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Old 12-01-2008, 05:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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With that budget I would get a Core i7 system. These parts are $1650 before mail in rebates.

Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

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Newegg.com - SAMSUNG 2443BWX Glossy Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1(1000:1) - LCD Monitors

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I only included 1 HD4870 1gb but you have plenty of room in your budget to add a second for crossfire if you wanted.
Build looks perfect
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^^ The HD 4870 1gb performs better than the core 216 at high resolutions.
it depends on what games you are playing, I'm kind of mad nvidia didnt make a 1gb version of the gtx 260 that would be a better competitor.
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It'd be majorly stupid at this point... hardly anybody would buy it.. but when the HD 4890 comes out (rumor has it.. its like an XTX) it could beat it (maybe?)
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shoot if i had the money i would buy a 1gb version of the gtx 260.

the 4870 did a little worse then i thought it would do according to guru3d.

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maybe add an aftermarket cooler. I know they are taking preorders at frozencpu for TRUE 1336
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yeah u need a cooler, sunbeam, the true 1366 would be awesome, i love the new fan mounting bracket, the old one was so hard to figure... yeah an i7 is good for your budget, and should last u a while, you wont see new revisions till later on in the next yr when i7 is a bit more mainstream.
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FIrst up:

Nice build ^.^ makes me happy to see somuch work put into thoughts.


now, resolution, I rarely play games in higher in then 800x600 but probably due to what this thing can handle, normally my desktop is 1024x768 so thats "full screen big" mode to me, I MIGHT go a step or 2 higher.. but Don't think I'll go to the insanely huge sizes.... so would I need that Monitor or could we cut some cost and go with something less... mammoth? (also by the dimensions it won't fit in my desk , it has an alcove)

Case is nice, forgot to say I have an old case, dunno if it will "work" for this, its a ATX case and all, mid tower (bigger then the mini) but might be tight on size for all the goodies... likes to keep case price down if possible, but don't want to cut airflow in case we just air-cool everything.

oh and everything will be stock speeds unless otherwise noted.. I don't do the overclock thing, so stock fans should be ok (although I plan to replace them within a month anyway, along with some good thermal paste and such)
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^ will a 19 in or 20in lcd fit in your desk? i highly recomend getting a 19in lcd with a good contrast ratio for games to really look thier best. you can get a decent 19" monitor at newegg for less than $130
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well I saw some 22'' that should fit ok, just that one seems too wide, i think i have 20 wide to go with here and thats 21 or something so itd have to be pulled forward and might not be stable (fall with out my desk alcove for monitor is set up)

So what am I lookin for in a monitor? besides a 5ms or less Responce Time?
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Umm.. lets just cut it to Samsung, Acer, and Asus have great monitors you can buy. I reommend Samsung, because they have the best LCD's.
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