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Old 12-28-2004, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need some advice on what parts to get. I already have a case and monitor. i have 3,000$ to spend. i was thinking about getting:
AMD Athlon 64 FX-55
i dont know what mobo to get
x2 6800 ultra's
2gigs of a good type of ram
audigy 2zs sound card
and how much cooling will i need for this? thanks
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Old 12-28-2004, 10:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I guessing 2x 6800 Ultras for SLI if so there aren’t any 6800 Ultras with PCI-E interfaces only 6800GT's. I would get the A8N-SLI-DELUXE motherboard or i would wait till DFI or ABIT releases there SLI version motherboards. As for the ram get OCZ 3200 Plat rev 2 or OCZ4200 Plat and finally for cooling try get watercooling.

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Old 12-28-2004, 03:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ok, screw the A8N-SLI Deluxe. I'm not a very big fan of ASUS. Wait till DFI or Abit release their SLI version. The Ultras are a waste. The GT can be oced to the Ultras.
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Old 12-28-2004, 03:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Wow 3,000. With that much money for a custom built computer, your going to get all the best hardware!

I think you have the right idea. Im thinking this:

FX-55
MSI K8T Neo2-FIR K8T800 Pro / Abit AV8 3RD Eye K8T800
Kingston 2x 1GB RAM/ Corsair 2x 1G RAM
WD Raptor 36GB 10000rpm Serial SATA HDD x4 or
WD Raptor 74GB 10000rpm Serial SATA HDD x2
EVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Just One
Swiftech MCX6400V Heatsink
Vantec Tornado CPU Fan

Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000SWA Case
http://www.xoxide.com/tttsunami1.html

Thermaltake Shark Full Tower
http://www.xoxide.com/thermaltake-sh...va7000swa.html

Thermaltake Xaser III V2000A (Full-Tower)
http://www.xoxide.com/thxaiiiv2.html

CoolerMaster Blue Wave Master
http://www.frozencpu.com/cst-138.html

CoolerMaster Silver Cavalier 3 w/ Window
http://www.frozencpu.com/cst-140.html

SilverStone Black Temjin SST-TJ05-BT
http://www.frozencpu.com/cst-196.html
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Old 12-28-2004, 04:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Akharu what are exactly planning on doing with this p.c benchmarks, playing games or just using applications.
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im gonna be gaming
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Old 01-09-2005, 06:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok well in that case you don’t need SLI to play all the games on the market now. Most games today don’t even use SLI and therefore its not worth it. In some games a single card even beats SLI.

I suggest you get one X850XT PE and DFI nForce 4 Ultra motherboard.
That should do perfectly and play any game on the market now and still to come and wont be a real big waste of money.

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Old 01-13-2005, 12:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is what i would do
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-468&depa=1
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-493&depa=1
Heatsink
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...108-038&depa=1
Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...133-131&depa=1
Ram i would buy 2 sets
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-486&depa=1
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