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New comp build (need advice plz)


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Antlink

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This is the build ive come up with thanks to help from this site and others if u see any probs plz let me know and opinions are very wellcome :) :rofl: :blink: :help: :whistling:

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600(http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=430633)

GPU
640MB BFG Technology 8800GTS(http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=499590)

MB
Asus P5N32-E SLI NF680i SLI(http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=505256)

SC
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Xtream Gamer(http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=503578)

HD
150 Gb Western Digital WD1500ADFD Raptor Enterprise(http://www.scan.co.u...25630&ShowTab=5)

RAM
2GB (2x1GB) CorsairTwinX XMS2(http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=402849)

PSU
530W HiperPower Type-R Modular Black PSU(http://www.scan.co.u...roductID=442822)

Edited by Antlink, 23 December 2006 - 02:47 PM.

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austin_o

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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go. What you need to do is compile your system parts list and then ask us to check it for possible compatibility issues. Please understand we are vounteers here and none of us has the time to do your shopping for you. There are a multitude of resourses on the web that will assist you in making your decisions, like product reviews etc.
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Kurenai

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Off the top of my head, go with a socket 775 system at this point, for high performance, intel core 2 duo.

SLI does not even approach being worthwhile. It only exists to let people spend more money to get a minor graphical upgrade. If you want top of the line, you'd be much better served by buying one 8800 than two of any lesser card.
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Antlink

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ty for the advice.
sorry for bringing my 'i have no idea what i'm doing tell me what parts i need' post here :whistling:

Edited by Antlink, 23 December 2006 - 02:47 PM.

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Not a problem Antlink,
I have two suggestions for your build, a rapter has a pretty significant premium for the 10k speed, it's pretty hard to notice any differences between newer 7200 and 10k drives. I'd just go with a drive with a speed of 7200 and get more GB/$.
Also while i strongly agree that SLI/Crossfire is junk and that DX10 is the way to go. There is one thing that i want to bring up. Today the 8800 series kick butt in anything you throw at it, but there is now software to back up how good it'll be for DX10. Also there is no competition, however in 1 aprox. 1 month ATI is releasing their new DX10 card, which will increase competition on Nvidea as well as give you more option on what you want for a GPU. It's up to you, but I'd wait the 1 month. Rumors are circulating that Intel is dropping their prices of the Core 2 duos in Q1 by 30-40% as well, but who knows when they'll consider the time to drop the prices in Q1.
Just my two cents.
James
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