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Old 09-01-2008, 04:11 AM   #21 (permalink)
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ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T

Antec Twelve Hundred Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Acer P243WAid Black-Silver 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support

HIS Hightech H487X2F2GP Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit (256-bit x 2) GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

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Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD

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Final Price: $2340
How's that? It also appears I'm $100 under budget.

Anything else I should get or get better of?
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You could always go for a Q9550
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:59 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Nah, like I said, I'll get the E8500 because it's good enough to give me good gaming performance and cheap enough that when Nehelam comes out or quads become more useful it can be easilly replaced.

So anything else?
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I was only saying that because i believe that the Q9550 performs better than the E8500 even though it isn't optimized (4 cores).
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Eh, still not worth it yet to me.

So yeah, everything good?
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Eh, still not worth it yet to me.

So yeah, everything good?
The Q9550 is the only Quad at the moment that seems "future proof" the rest of the other quads either need to be oc'd like crazy or cost too much to even bother with.

Get the Q9550 and you won't need to upgrade for quite a while.
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What about Nehalem? Or maybe by the time games start using them they'll be cheaper, or superior?
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Get the Q9550 if you have $330 laying around for a CPU. If your on a tighter budget there are always cheaper alternatives.
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