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I am thinking (hoping, really), about getting a new rig for X-Mas. My budget would be $1400, if I can get the cash. It needs to be able to play the new games (F.E.A.R., NFS:MW, etc, at max settings. I all ready have a case, HDD, DVD drive and PSU, so all I need is a motherboard, CPU, RAM and video card(s).

I did post this in the AMD section, but I am open to Intel builds.
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Change your avatar and I'll give my input.
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Originally Posted by radbirts
Change your avatar and I'll give my input.
Whats wrong with my avatar?? Its true!
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Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
I am thinking (hoping, really), about getting a new rig for X-Mas. My budget would be $1400, if I can get the cash. It needs to be able to play the new games (F.E.A.R., NFS:MW, etc, at max settings. I all ready have a case, HDD, DVD drive and PSU, so all I need is a motherboard, CPU, RAM and video card(s).

I did post this in the AMD section, but I am open to Intel builds.
CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131568
GFX: 2X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130248

you should get mad FPS
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post #5 of 28
Let's see here...


DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR............$172

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego Core............$233


Two Evga Geforce 7800GTX 256mb in SLI
............$958


Geil One 1GB TCCD RAM
.............$185



Total is $1548

So I went $148 dollars over....

I'm too lazy to fix it, so maybe go for the 7800GT's rather than the GTX's.
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Originally Posted by amped
Let's see here...


DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR............$172

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego Core............$233


Two Evga Geforce 7800GTX 256mb in SLI
............$958


Geil One 1GB TCCD RAM
.............$185



Total is $1548

So I went $148 dollars over....

I'm too lazy to fix it, so maybe go for the 7800GT's rather than the GTX's.
you know that my recommendation above will pwn the crap out of yours right???
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post #7 of 28
How about changing the mobo for a DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra, or even better, SLI-DR ??
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How about changing the mobo for a DFI Lan Party NF4 Ultra, or even better, SLI-DR ??
if u didn't know, its 16x SLI not 8X SLI
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post #9 of 28
Definitely the Asus A8N32-SLI over the DFI
http://www.anandtech.com/default.aspx

Read the comparision. The Asus beats DFI in every respect(except price and its not much more)

I'm a fan of the Athlon 64 4000+ (I have it coming in to replace my 3700+). It's not dual core but that doesn't speed up games unless they have dual thread support. The 4000+ apparently has serious OC capabilities and is $400 canadian. throw in the $250 canadian asus board, add a gig of OCZ or corsair ram for $200 and you still have $750 canadian for a GPU (thats $1600 canadian which is $1400 US). You can grab a single 7800gtx and pick up another down the road and have a very powerful system.

The asus review states that the board is 17% faster than the DFI in single gpu configs.
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post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by Mikey122687
you know that my recommendation above will pwn the crap out of yours right???

I actually didn't see yours before I posted mine. Either way, there's really no need to voice your opinion in that manner.
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