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Old 03-18-2009, 02:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Ah, I missed that part.

The 4850 would be a good choice, or a 4830 for a few bucks less.

The budget may be $600, but that doesn't mean you have to use every penny.
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Old 03-18-2009, 02:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks, really digging it.
However, are 99$ crossfire/SLI motherboards worth it? Why are they so cheap?
Also, you guys ONLY mentioned AMD, I thought Intel was better than AMD no?
Also, if the 320G HDD can drop to a 250G that'd be absoulutely perfect
thanks
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Well when it comes to AMD, these cheap boards are actually good.. some of the best they have (790GX is their flag ship Mobo's)
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Thanks, really digging it.
However, are 99$ crossfire/SLI motherboards worth it? Why are they so cheap?
Also, you guys ONLY mentioned AMD, I thought Intel was better than AMD no?
Also, if the 320G HDD can drop to a 250G that'd be absoulutely perfect
thanks
The AMD's we listed are on par with Intel as far as price/performance. And why drop the 320 to a 250 if you can afford the extra space for a few $$ more?
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The 320gb is the same cost as the 250gb...that's why I posted it up. But if you really want it:

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Old 03-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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These parts are $623 before rebates.

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I picked the e5200 because of it's overcloking ability but you could switch it to the x2 7750 + a 780g motherboard to save a few bucks.
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Thanks, really digging it.
However, are 99$ crossfire/SLI motherboards worth it? Why are they so cheap?
Also, you guys ONLY mentioned AMD, I thought Intel was better than AMD no?
Also, if the 320G HDD can drop to a 250G that'd be absoulutely perfect
thanks
AMD have good boards whether it's 780G/790GX/790FX. These AMD processors are about the same is Intel in comparison.

And you should go with the 320Gb drive since it's $55 free shipping, same as a 250Gb.
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Old 03-19-2009, 10:12 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Alright, now I have decided to drop it as low as possible around 500$.
Everything still applies, but now it is a challenge .
Thanks for the help,
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These parts are $623 before rebates.

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500AAJS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

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antec 300+ Antec EA 500w

Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487FN512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I picked the e5200 because of it's overcloking ability but you could switch it to the x2 7750 + a 780g motherboard to save a few bucks.
i second this build.

just replace the 4870 with this card for a little less.

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100265HDMI Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards should put you in the $500 range.
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You want to basically put 400 bucks into a gaming machine? Since 100 of it is tied to Vista there...
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