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Old 05-16-2006, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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CASE: Coolermaster RC-730-KSN1 Praetorian 730
PSU: Enermax ELT620AWT Liberty 620W
MOBO: Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe
CPU: AMD Opteron 165 Dual-Core 1.8GHz
HSF: Zalman CNPS9500 LED CPU Cooler
GPU: eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GTX (Qt. 2)
RAM: OCZ 2GB Kit DDR500 PC4000 Platinum XTC
HD: Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB (Qt. 2)
Optical: Liteon SHM-165H6S 16X Dual Layer DVD±RW Drive w/LightScribe
Optical: Liteon SHD-16P1S 16X IDE DVD-ROM Drive
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Subtotal $2471.80 (Priced ZipZoomFly with shipping)

I think I have my final build down which I will purchase on May 25th (pay day). The only thing I'm missing from this list is as5 and replacement fans(2x 80mm 1x 120mm). I will run SLI and have my Hd's in a Raid 0 config. Hopefully I can OC stable around 2.6 ghz and have the ram running at 280mhz.

Tell me what you think!

Thanks,
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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why get 2 7900gtx's when the g80s are just round the corner?
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Old 05-16-2006, 05:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I would just get one x1900xt Instead of the 2 7900 GTX's.

First of all harry is right, second who the **** needs 2 7900 GTX's...


My 7900 GT Plays evreything nicely...max max max...

plus we all know the x1900xt can do somthing the 7900 GTx's cant

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Old 05-16-2006, 06:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Case: Antec P180B $133.14
Mobo: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 ULTRA-D nForce4 Ultra $119.99
CPU: AMD Opteron 165 Denmark $327.50
GPU: eVGA e-GeForce 7900 GTX PCI Express 512MB GDDR3 $485.00
HD: Western Digital Raptor 74GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive x2$307.80
RAM: OCZ 2GB Kit DDR500 PC4000 Platinum XTC $232.59
PSU: Enermax ELT500AWT Liberty 500W $109.99
HSF: ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Blue LED $54.99
Optical: LITE-ON Black DVD Burner With LightScribe $48.00
Optical LITE-ON Black DVD-ROM Drive $25.95
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Subtotal(Including shipping priced on zipzoomfly): $1,844.95

Thats what i'm getting
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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why dont you hold off a few months, thats a lot of money to spend on a system that will be outdated soon, i mean, wait fr the conroe and g80, even if you go for the same stuff, the prices probably will have fallen on the 79oo and the 165?
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Well I was thinking about purchasing the case/psu optical drives and fans and holding off a month
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Old 05-17-2006, 12:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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G80 is worth it....just buy a cheaper card and then buy the G80 when it comes out

u need direct X 10 to experience the "new gen" gaming
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What would make sense to me is by a top grade last gen card after the release of the g80 which will cause price drops and wait until christmas for a g80 card when prices are resonable. Vista won't be until after christmas and games that will actually utilitize dirext x 10.
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Just wait a bit longer I agree if you can afford the new stuff that comes out
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