600-700 USD to spend on a pc
Posted 13 May 2008 - 08:44 AM
Posted 13 May 2008 - 05:51 PM
Of course everything on that list is compatible - I made it.
SLI is only recommended when you are buying two high-end cards at the same time. Whether or not it's popular, I haven't done the market research on it. Just grab one high-end card now, and upgrade it later for a newer high-end card if you want more.
Posted 13 May 2008 - 09:36 PM
thanks so much for the help
Edited by hoopsman, 13 May 2008 - 09:43 PM.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 03:45 AM
For the extra case fan, you would put it on the inside front of the case - there is another space there for a 120mm case fan. If it were me, I would move the fan that came with the case to the front, and put the Scythe on the back as it's the better fan for the exhausting of hot air.
Rebates aren't guaranteed money, but if you keep emailing the company wondering where it is, I'm sure they'll get it to you. If you get anything back, then bonus!
Ubuntu is a good operating system, but it can be a bit of a learning curve if you've never used a Linux distribution before. It's very easy to install - keep an eye out for a "How-To Guide" I'm going to write up shortly on it.
And as for Crysis on High settings, I would recommend upgrading to a NVIDIA 8800GTS 512MB card (G92), here's a link to one. Yes - this will make it a little more expensive, but would be a worthy upgrade for Crysis.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 05:10 PM
being a windows user is lazy and so much easier, but i might consider, i dont know
Posted 15 May 2008 - 04:55 PM
Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:53 AM
This build pretty much hits $800 and would be a nice choice. If you had any extra, I would grab an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro to put on that Quad Core processor to keep it running nice and cool, and perhaps allow for a little overclocking if you're interested.
For this budget, you should not be worrying about SLI. Also, I agree with ziggy about the power supply, you do not want to skimp out on this part! Like I have written in my signature, a chain is only as strong as the weakest link it contains - why would you want to risk powering all these nice parts?
Extra Case Fan
Let me know what you think.
tis a better burner http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153
Posted 18 May 2008 - 07:59 AM
http://shop2.frys.com/product/5434309 - Video Card= 139.99 after rebate
http://shop2.frys.com/product/5162136 - Ram= 29.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151153 –DVDBURN – 24.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119115 -Case -39.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148316 –Hard drive - 69.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817153052 – Powersupply 44.99 after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115017 –CPU 214.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185057 – Extra case fan 8.99
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128337 – MOBO 89.99
Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:44 AM
I wouldn't trust running a 8800GT video card with that 500W Thermaltake Power Supply...
Posted 19 May 2008 - 11:48 AM
thanks for all the help everybody!
Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:31 AM
Just because I'm a Tech Apprentice doesn't mean I'm necessarily any better than somebody who isn't. Kais3r's list was also pretty good, the only issue I had was with the Power Supply, it was a bit on the low side for a gaming system.
No worries anyway, it's your choice. The Samsung DVD Burner that Kais3r pointed out is a great deal, it's cheaper and should serve you well if you wanted to grab it instead.
Posted 20 May 2008 - 11:39 AM
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Posted 25 May 2008 - 02:22 PM
let me know
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