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Old 07-15-2008, 01:47 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Ok heres my recommendations,

You don't have to get a q9550, the q6600 will do fine too if you overclock, and is over half the price...

Get the Corsair 750tx, its better for the extra $10:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies

The Killer NIC was a gimmick from the beginning, stick with OnBoard

Get this RAM:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Don't spend that much for an outdated OS, you could easily get Vista Home Premium

VelociRaptors are not worth it, they are proven to have little performance increase, and its $1 per Gigabyte, stick with something like a Western Digital 640gb Drive

Since you have an X48 board, consider an ATi card like an HD 4870 or HD 4870X2 (coming soon, the HD 4870X2 will outperform the 9800GX2 easily, it probably will overdo the GTX280 too [just based on the preview benchmarks so far])

Also if you're set on nVidia move to their GTX280 if you really want the extra performance
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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So no killer? I remember people saying it reduced theyre ping a lot, and increase FPS on WoW. How is that a gimic? Also what results from having a better power supply
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Old 07-15-2008, 01:53 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Extra power, in case you want to overclock, or add a second HD 4870 or HD 4870X2 or something in the Future, or maybe an extra 9800gx2 or GTX280 if you're staying nVidia
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Thanks so much for the help, heres the new list

EVGA NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2 Video Card ------------ $369.99 EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2 Video Card - 1GB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDMI 01G-P3-N891-AR at TigerDirect.com

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB
L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor --------------- $209.99 Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors

Antec Nine Hundred Chassis ------------------------- $119.99 Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC --------------- $129.99 Newegg.com - SIGMA SHARK SP-635 635W ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB - Power Supplies

Cooler Master Sphere ------------------------------- $38.98 Cooler Master CM Shpere (RR-CCZ-LL12-GP) Intel / AMD CPU Cooler

ASUS Xonar D2 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI
Interface Ultra Fidelity Sound Card with Complete
Dolby/DTS Sound Technologies ----------------------- $179.99 Newegg.com - ASUS Xonar D2 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Ultra Fidelity Sound Card with Complete Dolby/DTS Sound Technologies - Sound Cards

CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
(PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory --------- $86.50 Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB
10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive ------- $299.00 Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000GLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL
20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X
CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI
20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe -------------- $26.99 Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 10X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache E-IDE/ATAPI 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe - CD / DVD Burners

ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48
ATX Intel Motherboard ------------------------------ $289.99 Newegg.com - ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center with SP2 --------- $119.99 Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 w/SP2B for System Builders - Operating Systems

ToTal :$1841.40
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What type of hard drive would the motherboard support SATA or ATA, i cant find it on the page

Nvm I found it
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Not if you want the Build to last for a while, like I said in my other post, Games are somewhat Quad-Intensive (as in they can load all 4 cores of a Quad-Core), games are going more and more Quad-Intensive, so for a future proof build that would be better
the games are allready here almost gears of war last night was at 41% 63% 31% 35% load on my 4 cores, that is split very evenly imo. i didnt have any back round aps running i always close everything and clean up my task bar when i game.
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uhmmm if i'm right the 9800gx2 will be useless on a crossfire support only board ...cause don't you have to have a nvidia chipset for it to work?

get vista 64bit, because with a gx2 card and 4gb of ram you will probably see less than 3gb of RAM
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Thats why I recommended the HD 4870X2/HD 4870

But you can still enable SLI on it without an SLI chipset, its just SLI on one card, in the Forceware Utility it still lets you enable it
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So i need a mother board with a NVIDIA chipset to use my graphics card? Sorry im really new to the hardware, and would i need a sound card? or is there really no point in getting one? And im getting XP because lets see... VISTA SUCKS
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Old 07-15-2008, 04:27 PM   #30 (permalink)
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No thats not true

Since into music, a good sound card will be fine, unfortunately I know crap in that section
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