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Old 10-03-2006, 10:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have about 1500 to 2000 to spend on a new rig, I dont need a monitor or keyboard or any of that stuff, just the basics machine wise. I play wow religiously and must have everything at its highest settings and run the game at 1900x1200 widescreen mode. I have a gaming rig right now but it just doesnt seem to do what I want it to do. I cant run multiple things while playing so I want to convert it to a spare machine and have one dedicated just to gaming. It has been a while since I have done reserch on the new hardware but I keep hearing good things about the intel duel core. Any suggestions?

DFI Lan Party UT NF4 Ultra
EVGA 7800gt
1 gig of Corsair XMS mem
AMD Athlon 64 3500+, 512K, L2 Cache, Socket 939 Windows
Antec 550 Watt Power Supply
(what I am currently running)

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Old 10-03-2006, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 $317.99

Asus P5W64 WS Pro Motherboard $293.55

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $306.00

Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive $229.99 ($199.99 after M.i.R.)

NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model ND-3550A $37.99

SAPPHIRE 100177 Radeon X1950XTX 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express x16 Video Card $419.99

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 $121.99

COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UW $145.00

SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM ATX12V/ EPS12V 700W PSU $209.99

Total $2082.49 before taxes/shipping, not including Mail in Rebate

C2D E6600 @ 3.15ghz w/ 1.35 vcore
Scythe Infinity
2GB G.Skill DDR2-800 (4-4-4-12)
XFX 7600GT xXx
Silverstone Tj-06
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would go with two 7900gto's 250 each.. they are basically 7900gtx's for cheap.
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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how about eVGA 512-P2-N635-AR Geforce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card x2
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm hearing alot now, that the 7900GTO beats the the 7950GT.


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Old 10-03-2006, 11:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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so should just 1 be fine or would it be a good idea to run duel?
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Old 10-03-2006, 12:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 FX-62

eVGA 7950GX2

Corsair 4GB memory
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Go with this build:

CPU- Intel Core Duo 2 E6600- $320
Motherboard- ASUS P5B-E- $150
RAM- same as above
Hard Drive for OS and Games- WD Raptor X 150GB- $200
Hard Drive for Storage- Seagate 320GB 16MB SATA300- $95
Sound Card- same as above
Video Card- eVGA 7900 GTO- $250
Power Supply- FSP Group FX600-GLN- $140
Case- your choice

Total- $1575 (wait until DX10 before you go all out for a video card. The 7900 GTO will last you plenty well till then.)
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:49 PM   #9 (permalink)
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^no way the e6600 beats the **** out of that and its a third the price
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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fade2black what are you talking about?

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