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sorry, i see the psu now, and dx 10 games should gave amazing fps at 1920x1200 with 2 gtx's in sli....

g2g to bed, night
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Chozart and Trance, both those lists look so good I am so confused which one to examine. Chozart used a different MOBO brand and RAM brand also, what is the difference between those? Also, trance, in your opinion is Chozarts list better then yours. I'm not trying to start a ego contest, I'm only trying to get the best results in the fitted price.

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I did posted the PSU, just on the link if you could read, and well, big monitors on the new DX10 games aren't that good since you're not getting that much FPS, I mean if you build a really good computer might as well future proof, and for the case part, maybe I think it's good for the SLI. The MB ain't that bad for that memory, and hey who knows maybe he wants more memory for later. And it's just a suggestion, I'm giving out ideas not forcing someone to buy it. It's always good to have different ideas, and yours different and I don't blame it.
He actually already has 4GB of DDR2 RAM laying around... Assuming it's four 1GB sticks, he should just use those and not buy more RAM.

Any proof that DX10 games will not run well on big monitors? There are NO DX10 games out even yet, and the few benchmarks there are are based either on DX9 games with a DX10 patch or on crappily coded DX10 demos. Not exactly the best way to test. The developers of Crysis have stated that a single 8800 series card and a Core 2 Duo generation CPU and 2GB or more of RAM (And nothing less than that) will run the game very nicely.

And a small monitor isn't my idea of futureproofing... on the contrary I'd still go for the 24" monitor.

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ok, I highly recommend you to NOT buy more RAM than you already have. 4GB is enough. If it's four sticks of 1GB, you'll fill up your board anyways. If it's 2 sticks of 2GB, it's NEVER a good idea to put different sized sticks in the same computer (different timings, etc.)

since that gives you a little more room in the budget, I'd get Trance's motherboard (the Gigabyte), since it indeed has solid caps, and thus is a bit better in voltage and power control. Get the Silverstone DA850 PSU I recommended. Trance and I agree on monitor, CPU, and video cards. The Seagates 250GB Perpendicular tech drives are abotu the best there are. Get those (which I suggested). Case... toss up. Both cases are excellent quality and more room than you need (you might decide to live in it though...).
    
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He actually already has 4GB of DDR2 RAM laying around... Assuming it's four 1GB sticks, he should just use those and not buy more RAM.

Any proof that DX10 games will not run well on big monitors? There are NO DX10 games out even yet, and the few benchmarks there are are based either on DX9 games with a DX10 patch or on crappily coded DX10 demos. Not exactly the best way to test. The developers of Crysis have stated that a single 8800 series card and a Core 2 Duo generation CPU and 2GB or more of RAM (And nothing less than that) will run the game very nicely.

And a small monitor isn't my idea of futureproofing... on the contrary I'd still go for the 24" monitor.

If that's the case then he can just use his ram for now, and buy an ok MB, maybe later on he can upgrade to DDR3, and well I think 20" is good enough for now and sacrifice the size and maybe have better graphic quality. Also, 2ms on a 20" is pretty good in case of ghosting occur it wouldn't be that bad.
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I can't for the life of me figure out why you need a quad core just for gaming. It will do NOTHING for you.

Now if you were using apps that could actually take advantage of those four cores, like video editing and 3D-rendering work, then it would be useful.
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I can't for the life of me figure out why you need a quad core just for gaming. It will do NOTHING for you.

Now if you were using apps that could actually take advantage of those four cores, then it would be useful.
Doesn't Supreme Commander make use of multiple cores?? Vista, too?

Sure he doesnt need quad core, but it's future-proofing an expensive system.
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Doesn't Supreme Commander make use of multiple cores?? Vista, too?

Sure he doesnt need quad core, but it's future-proofing an expensive system.
Agreed. Couldn't have said it any better.
    
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Won't quad core be hard to OC because of the heat?
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Um... wouldn't be completely pointless to spend 3400 on a computer when in 6 months it will be outdated and worth less than half? You don't need to spend that much just to play games. Unless money is no object.
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Um... wouldn't be completely pointless to spend 3400 on a computer when in 6 months it will be outdated and worth less than half? You don't need to spend that much just to play games. Unless money is no object.
That's why we're called "enthusiasts".
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