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Old 11-07-2008, 12:18 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Yea I know lol....So I'm hoping that something magical happens between now and the time I get my money so that parts get cheaper and I can get even more "bang for my buck".

But isn't that what everyone hopes before they buy parts?
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yes but the week after you build it something better will come out
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:36 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Replaced the PowerColor 3850 with the Sapphire version as it has a cheaper price before mail in rebate.

With the case fan setup, you want more intake than exhaust right? I'm thinking 2 120's in the front as intake, the 140 at the top as intake, and then the rear 120 as exhaust.

I'm thinking about spending the extra $7 towards a side 120mm for exhaust as well....will it make a significant difference?
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Old 11-09-2008, 10:40 AM   #34 (permalink)
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I have two front 120mm fans as intake, the rear 120mm and the top 140mm as exhaust.

I would leave the 140mm as exhaust because it blows the heat from your cpu cooler out of the case. If you add a side fan I would set it as exhaust to blow the hot air from the video card out of the case.
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Ok...here's what I'm looking at now...I know it's an old thread, but things financially changed slightly and with coming back home for Christmas break, it seemed pointless to build a new pc, leave it for a month, and then come back...

So I'm pushing this to about January 9th or so. I already have my videocard (8800GTX I bought from a clanmate for $50!) and still looking at the rest of the parts.

Here's what I've got as of now, but things are still in the air:

Case:Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
HDD:Newegg.com - SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
PSU:Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
RAM:Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
MOBO:Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP43D2A7 LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
CPU:Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

With a new headset, that's $456 Shipped...Right in my budget as I really can't go much higher. Any suggestions/thoughts?

Looking to do another upgrade in Feb that will move the RAM to 4GB and adding some extra case fans....Maybe in March, a CPU Upgrade...
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Looks good. Right now the Corsair 650tx is only $2 more than the 550vx, if it still is when you go to order I would go ahead and get the 650 watt since it's essentially the same price. Otherwise just stick with the 550vx.
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Thanks for that heads up...Hopefully it stays the same price. I was actually looking at getting it built here, then shipping it to Indiana (where I go to school).

Any idea how much it would cost to ship the computer from zip code 85338 to 46845?
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Are there any good, cheap SLI motherboards? I can get another 8800GTX for $50...I want something that can OC though.
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^^ Not really.
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Ehh they all suck mostly..

Check fleabay for a 750i ftw
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