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I finaly have my mind in place for a new rig. I hae changed my mind many times as a few of you might have seen. I think it will be a big jump from my current rig, which isn't really anything to brag about.

The new one will be this:

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
MB - GIGABYTE GA-K8N-SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU - GIGABYTE Geforce 6600GT GV-NX66T128VP Video Card (times 2 for SLI)
HDD - Western Digital Caviar SE 120GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
PSU - ULTRA X-Connect 500 Watt Modular ATX Power Supply (Black)
Case - Aspire X-Navigator Aluminum Computer Case - Black/Black
CPU Fan - Thermaltake Blue Orb II CPU Cooler
Sound Dampening - Power Suply Rubber Silencer (times 1)
- 80mm Fan Vibration Dampener (times 4)
- 120mm Fan Vibration Dampener (times 1)
Addition 1GB of Apacer PC3200 RAM (to total 2GB)

I will put my current comps specs in the signiture as soon as possible. I might fill in what I know quickly, because I have to go to work in a few minutes.

Well, tell me what you think, if everything is compatable with each other. I have caught a few issues that wouldn't work together, eg...PSU main power connector and MB main power connector.

By X-mas I will have this PC.

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You're better off with a 6800GT than 2 6600GT.
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post #3 of 20
Yeah you should get 1 6800gt now and another later. Also the x-connect isn't a good choice for SLI.
     
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post #4 of 20
I'd say go with 2 6800GS's they perform the same as the GT's and only cost about $200... which is about $40-60 more than the 6600GT. when building a rig it won't be that much more and it will be a lot better.
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post #5 of 20
The 7800 series is better if not almost the same performing as two 6800 gt's in sli.
post #6 of 20
Do NOT go with the X-Connect for SLI. If you want to stick with Ultra PSU's, go with the X-Finity. Those are SLI-certified by nVidia.

Here's a list of all the SLI-certified PSU's:
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Ok, I will definity change the PSU because I do want to use SLI. I will change to the Sunbeam Nuuo 550 Watt Modular Power Supply - Black Bezel which is what is the PSU that I picked FIRST, then changed me mind. I like this PSU becauseyou can plug in only what you need and the cables are pretty neat and I can't find the X-Finity on the site that I want to purchase from (www.newegg.com or www.xoxide.com).

About the GPUs. I might consider it. I will add up all the cost and see if it is reasonable as I am not paying for this computer...thats where my parents step-in (I know, REALLY nice parents). I might get one 6800GT now and another one later, not sure yet.

Thanks for the help.

Anything else I looked over?

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post #8 of 20
yes this is easy, do not buy two cards now if money is a concern, get the best single card you can afford then add one later when it is cheaper or sell it and buy something better. two 6600gt's would be like $300, you can almost get a 7800gt for that which will murder two 6600gt's.
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post #9 of 20
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Ok, I think that I made my decision. I have decided to get one 7800GT now and POSSIBLE another later for SLI.

SO, with that said. New rig:

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+
MB - GIGABYTE GA-K8N-SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
GPU - eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256 (times 1)
HDD - Western Digital Caviar SE 120GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
PSU - Sunbeam Nuuo 550 Watt Modular Power Supply - Black Bezel
Case - Aspire X-Navigator Aluminum Computer Case - Black/Black
CPU Fan - Thermaltake Blue Orb II CPU Cooler
Sound Dampening - Power Suply Rubber Silencer (times 1)
- 80mm Fan Vibration Dampener (times 4)
- 120mm Fan Vibration Dampener (times 1)
Addition 1GB of Apacer PC3200 RAM (to total 2GB)

So, tha should be a pretty powerful rig I think. Much of an improvement over my current one. CS: S looks pretty good on my current comp (OCed to a 2.7), but the FPS is a lil low...around 25fps with graphics all the way up and BF2 has settings on low and is ok.

Also, does anyone know what the command is to bring up the net graph thing in BF2 similar to CS: S if there is one in BF2?

Thanks again ppl.

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Does anyone know what the command is to bring up the net graph thing in BF2 similar to CS: S if there is one in BF2 or do you use another software tool seperate from the game?

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