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Old 09-09-2007, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi, i would liek to introduce my self, i cam from computer forums and came here to expand my horizons with ur knowledge, i need some help.

my friend wants me to build a computer for his work and im not to upto date with hardware, he said he wants the best of the best with no price limit so, he'll pay the price. i all readt know the videocard im going to get (2x nVidia9800). so ill need you help in finding the best of the best

Motherboard- for SLI and supports 8 Gbs
Power Supply Unit -???
RAM - Need 8Gbs
Hard Disk Drives- 4x 750 Gbs
CPU- AMD or Intel- Just make sure its fast
Optical Drives- X2 make sure this can do most jobs and fast

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Old 09-09-2007, 03:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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um the gfx cards arent out till next month so your build will be delayed
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey jutnm


What kind of work is he looking to using this computer for? You don't need to have the best of the best, to have a great system. You can build him a great system, and save the rest for future upgrades.
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we'll need to know the usage of this computer to know what to recommend
and um nick, why the striker extreme?
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hey look at the parts i recommended above
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Case:
Newegg.com - Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

PSU:

Newegg.com - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V - Retail

Mobo:
Newegg.com - ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail

Ram X2:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

HDD X4:
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar RE2 WD7500AYYS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

CPU:
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

OPti X2:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM
about the PSU... ripple.. grt a PC Power and Cooling 610 Silencer, and change that striker Extreme to an Asus P5K Deluxe
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Agreed about the PSU (OCZ = ripple = bad), but he wanted SLI (god knows why), which warrants the 680i chipset. I personally would recommend the eVGA NF680 instead of the striker, as I have heard of quite a few Striker problems when fitting all 4 slots of memory (its really really picky).


Oh, and the Geforce 9*** series won't be out for a long while
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i would ditch SLi.. i'd say not get a striker extreme and instead get more overclock of the q6600 instead of SLI.. thats -what i meant above
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i got a warning for spam on this thread from ste?!
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