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Old 11-23-2007, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you look at my sig, you can tell im a little outdated, especially with the cpu and mobo. Im thinking of buying a new pc, here are the specs im thinking of:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 CPU

ASUS P5N-E SLI Mobo

Seagate Barricuda 500gb 7200rpm HDD

Corsair DDR2 1GB TWIN2X2048-6400C5DHX x2 Ram

Thermaltake Bach VX Silver/Black Midi Tower case (430W psu included)

XFX 8800GT 512mb Graphics Card

LG DVDRW

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Card

Card Reader 8 in 1

Windows XP pro sp2

And a bit of lighting and liquid cooling maybe.


Is this alright for about $1500 Aussie dollars?


Edit: Do you think i should use sli and have 2 xfx 8800gt's for another $380?
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Old 11-23-2007, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I say wait for the 45nm processors in January.

Change your motherboard to a P5K or wait for X48/780I motherboard.

Crucial ballistic>Corsiar Twin

Corsair Enermax, Seasonic or Pc power and cooling PSU ftw!
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Change the P5n-e to a P35-DS3R or P35-ds3l

change the e6850 to the q6600 because its the exact same price.. plus u get 2 more cores.. if ur settled on 2 cores.. get a e6550 and overclock it.
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Old 11-23-2007, 07:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you'd have to talk to apokolipse about ordering watercooling parts in australia
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Get a better PSU, dont skimp on it, the PSU that comes with that case will not be great quality.

I suggest get a Corsair 520HX, and you could maybe get it for cheaper, where are you getting it?
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I would say if you can afford it and get it, then definitely go with the SLI setup on the 8800GT's. also yeah definitely go with the corsair psu.
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Old 11-23-2007, 09:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ive never suggested SLI until now the performance to price ratio on the GTs is outstanding if you can afford it I would say go for it also yea go with the Q6600 its well-priced and overclocks very well also take advantage of Frys or Neweggs sweet deal on 2gb Ballistix for 50
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i would drop the $200 watercooling (yes, it does cost that much) get a tuniq and another 8800gt
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i would drop the $200 watercooling (yes, it does cost that much) get a tuniq and another 8800gt
TT120Extreme>Tuniq
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yeah but the tuniq comes with a fan, is cheaper and still performs well. (if i ever got air i'd get true but tuniq still great)
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