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We had similar thoughts, but I spent the extra money on the GPU instead.
I was thinking subtract $50 from the psu also
post #12 of 23
Sunbeam Transformer:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004

Adds $20 for a total of $734.45

I personally think that if you're on such a low budget, you should not worry too much about the case.
    
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ok this is the guy whos getting the computer posting under lostX's account. one reason i chose this setup was because of the SLI support. the evga mobo has sli support where as the gigabyte didn't. i know i might not be getting a better processor but when i have two 88's later on run in SLI it's be worth it and i can get a better processor if one comes out for it. i needed the full tower case for space reasons. i so tired of working in a cramped environment with my computer. also it'll be better for me running a TEC later on or maybe water cooling. i thank you guys for all the help but as stubborn as i am i figured what's a little less of a processor for and SLI ready setup.
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I think it's a better idea to save on the motherboard and get a slightly better video card. Since you're betting an 8600GT, it's a better idea to just upgrade to a higher level card in the future than to add a second one for SLI.

Regarding the case, I suggested the Sunbeam. I do understand that you might want a better case...

Are you sure you can't wait a little longer (like a month or so) and save up a little more. It seems that if you want that good case, you'd have to cut corners a little bit too much on the other components.
    
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so why ask us if you're stubborn

8600 GTs SLI will not be as good as 8800 gts 320 but will cost more $$
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so why ask us if you're stubborn

8600 GTs SLI will not be as good as 8800 gts 320 but will cost more $$
He didn't.

I didn't ask for a whole new build, or to do anything other than tell us which combo would be better. The AMD one, or the Intel one.
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Of the wto listed... it's close to a tie.

But the point is that is seems pretty much cutting too many corners on the other parts.

But, on request, I rest my case.
    
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Of the wto listed... it's close to a tie.

But the point is that is seems pretty much cutting too many corners on the other parts.

But, on request, I rest my case.
Ok, but if you had to pick one build or another... which would you get?
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post #19 of 23
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of the 2 you listed the 3600+
AMD in that instance

But personally i'd not touch either of those builds with a 10 foot pole
post #20 of 23
AMD

Just throwing dice here.

The Intel rig has the better CPU, the AMD rig the better motherboard. Really too close to call, and my bet on AMD is the Phenom CPUs that might (or not) beat Penryn. That's basically where it boils down to: which company do you think delivers the better CPU in the next wave.
    
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