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Old 08-20-2007, 03:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am building a computer for the first time and would like your opinion on my selection so farm.

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Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - Retail

HD
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Video card
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P2-N773-AR GeForce 8600GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Mother Board
Newegg.com - ASUS CROSSHAIR Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

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2: Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Still debating on a monitor/case/powersuply. Any help would be greatyly apreciated, i am looking for a good 24 in flat screne if any one has any segestions.

My budget is around 2500 to 3k, so if you guys can help me i woudl aprieciate it.

Going to get the New vista with 64 bits.

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Welcome Firekity.

For that budget, and that size of screen you will want at least an 8800GTS 320mb for that build.

Also, im pretty sure the Seagate 750GB drives are faster at the moment.

Lastly, unless you intent on going AMD, an intel build would be better. They overclock better, and they are newer technology. If you are willing to go intel i would suggest either a Q6600, or an E6750, or a cheaper E6550. And for the motherboard a Gigabyte P35-DS3R, or an ASUS P5K Delux (but only for the quad).

If you realy cant afford an expensive gpu, i would suggest a 1950XT or a 7900GS instead.
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So you recomend the quad intell chip? and what about the 640 8800gts?
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The 640mb 8800GTS doesnt show that much increase in performance in benchmarks over the 320mb version for the extra premium. A better option for that price range would be the ATI 2900XT in my opinion.

And yes the quad is great - for its price you could get a dual core with a bit more speed, but most people here agree the extra 2 cores will be better in the long run.
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**** yes the cores is worth it. quad = 4 dual = 2
no more to be said
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If you want to get an Intel build then get this motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

And 8800GTX cost only $485 after rebate

Newegg.com - Leadtek WinFast PX8800 GTX TDH GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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$200-$300 price range: 8800gts
$300-$400 price range:2900xt
> $400 price range: wait for the 9800gts or gtx
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8800GTS is already ~$270+ range
2900XT is around the ~$400+ range

and you think that the 9800GTS or GTX lowest price will be around ~$400?

The GTX is at a mere ~$550 and the Ultra is about ~$620.
Well maybe the 9 series GTS could be around the price range of ~$400-$500, but for the 9 series GTX, I'm doubting it can be anywhere in that price range.
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8800GTS is already ~$270+ range
2900XT is around the ~$400+ range

and you think that the 9800GTS or GTX lowest price will be around ~$400?

The GTX is at a mere ~$550 and the Ultra is about ~$620.
Well maybe the 9 series GTS could be around the price range of ~$400-$500, but for the 9 series GTX, I'm doubting it can be anywhere in that price range.
Im just hoping it drops the prices of the 8800GTX lol.
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