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Old 05-30-2007, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys i need ur advice i havent look into computers in years soo idk what to buy anymore so much stuff changed since last time i looked into buying a pc!!!
anyways what im looking for is
the best intel cpu under 500$
the best video card under $600
the best SLI mother bored under 300$
the best 4GB memory under 400$

please help me and let me know y that product is good thank you!!!
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Your computer is total overkill really...Intel prices are under coming down in July so it's hard to say what is the best but I suggest a Q6600 (Quad-Core) they are over 500 bucks but will be down to 270 in July.

The best Video card in the range is easily the 8800GTX.

The best SLI Mobo is a tough one becuase you have to define "best" The cheap $150 650i Plat can give better performance in SLi than its big brother the 680i. The 680i has more features though and I guess this would be the best

Newegg.com - ASUS Striker Extreme LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX The Ultimate Gaming Motherboard - Retail

You do not need memory that expensive. Just get two kits of these for 4GB.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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is this CPU any good at all Newegg.com - Intel Xeon 3070 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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That is a server CPU better left for Server PC's.

get one of these in July when it comes down to $270
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
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anyone else can help me???
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Q6600 ($279 on July 22)
MSI P6N SLI Platinum
G.SKILL 2GB HZs
EVGA 8800GTX
CORSAIR 620HX
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Sony NEC Optiarc DVD-RW+/- Burner

$1,880.82
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sora is right tho, him, and b1gapl are the smartest builders here at TF i would be 2nd-4th place

e6600 (or wiat till july and get q6600, double the speed for same price)
g-skill hz ram 2 gb KIt (but seeing how cheap RAM is nowadays 4 GB wouldn't hurt if ur running CAD and stuff)
MSI P6N SLI-FI (or Platinim)
eVGA 8800 gtx
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Seagate Barracuda (choose ur capacity: 80, 160, 320, 500)
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why are you going for 4gb of ram???? only needed in CAD and video editing circumstances it won't be utilised

SLI is a waste of money you get a 40% performance increase max
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well really q6600 is far from double speed. since nearlly every app/game is only supporting dual core it under performs the e6700 at stock because its really just runing as a e6600. the only real difference is in redering times. But once the dx10.1(i think has support for Quads) and cryaia etc.. come out that will all change
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i thought this system was for cad? which thread am i confusing with?? hmm......
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