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post #31 of 45
Ok... next take (including a Crossfire board now, that will also do SLI)

MoBo: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X $269.99
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz $223.00
RAM: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $299.00
Video: eVGA 512-P2-N573-AR Geforce 7900GTO 512MB GDDR3 $259.99
Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels $121.99
HDD: 2x Western Digital Caviar RE WD1600YS 160GB $139.98
DVD: LITE-ON 16X DVD±R DVD Burner W/ LightScribe $30.99
Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black $69.99
PSU: OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W $119.99
CPU Cooling: Scythe SCINF-1000 120mm $51.99
Monitor: SAMSUNG 205BW Black 20" 6ms Widescreen LCD $289.99
Keyboard: Saitek PZ30AU Black USB Wired Standard Eclipse $44.99
Mouse: Logitech G5 Laser 931376-0403 2-Tone 6 Buttons $45.99
OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2B OEM $139.99

Total: $2,097.87 + $61.11 shipping - $35 MIR = $2,123.98

Now, this is stretching your budget. However, I left everything in there, so you can exclude parts you already have.

Alternative video card: SAPPHIRE 100168L Radeon X1900XT 256MB GDDR3 $259.99

Easiest savings are the Keyboard, mouse, and soundcard
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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post #32 of 45
Thread Starter 
ok, that build looks excellent. however, from a n00b perspective, how much of a difference am i going to see if i sli this bad boy?
post #33 of 45
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Also would you explain ot me the advantages of a sound card?
post #34 of 45
1) Much better sound ( the difference is very noticeable
2) Less CPU load, although that's not much of an issue with a E6400

I think it's best you don't get a soundcard now. If your satisfied with onboard, then just enjoy it. If not, a soundcard is an easy addition.

PS: you have speakers?
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #35 of 45
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****ty ones. :S
post #36 of 45
Hahahaha.

Ok, look at my last suggestion. Drop the soundcard, and maybe drop the keyboard/mouse (or get cheap ones). That'll drop the budget to below $2,000. I would not stretch your budget too much. You might want to buy some games for that rig

Take a look at this speaker set:
Logitech X-530 70 watts 5.1 Speaker - OEM $53.99
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
N/A Corsair HX520 Coolermaster Cavalier N/A 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #37 of 45
Thread Starter 
also about the sli, how much of a difference will it make? r e a l i s t i c a l l y speaking i mean. i'm not worried about throwing out 800fps on benchmarks lol
post #38 of 45
Realistically, SLI is only beneficial at higher resolutions (1600 x 1200 or 1680 x 1050 at the minimum). At any resolutions below that (and for most games even at those resolutions) a powerful single card will be just fine.

However, I am not sure what the demands for DX10 will be. I think it's not a bad idea to have a motherboard that can handle Crossfire and/or SLI.
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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post #39 of 45
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what about opting for the same monitor, but oem. maybe too risky eh?
post #40 of 45
Might be risky... not sure if they use good packaging
    
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E8400 @ 3.8 GHz DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R eVGA 8400GS 2GB Mushkin DDR2 800 (single stick) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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