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Old 11-27-2007, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Gaming computer. I have some knowledge but this is my first time actually building one.
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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abit ip35 ( or ip35-e if you can do without a 1334 port and RAID)
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high end: Thermaltake Armor, Antec 900, Gigabyte auora 3d (or w/e)
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CPU Heatsink fan: either Tuniq Tower 120 or Thermalright 120 extreme (note you have to buy a seperate fan on the second one)
HDD: Seagate 500gb 7200.11 or go 1TB if you need more space
OS: if you can "aquire" get XP then switch to vista when its more fine tuned, if you cant then just get vista premium now

hope i didnt go over
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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should we recommend Phenom?
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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um....no?
and shaolin isnt the q9450 a yorkfield not penryn?
i could be wrong
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im not 100% sure :| codenames/models/versions

Intel Core 2 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The successor to the Merom core currently used for the Core 2 Duo T5000/T7000 series mobile processors, code-named Penryn
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Intel released sixteen new 45 nm Penryn processors on November 12, 2007. However, all but the QX9650 were Xeon models.
It is a Yorkfield thats for sure

I was thinking it was the codename for all the new 45nm cpu's and the other names was different models.

anyone?
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what invisible said. thats way under your budget and will play everything you want. Penryn is basically the code name for the 45nm cpu's. Yorkfield is the quadcore.
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P5K Deluxe 209
Q6600 280
2Gb Crucial Ballistix 59.
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Corsair 520HX or Pc Power and cooling 610 114/129
LG DVD drive 28
320GB of 500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD 94/124
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total with pc Power and cooling, and 500GB=1210
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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i go with Deadpixels build.. noooice. Way under budget... with the saving id get a better razer mouse (copperhead, deathadder, Lachesis)

is that P5K motherboard SLi? cos he did list SLi on his list. Maybe he wants that option.
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p5k is a crossfire board. For sli, you have to drop back to 680i. EVGA ftw.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:21 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Personal opinion - I'd just stick with the single card theory bc/ by the time you truly need SLI or Crossfire (excluding a "pineapple" like Crysis - 10 points for whoever gets this recent tv show reference) then another single card will come out that can beat your SLI setup.
Bottom line for me: Why overkill when you don't have to?
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