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I am a new member of overclock.net, I plan on being a good overclocker, so I'm building a PC to get the most out of my limited budget, with room for expansion later.
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Socket 939
Mobo: DFI Lanparty UT NF4 SLI-DR Expert
Memory: Geil ONE 1024MB PC3200 (2 x 512MB)
Hard Drive: Any SATA, 7200+ RPM, most likely Hitachi GST 7200 RPM (Just one for now)
Video Card: I need a cheaper one... I figure just one sli card for now, but suggestions would still be wonderful.
PSU: Ultra X-Finity 500 watt
Cooling: Not sure what to get... I'm thinking air cooling would still be fine, so I figure on buying a high end cpu and chipset fan. I don't care about noise.
Case: Must be realtively cheap, with good cooling.
TY for help.
My Laptop
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Centrino Duo Mobility Radeon x1400 2 x 1Gb Dual Channel 120Gb SATA 7200RPM 
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DVD-RAM Windows XP SP2 
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post #2 of 29
Depending on how mcuh you spend on your vid card you could get a 780gt for 300 dolars US(I think)
Gaming Comp
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i7 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard  MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB  16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 (2 x 8GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
750GB +1TB + 2TB Samsung 850 EVO Series M.2 500GB SSD  Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT 280mm Liquid CPU ... Win 10 Pro 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell U2410 24" Logitech G19 Seasonic XP-1050 Platinum 1050W Power Supply  Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Case with... 
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Razer Deathadder Razer Mantis aka Massive Pad 
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i7 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard  MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Gaming 6GB  16GB G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200 (2 x 8GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
750GB +1TB + 2TB Samsung 850 EVO Series M.2 500GB SSD  Corsair Hydro Series H110i GT 280mm Liquid CPU ... Win 10 Pro 64bit 
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Dell U2410 24" Logitech G19 Seasonic XP-1050 Platinum 1050W Power Supply  Corsair Obsidian 750D Airflow Edition Case with... 
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Razer Deathadder Razer Mantis aka Massive Pad 
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post #3 of 29
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Originally Posted by nugget
Depending on how mcuh you spend on your vid card you could get a 780gt for 300 dolars US(I think)
Don't get a bleeding-edge card, it's not worth it. If you want to game a 6800 type card is good. If you need pretty good proformance at a lower price get a 6600. A 6200/Raedon 9550 with lots of on board ram is ok for medium setting on BF2, but is a bottleneck. DO NOT GET TURBOCACHE
Rig 2.1
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Intel i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77-V LK Sapphire 7850 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 F3-12800CL... 
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Western Digital Blue 1TB WD10EZEX Search Results Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD±R/RW Zalman CNPS10X Optima 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell 23" IPS CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Brown OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
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Antec P182 Logitech MX518 Logitech X-530 
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Intel i7 3770k ASUS P8Z77-V LK Sapphire 7850 1GB G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 F3-12800CL... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Blue 1TB WD10EZEX Search Results Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 256GB ASUS DRW-24B1ST DVD±R/RW Zalman CNPS10X Optima 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Dell 23" IPS CM Storm Quick Fire Pro Brown OCZ StealthXStream 600W 
CaseMouseAudio
Antec P182 Logitech MX518 Logitech X-530 
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post #4 of 29
Hmm, get a 6800 series is pretty cheap now and good performance, try the thermaltake Big Typhoon for the cpu cooler, not sure about chipset...you may wanna leave it as the DFI chipsets dont get too hot, case im not too sure as im not in america so i dont know what value cases are sold there but from what i know about branded, lian-li is pretty cheap.
    
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E8500 @ 3.2gHz Gigabyte x48-DQ6 BFG 9800GTX+ (G92) OC Edition 2gb Patriot D9s + 2gb G.Skill Pi PC2-8500 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.5 Tb of WD's SATAII (2 x 500 in RAID 0) Pioneer SATA 20x DVDRW Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 *super-tweaked* Panasonic 42" Widescreen Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech ELITE multimedia 750w Pc Power & Cooling Silencer (Red) Thermaltake Xaser XI Black w/t Window Logitech G5 2000 dpi gaming 
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Flexiglow :D 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.5 Tb of WD's SATAII (2 x 500 in RAID 0) Pioneer SATA 20x DVDRW Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 *super-tweaked* Panasonic 42" Widescreen Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech ELITE multimedia 750w Pc Power & Cooling Silencer (Red) Thermaltake Xaser XI Black w/t Window Logitech G5 2000 dpi gaming 
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Flexiglow :D 
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post #5 of 29
I side with nugget... the 7800GT @ about $300 is one heck of a card for the money, will complement you system very well and heck, you can always get another down the road.
Oh, and tt_shark is on the money with the cooler... sorry I missed that one
    
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X4 965 ASUS M4A79 Deluxe 9800GTx2 2x2G OCZ Reapers 
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500G WD Black LiteOn CD/DVD R/W Win7 64 22'' ws Acer AL2223W 
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post #6 of 29
oh ok didnt realise 7800GT is only 300 in america, thats really good, plus killer performance.
    
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E8500 @ 3.2gHz Gigabyte x48-DQ6 BFG 9800GTX+ (G92) OC Edition 2gb Patriot D9s + 2gb G.Skill Pi PC2-8500 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.5 Tb of WD's SATAII (2 x 500 in RAID 0) Pioneer SATA 20x DVDRW Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 *super-tweaked* Panasonic 42" Widescreen Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech ELITE multimedia 750w Pc Power & Cooling Silencer (Red) Thermaltake Xaser XI Black w/t Window Logitech G5 2000 dpi gaming 
Mouse Pad
Flexiglow :D 
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E8500 @ 3.2gHz Gigabyte x48-DQ6 BFG 9800GTX+ (G92) OC Edition 2gb Patriot D9s + 2gb G.Skill Pi PC2-8500 1066Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2.5 Tb of WD's SATAII (2 x 500 in RAID 0) Pioneer SATA 20x DVDRW Vista Ultimate x64 SP1 *super-tweaked* Panasonic 42" Widescreen Plasma 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech ELITE multimedia 750w Pc Power & Cooling Silencer (Red) Thermaltake Xaser XI Black w/t Window Logitech G5 2000 dpi gaming 
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Flexiglow :D 
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post #7 of 29
don't get the xfinity. Its hard to find but at 70% load it can get up to 40dba just by itself.. its one loud thing. Get the sunbeamtech nuuo
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Intel E6600 DFI P965-S Dark EvGa 8800GTX 2gigs G SKILL D9 4-4-4-12 DDR800 
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2x320gig Seagates (RAID 0) DVD-ROM / CD-RW Microsoft XP Pro Acer 24" 1920x1200 5ms LCD 
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Icemat v2 
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2x320gig Seagates (RAID 0) DVD-ROM / CD-RW Microsoft XP Pro Acer 24" 1920x1200 5ms LCD 
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post #8 of 29
Good luck on your build! I'm about to start my first build in a couple weeks or so.
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post #9 of 29
BTW, HI and WELCOME to the Forum
    
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post #10 of 29
Ya definetly get a 7800GT or if your a tad bit short on funds get a 6800GS those things are awesome for only 200 bucks.
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