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Old 08-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #11 (permalink)
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If you're forking out enough money for basically the best CPU on the market, get some faster RAM. (I think that's only DDR2 667 you have there.. go for DDR2 800)

Also, for the price you're paying for that graphics card, might I suggest the X1900XTX? Also, take a look at Gamedude if you're in Queensland.
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Old 08-28-2006, 11:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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man...that kinda sucks. i mean you probably already know this but you're paying A LOT more for your parts just because you live in aussie.

i'd suggest finding a company online that's reliable and willing to work w/ you for this:

1. get everything off newegg for much cheaper

2. have newegg ship to the company

3. have the company ship to you

you'd have to pay more for shipping but you'd save a bunch of money that route.

also i don't know if that route is even possible but i'd look into it if i were you.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Seriously, look at Gamedude (Gamedude.com.au)

The graphics card you chosen, Gamedude have the exact same one (Err.. well it has a 25Mhz clock difference) for $200+ less.
http://gamedude.com.au/prod_show.php..._7900gtx_ex675


Edit: Eh, nevermind I'm wrong.
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Old 08-29-2006, 05:45 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Well mu dads got a friend here who ownsh is own pc companys, and so i think we might get stuyff i bit cheaper from them anyway.

Thats just really about specs and seeing if it works and all than rather money wise.
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Old 10-08-2006, 09:16 PM   #15 (permalink)
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After talking to some more people, heres the new list that I've got. Any thoughts?

COMPUTER SPECS:

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CPU: (Sckt775) Intel® Core™ 2 Duo X6700 @ 2.67GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache - $829

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MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe nForce4 SLI Chipset LGA775 Supports Core 2 Duo CPU FSB1066 DDR2/800 Main board w/GBLAN, USB2.0, IEEE1394&7.1Audio - $326.70

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MEMORY: (Req. DDR2 Main Board) 2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ Heat Spreader) - $699

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VIDEO CARD: XFX GeForce 7950 GX2 500Mhz 1Gig DDR3 Dual DVI TV-Out Model: PV-T71U-ZDL9 - $909

OR

VIDEO CARD 2: DUAL XFX GeForce 7900GTX 512MB PCIe DDR3 650MHz 1.6GHz DVI/DVI/TV - $1373.20

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VIDEO CARD 3: XFX 7900GTX 512meg DDR3 EXTREME EDITION 675MHz Dual DVI TV-Out SLI Ready Model: PV-T71F-YDER - $719

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LCD Monitor: 22inch CMV Chimei 221D Wide Silver/Black 5ms Response 1680x1050 WSXGA+ DVI D-Sub Cont. 800:1 - $549

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HARD DRIVES: DUAL “Gaming Hard Drives” - Western Digital RAPTORS 150GB (WD1500ADFD) / Serial ATA / 10Krpm / 16MB Cache - $748

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HARD DRIVES: DUAL “Gaming Hard Drives” - Western Digital RAPTORS 74GB (WD1500ADFD) / Serial ATA / 10Krpm / 16MB Cache - $472
AND Western Digital WD 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA II RAID HDD (5 YEAR WARRANTY) HDD-WD3200YS- $177

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OPTICAL DRIVE: (Special Price) 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR) - $29.25

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OPTICAL DRIVE 2: SONY 52X CD-ROM (BLACK COLOR) - $29.99

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SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO - ON BOARD

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CASE: RaidMax NINJA Gaming Case HDD responsive blue LED strip light Custom side panel window with LED fan, Dual front USB2.0 ports, Motherboard Form Factor: ATX (12” x 10.5” Maximum) Drive Bays: 5.25” External: 5 3.5”, External: 2 3.5”, Internal: 3 Expansion Slots: 7 Dimensions: 18" x 8" x 17" - $95.45

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PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower Power Supply – 750 W Active PFC W0116 – W0116R - $225

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COOLING: Cooler Master RL-MUA-E8U1 AquaGate 8cm- Liquid Cooling - $140

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CPU COOLING: Asus Silent Square CPU Cooler: Heatsink & Fan for Intel 478/775 & AMD 754/939/940 - Black- $79

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Thermalright HR-01-775 Passive Heat Sink for Intel Socket 775 CPUs Fanless design for low noise and efficient ventilation - $75.40

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Old 10-08-2006, 11:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Don't buy Cyberpower. And if you're going to get a SINGLE card, buy a 1900XTX or 1950XTX. If you're going to play on a monitor larger than 21" get a Nvidia SLI setup, otherwise you're just paying more for little to no performance gain.
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Old 10-12-2006, 07:45 PM   #17 (permalink)
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no more thoughts?
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:41 PM   #18 (permalink)
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what more is there to say? what do you want us to say? if you are going single card get an ATI card. other than that not much to say.
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