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Old 08-02-2007, 01:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I know you guys get alot, But id like feed back on this PC build

Well heres the thing, My current pc is borderline to well...Yea. So I decided I needed to upgrade. This PC is basically Built for gaming and a huge upgrade. The links I provide are just from a site I found, I still am searching for a lower price.

509.99= Motherboard/CPU EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard (A1 Version) and an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz Socket 775OEMProcessor (EVGA nForce 680i SLI NVIDIA Socket 775 ATX Motherboard (A1 Version) and an Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.40GHz Socket 775 OEM Processor at TigerDirect.com)

409.99 = Vid Card, Top of line EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked
(EVGA GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked 640MB GDDR3 SLI Ready PCI Express Dual DVI HDTV Video Card 640-P2-N825-AR at TigerDirect.com)

119.99 = 150 GB Hard Drive
(Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 7200 16MB Serial ATA-300 OEM Hard Drive ST3500630AS at TigerDirect.com)

199.99 = Display 22" Widescreen LCD moniter. If Dual, other is 249.99 before August 31
(Acer AL2216WBD 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - Ultra-fast 5ms, WSXGA+ 1680x1050, DVI, VGA, Black, VESA 100mm at TigerDirect.com)

139.99 = Sound card. Creative Fatality Sound card
(Creative Labs X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatality Sound Card 70SB046A00000 at TigerDirect.com)

79.99 = Surrond Sound 5.1 Logitech
(http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...686&CatId=2894)

89.99 = 2Gb Ram
(OCZ SLI-Ready Edition Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) OCZ2N800SR2GK at TigerDirect.com)

169.99 = Power Supply OCZ GameXstream 850 Watt
(OCZ GameXStream 850-Watt ATX 120mm Fan SATA-Ready SLI-Ready Active PFC Power Supply OCZ850GXSSLI at TigerDirect.com)

29.99 = CD/DVD lite on Drive
(Lite-on SOHC-5236K Retail DVD-ROM Combo Drive - 52x32x CD-RRW, 16x DVD-ROM, White SOHC-5236K-WHITE at TigerDirect.com)

Total ~ $1749.91

About the hard drive I have other ones around, thats just a basic 150 for the **** of it.

Thanks =D
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Get the p35 ds3r. Don't need a superclocked 8800gts, get stock and overclock it yourself. I would get g.skill hz's.
Try Newegg.com and zipzoomfly.com..

edit: read it wrong

Are you planning on SLI? If not, power supply seems a bit much... SLI is a waste too...

edit: sorry, I'm tired.... good night. LOL
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Get the p35 ds3r. Don't need a superclocked 8800gts, get stock and overclock it yourself. I would get g.skill hz's.
Try Newegg.com and zipzoomfly.com..

edit: read it wrong

Are you planning on SLI? If not, power supply seems a bit much... SLI is a waste too...

Where's the most important part? The CPU? Or are you upgrading?

Eh, for SLI basically i was half planning it, so maybe in near future or not.

And the most important is basically a brand new pc. So kinda both there.

Oh Sorry but one more thing. With that Video card, Am I able to per say make my monitor into HD? For my 360 and stuff because I was also going to buy a new TV but if i could just upgrade my monitor to a larger size, that would save me more. I don't know much about HD at all so sorry if that seems stupid.
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Just get the regular X-Fi Xtreme Gamer card. You're just paying a lot extra for the Fatality name there.
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Stay away from tiger direct... also if you are buying the gts for 409 you might as well go for the gtx for 502.
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Sounds good to me Ill add that in.

Don't know anything about Tiger Direct, Just a random site, still searching for better prices. But out of curiosity what's so bad about them?
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Yeah, GTX over the GTS if it is only like $100 more, it makes a big difference.

Also the 850W PSU. I got one too, but it is a thermaltake one. Toughpower 850W i think it is called. Anyway, I saw on the box of the XFX 8800GTX that it said recommended 650W i think for single, 850W for SLI maybe? Can't remember exactly. Anyway, my point is, if you are thinking of SLIing later on when the 9 series comes out so the GTXs drop in price, which is what I plan on doing, then yeah, go for the slightly more expensive PSU that is overkill now but useful later.

Would be a pain and expensive to have to get a lower PSU, then need to change it later on. Excess power capabilities can't hurt, but not enough can! lol

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Just get the regular X-Fi Xtreme Gamer card. You're just paying a lot extra for the Fatality name there.
this guy got it right on the money. I got my X-fi xtreme gamer card for 50 at circuit city after MIR! now thats a steal although i think the deal already ended. Anyways all the X-fi cards are basically the same ( higher up models like the one you selected has "X-Ram" which is useless unless a game supports it and it rarely does ), so its better to get my model at less then half the price.
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I third this, xtremegamer > fata1ity

Also, do not purchase the overclocked version.
Overclocking a graphics card yourself is so easy its not even funny. So the extra $20 or so bucks could be spent on something else like a bigger hard drive or something
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The acer monitor you posted has poor spec

It would be better to get this monitor
Samsung SyncMaster 216BW 21.6" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 5ms, 1000:1(DC 3000:1), WSXGA+ 1680x1050, Gloss Black, DVI-D, D-sub, 300 cdm2 at TigerDirect.com
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