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Old 01-21-2008, 03:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i need a monitor, keyboard, and mouse. i want to be able to play crysis and all the new fps games, all i know is that i want the nvidia8800 series(not sure which one) and probably an antec 900 case, but if i can do better for the price please let me know.im looking for best bang for the buck, thanks.
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Old 01-22-2008, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Gigabyte DS3L
Intel E6550
2x2GB Corsair DDR2-800
eVGA 8800GT 512MB
Seagate 7200.10 250GB HD
Optiarc DVD-RW
Corsair 450w PSU
LG 19" LCD (around $210)
Logitech Keyboard/Mouse Combo ($20 combo)
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so intel over amd for bang for the buck? also, 450w will be enough to power everything? (presuming you didnt add a case because i said antec 900)
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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450w is enough. Intel and AMD are equal for the money but the Intel CPUs will overclock further and have a wider selection of motherboards. (Antec 900 included)
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what about the msi nx8800gts 640mb?
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 640M OC GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
i havent really found alot of reviews about it, though to me it looks great, would i need a higher watt psu to run that card? is it worth it?
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what about the msi nx8800gts 640mb?
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 640M OC GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
i havent really found alot of reviews about it, though to me it looks great, would i need a higher watt psu to run that card? is it worth it?
You can get the new 8800GTS 512MB for a little more
Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGE88512GTSE GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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8800gts 512 > 8800gt 512 > 8800gts 640
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thanks, will the setup from above run that video card properly? also what is the overclockability of the mobo/processor setup?
heres my build, ive changed a few things, let me know what you guys think, suggestions are always appreciated
antec 900
asus 20x dvd/r
seagate 7200.10 250gb
chimei cmv 221d
bfg 8800gts
corsair 450 psu 450vx
2 G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
gigabyte p35 ds3l
e6550
arctic cooling freezer 7 for the oc madness
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should i get the evga 8800gts instead of the bfg?
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Go with whatever is cheaper. Both have a good warranty.
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