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Old 05-21-2008, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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And is this all compatible?

Case : Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan - Computer Cases
Mobo : Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
or Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Vid : Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
or
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N845-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) KO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2C - Operating Systems
Newegg.com - Logitech 967973-0403 Black 104 Normal Keys PS/2 Standard Deluxe 250 Desktop Mouse Included - Keyboards

My budget is 800-1100$
I'd like the best I can get for my money, so if anyone can help, it'd be really nice, suggestions please, I don't know to much about building, but if guys could help, that'd be great.

Thanks.
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Default Re: How does this build look?

Looks good.

I would go with this mobo:
Newegg.com - MSI P7N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

these vid cards (yes 2 of them )
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR V9603GT52 GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

This CPU (better bang/buck)
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

this hard drive (worth the extra 5 bucks)
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Also you might want to think about getting Vista. Doesn't make sense to buy XP right now in my opinion..I mean Windows 7 is already in development
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Eh, I'd rather just buy XP for now.

Is this the best performance I can get with my money?
Those peices will give me better performance then the ones I posted? I'll be using this computer for gaming/video editing/graphics/digital art/blender/etc...
And how is that processor better then the one I posted?

I just want the best performance and stability that my money can get.

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I assumed you would be overclocking....the E7200 can do above 3.5ghz guaranteed, more like 3.8-4ghz perfectly stable.

And those 2 video cards in SLI absolutely destroy a single 8800GTS 512mb
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I assumed you would be overclocking....the E7200 can do above 3.5ghz guaranteed, more like 3.8-4ghz perfectly stable.

And those 2 video cards in SLI absolutely destroy a single 8800GTS 512mb
I'm not sure how to OC correctly :O
Anyways, so two of these
Newegg.com - ECS N9600GT-512MX EDM GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
And if you know of a better motherboard, let me know
Do you have MSN or something I can contact you further on?
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Default Re: How does this build look?

Also get the Xigmatek Rifle 120mm S-2183? can't remember the model number but make sure you get the $37 one that has a vertical fan and not horizontal.
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Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
That one? Instead of the tuniq tower cooler I posted?
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That be it! I thought that was right when I was typing it by memory, but just decided to switch the numbers.

The Xigmatek will give you the same performance for $13 less and is smaller than the Tuniq height wise, which has been known to not always fit in every case.
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I would get:
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYSF4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

cheaper and performs just as well.

Unless you want the trade up thing with EVGA and uping to the Geforce 260/280 cards in the summer which will most likely cost $500+.
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Well, as long as its in my budget, I don't care about price.
As long as I get the best performance...and stability of course, Anyone good with computers have MSN or something I could speak to about all of this?
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