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So. My parents are making me move mid high school. I'm pissed off yes, and they're upset to have to take me out. Since we're going to have a lot of extra money from selling our house they're going to give me a nice amount of money to build a new PC.<br><br>
Since I have quite a lot, I'm preferably getting the highest end stuff out there. If you wish to suggest different parts (PSU, RAM, DVD-ROM/RW Dirves) Feel free.<br><br>
Motherboard:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813121016" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813121016</a><br><br>
Processor:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115001" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115001</a><br><br>
Video Cards:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814161025" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161025</a><br>
CROSSFIRE<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814161038" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814161038</a><br><br>
PSU:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817159056" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159056</a><br><br>
CASE:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811233013" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233013</a><br><br>
Monitor:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116381" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116381</a><br><br>
Sound Card:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102190" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102190</a><br><br>
Speakers:<br>
GENERAL 7.1 SPEAKERS<br><br>
DVD-ROM/RW Dirves:<br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131038" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131038</a><br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827101131" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131</a><br><br>
RAM:<br>
DONT KNOW WHICH KIND, YOU HELP.<br><br>
Hard Drives:<br>
Not any specific ones, just 2x 300GB SATA 3.0GB/s and 1x 80GB IDE (all 7200RPMs)<br><br>
Keyboard and Mouse:<br>
Logitech G5, and Gaming Keyboard.<br><br>
Also if you can, recommend a good water cooling kit.<br><br>
Thanks.
 

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looks good so far but i would stray away from that mobo. If you are lookin for a good mobo i would go towards the P5W DH or the P5B deluxe from asus and for ram, i would recomend the G.Skill 6400 HZ series. Also, if u want the top of the line pc, i would wait for the 8800GTX if it comes out when its supposed to. And u might want a better psu for everything. Maybe an 800 or 1000watt psu?
 

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and that motherboard is compatable with the Core 2 Extreme and Crossfire? I did a lot of research on the mobo, and it seemed to be the best for Crossfire and the processor.
 

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Looks like a nice PC but theres a few adjustments you should make <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">.<br><br>
One of them would be your motherboard, get a nice Asus one instead of an Intel board.<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025</a><br><br>
And for the PSU, get a PC P&C 750W Silencer, its one of the top best PSUs out there and will power everything flawlessly.<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817703006" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703006</a><br><br>
Instead of geting a X1950XTX you should instead wait for the 8800GTX which is coming out in a couple weeks IMO, DX10 and is faster then any 2 current card in SLI or CF.<br><br>
For the RAM I would recommend these G.Skill modules:<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231077" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231077</a>
 

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Some constructive criticism:<br><br>
1) Don't buy an Intel motherboard (not to be confused with intel chipset), they have 0 overclocking options what so ever.<br><br>
2) Show your parents you love them, and get an E6600, and save them $550. At stock, they both run like champs...and the E6600 overclocks great. Even on stock cooling it can EASILY surpase that X6800.<br><br>
3) Coolmax makes crap PSU's (generally). Go for an OCZ, FSP, Ernemax, PC P & C, or Antec.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Looks like a nice PC but theres a few adjustments you should make <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">.<br><br>
One of them would be your motherboard, get a nice Asus one instead of an Intel board.<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131025" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025</a><br><br>
And for the PSU, get a PC P&C 750W Silencer, its one of the top best PSUs out there and will power everything flawlessly.<br><br>
Instead of geting a X1950XTX you should instead wait for the 8800GTX which is coming out in a couple weeks IMO, DX10 and is faster then any 2 current card in SLI or CF.<br><br>
For the RAM I would recommend these G.Skill modules:<br><br><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231077" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231077</a></div>
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Thanks for the adjustments, but I actually want to stay into the Crossfire. But I will check that card out anyway. Havent heard about it.
 

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If u really need the X6800 go for it. But i would have to agree with Fatal05, the E6600 is a really good processor and can be overclocked to the speeds of the X6800.
 

