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Originally Posted by pow3rtr1p
lol good luck with that...

he has an X6800, dual x1900XTX graphics cards, a 30" Apple monitor, dual 150 GB Raptors... unless you wait, you can't get better than that, really.

well, how much is his build estimated?
    
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post #32 of 56
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
Frozen shinobi indeed...

Get a socket F motherboard ($500) and get a couple 2000 series opterons top off with 4 gb of ram and a couple X1950XTX's. Throw some mad custom water on top and finish with a garnish of 24" monitor and a smoking 5.1 surround setup... That'll do ya (at least immediately). Sure the C2D is the fastest single processor available, but dual opterons FTW!
C2D is Dual, not single..
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post #33 of 56
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Originally Posted by Murlocke
C2D is Dual, not single..
it is a single processor... dual core...

but in a couple weeks AMD is likely to release the 4X4 platform for socket F, so that may be worth waiting for, but don't wait anyway!
    
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post #34 of 56
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Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice
it is a single processor... dual core...

but in a couple weeks AMD is likely to release the 4X4 platform for socket F, so that may be worth waiting for.
Ahh, I see what you mean, my bad. Thought you were saying it was 1 core

But seriously wait for G80 atleast, You can get a single G80 that will beat any SLI setup right now, and it will be cheaper than getting 2x 1950XTXs
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post #35 of 56
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I'd say wait til February. Lots of stuff is coming out, lots of better stuff will be out by then. Lots uf stuff will be a lot cheaper by then.
Welcome to the world of computers. There is always something around the corner and prices will always be cheaper down the line. At some point, you just have to accept it and build a system that fits your needs. With that said, I think you're better off spending less than your full budget and using that money down the road to upgrade as your parts no longer perform up to par with your needs.
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post #36 of 56
I think you should wait until DX10 comes out along with Kentsfield, but no longer than that, anybody who says wait until Febuary is crazy, because then you might as well wait for Yorkfield and the second generation Quad core, then you might as well wait for 45 nm AMD and .2 nm Intel, then you might as well wait for 8-core, it never ends. But I can see waiting for DX10 and Kentsfield if you have that much money.
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post #37 of 56
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Welcome to the world of computers. There is always something around the corner and prices will always be cheaper down the line. At some point, you just have to accept it and build a system that fits your needs. With that said, I think you're better off spending less than your full budget and using that money down the road to upgrade as your parts no longer perform up to par with your needs.
so wat do u suggest? i want a high end gaming rig by saturday, so i gotta order parts today
    
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Something similar to my sig but with x1950xtx in xfire, click the conroe link in my sig
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post #40 of 56
get the dang C2D then... a solid build should only run $1500, and that's with some pretty hard core componentry too.
    
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