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roguefrog

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My current rig is nearly 5 years old. Matching the life span of a console! It's reached the point where I just can't play many current games anymore. So maybe I should build a new system, but first I call upon you hardware prophets to see if its a good idea to wait around the next bend for new hardware releases. With the release of Vista, DX10,...I figure there is new tech on its way down the pipe.

In any case, I picked out a bunch of stuff from newegg to see what I would get right now:

Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard $178.99 UPDATED
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 $316.00
RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 DOMINATOR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel $274.00 UPDATED
Video Card: GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP $399.99 UPDATED
Harddrive: Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache $219.99 UPDATED
Power Supply: HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V $89.99 UPDATED
Case: Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower $129.99 UPDATED

SIDEBAR

Monitor: SCEPTRE x22wg-Gamer Black 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 1200:1 $328.99 UPDATED
Mouse: Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse $39.99
DVD: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R etc...Burner with LightScribe Technology $37.99 UPDATED
Speakers: Creative Inspire P7800 90 Watts 7.1 $86.99
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface $69.99


Any suggestions? Insight? Am I missing anything? Should I change anything for the better?

Edited by roguefrog, 10 February 2007 - 03:54 PM.

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You'd want to wait on the Graphics Card. ATi are releasing thier R600 series and that kills the 8800GTX in benchmarks and will be around the same price, plus this will drop the price of the 8800GTX if u still want it.
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I would wait a while till the R600s are out and tje new games that need them come out let the prices drop for a month or so use it to shop around, you also want to spend more on the power supply and maybe the case, cases unlike most computer parts dont depreciate much in value so you its worth getting something half decent and power supplies getting a good one is a must otherwise it will reduce performance and cause problems to the point of damaging parts.
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What they said about Ati coming out with a faster card is right.

Warriorscott is right also on the powersupply you need to spend more on a higher quality powersupply in my opinion.

Look for a powersupply that has around or closer to 550-600Watts and make sure it has atleast one 12 volt rail that has atleast 18-20 amps.

This Hiper powersupply is all that you would need for one high end video card and all of your accessories. If you go SLI which I dont recommend then you need to get closer to 650W minimum..
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817128002
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Cool. I updated some of the parts based on some of the feedback and further looking around. Looks pretty solid.
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