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Not sure which forum this should have been posted in, so sorry if this isn't the right one.

I really was trying to justify building my own system, but 1)i'm a rookie so that was a little daunting, and 2)maybe I wasn't looking at the right online hardware retailers, but the Cyberpower system I configured was hard to beat:

q6600 G0 Stepping
evga 780i MOBO
2 x evga 8800gt 512's
2GB 800mhz ram
630w power supply
thermaltake maxorb cooler
vista 32
$1300

could i have done soooo much better to justify building myself? like i said, maybe i wasn't looking at the right store, but when I put this system together on tigerdirect, it came out to more than $1300.
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post #2 of 7
Going to need a bigger PSU. I say 750W + for SLI anything.

You might also find a better deal over at Newegg. Tigerdirect is usually much more expensive.
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I would go with a 700+ watt psu (good one like corsair, silverstone, pc power and cooling etc) and also go with 64 bit vista, the driver support really isnt bad and is always getting better.
    
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Originally Posted by murray8144 View Post
Not sure which forum this should have been posted in, so sorry if this isn't the right one.

I really was trying to justify building my own system, but 1)i'm a rookie so that was a little daunting, and 2)maybe I wasn't looking at the right online hardware retailers, but the Cyberpower system I configured was hard to beat:

q6600 G0 Stepping
evga 780i MOBO
2 x evga 8800gt 512's
2 megs 800mhz ram
630w power supply
thermaltake maxorb cooler
vista 32
$1300

could i have done soooo much better to justify building myself? like i said, maybe i wasn't looking at the right store, but when I put this system together on tigerdirect, it came out to more than $1300.
Wow, man, lOOks like you need New RAM> lol
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post #5 of 7
Tigerdirect sucks with shipping anyways.
lol I think that's a typo there.
    
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post #6 of 7
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yep - edited to gb

new psu might be the only thing i need to change. but anywhere i started with a q-6600/780i/2x8800gt system, i was looking at $1100 without a case, psu, ram, operating system, optical drive, hard drive, etc. seemed like i was getting a pretty good price
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PowerCase
PCP&C Silencer 750 Antec 900 
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Q6600 @ 3.6 EVGA 780i 2 x EVGA GTX 460 4GB G.Skill 6400 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Caviar SE 16 250gb Lite-On LH-20A1L-06 Vista 64 22" LCD 
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PCP&C Silencer 750 Antec 900 
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post #7 of 7
I don't like SLI, but even then do YOU need a 780i mobo? Aren't those insanely overpriced?
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