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Old 11-11-2006, 12:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I'm going for gaming, so here's what im looking at:

Processor: Intel Core Duo E6600(Conroe)

MoBo: Asus P5N-SLI (nForce 570 Intel)

Memory: 2GB ddr2 Super talent at 667MHz (Dual Channel)

Video Vard: 8800 GTX

Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy SE

Power Supply: Thermaltake 550w (SLI/CrossFire Compatable)

Is everything compatable?

What could I do to tweak performance, without paying much more?
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lol.. you don't need to tweak that....

but if you ever want to go sli, that is nowhere near enough power
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How many watts would I need to SLI in the future? 750 enough?
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750 should do it, i think that was the recommended

ther thermaltake toughpower 750 watt should do the trick... insane psu
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Awesome, thanks for the advice man.
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what kinda speakers are you planning on using?? if you have a huge 5.1 system i would suggest the x-fi.. if not, then the audigy should do great as well
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Sound isn't a big deal to me, since I usually listen to music instead, but I'll be sure to check those out.
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x-fi is for the huge music nut.. if you really love music.. you'll notice the difference in clarity... someone like me is always listening to music... and i miss my x-fi...... if your not a big audio nut i wouldnt worry about it...

an audigy is still very good don't get me wrong
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Since most of my budget is going towards the 8800 GTS, I think I'll hold off on the x-fi cards for now, but defenitly on my wish list.
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i would upgrade to a higher end motherboard
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