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post #31 of 41
i'd get the cooler master 690 case.
 
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post #32 of 41
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Okay, its been some time (busy working), but I'm rethinking my rig. First of all, I'm waiting for the benchmarks of the new ATi Radeon HD 4850s, and the price tag. If they do fare better than the 8800GT, then I'll be switching out the SLI board for a DFI board, and get an ATi. Would that be a good choice, the DFI board for crossfire? The one I'm looking at in particular is this one:

DFI LANPARTY DK X48-T2RS LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard

And then, a case. I'm looking for your basic case, tooless would be great, but not needed. I'm talking about a case that is spacey enough for aftermarket coolers (that I'll buy later on) for good overclocking potential. Would the Antec previously mentioned be a good buy, or a Cosmo? Again, I am not looking for the BEST, but the best price/performance value without the case being MORE than 200$, but preferably in the sub 100$ range. Thanks you very much, you guys are very helpful and knowledgeable!
post #33 of 41
Good choice, it's best for non sli mobos.
For the case get midtower Antec Nine Hundred. I love it. Full Tower is really huge but that means there will decrease on airflow. So, unless you need that extra room, you don't need to buy it.

Edit: your budget is $1000, right? and case, mobo, processor, video card, ram, hd, disk drive, psu are only components you need? no monitor, mouse and such?
Edited by legendor - 6/15/08 at 9:37pm
    
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post #34 of 41
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Well...I have an older monitor (one of the first 17" flat monitors built), but its good until I get more moneys. Mouse and keyboards (again, as old as my 2001 computer) still work and will be put in my new system until moneys permit. You get me? No need to buy peripherals, until the actual system is built, then I can worry about that, no?
post #35 of 41
Ok. I'll shop around 2
NVM
Edited by legendor - 6/15/08 at 9:58pm
    
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post #36 of 41
Here's my list

Important Note:
  1. I would buy GPU after the new one come out.
  2. I would wait until newegg has TRUE on stock.
  3. I would buy some extra 120mm fans for CPU and Case. (3 fans)
  4. Q6700 is better than Q9300.

Edit: that's $863.91. You can bargain with Newegg about Antec 900 case to cut price down. Just don't mention that rebate was over, just blame on them about their website not being updated or something.

Edit 2: The reason why I picked midtower over your full tower selection is because of airflow. Unless you need that much space, I wouldn't recommend it.
Edited by legendor - 6/15/08 at 10:25pm
    
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Wow...your amazing. Just for that, I'll give you one repetition! Though, just to make sure, there was a discussion in this thread, that, for a gamer like me, the Core 2 Duo E8400 would be a better purchase than a Core 2 Quad. I'm looking for overclocking ability, and with a 3.0 GHz stock, plus an overclock, that's a killer deal right there, correct? But again, you did in what (30 minutes?) for what took me days. (Though this IS my first time building a computer, so I'm just getting my feet a bit wet before diving in you know?)

EDIT: I really don't need the space, I just chose Full ATX just to be future-proof, but I doubt I'll EVER use more than 2 HDDs, and that's actually pushing it too.
Edited by cubanresourceful - 6/15/08 at 10:28pm
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Wow...your amazing. Just for that, I'll give you one repetition! Though, just to make sure, there was a discussion in this thread, that, for a gamer like me, the Core 2 Duo E8400 would be a better purchase than a Core 2 Quad. I'm looking for overclocking ability, and with a 3.0 GHz stock, plus an overclock, that's a killer deal right there, correct? But again, you did in what (30 minutes?) for what took me days. (Though this IS my first time building a computer, so I'm just getting my feet a bit wet before diving in you know?)
That's fine too. Well get E8500 actually. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036 you can get 4.2GHz on air I think.
    
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EDIT: I really don't need the space, I just chose Full ATX just to be future-proof, but I doubt I'll EVER use more than 2 HDDs, and that's actually pushing it too.
Well, you chose Coolmaster. If you gonna go for Full Tower go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133154
Or if you have the money, get Antec Twelve Hundred http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...elve%2bhundred

Edit: if you like to buy things for future proof, quad is the way. Games like Crysis demand all four cores. But 4.2GHz E8500 will do fine for next 3-4 years.
Edited by legendor - 6/15/08 at 10:36pm
    
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That's fine too. Well get E8500 actually. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115036 you can get 4.2GHz on air I think.
See, now THATS the overclocking I'm talking about. Though I wonder if thats on a stock cooler or an aftermarket one...?
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