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Mosatii

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This is my first serious assembly of a PC, and my over all goal is to have an end product that will be able to play current games Ultra High w/ respective resolutions and continue to do so for a decent length of time. My current benchmark to hit these settings with is Oblivion.

Case: Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811133132

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103544

Motherboard: ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131004

PSU: ENERMAX Liberty 620W - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817194004

Video Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon X1900XTX - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102672

Hard drive: Western Digital Raptor 150GB 10,000RPM - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136012

RAM: OCZ Gold Edition 2GB - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227219

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102188



As you can see I have all my parts lined up, but I just thought I would stop by here and get some opinions on my proposed build.

I know I could get the X1900XT and 4400+ and overclock for the same effect; however I dont want to jump too much into overclocking right now, I would just like a stable system.

Thanks in advance =)
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FuM

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Wow howd you make so much money man tell us your secrets lol thats a nice build i really like that case but its just not worth 100 dollars

since your so rich get this processor
AMD Athlon 64 FX60 1GHz HT Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103608

Edited by FuM, 19 March 2006 - 08:59 AM.

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I would get a different HD the raptors dont actually give a performance boost when compared to the actual performance of the 16Mb SATA2 7200rpm drives they come out well in the plain benchmarks but when you see the figures for game load time they just dont do as well and obviously for the price of some of the raptors you can buy up to a terabyte of disk space.

Otherwise sweet rig.

Edited by warriorscot, 19 March 2006 - 09:09 AM.

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not worth the money on the processer- look at the opteron 165- then get a good HSF and overclock- works very nicely

Edited by soxrok, 19 March 2006 - 11:22 AM.

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Everything looks good to me but the motherboard, I am leary of asus motherboards in general but I know that some people dont have any problems with them.
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Yeah, also not an ASUS fan but i havent heard of any problems with that board, they seem to be either a hit or miss with motherboards some are great and most will work fine others not so and will have a higher than usual rate of failure or fault. But when they work they are usually allright and that one looks allright, MSI and Abit make them but if you think about switching get one if the equivalent chipset not one of the R480s.

If youve got the money you dont want to really overclock its something us poorer folks do through neccesity rather than choice if we had the money we would get 4800s or fx60s but so few of us do.

With that setup you can play anything you want at the highest resolutions and still get playable fps the dual gfx card setup is for resolutions above 1600x1200 if you dont have a monitor at least capable of that a single XTX would be as good.
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I'll do a bit more research on motherboards =)

Im also going with one XTX, I may or may not go crossfire, perhaps when the prices go down.
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Well if you are going to do it you really have to do it at the time to get the best out of it as later on its almost always better just to get a single card solution upgrade rather than a second card, although a pair of XTXs are about as fast as you can get at the moment, but youll probably prefer a DX10 card upgrade rather than a second DX9.

Your mobo choice was allright, if you arent going to go crossfire you could go with a single PCI-E slot board and get a Nforce4 ultra which are the best chipset boards, a DFI, MSI or Abit board would go well in that system.
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*spam* your rich man
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How am I rich? Its about $1,000 over the $1,500 budget build that you posted, not quit a huge sum of money...

=X

Edited by Mosatii, 19 March 2006 - 07:45 PM.

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