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post #1 of 41
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So now i'm thinking about a new build

It'll take a long time for me to get the money for it (I don't have that much to spend) and i am hoping the prices will drop while i'm saving.

I did'nt have anything to do, so i thought letts waste some time .

I'm in the Netherlands, have a local store where i buy all my things, and am stuck /w the stupid 19% import tax.

So here's a list /w parts 'n prices, tips on what i should or should'nt buy apreciated.

MOBO: MSI p35 Neo-F E119,-
CPU: C2D E6420 E189,-
RAM: GEIL 2gb DDR2-800 4-4-4-12 E89,-
GFX: Asus 8600GT 256MB (EN8600GT/2DHT) E139,-
CASE: Thermaltake Soprano + window E69,-
PSU: Antec NeoHE Power E95,-
SND: X-fi ExtremeMusic E69,-
Cooling:Thermaltake Bigtyp 120 (CPU) E39,-
Zalman VF900-cu LED E32,-
Storage:Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB (0.22 eur/GB) E119,-
Samsung SH-S183L (SATA DVD-RW) E29, - Samsung SH-D163A (SATA DVD-ROM) E19,-
Monitor: Iiyama E1900WS-B3 E189,-
Input: Logitech MX518 Laser MouseE49,-
Logitech Media EliteE29,-


Total 1274 EUR and i don't wanna go above that acutually

Plus for upgrade's after that, i'm thinking a WD Raptor, or better GFX.
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post #2 of 41
better graphics would be my first suggestion - see if you can find at least an 8600GTS, but if not, you can sli the 8600s later.
post #3 of 41
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Well no The p35 does'nt have that much PCIe lanes so i'm gonna have to do it with a single gpu. (fine with me btw i want a lot of upgrading possibilty )

The 8600GTS is +60 EUR (199), if i'm going above my budget (i'll be saving anyway) exactly what a difference would a 8800gts 320MB make. EUR 290 at my location
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post #4 of 41
the 8800 series destroys the 8600's

A 8600 gt = dx10 7600 gt with a few more pixel shaders
8600 gts = approx 7900 gs

8800 gts > X1900XT or 7950GT
post #5 of 41
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Better kep on saving then
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post #6 of 41
I agree on the GPU - The 8600's are too much money for what you get. Save some money for an 8800gts, or see if you can't find a 7900gs. (depending on how badly you want dx10.)
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WD 250GB SATA 7200RPM + Seagate 7200.10 80gb HP Lightscribe DVD rw Vista home premium 64 37' Westinghouse 1080P hdtv 
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post #7 of 41
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We'll i do wanna go vista once i get this rig so DX10 would be great.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
500GBx2 Seagate 7200.11 Raid0 Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Ultimate M$ Wireless 
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post #8 of 41
8600 gts minimum, 8800 gts preferably

I have the 320 and it does great, but if I had to do over i'd get the 640
post #9 of 41
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Okay you convinced me

I\\m gonna get a 8800GTS 320 MB (id like the 640, but it's just a bit to expensive)
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500GBx2 Seagate 7200.11 Raid0 Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Ultimate M$ Wireless 
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post #10 of 41
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Any other suggestions?
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500GBx2 Seagate 7200.11 Raid0 Samsung DVD-RW Windows Vista x64 Ultimate M$ Wireless 
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