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Old 03-06-2007, 12:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi everyone im new here my name is kevin.

lets start with the bidget. 2000 dollars is the absolute most!

i have cd rom drives and a 200gb hd so mabye a rapter 10k hdd but it can have small 80 and under capacity.

CPU: i was thinking e6600 for the CPU

video card: i was thinking BFG Tech GeForce 8800GTS 640MB

mobo: honestly not sure, i want a good overclocker with two PCI express slots

PSU: anothing 500Watts and up.

HDD: Western Digital Raptor WD360ADFD 36.7GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive just for games

monitor: not sure ill link you to my other post with my possibles http://www.techist.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=144225

case: anything with alot of space for that monster of a graphics card..

RAM: not sure. possible overclocking capabilitys

id like all of your fedback as much as possible and i appriciate it

any thoughts comments anything ill take it.

and remember cheaper is better without scraficing much performace.

thanks guys
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Heres a solid list of parts:
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...le=%242k+tower

You don't need a raptor. You can get two of the hard drives, that are in the list and RAID them. They will be faster than a single raptor, with tons more, of space.

As for the case, I think it's a personal preference, but look into full towers of course. Some popular full tower cases are the Thermaltake Armor, Cooler Master Stacker, and the Gigabyte 3D Aurora.
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Newegg.com has somewhat cheap and new parts. You may also want to try eBay, because the parts on there go very cheap. But, if you go with eBay, make sure to read the auction very carefuly!!
 
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I agree with B1gapl for the most part except he said two PCI-E slots but i'm sure he meant SLI compatible and P5B Deluxe is only crossfire able.

I don't like SLI except in the in most High end of systems so I don't recommended a SLI board at all.

Here's a good SLI board for the price but its 8x and 8x though.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

If you want full SLI (which i still don't recommend) then go with this I guess

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188011

Still I agree with all of his parts except for the board and possibly the PSU.
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About SLI boards, is an ASUS P5n SLI good?
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Old 03-06-2007, 09:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have that board, and I'm satisfied with it. Cons is I think the yellow ram slots can be a little buggy, so I had to install the ram on the black slots...no biggie.
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It's supposedly a pretty good board, but the 650i version doesn't have full SLI I believe. Only supports 8x8 SLI instead of the full 16x16 SLI. Not sure how that affects performance.
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No affect at all. Atleast that's how the story used to go..maybe it changed.
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I heard somewhere on TF, that the full 16x SLI isn't significantly faster than 8x.
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lol 2000? thats a killer gaming rig not a budget!! uh but ur build so far is good, avoid the raptors
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