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I'd get Quad Core, Asus Striker 680i, eVGA 8800GTX, 2GB of Corsair Dominator Ram, 150GB WD Raptor Raid 0, 24" Dell, MX Revolution, Saitek PK02 Keyboard, bluegears B-Enspirer Sound Card, and a Tuniq Tower and relax and live worry free. For 6 months.
for 6 months? that rig will be awesome for a year
    
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post #92 of 206
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for 6 months? that rig will be awesome for a year
Probably longer than that. Even though new hardware is released every month, it does not render existing systems obsolete.

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Unlimited budget? 32" Apple or Dell You actually have to physically move around to see your game ... LOL
    
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post #94 of 206
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Probably longer than that. Even though new hardware is released every month, it does not render existing systems obsolete.

SAFX
In two years time, I doubt there'll be anybody left on the forum who's still running dual core in their main systems. I for one will make a concerted effort to upgrade to Quad Core in late 2007.

By 2009, you'll still have a year to go with an X6800, if you choose one now, but most people will have accepted quad-core as a standard by then and even the likes of Dell will probably be selling them in their pre-builts...

It's up to you of course, but if you have the money (which you appear to) and you want to keep this PC without upgrading for the next four years (which you seem to imply you do) then quad core is really the only option for you, imo.

If I were you, I'd get the latest quad core now, combine it with 4GB of excellent RAM and some decent water cooling and take the chip up to and beyond X6800 frequencies, on one of the nicer motherboards featuring the 680i chipset. That at least would give you a head start of sorts in terms of future-proofing your system.

Also, I'd go with SLi now as well. You could just get one card now and get another later if that would assist cash flow, but if you have the money (which you appear to) you may as well go SLi now. Why wait?

It's totally up to you of course, but going quad core now is the best way to future proof your system for the next four years. Imo, in two or three years time, quad cores will be ubiquitous.

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post #95 of 206
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Guys,

For a monitor selection, I am looking at the Dell 24" wide screen LCD. For the price, this monitor kicks some serious tail. I can't find any other monitors in its class that even compare.

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...9&sku=320-4335

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Yep, there is one thing Dell does right and its LCD monitors. I love my 20" WS. I would head over to widescreengamingforum.com to find out more on what monitor to buy. Some good reports over there.
     
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post #97 of 206
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I have decided to take a more conservative approach to building this system because it's obvious there is no such thing as the "ultimate" gaming system unless you want to waste money on hardware that will most likely be obsolete in just a few years anyway. Also, I am passing on the quad core for now, although the mobo I selected will support the upgrade later if I decide to go with it.

Here is my wish list so far:

Mobo
ASUS Striker Extreme Socket T (775) NVIDIA nForce 680i

CPU
Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93GHz

CPU Cooling
TT Big Typhoon CL-P0114 (I am not overclocking my system, so this fine)

Memory
Crucial Ballistix Tracers 2GB DDR2 1000 PC2 8000 RAM

Hard Disks
Not decided upon yet.

GPU
EVGA nVidia 8800 GTX

Sound Card
SoundBlaster X-Fi Fata1ity XtremeGamer

Power Supply
Thermaltake Toughpower 750-Watt PowerSupply

Monitor
DELL 24" UltraSharp 2407WFP Widescreen

Case
NVidia CM Stacker 830

OS
Windows Vista

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post #98 of 206
Skip the toughpower. Go for a PC Power and Cooling 1KW or a Silverstone 1KW.

Hard drives = 2x320GB Seagate 7200.10 (16MB cache, 7200RPM, Sata2, Perpendicular Write Technology) RAID-0

OR

2x 150GB Raptors
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post #99 of 206
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Originally Posted by bigvaL View Post
Skip the toughpower. Go for a PC Power and Cooling 1KW or a Silverstone 1KW.

Hard drives = 2x320GB Seagate 7200.10 (16MB cache, 7200RPM, Sata2, Perpendicular Write Technology) RAID-0

OR

2x 150GB Raptors

What is perpendicular write technology?

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post #100 of 206
I'd recommend Raptors as well and great choice of monitor - been delighted with mine since I received it.
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