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Old 01-01-2007, 02:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As you might have seen on my other post, i have just recently scored 10 grand on a coffee contest and im spending roughly $1500 on a computer *my moms only letting me have 2grand *

This is what ive come up with so far:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813127004
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130072
http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E168
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...11500317371001
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820141211
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118003

This Comes to $1,436.95 w/o shipping

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I would greatly appreciate any comments on my build and i would just like to thank god for the nice and wonderfull things he has blessed me with this year, along with meeting my father for the holidays.... this year will be a year i will never forget..

I would also like to thank you guys for giving me all of the knowledge i now possess before i started posting on this site i had absolutly no knowledge of computer hardware nor computers in general, now im a computer wiz.

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And I Hope you had a wonderfull New Year
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Old 01-01-2007, 02:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Holy crap.


Coffee Contest?


Explain, then I will laugh at your pitiful build and tell you to get a conroe.
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Old 01-01-2007, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 - 224.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004
GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 - 119.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128017
GeIL 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 - 210.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820144047
eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS - 430.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
Antec True Power Trio 550W - 100.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200/16MB - 80.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144
NEC 18X 2M Cache E-IDE DVD+RW - 30.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152076
GIGABYTE 3D AURORA Full Tower - 140.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811233003
ZALMAN CNPS9500 - 48.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118003

1381.00 without shipping...
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well.. i won the 10 grand by just getting the code off the back of a "Maxwell House" coffee can, then just entering it online... but i was lucky enough to win. They giveaway 10grand every month to some lucky person.

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Back to the matter at hand.. i like the build you made nukem, but shouldnt i get the 8800gtx.. isnt it better even though its $100 more, Price isnt really a factor, i just want something less than $1,500
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So you won the money but your parents took 8 grand away? Will they give it back to you when you are "responsible"enough, or did they just take it?
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Thats messed up did they tell you to put in the code? If they didint then thats messed up and id be the one getting 8 and id give them 2 if they were lucky. But either way I would go with the build Nukem suggested. Remember to get a good case with tons of fans since that 8800GTX likes to become hot.
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I'd check out getting a bigger power supply (600 - 700 watt). OCZ makes some that are kick-butt on the 12v rails. That 8800 will take alot of the 550's wattage. Don't skimp on power! Might also check out a WD Raptor HD. 10,000 RPM will feed the machine.
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Id go 8800 GTS SLI seeing this will be his one big build.

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no possible way he could fit 8800GTS SLI.

an 8800GTX can run fine on a good 550w PSU but to be safe 600w should be fine.

a raptor could be something that would be good to finish the few bucks he has left
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I'd check out getting a bigger power supply (600 - 700 watt). OCZ makes some that are kick-butt on the 12v rails. That 8800 will take alot of the 550's wattage. Don't skimp on power! Might also check out a WD Raptor HD. 10,000 RPM will feed the machine.
The Power supply Nukem suggested is more than sufficent.
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