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Old 12-04-2006, 11:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Higher end (not too expensive) rig for christmas

is opty 165 route still a pretty decent high end route? I havent been up to date lately at all with computer stuff, and is 7600gt still the best budget buy out there for bang-for-buck?

Price range is <not sure> im not sure what parents want to spend on me this year, but its my main "want"

im guessing they want to spend $200-$700 on me, and they likely wouldnt be buying all the parts, just some. probably processor/mobo/ram/vid card.

Recommend? good high end?
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Go conroe. It's only another 30 bucks but can obliterate any AMD with a little overclocking.
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which conroe? which motherboard? which ram then?

vid card?
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the 1.8ghz one? the $181 one? That's significantly better than opty 165?
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the 1.8ghz one? the $181 one? That's significantly better than opty 165?
Yep.
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the core 2 E6300
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there is some really good 7900GS deals... i just built a rig for a friend w/ one for 180-40rebate = $140

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150208
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Thanks for the input so far guys.
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okay in todays cpu's you will have to stop paying attention to ghz and more to l2 cache. stuff per clock and best of all benchmarks.
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And So what Power supply and cooling setup?
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