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Ooh. Now that I check out that motherboard, it seems great. It's a great chipset for the Crossfire-ing. But to what Fatal05 said about my parents. I don't want to show them love. I'm kinda mad at them for this whole ordeal, I havent lived where I live now for 5 years yet, and already.
 

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If u really want a powerful computer you might wanna wait for the R600's to come out which i have no idea when they do come out <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown">
 

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Well considering that they are your sole care provider, and keep you alive you should be great full. If they are moving for job opportunities, then thats what has to be done.<br><br>
The highest end processors are generally looked down upon here, unless you are 1) Brain damaged or 2) Filthy rich, and money is NO object. Overclocking was intended for making lower end products run just as fast if not faster than the higher ones, while saving oodles of money.
 

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<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002</a><br><br>
How's this for a PSU from OCZ
 

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Well to save yourself a lot of money, and to save yourself grief when all your stuff is obsolete in 6 months...<br><br>
Get 1 x1900XTX, an E6600, 2 GBs of DDR2 1000 RAM (better overclocks with more headroom) dual 150 GB Raptors in RAID 0, a really good mobo (ASUS P5B WiFi is one of the best, I believe) a good case (Lian Li or ThermalTake are good choices) good air cooling (TT Big Typhoon VX ftw) and a good 700W + Power Supply, preferrably by PC Power & Cooling. You will have an amazing rig, save over $1000 compared to your current build, and have an amazing upgrade path.<br><br>
And that's a very good choice for a PSU, btw.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;"><a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002" target="_blank">http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002</a><br><br>
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That one is another great PSU but nothing is as good as PC P&C's PSUs, they're simply the best.<br><br>
Like others said, your computer will be obsolete in.. 3 month. Get a single eVGA video card now, doesn't matter what kind. Step up to an 8800GTX next month, get an E6600 and then sell it for a Kentsfield Quad-Core in a couple month. And then you'll have a real powerfull computer <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Big Grin"><br><br>
BTW, a single 8800GTX will be much more powerful then 2 X1950XTXs in CF.
 

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I agree..i think you should scale back abit..otherwise your just going to be disappointed in 3-4 months when the new Quad core's and DX10 cards come out and everythign you bought now sells for 3/4ths or less what you paid...<br><br>
Of course thats just the natural flow of computer hardware..but right now specifically with two very large new technologies coming out in the next month or two is the worst time to go balls out on everything..<br><br>
Jack is right though..<br><br>
Get a EVGA 7900 GTO or something, a good motherboard, a E6600, 2 gigs of some good RAM, afew raptors and your set...<br><br>
Then next month when the DX10 cards come out you can use EVGA's "step-up" program and upgrade to a DX10 card...(you send them your adapter, with EVERYTHING that came in the box, and pay the difference between what you paid for your card and the upgrade and they send it too you)<br><br>
It would be a much better use of your money getting a DX10 card than a X6800 or dual 1900XTX's...there wont be much gain in games using a X6800 over a X6600, its all video card at the level of games we are getting too now adays..and not even dual X1900's will look as good as a DX10 card(because they cant run DX10!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well considering that they are your sole care provider, and keep you alive you should be great full. If they are moving for job opportunities, then thats what has to be done.<br><br>
The highest end processors are generally looked down upon here, unless you are 1) Brain damaged or 2) Filthy rich, and money is NO object. Overclocking was intended for making lower end products run just as fast if not faster than the higher ones, while saving oodles of money.</div>
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Yeah, it wasnt even for their jobs, my mom doesn't work. My dad does, and he's going to continue where he works now even when we move. Money wasnt an issue here for the first time. If I wasnt moving, and come christmas time I would have gone a lot cheaper, and overclock. But since money isn't an issue I just wanted to make the best out of it. But we're moving because they "Don't like it here in New Jersey" so it wasnt anything serious.
 
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