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Old 08-09-2008, 09:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Case:Thermaltake Armor ATX-MID (Newegg.com - Thermaltake Armor+MX VH8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases)
MB:Asus (Newegg.com - ASUS M3N-HD HDMI AM2+/AM2 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards)
CPU:AMD Phenom 9850 Black Edition 2.5 quad (Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9850 BLACK EDITION 2.5GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops)
MEM:OCZ Reaper ddr2 800mhz (Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory)
PSU: Thermaltake 700W (Newegg.com - Thermaltake W0106RU 700W Complies with ATX 12V 2.2 & EPS 12V version Power Supply 100 - 240 V CE, CB, TUV, FCC, UL, CUL, and BSMI certified - Power Supplies)
GPU:XFX 9800 GTX (Newegg.com - XFX PVT98FYDBU GeForce 9800 GTX Black Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards)
HD just a WD 640gb figured it was cheap with good ratings Got a combo deal with the case and the hd. (Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives)

TBH I didn't really know what to go for the processor and mb, because i heard that intel was so much better than amd, and heard that amd is a true quad and is better to multi-task and I like amd so right now i have that as a choice. I would appreciate any recommendations, price isn't a huge concern, but i'd like to keep it fairly cheap. Is it worth waiting for the new chip? or just upgrade later, because i heard the new chip is going to be expensive until Q2 2009. Anyways very optimistic about what to do different. S just throw the ideas out there.

Is that power supply ok? I saw on the "what psu to buy" and the thermaltake 700w wasn't on there, because it wasn't toughpower. Should I find a new one? (That's the only part that I have I just bought it like 3 days ago, lol)

Hmm.. been almost 3 years since I built a new PC. Opinions, Should I wait for nahalem or rebuild at a moderate cost..
Right now I got P4 3.0ghz/Asus p4p800-edeluxe/kingston 4x512/Radeon x1650/maxtor300gb hdd
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don't go for amd quadcore.. bad choice...

look at the q6600 from intel.. far better than the phenom

and depending on motherboard.... 9800gtx+ us an excellent choice... but if you wanted to go crossfire (ati) look at the 4850
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yeah i've been told mixed stories about amd so i wasn't sure. well I don't really care if i get the 4850 or 9800gtx, does one outperform the other one?
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HD 4850 beats the 9800GTX+ by a little and the 9800GTX is a little slower than both
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alright thanks, worst part is finding a good mb ><
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Wrong! The 9800gtx+ edition is actually better than the 4850. It also in SLI beats the 4850 in crossfire. Go for the 9800gtx+. You can go on youtube and watch some videos or google it. In many games the 9800gtx+ gets more FPS.
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so you think the power supply I bought is fine, it's not tough power, but it had good reviews. I'd exchange it, but I don't really want to pay 15$ to ship it back on top of a 20 dollar restock fee.
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Wrong! The 9800gtx+ edition is actually better than the 4850. It also in SLI beats the 4850 in crossfire. Go for the 9800gtx+. You can go on youtube and watch some videos or google it. In many games the 9800gtx+ gets more FPS.
last time i checked the 4850 was slightly better and cheaper, except for in crysis.
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Power supply is fine.

People here are Hitlers when it comes to PSU's, the power supply you have should be plenty fine.

Also the 9800gtx/4850 should just really come down to personal choice since they perform similar and cost around the same.

Go for Intel, otherwise wait.
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I've Changed a couple things around...
Case: Thermaltake Armor+ Full Tower, for future use
PSU: Sold PSU to friend, getting Thermaltake 850w Tough
CPU: q6600 OC'D
MB: some cheap one due to nahalem in the future and i'll have to buy a new one(suggestions)
HDD: still under consideration(suggestions)
GPU 9800GTX+
Cooling is going to be airflow, will convert to liquid cooled in the future, when nahalem comes out and get tri or quad gpu's

Other than that any other suggestions?
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