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post #11 of 19
If im not mistaken sli and intel havent been the most friendly in the past, and i heard that the nf4-6 series chipsets are not as good as the ati chipsets when it comes to intel as well.
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post #12 of 19
Deltron said forget the AMD and wants to see a Core 2 Duo build
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post #13 of 19
Well, the PSU is an awesome price, and you can't get a decent SLI board for conroe under $100.
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post #14 of 19
Core 2 duo may be better however you need to justify it really is all. An AMD Dual core CPU would actually still serve your purposes just aswel..Depends on your budget and preference.
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Case - Lian-Li PC-65B $119.99
RAM - G.SKILL 2x 1Gb DDR2 800 $209.99
PSU - HIPER 4K530 530W $89.99
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 250Gb 7200Rpm SATA $74.99
DVD-RW - Pioneer DVD Burner (x2) $63.64
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $181.99

nVidia

Motherboard - Asus P5NSLI $107.99
GPU - eVGA 7900GS KO 256Mb $185.99

ATi

Motherboard - Asus P5B $139.99
GPU - Asus X1950Pro 256Mb $164.99

Total (excluding tax+shipping)

nVidia: $1034.57
ATi : $1045.57

That X1950Pro will be in stock again in a few days. Personally I'd go with the ATi since it's almost as good as the 7950GT for $100 less.
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post #16 of 19
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Originally Posted by Blue_Fire View Post
If im not mistaken sli and intel havent been the most friendly in the past, and i heard that the nf4-6 series chipsets are not as good as the ati chipsets when it comes to intel as well.
No tested yet.
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post #17 of 19
Here it is:

LIAN-LI PC-65B: - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040 - $120

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ 2.2GHz 2MB Cache - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103542 - $198

EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLi Socket 939 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813123246 - $130

A-DATA Vitesta 2GB DDR 400 (2 x 1GB) - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211014 - $203

Western Digistal Caviar SE 120GB SATA 3G - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144414 - $57

Pioneer DVD-R DVD Burner - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129001 - $31

BFG Tech GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143071 - $280

Total cost: $1019.00 without tax. :s
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There, now, just pic your favorite suggestions, and build a PC of your dreams!
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post #19 of 19
Just on a suggestion point, instead of throwing a bunch of parts at you, I will let you look at theirs, just some suggestions.

1. 2 Gigs of RAM is basically a must, I have heard it makes a ton of difference in BF2 if that is how you roll, and you will notice a difference anyway, even just in regular computer usage, I know I did.

2. If you don't plan on going SLi, then you really don't need an SLi mobo, you can get a really good card (say a 7900GT on your budget). And be just fine, by the time you would be looking at SLi it will probably be almost mandatory to upgrade to DirectX 10.

Just my 2 cents.
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