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Old 08-13-2008, 11:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I know performance/dollar I am totally crazy, I understand this. I am looking for the best performance in a range of 1500 and not over 1600, I am very particular all of my mods have been at 1500 something and pretty decent. If you think I can get a better performance and not go over the 1599.99 let me know. All the links come from newegg, so you can probably hit me with a range of 1800 from newegg and I can get everything for around 1500 by just shopping around or using my rebates.

Case Nine Hundred $139.99
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

CPU BX80569Q9550 $329.99
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

RAM OCZ2FX12002GK $69.99 x2
OCZ FlexXLC Edition Dual Channel 2048MB PC9600 DDR2 1200MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) OCZ2FX12002GK at TigerDirect.com

Graphics Card ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G $470.16
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX280 TOP/HTDP/1G GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Power Supply ES-800 $182.78
Newegg.com - BFG Tech ES-800 BFGR800WESPSU Continuous 800W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.92 HYBRID-SLI Power Supply - Power Supplies

Motherboard 132-CK-NF78-A1 $249.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Thremal Compound ARCTIC SILVER 5 $12.98
Newegg.com - Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Total 1530.87

For the ram it is ddr21200 the mobo asks for ddr800 will it still work?
Also, I will overclock, but don't worry about the airflow I have that covered.
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Other people on this forum will help you out with your parts. But you are wasting money on 1200mhz ram on a board that only supports 800mhz.

The ram will only run at 800mhz....
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ill Sell you my rig for 1500 ^^
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get a 4gb kit rather then 2 2x1gb kits.. a lot cheaper to do 2x2gb. also why a gtx280? what size monitor are you gonna be on.
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if you can build a cheapo rig now and use it 2 months, ull be able to build a nehalem system with that kind of budget.
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get a 4gb kit rather then 2 2x1gb kits.. a lot cheaper to do 2x2gb. also why a gtx280? what size monitor are you gonna be on.
24in 19, 1920 x 1200 max resolution. Its the best fps on max games for less than 500.
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get tx-2 thermal paste..also cut down on the overkill,,,psu is over kill, grab a 55vx or something. The gtx280 is not what i would get, i d get a 4870, or if u have the money a 4870x2, a 4870x2 is much better then the 280 in almost every case.
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get tx-2 thermal paste..also cut down on the overkill,,,psu is over kill, grab a 55vx or something. The gtx280 is not what i would get, i d get a 4870, or if u have the money a 4870x2, a 4870x2 is much better then the 280 in almost every case.

4870 not better 4870x2 over 500 dollars
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if you can build a cheapo rig now and use it 2 months, ull be able to build a nehalem system with that kind of budget.
I need it this month.
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u probably don't need the GTX280, a HD4870 will run stuff just fine. Get something similar to my rig and it'll fly.
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