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Old 08-14-2007, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My friend is having me build him a computer for him and i had pick everything out. The only thing i was not sure about is if the video card is even worth it. He liked the specs on it so i just wanted to ask everyone how you think this rig would work.

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PHILIPS 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner 2-Tone SATA Model SPD2513BD - Retail
Item #: N82E16827248008
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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XCLIO A380PLUS-BK Fully Black High Gloss Finish 1.0mm SECC/ ABS ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811103014
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD4000KD 400GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144423
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Acer AL1917WAbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
Item #: N82E16824009100
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ASUS M2R32-MVP Socket AM2 AMD 580X CrossFire ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131095
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SAPPHIRE 100202SR Dual X1950PRO 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814102096
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Rosewill RX850-D-B ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 850W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817182070
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Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System - OEM
Item #: N82E16836121123
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APEVIA KI-COMBO-BL Blue & Black PS/2 Standard Keyboard and Optical Scroll Mouse Combo Set Mouse Included - Retail
Item #: N82E16823165015
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G.SKILL 4GB(4 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Quad Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5Q-4GBNQ - Retail
Item #: N82E16820231136
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ē AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADX6000CZBOX - Retail
Item #: N82E16819103773
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Old 08-14-2007, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There are a few unnecessary things in this lists, that can save you money, and spend it elsewhere.

First, the power supply. An 850W power supply is highly unncessary. I would suggest either the Corsair 520 or 620HX.

You do no need two graphic cards, when one graphic card will crush them. Like the 8800GTS 320mb.

Motherboard. I would suggest the EVGA 590 chipset motherboard, because it's one of the better AM2 motherboards, out there.

Why does your friend want 4GB of RAM? Does he edit videos and movies? Graphic design or rendering? If not, theres no need, and 2GB is all you need. And I would suggest Crucial Ballistix, as they are the best for the money, right now.


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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
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-620HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 620W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

Newegg.com - EVGA 122-M2-NF59-TR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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

Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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He wanted a good Crossfire. What good ATI cards should i suggest since he wants almost top of the line. he is willing to spend $800 on the Xfire.

He does Some Video Rendering but also loves to play games.
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That is pretty stupid, I'm sorry to say, because in a few months time, there will be a better card. If he's willing to spend that much, I'd suggest an 8800GTX.

Crossfire or SLI, doesn't justify spending 100% more, for just a 30-40% increase in performance. That just isn't a good trade-off. If he wants ATI, then the HD 2900XT.
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Don't go with either CrossFire or SLi. You'll be blowing up your money. Get that 8800GTS 320mb and you're set.
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Yah the one i suggested to him was the Radeon HD 2900XT, but he wanted the other because you keeps telling me that the other one will out perform it. stubborn lol
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That is pretty stupid, I'm sorry to say, because in a few months time, there will be a better card. If he's willing to spend that much, I'd suggest an 8800GTX.

Crossfire or SLI, doesn't justify spending 100% more, for just a 30-40% increase in performance. That just isn't a good trade-off. If he wants ATI, then the HD 2900XT.
yep... that or the 8800gts 320mb
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He wanted Crossfire because he said it would help him with his digital Rendering, but i don't know anything about that since i've never done any graphic design.
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Is he sitting next to you while you are typing this? Seriously, 1 card will outperform any SLi or Crossfire once you overclock it.
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That's not really true. A single overclocked 8800GTX can't outperform two GTXs. Or an overclocked X1950XTX can't perform better than two XTXs.
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