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Old 12-24-2005, 12:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To Introduce myself, I'm 14 and fairly acquainted w/ computers. I'm definitely better at software, and never built before but i'll have assistance so i'm confident w/ building. I have a 1000 budget and i thought this was high enough for high performance, especially since its for gaming.
I have my hd, case (atx),powersupply and combo drive laid out. id like to keep the mobo combo under 800. i have a p4 setup and an amd setup so far, here goes:

Asus P5ND2-SLI Socket 775 (ATX)
Intel P4 519 3.06ghz 800mhz fsb
Mushkin GreenLine Dual Channel 1gbDDR pc3200 400mhz
2 Diablotek GeForce 6600 512MB ddr2 PCI Express (sli)


Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX
AMD Athlon 64 3500+ socket 939 2000mhz fsb
Mushkin GreenLine Dual Channel 1gbDDR pc3200 400mhz
2 XFX GeForce 6600GT 128mb ddr3 pci express (sli)



i could use
XFX GeForce 6600GT 128mb ddr3 pci express (sli)
2 Diablotek GeForce 6600 512MB ddr2 PCI Express (sli)
on either for the same price, which would be better w/ sli?
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Get 1 good video card do not get two and sli them. A 7800GT is nice you have been mislead by choosing a 6600 512 Meg it's crap.

Choose a AMD over an Intel. Do you want single or duel core?

ASUS is a great board DFI is also a great board. Most will direct you to DFI but I can tell you ASUS will not let you down in any aspect.
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Old 12-24-2005, 01:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i understand, but why no sli?

edit: eVGA GeForce 7800 GT / 256MB GDDR3
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Clawhammer 2ghz fsb, 1mb cache

good setup?
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SLI offers poor performance improvement for the money. Search TF and you will find why.

EDIT Just saw your edit and that would be a good setup, if you cant go with the 3700+ san diego core. It oc's better and runs cooler.
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i read that post, i didn't know if two would be better or worse than one better one with the price of two. thanks. ahem, i think im gonna go with this since its not completley for graphics:
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego Core 1mb cache 2ghz fsb
eVGA GeForce 6600 GT 256MB DDR3
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final:
Asus A8N-SLI NVIDIA Socket 939 ATX
AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2ghz/1mb
Mushkin Green Line 2gb (ddr pc3200
Maxtor 250gb 7.2k RPM UATA 133
NEC 16x DVD+RW
Ultra FLoppy Drive/ 6in 1 Card Reader
eVGA Geforce 7800 GT 256MB DDR3
Silencer 470 ATX PSU
Aspire Explorer
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great setup you got going there... i never knew so many people wanted to do the same thing as me... i am no longer original...
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