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Old 11-03-2006, 06:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building my personal work and game station

Im planning to setup a new rig, preferrably the machine only since I already have a LCD screen, keyboard, mouse and etc.. Im gonna use this for heavy video editing, and extreme gaming as well. Budget is not exceeding $3000.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 Ghz Conroe = $949.50

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 = $197.99

RAM: OCZ Platinum 2x1GB DDR2 800 Dual Channel Kit = $267.99

GPU: 2x Leadtek Winfast PX7950GT TDH 512MB 256-bit = $579.98

Casing: Thermaltake Armor VA8000SWA Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case = $179.99

Aftermarket CPU Fan: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Retail = $29.99

Artic Silver 5 Thermal Compound = $5.99

TOTAL: $2,211.43

Now the only thing I dont have on the list is the PSU so can somebody recommend me a very good and very stable PSU please. As you can see that I ll purchase 2 video cards because I will run them in SLI. And is 7950GT the dual-core graphics? So it means Im running Quad SLI? And which is better, SLI or Crossfire? Im also looking for X1900XTX and run it in Crossfire but I dont know which among them has the lead..

And also I read that Kentsfield CPUs are coming.. Is it much wiser if I purchase a E6600 Conroe instead and buy that quad core CPU when it comes out? Same thing with the GPU knowing that DX10 cards are coming out.. If possible that I can run DX10 cards in SLI...Latest technology in my machine

But time is the enemy here. If the release is later than 2 months well I cant wait for that much long. And also I expect that there are bugs in there that needs to be worked out. When is the exact release of the quadcores and dx10 cards?

Any info recommendations kindly please reply.
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