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Old 09-05-2009, 04:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Could someone help me build a crossfire ready rig at around 1000 dollars?
I currently have a 23 inch monitor that can't be used to it's full potential.
I would like to eventually throw another video card in there when I get more money. I would also like to eventually have 8 gigs of ram as well.
Any help would greatly be appreciated, Thanks.
I may want to OC as well.
I am liking this case. Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
But I don't know much, so please point me in the right direction. =]
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Old 09-05-2009, 07:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Case - Antec Nine Hundred
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This all comes to around $1000 without calculated shipping costs.
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Since you said Crossfire, does that mean that you prefer ATI cards to Nvidia?
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Thank you for the build, it looks really nice. =]

~And I am open to SLi builds if you think it would be better.

I just usually prefer AMD/ATI.

-A bad thing that I came across is that I am going to need a wireless adapter.
My current desk location does not allow a cable at the moment. =/
Any decent wireless adapters out there?
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USB:
Newegg.com - BELKIN F5D9050 IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0 Wireless G Plus MIMO Network Adapter Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-Bit WEP, WPA, WPA2 - Wireless Adapters

PCI:
Newegg.com - ENCORE ENLWI-N IEEE 802.11b/g, IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 PCI 2.3 Wireless Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bits WEP Encryption WPA, WPA2 WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK - Wireless Adapters

Either one will do fine, depending on your interface preference.
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The Cooler Master Storm Scout is slightly cheaper than the 900 and also has free shipping.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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Is usb wireless my only option. That motherboard doesn't have PCI. Just express 2.0 correct?
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no, it has 4 x16 slots and 2 pci slots, so a pci card will work.
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Should I get this?

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders w/ Tech Guarantee - Operating Systems

I need an OS.
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yep, thatd be the one.
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