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FYI: Not saying the Tuniq Tower is a bad cooler... but if you want a Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme, I recommend Petra's Tech Shop. They are $56.99 there. And if you're wondering, PTS has great customer service. They even have a vendor rep member here at OCN. I got my TRUE there.
Yeah I know PTS, I order all my WC parts there (and I live in Europe), they are one heck of a shop, I agree And thanks for the tip on the TRUE price.

Also, I edited the list on the first post, feel free to comment me once more
+Rep to both of you!
Edited by Wattes - 5/19/08 at 2:54am
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post #12 of 33
Good pick on RE2 series. G92 GTS is prefect for 22" LCD. If you can, get Corsair 750tx from buy.com. $95
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Good pick on RE2 series. G92 GTS is prefect for 22" LCD. If you can, get Corsair 750tx from buy.com. $95
Ah, free shipping FTW Thanks as always L.K.!
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post #14 of 33
I have that same microsoft keyboard and do not recommend it. This Logitech one is cheaper and a much better keyboad. I own one too. The microsoft one has keys that just feel too soft and isnt good for typing or any gaming.
The rest of the rig looks great.
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A friend of mine in the States needs a new rig and I'm helping him select one.
He can spend $2500.- and this is what I came up with.
It's $2502.86 total now

Few thoughts:
- Will the PSU be powerfull enough? Yes
- HDD's will be in raid 0, maybe other drives? Seem ok
- Switch the 9600GT's for 9800GTX's or a 9800GX2? 2x 8800GTS it is
- He wants a 22" TFT max.
- He wants DDR3.
- Switching that Tuniq Tower for a TRUE if it get's back in stock soon.
- Did I miss anything?

All comments are welcome, I want the best gaming rig for that $2500.

EDIT: New attachment.
OS? Sound Card?

~B~
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I have that same microsoft keyboard and do not recommend it. This Logitech one is cheaper and a much better keyboad. I own one too. The microsoft one has keys that just feel too soft and isnt good for typing or any gaming.
The rest of the rig looks great.
i have that keyboard, its is AWESOME. as soon as my mom used it, she made me buy her one. My brother also wants one. Its going on 10 months now, it should last a while. it has all the features i need and nothing i dont.
get it. UltraX ftw.
Edited by sgdude - 5/19/08 at 6:43pm
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OS? Sound Card?

~B~
Soundcard is onboard and he already has 2 Vista Ultimate copies. But thanks

And I'll change the keyboard, thanks!
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post #18 of 33
ok... you DO know that DDR3 is a complete and utter waste of money? right?
  • Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $134.99
  • XFX MB-N780-ISH9 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI Intel Motherboard $249.99
  • 3X (TRI-SLI) EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $899.97
  • CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply $299.99
  • Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 $199.99
  • G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK $138.99
  • 2X Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $139.98
  • Microsoft Digital Media Pro BX1-00005 2-Tone USB + PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard $23.99
  • Acer AL2216Wbd Black 22" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP support $229.99
  • Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse $74.99LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK $25.99
  • Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler $49.99
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post #19 of 33
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- HDD's will be in raid 0, maybe other drives? Seem ok
your HDD's
400GB
16MB cache
7200RPM
$109

These HDD
500GB
32mb Cache
7200RPM
$109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148288

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post #20 of 33
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Thanks both!

He seems to want DDR3, but I'll have a chat with him
Does tri-SLI scale good on the 780i boards?

The seagates are an option, but they seem to be less reliable then WD in my experience (and in some reviews I found), but I haven't had Seagate drives in a couple of years now, so correct me if I'm wrong.
Edited by Wattes - 5/20/08 at 3:11am
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