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Hi everyone.
Name's Jason. I'm a little new here, but am liking it here so far. I am a desiring overclocker waiting to learn how. And this seems like a great place to be when trying to accomplish that goal.

Btw... hi everyone....

So, as to the title of this thread, anyone out there able to pick a computer part right now that is their favorite? If I had to choose one, it would easily be the eVGA 680i SLI motherboard. It's just a phenomenal backbone for a system. So yup, that's my choice.

Any others got a favorite?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 3060 L631 @ 3.40 eVGA 680i SLI eVGA 8800 GTX 768mb Corsair 2GB TWIN2X PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 74 GB 2x CD/DVD writer Vista Ultimate / XP sp3 Samsung SuncMaster 931BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone Strider ST60 Antec P-180 Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Ying-Yang 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 3060 L631 @ 3.40 eVGA 680i SLI eVGA 8800 GTX 768mb Corsair 2GB TWIN2X PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 74 GB 2x CD/DVD writer Vista Ultimate / XP sp3 Samsung SuncMaster 931BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone Strider ST60 Antec P-180 Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Ying-Yang 
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post #2 of 39
My Soundgraph iMON VFD
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 4.0Ghz Asus Rampage V Extreme [Bios:3101] 2x EVGA GeForce Titan X SC Editions in SLI 32GB (4×8) Corsair Dominator Platinums (3000Mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 Pro 64Bit & Win10 Pro 64Bit Asus ROG Swift (2560x1440 @144hz) Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RED sleeved cables Coolermaster Cosmos II Ultra 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6950X @ 4.0Ghz Asus Rampage V Extreme [Bios:3101] 2x EVGA GeForce Titan X SC Editions in SLI 32GB (4×8) Corsair Dominator Platinums (3000Mhz) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 Nvme 2x 256GB Vertex 4 SSD (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda [Storage] Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer 
CoolingOSMonitorPower
Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) Windows 10 Pro x64 2x 27" Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 144hz  Corsair AX1500i Digital ATX 80 Plus Titanium 
CaseAudio
Lian Li PC-O8WX ATX Cube Case Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-3930K (C2) @ (4.6Ghz) Asus Rampage IV Extreme X79 (Bios 3204) 3x EVGA GTX780Ti's SC Editions 32GB (4x8GB) G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 256GB OCZ Vertex 4's (RAID-0) 2x 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 64MB Cache Pioneer BDR-207DBK Blu-ray Writer Corsair H105 (Push/Pull) 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Win7 Pro 64Bit & Win10 Pro 64Bit Asus ROG Swift (2560x1440 @144hz) Corsair AX1200 + Corsair RED sleeved cables Coolermaster Cosmos II Ultra 
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post #3 of 39
8800 gts (single most costly component of any system is the gpu, if not then you suck at gaming)
post #4 of 39
My wireless network card (at least with Windows XP)......... [/steals internet]

EDIT: I pay for internet service.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
Mouse Pad
Some kinda rubber thing (beer magnet) 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz (lapped) EVGA 780i SLI FTW @ 1600MHz FSB 2 x EVGA 8800GTX 768MB (SLI) @ 625/1500/2000MHz 2x2GB G.Skill PC2-8000 PQ @ 800MHz (linked to FSB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x160GB WD RAID 0, 750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 LITE-ON 20X SATA DVD/CD RW Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Viewsonic VA2702w 27" LCD 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Value 100 (beer magnet) Corsair TX 750W Cooler Master ATCS 840 Logitech SBF-90 (cheapest one on Newegg) 
Mouse Pad
Some kinda rubber thing (beer magnet) 
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post #5 of 39
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
8800 gts (single most costly component of any system is the gpu, if not then you suck at gaming)
that doesn't sound right... I thought CPU was pricier than GPU...
Yes, I know you can have 2 GPU, so the price can really be x2

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 - $1,059.99
BFG GeForce 8800 Ultra OC / 768MB GDDR3 - $799.99
finished Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 3060 L631 @ 3.40 eVGA 680i SLI eVGA 8800 GTX 768mb Corsair 2GB TWIN2X PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 74 GB 2x CD/DVD writer Vista Ultimate / XP sp3 Samsung SuncMaster 931BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone Strider ST60 Antec P-180 Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Ying-Yang 
  hide details  
Reply
finished Box
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon 3060 L631 @ 3.40 eVGA 680i SLI eVGA 8800 GTX 768mb Corsair 2GB TWIN2X PC2-8500 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Raptor 74 GB 2x CD/DVD writer Vista Ultimate / XP sp3 Samsung SuncMaster 931BW 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Silverstone Strider ST60 Antec P-180 Logitech MX Revolution 
Mouse Pad
Allsop Ying-Yang 
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Reply
post #6 of 39
8800 gts 320 in feb = $320

E6400 in feb = $222

so no cpu doesn't cost more than gpu

.... but i didn't get the cream de le cream of cpu's either
post #7 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdPrime View Post
that doesn't sound right... I thought CPU was pricier than GPU...
Yes, I know you can have 2 GPU, so the price can really be x2

Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 - $1,059.99
BFG GeForce 8800 Ultra OC / 768MB GDDR3 - $799.99
Offtopic but im curious as to what your video card is?
8800 GT 265mb doesnt exist, did you mean 8600 GT?
post #8 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by HeartOfAHydra View Post
Offtopic but im curious as to what your video card is?
8800 GT 265mb doesnt exist, did you mean 8600 GT?
he edited to 768 (which does exist, just > $500)
post #9 of 39
My 8800GTS 640MB.

I was stuck with integrated video for 6 years on a Vaio that run like crap. It couldn't even handle 2D games.

Now, with my first video card, I am in love with all the games I was missing.
Main
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Pro3 Galaxy 560Ti G.Skills DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Cavier 250GB + SimpleTech 320GB EXHDD Windows 7 x64 Samsung 19" SyncMaster 940BW OCZ 600w GameXStream 
Case
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570K ASRock Z77 Pro3 Galaxy 560Ti G.Skills DDR3 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Cavier 250GB + SimpleTech 320GB EXHDD Windows 7 x64 Samsung 19" SyncMaster 940BW OCZ 600w GameXStream 
Case
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 
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post #10 of 39
22" monitor.
You don't spend 99% of your time on your computer staring at the video card (unless you have a fetish like that).
Price/Power
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (G0) EVGA 680i LT 8800GT 512 4GB G-Skill 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 250GB 7200.10 DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe Vista x64 Home Premium 22" 1680*1050 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 550 Cooler Master Wireless Optical 
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Price/Power
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Q6600 (G0) EVGA 680i LT 8800GT 512 4GB G-Skill 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2x Seagate 250GB 7200.10 DVD-RW w/ Lightscribe Vista x64 Home Premium 22" 1680*1050 
PowerCaseMouse
Rosewill 550 Cooler Master Wireless Optical 
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