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Old 01-22-2009, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what u guys think about those specs for 1500$?

1-Intel Core i7 920 3Ghz 1366 socket processor
1-Gigabyte X58 Extreme Motherboard
1-3Gb - Patriot Triple Channel DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 Memory 1.65v
2-DVD.RW Optical Drives / Samsunt & LiteOn
1-Segate 32 Mb Cache 750 Gb ZDrive For Operating System
2-Radeon 4870x2 Video Cards Running In ATI CrossFire
1-1000 Watt Thermaltake Power Supply
1-Aero cool 20 in 1 Card Reader With 4 Temperature Sensors
1-Zaman 4Fan Controller With Toggel Switches For Lights
1-ANTEC 900 SERIES CASE
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Where are you buying it from and have you priced it out on newegg.com? Have you any interest in building one yourself.
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get 6gb of memory

change ur motherboard to this:
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

get this psu(its better and cost less):
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

replace hd with this:
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

i would get a different case, antec 900's dont have good wiremanagment

also u might look into the gtx 295, there better then the 4870 x2's
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That is a good deal for a whole i7 computer with 2x 4870x2 but I would just get one gtx295.

Actually are you sure its 2 4870x2 and not just 1? Because guesstimating the prices of the parts and going down the list I get to $1500 by the time I reach the video cards.
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forgot to mention get ur cpu form here:
Micro Center - Intel® Boxed Core® i7 Processor 920

only $240
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That is a good deal for a whole i7 computer with 2x 4870x2 but I would just get one gtx295.

Actually are you sure its 2 4870x2 and not just 1? Because guesstimating the prices of the parts and going down the list I get to $1500 by the time I reach the video cards.
yeah 2 of gigabyte 4870x2 video cards

how good is the Gigabyte X58 Extreme Motherboard?
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its good but id go wit the evga x 58 its a bit cheaper very similar plus has a 30 day upgrade not that that is a huge deal with mobos but its nice to have
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Where are you getting this from? Are you in the states? And is that prebuilt or are you building?
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Where are you getting this from? Are you in the states? And is that prebuilt or are you building?
prebuilt!
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Ok, so are you in the USA and where are you getting it from?
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