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I squeezed 2 months out of this pile I call a computer but now I cannot put off upgrading any longer.

This is the build assembled two months ago by Chozart plus a few modifications:
$1,569.90
I am open to spending a bit more.

Am I getting the best production for the money? Am I good to go?

I would appreciate all comments.
post #2 of 8
sounds good. do you need sli?
    
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Originally Posted by Sreenath View Post
sounds good. do you need sli?
I think I can just do one videocard, for now anyway.

Videocard: EVGA 640-P2-N827-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO HDCP Video Card $439.99

I am thinking about moving to this videocard.
post #4 of 8
Looks like a pretty sweet system overall every piece looks top notch.

The one thing I thought was a bit expensive was the PSU. You could probably get away with buying a cheaper PSU without sacrificing quality or power. I recommend the PSU I'm using, Enermax Liberty 620W. Its a strong high quality PSU(as anyone who knows Enermax will tell you) and on the plus side it has modular cables!!! Hurray for easy cable management and cleaner looking case!

Oh and as an alternative to the RAM(which is really good btw) would be the Crucial Ballistixs PC2-8500 2gb. It uses the micron d9 chips just like the gskillz but has a higher stock speed so your less likely to run into a bottleneck with your memory. This is just an alternative since the price you listed for the gskillz seem pretty high. I got my Ballistixs kit for $160CDN!!

EDIT: There is suppose to be a price drop on all Intel CPU's around July 22nd. If you can wait until then you might be able to save yourself another 75 -100 bucks.
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There is suppose to be a price drop on all Intel CPU's around July 22nd. If you can wait until then you might be able to save yourself another 75 -100 bucks.
I think I can hold out until July 22 and pick up a Q6600.
post #6 of 8
Very nice build.

For the RAM, why not go with something thats better and cheaper?

OCZ 2GB HPC:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227231

Heres the PC2-8500 version:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227191

Only costs $5 more than those G.Skills after MIR.


And also, if your willing to wait for MIRs and stuff. clubit.com and a few other websites are selling the Q6600 for around $300-$315 after a few MIR and other discounts. Fry's had it for $299 last week with no MIR or anything, but its back in the $500s now
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[*]Delicious Thermal Grease:Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound $15.99
Thats a ripoff! Try eBay its they're new for £4 in the UK (probably get around $7) it may only be $9 but still less than half its price!
    
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Edit: Nevermind

So much for budgets, 1500 turned into 2100 rather quickly.

I fiddled with a few of the options.

The new mainboard will support SLI and DDR2 1200 & 1066, I had a hard time finding both of these features on the same board.
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