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post #1 of 21
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I have a $2000 budget. I want sli with good overclocking abilities. I can wait on the second video card. Preferably Nvidia. Full build from scratch
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post #2 of 21
Moniter and keyboard I prosume? and C2D?
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post #3 of 21
We're in the AMD forum

But yea, you want monitor and so on included? or just the box.

If you go for Core 2 Duo, which is recommended despite we're in the AMD section, I would recommend Crossfire...
    
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Thread Starter 
just the box. Im really not ready to commit to intel just yetttt. Also raid 0 i would like
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e6600 @ 3.2 Evga 680i evga 8800gts 320 sli 2 gig ocz sli 1066 
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e6600 @ 3.2 Evga 680i evga 8800gts 320 sli 2 gig ocz sli 1066 
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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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250GB WD SATA None Windows XP Pro 32-bit HP Pavilion f1703 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #6 of 21
Please, why are you staying with AMD?

You could build a SO much better system with that budget.
    
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post #7 of 21
Although it's true that Intel owns the crown right now, there can be several reasons to choose AMD. We already commented on Core 2 Duo, and the OP wants AMD.

Thus AMD it is

See previous post. I stayed below budged. If you want to, you can drop the Scythe air cooling solution, and you have around $200 for a watercooling solution. I suggest you post in the water cooling section to get advice on that
    
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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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post #8 of 21
Thread Starter 
I was actually looking for air again. I'd like to try lapping this time around. That looks like a good build. When is the next round of cpu releases from amd? And shipping included?

edit*

I hate how the 7950 looks like the old 78gt cooler. ugly but strong
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e6600 @ 3.2 Evga 680i evga 8800gts 320 sli 2 gig ocz sli 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2 raptor 150's raid 0 2 Liteon LH-20A1S xp pro DA850 
CaseMouse
Black armor G5 
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e6600 @ 3.2 Evga 680i evga 8800gts 320 sli 2 gig ocz sli 1066 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
2 raptor 150's raid 0 2 Liteon LH-20A1S xp pro DA850 
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post #9 of 21
Chozart are you sure that PSU is powerful enough, I mean it can only run my rig two times over. Also Chozart, why not the Perpindicular Storage Seagates? Just wondering about your choices.
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post #10 of 21
HDD was an error..sorry

PSU to be future ready to upgrade to DX10... since those cards draw insane power.

Updated previous post.
    
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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 
Mouse Pad
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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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