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Im here requesting a build for my future computer and im looking at what bang for the buck i could get now. Im a gamer and I also overclock and do all that fun computer enthusiest things.

Im looking for a build between $1500 and $2000. A few requests though...

-My case is a staple. Im looking to use yet another Antec 900 for my case.
-I like NVidia but im would use AMD/ATI if i had too.
-Looking for atleast SLI/Crossfire ready if not already 2 cards.
-Id prefer Tigerdirect and NewEgg over other suppliers.
-No monitor or Mouse or Operating System is needed.

Thats about it, ill take all the builds I like best and put them up to a vote later.
Edited by cbrazeau1115 - 5/24/08 at 8:57am
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Rig Components:
Cost: $1,905.68

any questions?
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post #3 of 4
Good build there, but with an x48 mobo (which is great for overclocking), I say go with a Q9300 processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115043

And as for the sound card, the razer card is simply not a good choice, the Xonar DX blows it away in driver support and performance for cheaper.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829132006

The case is pretty cramped, but it's an awesome case, if you want a full tower, go for one of these (or a Rocketfish if you can grab one)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119138
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811103011

The GPU choice is a good one, but you could also get a cheap 9600gt to hold you over 'till the next gen hits in a couple of months (I don't usually recommend people to wait, but it's been a long time in the making)

I think the best choice is to refine builds as well, not to just choose one.
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heres wat i would do.
-E8500 3.16Ghz (or a 3.33Ghz E8600 if you can wait for a few weeks)
-EVGA 750i SLI FTW (SLI, good OC'er and cheap)
-2x2GB G.Skill DDR2-1000Mhz RAM
-TRU1E/Tuniq/Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
-2xEVGA9800GTX (Step up to 9900GT/GTX/GTS on June 18th when they come out)
-HDD to taste
-Corsair TX750 750W PSU
-RAZER Barracuda AC-1 Sound Card
-Antec 900
-Logitech G15 Keyboard
-Cheap SATA DVD-RW
    
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