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Old 10-10-2008, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I hope ive come to the right place.
Ive been saving up for quite some time and decided to finally buy a desktop pc (currently have a laptop)
the main purpose would be gaming most probably but not 24-7.
just like a hobby
my budget is between 1200-1500 and i was thinking of a highend processor and gc with around 4gb ram.
dont know much about motherboards, but i dont plan to oc and very might sli in the future.
i want to know what your recommendations are right now??? im interestes mostly in the cpu and graphics card and motherboard.
what options do i have??
thanks for any help/

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hd 4850 or 4870
ocz or g.skill 2x2gb ram, 4-4-4-12 timings

someone else will be more specific with links hopefully, i only have like 3 seconds for this post i g2g

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Old 10-10-2008, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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CPU: - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo: - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Video Card: - VisionTek 900244 Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Memory: - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

HDD: - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Optical Drive: - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 DVDĪR DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

PSU: - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Comes to $1,044.93 not including shipping and rebates though. And leaves room for a monitor, case, and a OS of your preference. Hopefully you choose Vista 64 bit.

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Old 10-11-2008, 05:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thank u guys so very much.
just one question u recommend the 4870 over the gtx 280???

plus iwas looking at this gigabyte mobo - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
does it suppost future sli?? if not then how about the 750i sli chipset?? - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
is it any good??
sorry i dont know anything about mobos
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Old 10-11-2008, 06:10 AM   #5 (permalink)
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because the gtx280 is almost twice as much as the 4870 and there is only a little difference between the 2(performance wise), i suggest you choose between gtx260 216 or the hd4870
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:09 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i think i might wait a bit on teh gc and see. there may be pricec uts coming.
i was looking at the nvidia sli chipset mobo line.
and the 780isli seems reasonably priced??
your thoughts
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:13 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I run a 780i motherboard and its very good however the P45 is meant to be a bit better for overclocking. There isn't much point waiting in the pc market as you will never buy anything things are constantly being improved I built my pc at the beginning of 2006 with the second best graphics card at the time now its about 15th in the graphics charts gone from £300 to £60-140
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Old 10-11-2008, 11:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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if you are planning to SLI then go with the gtx260 216 and nvidia mobo, but if not then get a p45 mobo and gtx260 216 or the hd4870 and you will be happy with it for a year or 2, i build a rig for my friend and he is more than happy with the hd4870 he can play all games at max settings 1680x1050, so you cant go wrong with either of the 2 cards.
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:39 AM   #9 (permalink)
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That's sad, the GTX 260 (216) is trailing behind the GTX 280 by not too much. Nvidia should just relabel it and sell it as something else


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