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Hey guys. First off, here's a link to a new build I'm planning. After Marine Corps boot camp, Marine Combat Training, and being at my MOS school for a bit, I've been away from the hardware scene for a long time. I'm making a comeback and building a new desktop soon though, with a shipped budget of about 2200USD max (lower preferable, as will be explained in a minute).

Here's my build so far btw,
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=7603032

any optimizing suggestions? More bang per buck suggestions?

And on to my final Q, and this one relates to the money saving.. would it suit my needs given my 22" Samsung to go with dual 8800GT 512's? Or should I scrap Nvidia and go with one 3780 X2 and a nice Asus P5E (both of which would help me save on the cash). My major kink with the X2 is the fact that it's apparently noisy, and as you can see I'm going for a relatively quiet build.

Anyways, Overclock.net is one of my all time favorite sites for the very fact that there are 35000 helpful people with my same interests, so have at 'er boys. thanks in advance for any comments, including "Not a bad build for such a rusty bugger".
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i can't see your wishlist, and that makes me sad because i want to help.
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crappie. I made it shared. How do I display it?
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no one yet? Must be a slow night.. *whistles*
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I think this would be the same, if not better, for $400 less.

I'm currently using that motherboard and RAID card together and they work great. Also the 9800GX2 is like two 8800GTSs on one PCB.

Edit: Oops. Forgot the PSU. Give me a second.
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What's your MOS?

At any rate, just speaking from experience here: Don't sink a ton of money into a gaming rig. Things in the barracks have a way of getting broken easily, and if you ever go on float you might come back to find that the $600 or so worth of graphics cards you had and only used for a month is now horribly outdated.

I'll also bring up desk space - most barracks only offer you one of those crappy little cabinet credenza units - with a desktop computer and monitor in there you really only have room for a 19" monitor in most cases. And leaving it out is a fast and easy route to failing field day.

Overall, your build is very nice though - I'd make sure you have room for the monitor before you bought it, but it is a good monitor.

For the motherboard, I'd definitely cut back to something like the DFI DK P35-T2RS, and a single 8800GTS (or 8800GT). For the RAM, I'd cut back to the Geil Evo One DDR2 800 2x2GB kit. The fans I might try for the SFF21E instead, the D version is just a little too low-speed for my taste, and should still prove to be very quiet. And of course, if you cut back to a single-card setup, you can cut the power supply back to the HX520w.

The Marine Corps will be what you make of it - make the best of it, keep your nose clean, and get some MCI's done early (and try to get your grey belt as soon as possible).
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eh, you have a nice comp, I'd wait for the next gen of cards coming in Q3 of this year, most likely an SLI/Crossfire rig built now will be comparable to a single card config later this year.

The sweet spot for a build would be when Nehalem comes out, DDR3 prices will be down then, and the next gen of cards will be out. Both Nehalem and the next generation of GPUs have been a LONG time in the making, so current gen stuff should be blown out of the water, especially because Nehalem will be able to utilize the ridiculous bandwidth DDR3 offers.

I'd recommend something to just hold you over. Get a heatsink for that CPU, and overclock it to 3.0-3.6 Ghz. If you still want more, get a 3870x2 or a used 8800gtx (those are still faster than the 8800gts 512 or the 9800gtx) and stick that in.

No reason for a new build when a quick upgrade can put your computer relatively easily to a point where it can run every game out, including Crysis, on high on your 22 inch monitor.
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post #9 of 23
Mechtech brings up a very good point, I didn't even notice your sig rig. Maybe pick up the Xonar DX and a new monitor, but the rig in your signature is plenty fast.
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post #10 of 23
If I were you, I would go for more of a budget build. Its getting late and I still have homework to do, so I'll be lazy for this post.
For now, go with the gigabyte motherboard posted above, an 8800gt/gts (single), a smaller power supply, cheaper 2x2gb, smaller monitor (20"?) for as cheap as you can get, and maybe cut the e8400 down to an e2180 (but I would actually stick with the e8400)

this is assuming you're staying at boot camp. My cousin finished ROTC a little while ago, and he was assigned to wherever the AF is sending people down south of us, but he got reassigned to Iraq . I think he's just going to be sitting behind a computer the whole time, but I'm not certain...

damn missed both posts above ^
They're right, I would stick with your sig rig. It can play most games out right now, and can probably play crysis at medium if not high (thats a benchmark meaning you can max all other games ^^)
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