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Old 03-30-2008, 05:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can you guys look over this and make sure I haven't screwed up yet? If you have any suggestions, please feel free to add. I need to try and cut this to $1000. I'd really love to run Crysis well...I'm guessing it will murder my build...

Extra notes: I plan on using this mainly for gaming, so I'd like to future proof it as much as I can with $1000. No monitor, mouse, or keyboard needed. Basically, I want the best PC to run Crysis on as I can get with $1000.

Case
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX
$119.99
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Motherboard
ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38
$224.99
Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Processor
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
$249.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail

Graphics Card
EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS
$259.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N841-AR GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

RAM
Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB
$61.99
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Power Supply
CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W
$119.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache
$109.99
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Optical Drive
SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD
$29.99
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X 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 with LightScribe - OEM

Sound Card
None yet...ideas?

Thanks for your time :happy:
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Get 2 9600 Gt instead if your set on the 780i if you just want a single video card change your mobo to an x38... Get a different HDD like the Seagate 7200.11 500gb or 750gb. Change your ram but if you're set on that one that's fine...
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Get 2 9600 Gt instead if your set on the 780i if you just want a single video card change your mobo to an x38... Get a different HDD like the Seagate 7200.11 500gb or 750gb. Change your ram but if you're set on that one that's fine...
Thanks, I just changed to a Seagate 7200.11 500g.

So about the GPU and Mobo...

What do you recommend?

1. Same 780i with 2 EVGA 9600GT
2. x38 with same GPU (or a different one)

Also any RAM recommendations?

Thanks a lot for the quick reply
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The 780i with the 9600 gt is really nice and will outperform the x38 with the 8800 gts g92... but it will cost more.

Either way is really good. Depends on how much you want to spend.

Crucial ballistix is usually the way to go.
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Really good deal actually and they look sweet! ^^

Don't forget you get a $25 rebate with them.

You have the 8800 gts g92 link up instead of the 9600 gt link btw.
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get an e8400 or xeon e3110
better for current games
cheaper

also ive heard great things about the Hiper 580w PSU(ignore the newegg reviews) ask B1gapl
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The 780i with the 9600 gt is really nice and will outperform the x38 with the 8800 gts g92... but it will cost more.

Either way is really good. Depends on how much you want to spend.

Crucial ballistix is usually the way to go.
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Really good deal actually and they look sweet! ^^
Thanks for the advice, I just replaced the RAM.
The 2x 9600 gt w/ the 780i look really good right now, but I might end going with the x38 with the 8800 gts to make ends meet.

Also a noobish question, but should I order 2 batches of the Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) so I have 4GB or is this not really needed?
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Thanks for the advice, I just replaced the RAM.
The 2x 9600 gt w/ the 780i look really good right now, but I might end going with the x38 with the 8800 gts to make ends meet.

Also a noobish question, but should I order 2 batches of the Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) so I have 4GB or is this not really needed?
4gb isnt really needed right now...also you will need a 64bit OS
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4gb isnt really needed right now...also you will need a 64bit OS
Thanks, I should be getting Vista Ultimate in the mail (for free)
Should I use that or try 64-bit XP?

Do you guys think I'm spending too much on the case or PSU?
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Thanks, I should be getting Vista Ultimate in the mail (for free)
Should I use that or try 64-bit XP?

Do you guys think I'm spending too much on the case or PSU?
you can save about 20 each if you use froogle to get em

is the vista you are getting 32bit or 64bit
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Where are you getting Vista for free? I want one haha... Get the q6600 is future proof the e8400 is not.
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