about $140 for the GPU. This eVGA 256-P2-N615-TX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 would easily fit in that budget, since it's $129.99

Also, the RAM you picked is excellent, but by far the most expensive element in your rig. I like a balanced rig, and I still think your video card is the weak link. Take a look at this G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) with timings 5-5-5-15 for $234.99. That saves another $65, and your video card budget will be around $200. Then, you have some really nice options:
Now, I can continue here, and telling you to save on the CPU also, and the X1900XT and the 7900GT will be in your price rance... but I think you got the message now.

In summary, my picks would be:Total $1,018.94
    
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post #9 of 11
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Wow, thanks. That's amazing. What do you think about DX10. Would it be worth it to get the x1900gt/xt or the 7900gs/gt with DX10 cards right around the corner?
    
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post #10 of 11
I think the 7900GS/X1900GT definately are worth it. DX10 will be soon, but it will take a while you really need the DX10 hardware. Also, opinions seem to vary to what extend you can and cannot play DX10-only games on older hardward. As far I know, the hardware does not support it, but I believe there will be software emulation. No idea how that will impact performance though.

I think you should be ok for about a year with a card like this. If you're a gamer, the X1600PRO will just hold you back too much, esp. in a rig like this.
    
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