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Old 12-03-2005, 06:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im about to build my first rig and I've gotten a list of all of the parts but I want to hear what you think before I order them.

Thermaltake Tsunami
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

DFI Lanparty SLI-DR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157

AMD X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

NEC MD-3550A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152047

Western Digital Caviar 250GB with 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
Maximum PC said it was the best hard drive of the year.

Zalman CNPS9500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

2GB OCZ 184-Pin Platinum Series PC3200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

Amtec TruePowerII 550w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931

2x EVGA 7800GT CO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

Dell 2005FPW

Logitech G7

Saitek Eclipse

Theres all the parts, let me know what do you think. One more question: which kind of hdd cables should I get? Thanks.
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Wow that's gonna be a killer setup. I think you've chose the best parts for a great system. I'm not sure if you want to to SLI. The performance increase isn't worth the price increase at this point. In the future, when more games support SLI, it will be useful, but for now, 1 7800GT is powerful enough. Other than that, it all looks great!
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instead of two 7800GT you shuld get one 7800GTX 512MB
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ya do what pzero said and get one 7800gtx 512mb video card it will cost a more, but you will get better performance out of one 512mb then two 7800gts
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I always thought that the general consencus was that 2 7800GT's were more powerfull than a 7800GTX 512MB. Which one is more powerfull?
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A 7800 GTX 256 meg is more powerfull in some cases than a SLI'd GT. And nothing can touch a GTX 512 meg SLI is actually a big waste only giving you 20-30% performance improvmant.
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Well I think I might go with the 2x 7800GT's because its $150 cheaper.
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Get a 7800 GTX then in place of two GTs.
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Just get one 7800GT, the GTX is only an increase of 5-10 fps in almost every game. The GTX 256mb just isn't worth it. Here's the main stages of graphics cards i would consider for PCI-E, i wouldn't recommend anything in between. 6600GT, 6800GS, 7800GT, 7800GTX 512mb.
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