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Originally Posted by legendor View Post
So, here it is. It took long timing shoppin.

The Grand Total for your rig is: $1494.36 after rebates and w/o shipping

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This is SLI system.
Make sure you replace the stock Tuniq fan with one I listed.
If you wanna cut some money from this list, you can degrade CPU, GPU, CASE or MOBO and nothing else.

ENJOY
Insane. Thanks a bunch!
post #12 of 25
that sounds like a alsome system there legendor.
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Originally Posted by f4t4l1ty View Post
I'm looking at options for both AMD and Intel, ATI and nVidia, so throw 'em all at me. I'm trying to get back into PC gaming and possibly sell my 360.
With the impending release of the ATI 4800 and the Nvidia 280GTX you definitely don't want to buy anything this weekend.

I have a quad core processor, which is great, but I don't know how useful it really is. I would, in hindsight, probably go with a dual core processor for gaming.

My recommendation:

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R $150
- Gigabyte makes great boards. I had the P35 version of this board and I am sure the P45 version is just as good. P45's improvements over P35 include ICH10R, PCI Express 2.0 (full speed CrossFire support), 65nm process (runs cooler), and 1600Mhz FSB support.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 $190
- Yeah you can get a quad core, but it isn't significantly faster, especially for gaming. This is a great chip that will run cool and allow lots of overclocking.

2x2GB DDR2-1000 G.Skill $85
- Pretty good memory for a pretty good price.

Silverstone OP700 $120
- I have the OP650 which is an amazing power supply. Surprisingly the OP700 is cheaper!

2 x Seagate 250GB ES 7200RPM 32MB HDD $80 each ($160 total, RAID0)
- These are very fast drives. Seagate ES drives are their high end drives that last longer and are a little faster. A RAID0 array with these is very fast!

The case is up to you really, so I am not going to make a recommendation. You can add a DVD drive from Newegg or use your old one, another thing I don't feel the need to recommend. For your video card I would watch the launch of Nvidia and ATI's new flagship. Although the Nvidia GTX280 will be the fastest card on the market, it will be expensive and run hot hot hot. It is my prediction that a CrossFire setup with 2 - 4850 or 4870 will be a great price/performance choice. That is what I would get if I were in the market.

Hope that helps!
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Q9450 = $340
Gigabyte P35-DS3L = $110
EVGA 9800 GX2 = $520
G.Skill 4GB 1066 RAM = $125
Corsair 750w PSU = $120

That leaves you $285 for your choice of case and optical drive and shipping. Or cheap case, cheap optical drive, and a 22" monitor.
damn do u get the 9800gx2 over there for $520 .... its like £400+ over here

edit: no its not never mind lol
Edited by scottish_jason - 6/14/08 at 9:43pm
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
With the impending release of the ATI 4800 and the Nvidia 280GTX you definitely don't want to buy anything this weekend.

I have a quad core processor, which is great, but I don't know how useful it really is. I would, in hindsight, probably go with a dual core processor for gaming.

My recommendation:

Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R $150
- Gigabyte makes great boards. I had the P35 version of this board and I am sure the P45 version is just as good. P45's improvements over P35 include ICH10R, PCI Express 2.0 (full speed CrossFire support), 65nm process (runs cooler), and 1600Mhz FSB support.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 $190
- Yeah you can get a quad core, but it isn't significantly faster, especially for gaming. This is a great chip that will run cool and allow lots of overclocking.

2x2GB DDR2-1000 G.Skill $85
- Pretty good memory for a pretty good price.

Silverstone OP700 $120
- I have the OP650 which is an amazing power supply. Surprisingly the OP700 is cheaper!

2 x Seagate 250GB ES 7200RPM 32MB HDD $80 each ($160 total, RAID0)
- These are very fast drives. Seagate ES drives are their high end drives that last longer and are a little faster. A RAID0 array with these is very fast!

The case is up to you really, so I am not going to make a recommendation. You can add a DVD drive from Newegg or use your old one, another thing I don't feel the need to recommend. For your video card I would watch the launch of Nvidia and ATI's new flagship. Although the Nvidia GTX280 will be the fastest card on the market, it will be expensive and run hot hot hot. It is my prediction that a CrossFire setup with 2 - 4850 or 4870 will be a great price/performance choice. That is what I would get if I were in the market.

Hope that helps!
Paul, you're an Intel guy, why are you recommended a 2x2GB kit on an Intel chipset? You should know better! 4x1GB kits will overclock better on Intel chipsets(if you get the right RAM). This is untrue of NVidia chipsets though.
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Same thing I said to Paul, 2x2GB kits on Intel chipsets are a waste of money unless they are free. Everything else I approve of (even though the case is very ugly)
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Paul, you're an Intel guy, why are you recommended a 2x2GB kit on an Intel chipset? You should know better! 4x1GB kits will overclock better on Intel chipsets(if you get the right RAM). This is untrue of NVidia chipsets though.
Don't let this tumble off topic and out of control, but your claim is simply untrue.
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From Chozart: a $1000 Build
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* COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $84.99
* EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $189.99
* EVGA 512-P3-N800-TR GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card $159.99
* CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $109.99
* Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 $189.99
* G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ $84.99
* Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $79.99
* LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 $23.99
* Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler $49.99
Exchange the 8800GT for 2x 8800GTS and then do RAID and youll have an amazing build
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