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Old 03-31-2009, 06:30 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Vista 64 is just fine. Don't be afraid of it. I have been running it for over a year now, and actually didnt even bother to install xp last time i rebuilt.
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This seems to be then what I have to analyze before I make the ultimate purchase!! I am absolutely thrilled about this new build.

As a last measure of safety, is there anything that has been overlooked or needs to be adjusted? I want to make sure when this puppy arrives I need nothing more. Again, much thanks to the ultra techies!

Total Cost of the Below: $1,908.39 (Plus $50 for shipping)

Case @ 149.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Monitor @ 359.99
Newegg.com - BenQ G2400WD Black 24" 5ms, 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 DC 4000:1(1000:1) - LCD Monitors

Video Card @ 354.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU @ 109.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Memory @ 109.99
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Mobo @ 299.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

CPU @ 279.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Blu-Ray DVD Burner @ 109.99
Newegg.com - LG Black 6X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray/HD DVD-ROM & 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Model GGC-H20L - Blu-Ray Drives

OS @ 99.99
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

Anti-Virus @ 29.99
Newegg.com - ESET NOD32 Antivirus Home Edition V3.0 - Security / Utilities Software

Anti-Static Wrist Strap @ 3.49
Newegg.com - Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap - PC Tools


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Old 03-31-2009, 11:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Why not get a cheaper monitor?

Newegg.com - ASUS MK241H Black 24" 2ms HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor with 1.3M Pixel Webcam 450 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 3000:1) Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors
Newegg.com - SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 w/ Built in Speakers & HDCP Support - LCD Monitors

That second one kinda looks to good to be true. It'd be best to let someone more knowledgeable in monitors check these out first, but yeah, I wouldn't want you to spend an extra $100 if you don't have to.
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Spend the extra 5 bucks more for the SC version of the 285
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Old 04-01-2009, 12:43 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I went from that BenQ to the ASUS you suggested 2 above this post. I then took that extra money and put it into an upgraded version of the SC version of the 285. Here is the video card i have selected. Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1287-AR GeForce GTX 285 SSC Edition 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Seem good then guys? The 750watt psu will be sufficient? Thanks.
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Don't forget the combo deal with the motherboard and 285. It's posted in my build reply.
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The 750 can easily run SLI 285s.
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Old 04-01-2009, 02:37 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Would buying this make sense or is the nic in my mobo more than sufficient. I have this person telling me how much better Newegg.com - Killer NIC K1 Gaming Network Card – 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Network Adapter -- Less Game Lag, Smoother Gameplay - Network Interface Cards is. Thanks!
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Would buying this make sense or is the nic in my mobo more than sufficient. I have this person telling me how much better Newegg.com - Killer NIC K1 Gaming Network Card – 10/100/1000Mbps PCI Network Adapter -- Less Game Lag, Smoother Gameplay - Network Interface Cards is. Thanks!
Waste of money IMO. Unless you have an amazing Internet connection (like fiber) you wouldn't even see a difference because more likely than not it is you connection that would limit you before your NIC/hardware.
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Agreed, Killer NICs are wastes. Your onboard ethernet will be sufficient.
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