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jacen

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Okay I need help building my computer...
I have picked out these items..
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131297 $200
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115036 $189
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227089 $46
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822145213 $50
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136144 $25
http://www.newegg.co...82E16811166004R $44
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007 $6
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817190016 $130

Also I don't know whether to get this graphics card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814131113 $280
or this one http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130370 $280

All together that is $970 rounded.

Any suggests are welcome, and is this a good rig? Will all of these items work together? Is there better items that will keep the cost under $1000
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Your board says it takes DDR2 1200 RAM, I'm not sure if that means that's the max speed it will take or if that means that's the only speed it will take...

My *personal* preference is toward nVidia over ATI. But that's just me. Other people love ATI.
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Hi there, here's just some thoughts for you to digest:

According to this chart, both graphics cards perform about the same. I would choose the EVGA GTX 260 because of the lifetime warranty.

If a motherboard's specifications state "DDR2 1200" RAM, then that's the maximum it can take. You could fit your chosen RAM fine.

The case is deactivated, so you'll need to find another that's in stock.

Please do not choose the XION PSU, they are poor-quality. I would grab something like this.

And grab this OCZ Freeze over the Arctic Silver 5.

I suggest a SATA DVD Burner, heaps easier to fit and much better cable management/looks/airflow inside your case.

The E8400 runs at 3.00GHz for a bit cheaper, for most uses you'd hardly notice the difference at all. It's a really good overclocker, too, so hitting 3.2GHz is very easily obtainable if you know what you're doing - even with the stock heatsink/fan.

This Seagate hard drive is a bit more expensive, but has a 5-year warranty.

And lastly, do you really need such an expensive motherboard? This one is much cheaper, and a great performer for the price. You won't find a performance difference between the two.

Cheers

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stettybet0

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According to this chart, both graphics cards perform about the same. I would choose the EVGA GTX 260 because of the lifetime warranty.

As you probably know Troy, I'm as big of an NVIDIA fan as the next guy, and I especially love EVGA. :) However, facts are facts. Every benchmark I've seen shows the HD4870 soundly beating the GTX 260, and in some cases it even beats the GTX 280.

Other than that, I'm going to have to second all of Troy's statements. :)
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As you probably know Troy, I'm as big of an NVIDIA fan as the next guy, and I especially love EVGA. :) However, facts are facts. Every benchmark I've seen shows the HD4870 soundly beating the GTX 260, and in some cases it even beats the GTX 280.

:) Woopsies! Make that the 4870, then!
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