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first of. hi guys. sorry not been posting around much. been darned busy since i arrived here in brazil. and dang computers are expensive here. wonder how Marvin the phase man does it. anyway, m going home very soon for vacation and gonna get myself a new system. so tell me what u guys think about the following.

Intel pentium D 940/950 (940 because 950 is not available in Malaysia)
Asus P5N32Sli Deluxe or P5WD2-E Premium (Not sure whether i should Sli or cross fire)
Crucial Ballistix PC6400 Gold or PC6400 TWINX 800MHz Corsair (Corsair becoz only RAM available in Malaysia between OCZ, Patriot & Crucial)
Asus 7900GTX 512MB or XFX7900GT 256MB SLi (7900GTX cost a bomb so considering 7900GT and then oc it)

ok. if u guys get confused about what u read then u understand my state of mind. i have been like this for last 4 months. first thought fx60 would do the trick then realize it aint all the hype and also AM2 coming out with ddr2. then comes in conroe. well dont want to wait for another 6 months just so that intel and amd can pull their socks up. so shoot away with all ur words guys. really if the other option is ways better than what i can realistically buy in malaysia then i will get some1 to buy it for me from us or buy it myself from uk. so tell me plz guys.

one last question. should i even be spending close to a months pay on this in the first place?
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post #2 of 39
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Originally Posted by long lost cyrixMII300
one last question. should i even be spending close to a months pay on this in the first place?
Of course you should (sick laugh) go for it!
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post #3 of 39
That setup looks really nice, I'm wondering what kind of PSU you plan on going with though?
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post #4 of 39
get it!! thats a great computer regaurdless
    
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post #5 of 39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chim3ra
That setup looks really nice, I'm wondering what kind of PSU you plan on going with though?
the one which i can realistically get from msia is a thermaltake psu but maybe i will make a stop over in uk and get something decent or order from frozencpu.com this one;

http://www.frozencpu.com/psu-182.html or



. if only newegg did internation delivery. almost feel like writing in to them and asking.
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sorry for double post guys
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post #7 of 39
Take another week (or two) of pay and get a PC Power & Cooling Kilowatter(is that available n Malaysia?)...it'll outlast that build and go into the next one...

"Now yer talking crazy"

Or back to reality--a Seasonic 600 watter

EDIT: I was composing this after you had already posted--I would never reccomend that modular PSU to anyone--I know it looks snazzy--but a PC Power & Cooling 510 will outperform and outlast it....IMO
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post #8 of 39
the pc power & cooling psus are GREAT!! they are top of the line and ive heard nothing but great things about them btw..please dont get an x-connect ive heard almost nothing but bad from those lol, and the seasonic is a great 1 too so its up to u
    
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post #9 of 39
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i am looking at the pc power and cooling ones now but anyway, how bout the rest of the question guys. should i go for the asus p5wd-e or p5n32sli? and how bout the graphic card? which one should i get? and should i SLi? i know if Gator read this he would probably say hell no. but tell me anyways.
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post #10 of 39
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Intel pentium D 940/950 (940 because 950 is not available in Malaysia)
P5WD2-E Premium (Not sure whether i should Sli or cross fire)
You don't want to go SLI with an Intel CPU, #1 the nForce 4 don't overclock well and are wait too flaky when overclocked. #2 The ATI X1900XTX is the best video card money can buy and having a P5WD2-E Premium with a 940 (doing: 4.24ghz) along with it would be a good system overall.

I don't believe in SLI nor CrossFire but if I were to go either, I'd choose CrossFire because till nVidia gives the seal of approval to an Intel chipset for SLI I'm not considering SLI. Which means I could but I wouldn't.

And if ATI is not your cup of tea, then the ASUS 7900GTX.

You may not end up spending a month pay on this hopefully, remember that the Presler CPUs are about to have a nice price cut. I'm waiting on that myself but I will buy the 960 in Q3 when it's in the low/mid or high $300s.
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