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Old 09-16-2008, 03:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok after sometime of consideration this is what im goint for, im goint to take the parts to a store to have it build tho for 65$

Newegg.com - ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8600 Wolfdale 3.33GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Antec EA650 650W ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X 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 IDE 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

or should i go with DDR3 for future proof
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage Extreme LGA 775 Intel X48 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Why such a high end motherboard/cpu but you're slacking on the actual video performance and an aftermarket cooler?

Go with a Biostar P45 motherboard. It will save you tons and still have 2x PCI-E x16 2.0 slots for Crossfire. Also, what do the E8600's go for these days? Regardless, if you are getting an aftermarket cooler, that means overclocking. Just get an E8500 or even E8400 and overclock it. Then use the extra money for that second HD 4850.
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Drop the seagate 500gb and pick up a WD640AAKS, faster, roughly same price. Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Drop the Antec 650PSU and get a Corsair 750TX, cheaper, more efficient. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Drop the dominators as they are expensive as (hot place) and get some some Gskil ddr2 1000mhz memory. Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Drop the 4850 and get a 4870 or GTX 260.
The ddr3 and rampage extreme is a waste.

Also another solid mobo choice Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards I picked one up over the weekend when i though my rampage had died. Decent board for the price.
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The Antec 650PSU is at $69.99 right now
ill get that ram has good reviews little worried about the Brand tho

i wont be oc for now so no need for the aftermarket cooler ??
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I suggest a different case if you are bothered about wire management because the antec 900 really sucks when it comes to being tidy, but it does cool well.
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I suggest a different case if you are bothered about wire management because the antec 900 really sucks when it comes to being tidy, but it does cool well.
Nothing a drill and dremel cant fix.
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I suggest a different case if you are bothered about wire management because the antec 900 really sucks when it comes to being tidy, but it does cool well.
Wire management is mostly based on the person's skill and the case is just an extension of one's creativity.

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Why such a high end motherboard/cpu but you're slacking on the actual video performance and an aftermarket cooler?

Go with a Biostar P45 motherboard. It will save you tons and still have 2x PCI-E x16 2.0 slots for Crossfire. Also, what do the E8600's go for these days? Regardless, if you are getting an aftermarket cooler, that means overclocking. Just get an E8500 or even E8400 and overclock it. Then use the extra money for that second HD 4850.
The P45 chipset provides two PCI-E x16 electrical slots; however, they run in x8 mode when crossfire is enabled.
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E8600 are great to have but pricey for a dual core. E8500 can be had for cheap. You should be able to run the 8500 @ 4ghz. Get a HDT type cooler
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