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Old 02-21-2009, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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$110 - XCLIO A380BK
$290 - Intel Core i7 920
$300 - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1
$199 - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3 x 2GB
$199 - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 3 x 2GB (Not a typo, getting two)
$340 - EVGA GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit
$130 - CORSAIR 750W
$130 - Seagate Barracuda 1.5GB 7200RPM
$180 - Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
$70 - Cooler Master V8 CPU Fan
$25 - Samsung 22x DVD Burner

$1973

R&R, please =]
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every thing looks good, one thing you might want to look at is this cpu cooler. a little bit better than the monsoon.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That was actually the one I was going to list originally, before someone recommended the Monsoon XD

I like the V8 more anyways, going to go with that, thanks.

Just realized I didn't have a CD drive, added one in as well.
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Be sure you really want ultimate, most of the features don' really justify the price hike above premium or business. But very very nice build nonetheless, that's probably my dream computer.
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i dont know, i have used home premium and ultimate. right now i have ultimate.

i like ultimate better. but i didnt notice a huge difference between the two.

still kindve mad at my self for spending $300 on it though.
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Old 02-21-2009, 01:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Aaron, I have Home Premium on my current home computer (custom-built, thanks T-F.net =]), and I have Ultimate on my laptop. I have to say that I wouldn't feel bad about the extra money =P

This is the computer I'm currently saving towards, and hopefully it'll take some price cuts. I have about half put away right now, and by the end of the summer, I might have it built <.<
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by the end of the summer the prices will have droped down a lot. no doubt.
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100260SR Radeon HD 4850 X2 1GB 512-bit &#40;2 x 256-bit&#41; GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Get two of these, even one will outrun that GTX285, also, its much cheaper.
Over 100$ cheaper.

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What moniter will you be using..?
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not exactly out run a GTX285, they are very close in performance.

plus quad fire is a PITA to setup, not all games support crossfire letalone quadfire. and the scaling between 4 gpu's sucks, unless you are running at 2560 res.
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