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Well I've seen they are fast (and they look good) and i dont know what i would spend the extra $$ on, since it couldnt be on CPU/GPU?Mobo/RAM since they are all in combo deals
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you could get a 1TB hard drive, or a blu ray drive(if you like HD movies), you could also get the KAMA Scythe fan controller(sexy looking). Or get a 4870.
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Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
you could get a 1TB hard drive, or a blu ray drive(if you like HD movies), you could also get the KAMA Scythe fan controller(sexy looking). Or get a 4870.
but the 4850 is in the combo deal so i save $$

and dont need 1TB as i would never use even 1/3 of it
dont need a Blu Ray drive
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Yes $30, but think of it you dont need a harddrive, If you spend $100 more on the video card, then -$30 because of no combo your ahead by $40!
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Originally Posted by Infinitegrim View Post
Yes $30, but think of it you dont need a harddrive, If you spend $100 more on the video card, then -$30 because of no combo your ahead by $40!
What???

If i added a 4870 now the price is $1020 and thats too much
minus the raptor

Im gonna try and add the Q9300 and see what it would be with Q9300+4850
It would be $1025 with the Q9300 hmmmm
Edited by coltsrock - 7/7/08 at 6:01pm
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post #46 of 54
Stick with the Biostar motherboard. They might not have an extremely good reputation for overclocking but every once in a while, a gem appears. I used to own a Biostar NF570 board, which overclocked very well - far better than Gigabyte's version of the NForce 570 that I had before. Not to mention this Biostar board holds the P45 overclock record with a E8500 at 6ghz. Don't bash Biostar because of its "average" P35 boards.

As for processors, I agree with staying away from the E8200. E8200's are lower-binned E8400's with a smaller multiplier. Either get the E8400 for the crazy overclocks and 6MB cache or get the cheaper E7200 with 3MB less cache. I would take the E8400 for the extra cache, but the E7200 is an incredible deal for the performance it gives. 45nm + 9.5x multiplier for under $150 is a win in my book.
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So what about the Q9300, I could clock that at 3.7 or so and have about the same performance in games and be pretty future proof
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XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - Retail
$6.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$94.99 -$5.00 Instant $89.99

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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400
$189.99

VisionTek 900241 Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card
$199.99 -$5.00 Instant $194.99

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
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Don't forget about the e8400/G.Skill memory combo.

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post #49 of 54
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I already had similar to that, but what does everyone think about a Q9300instead
Edited by coltsrock - 7/7/08 at 6:47pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by coltsrock View Post
I already had similar to that, but what does everyone think about a Q9450instead
I think it depends on what you are using this rig for. For instance, I intend to use my computer to play games, listen to music, watch movies from time to time, and converse with you fine people here on OCN.

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the rig in my sig pretty soon, so I think we're kinda in the same boat. It comes out to about $1150 after tax, shipping, and rebates, (I already have the monitor) and I believe that it will serve my purposes well.

I find that a quad would probably be a bit overkill for what I use my cpu for and I'd rather spend the money elsewhere.



p.s. In case you were wondering, when I said "watching movies" I was, most certainly, referring to pron .
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