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Old 05-10-2006, 10:10 AM   #11 (permalink)
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as far as processor if you have the money for an fx-60 its the best card you can get.

optys and x2's are good cards but **** the fx-60 flies

dont let anybody tell you differently
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:23 AM   #12 (permalink)
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http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...il.php?UID=710

thats the manufacturer's website descrip of the board, are you saying it wouldn't run the 2nd at full speed?
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:43 AM   #13 (permalink)
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If I was to OC with just air flow, what x2 chip should I get?
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'd try a 3800+or a 4400+ if you wanna try OC'in and X2, but really I'd have a look at OC'in an Opteron if you're not going for the FX-60, as I think you can get more performance out of the Opty
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:53 AM   #15 (permalink)
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So lets recap incase of new posters:
Change my mobo to Asus A8N32 Deluxe
Go with single GPU eVGA 7900 GT (maybe sli down the road/ wait for g80)
Possibly Overclock Opteron/X2 to save on money

Any other input suggestions? I have a Klipsch Pro Media Ultra 5.1 Soundsystem, do I go for a better sound card then what comes with the mobo?

If I decide against sli completely do I go with the MSI K8N Diamond mobo that has soundblaster audigy chip, and it also provides a combo packege with the 4800+ X2 saving $40?

AHHH! To much information to process! going to be a long summer.
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:55 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Well the on-board sound is more than adequate on that board to be honest (the Asus that is).

EDIT: I wouldn't go with that Mobo/4800 X2+ package, you'll be better off with a Opty/3800/4400
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Tell me what you think of this build then!

Casing: RAIDMAX RX-9 GT Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply: AeroCool ZERODBA 620W
Motherboard: ASUS A8N32 Deluxe
Processor: AMD AMD Opteron 170
Video Card: eVGA Geforce 7900GT KO
Memory: Corsair XMS - 2 x 1GB
Hard Drive: Western Digital Raptor 150GB, 16MB Cache, Serial ATA-150, 10,000 RPM
Media Card Reader: LINKSKEY 19-in-1 USB 2.0 Black
CPU Fan/Heatsink: ZALMAN LED 2 Ball Blue LED Light Cooling Fan/Heatsin
Casing Fan: AeroCool 120mm Sleeve Case Cooling Fan

Grand Total: 1724.99 (priced on new egg)

What else should I improve/change with say $800 at most more to spend?
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:16 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Looking sweet , see how we've halved the price almost

I personally would save the $800 for a G80 :P.

Buuuuttt, dont you need a monitor with your system? Or is that sorted?
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:18 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I have a Gateway 21 in LCD
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Old 05-10-2006, 11:20 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Ok, well that sounds good then.

Are you happy with your hard drive size? Looks a-little small to me (but I hoard everything on my HD )
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