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ya but if your gonna spend 1k why buy one and overclock the crap out of it and wear it down alot faster.
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I can update this thread once a month, and this will stop a lot of questions that are largely the same... Just a thought.

CPU: Brisbane 3600+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046
Mobo: ASUS M2N SLI: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013
RAM: G Skill HZ: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065
Video Card: eVGA 320 MB 8800GTS: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
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HDD: 250 GB Seagate Barracuda: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
Optical: Lite-On 20X DVD+-R SATA: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106070

Total Price after Rebates, including shipping: $955.92

This is assuming you already have a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to use. Hopefully this will stop all of the "Halp w/ $1k Build plox kthxbai" threads we seem to get...
Looks great, but I'd switch the M2N-SLI to an M2N32-SLI Deluxe. At only $169.99 compared to $139.99 for the M2N, it will add $30, but IMO it's worth it for the full bandwidth SLI capabilities (future upgradeable). That would make the total $985.92. Just a suggestion.
    
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ya but if your gonna spend 1k why buy one and overclock the crap out of it and wear it down alot faster.
Wear it out faster? It's the same chip. As long as the voltage wasn't increased, there wouldn't be a shorter lifespan. Even with a slight voltage bump, the processor will long outlast its usefulness before it's tossed into a garage.
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Wear it out faster? It's the same chip. As long as the voltage wasn't increased, there wouldn't be a shorter lifespan. Even with a slight voltage bump, the processor will long outlast its usefulness before it's tossed into a garage.
I second that.
    
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Looks great, but I'd switch the M2N-SLI to an M2N32-SLI Deluxe. At only $169.99 compared to $139.99 for the M2N, it will add $30, but IMO it's worth it for the full bandwidth SLI capabilities (future upgradeable). That would make the total $985.92. Just a suggestion.
Better yet a Biostar Tforce 570 SLI for Like... $90. Use the savings for either a 512MB HD2900XT or an 8800GTS 620MB. The graphics are far FAR more important than the CPU overclock.

EDIT: Better yet, a rig with a (good one, I own it) 20" 1680x1050 monitor, Big Typhoon VX and RAIDable HDDs included for $1028 after rebates.


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I second the notion for the BIOSTAR TForce 570 SLI. cheap, and good. just like the P965pt
    
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This must be a killa rig. Check this built
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This must be a killa rig. Check this built
That rig's pretty good, but why get a high clock Brisbane when they are known to overclock like mad? Just my opinion on it, though.

And I was consider the 32 SLI, it just didn't fit in the budget originally. A little cut from the Hard Drive space was needed to get it under budget, but then after MIRs it was cleanly under budget.

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That rig's pretty good, but why get a high clock Brisbane when they are known to overclock like mad? Just my opinion on it, though.

And I was consider the 32 SLI, it just didn't fit in the budget originally. A little cut from the Hard Drive space was needed to get it under budget, but then after MIRs it was cleanly under budget.

Thanks for all the help and reps guys
Thanks for the advice
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Budget Gaming Rig (Warrior Edition):

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane $69.99 / Intel Core 2 Duo E4400 Allendale $125.99
Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition $179.99 / EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR $155.99
Memory: Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 $109.99
Graphics: EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB $279.99
Case: Antec Nine Hundred $119.99
CPU Cooling: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro $24.99 / ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro $34.99
Power Supply: FSP Group FX700-GLN $129.99
Hard Drives: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB $64.99
Optical Drive: ASUS 18X DVD Burner LightScribe $27.99


Total: $1,017.91 / $1,049.91
all thanks to pow3rtr1p
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