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were are you getting these prices o_O?? that card is like 300$
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post #22 of 35
I would skip DDR3 and the X48 and the 790i chipset. If you get the X48 chip you cannot use SLI when you buy an Nvidia video card which you are planning on doing. The gains from DDR3 are not at all worth the price. The 790i is just absurdly priced and does nothing but make you spend money.

I would go for a 780i chipset and 4GB of DDR2. Keep the Q9550 cuz it's sweet. Or with the money saved from not getting DDR3 and the 790i or X48 you could get a Q9650. Keep the Xigmatek CPU cooler.

I don't know much about that PSU but it is not one of the mainstream brands that I see mentioned here.

Don't get another 1TB drive for the OS. That would require a partition to separate your OS and programs from the rest of the drive. I would go 1TB or more for storage and a 150GB Velociraptor from Western Digital if it fits into the budget.

I would also go one GTX280 or SLI GTX 260s.
post #23 of 35
I'd go with a 4870x2 over the GTX280. I also agree that DDR3 isn't really worth it. Get DDR2 memory and an x38 motherboard if you think you might crossfire or else a P45. My P45 gets an awsome overclock.
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Thanks for that advice Greg, Ill do some more research tomorrow. So check back tomorrow if you want with updated specs.
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post #25 of 35
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Originally Posted by Major_Bubbles View Post
Have u done any research!!!!!!!!!! u are an absolute **** who has no clue what to spend 2000 on and i personally believe that u get ur money too easily

firstly *** with the RAM, why are u spending that much on it, u should probabily just get some really fast DDR2 which is just as fast as most DDR3 in many cases because of the latencies. Just go for some 1333 even and then upgrade later as that is what im doing. DDR3 will have to drop in price sson as it will soon become mainstream with nehalem

Then graphics card choice, ***, 'ultras' they are sooo outdates and overpriced, get some gtx260s in whatever SLI configuration.

Ur CPU cooler sucks knob, i forgot what else ur are getting anyways but why not just wait till nehalem which is sooo much better. Otherwise that comp will be very outdated in a few months, nless are good at overclocking, but it seems u have absolutely no clue what u are getting urself into
....right

Have you even seen his latest update? Reading the whole thread does help sometimes.

Oh and holy grammar and spelling errors Batman. Easy with the cursing too, this is a computer forum for crying out loud.
Edited by ImmortalKenny - 10/9/08 at 12:14am
post #26 of 35
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Originally Posted by Major_Bubbles View Post
Have u done any research!!!!!!!!!! u are an absolute **** who has no clue what to spend 2000 on and i personally believe that u get ur money too easily

firstly *** with the RAM, why are u spending that much on it, u should probabily just get some really fast DDR2 which is just as fast as most DDR3 in many cases because of the latencies. Just go for some 1333 even and then upgrade later as that is what im doing. DDR3 will have to drop in price sson as it will soon become mainstream with nehalem

Then graphics card choice, ***, 'ultras' they are sooo outdates and overpriced, get some gtx260s in whatever SLI configuration.

Ur CPU cooler sucks knob, i forgot what else ur are getting anyways but why not just wait till nehalem which is sooo much better. Otherwise that comp will be very outdated in a few months, nless are good at overclocking, but it seems u have absolutely no clue what u are getting urself into
You sound like a cut nerd.
post #27 of 35
you should check out eVGA b-stock http://www.evga.com/products/bstock.asp
    
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post #28 of 35
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You sound like a cut nerd.


Back to the show:

I have this theory about building for friends on a certain budget: if you spend it all then great otherwise see what you can trim off. It's not like you're going to tell him you got the job done with $400 to spare and he's going to slap you in the face for insulting him.

MEMORY: Right now, in my humble opinion, I'd say stick with DDR2 because DDR3 performance levels are worth the price gap as of right now. Now that you're back in DDR2-ville you now have a much broader selection of motherboards.

MOTHERBOARD: Personally, I've had some bad luck with Nvidia so I stick with Intel; which has been very good to me. A side-effect of running Intel is its Crossfire support. ATi has some nice cards out and you get the benefit of multi-GPU on a nice stable and easy to live with Intel board. Win = win there. If your friend likes bells and whistles then pick up an Asus Rampage Formula. Right now I'd have to hear a good (and I mean GOOD) argument why you should go with Nvidia/Nvidia over Intel/ATi. Tri-SLI is NOT worth it. If you want to push the envelope and have the highest GPU/motherboard ratio on the block go with a pair of 4870x2's and rejoice in the graphical power.

PSU: Surprised nobody commented on this. You've said multi-GPU is a likely thing in this build. Maybe not right away but eventually. I don't know much about Coolmax but I will say that if you really, really want all those GPUs I'd double check to make sure the PSU is up to task. No matter who I'm building for, I refuse to cut corners on the PSU and also shoot a little over what is needed. Remember a faulty PSU has the potential to wreck whatever's plugged into it.
post #29 of 35
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WHOA!! talk about research. That lil asian kid didnt even read anything on this thread.

Note: I have never had my own desktop, gathered all this in like an hour or so Ive never researched DDR3 so why wouldnt I think it was better, this is why I made this thread, Im not someone who buys something with out doing thero research. As for the money if it was my money did you stop and think that I may just maybe saved up for it with a job or anything?? NO!

Thanks for the backup guys

And like I said Ill report my next config tomorrow after I get this college HW done and get my 5 hours of sleep and im in the library for my 3hour break...
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post #30 of 35
If the money is an issue then ddr3 wouldn't be worth it but tell that to the 3dmark benchies! This system the way it is would score mad high and since you didn't express an interest in SLI i said the x48 would be awesome so stick with what you have or tone it down. It's your choice and waiting for Corei7 may or may not be better. Intel says the gains are around %52 for gaming but that's yet to be seen.
    
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