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Old 01-15-2006, 12:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok as title says, friend challenged me to a "battle". He says I cant hit 8k with a $1,000 pc. I really only need case, psu, mobo, cpu, ram, videocard and the rest on best cooling possible. Since i will do max oc I need to have max cooling. Sadly EVERYTHING must be ordered from newegg. Build can go all the up to 1k, no farther. I need to hit 8k as basic bet but he can hit almost 9k and if i beat his almost 9k i win double original bet, $1,000! Hook me up guys!!!!!!
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Old 01-15-2006, 12:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Motherboard - MSI K8N Neo4-F - $80.

Processor - AMD Opteron 148 - $233.

Memory - Corsair ValueSelect 2GB (2x1GB) DDR400 - $148.

Videocard - eVGA GeForce 7800GTX - $454.

Case - XION cool-looking nice-quality case - $64.

VGA Cooling - ZALMAN VF700-CU 2 - $30.

$1009.

I'm assuming you mean 8000 3DMark05s?
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As long as u get the 7800GTX you should be good.
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I think you're too rich to spend $1000 on a bet. Put your money towards something better.
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:39 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Motherboard - MSI K8N Neo4-F - $80.

Processor - AMD Opteron 148 - $233.

Memory - Corsair ValueSelect 2GB (2x1GB) DDR400 - $148.

Videocard - eVGA GeForce 7800GTX - $454.

Case - XION cool-looking nice-quality case - $64.

VGA Cooling - ZALMAN VF700-CU 2 - $30.

$1009.

I'm assuming you mean 8000 3DMark05s?
Wow, sexy! If you need to slim it down a bit, get a cheaper CPU, like a Venice. The only thing that matters is the graphics card.
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Old 01-15-2006, 01:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Wth, 1000$ bet over a computer? Right..
Well if you mean in 3DMARK05, you can get that easily with a 7800GTX even with crappy other components. If that's all you want the computer for; 8k 05mark's, then get:
MSI K8N Neo4-F
AMD Opteron 148
G.Skill 1Gb 2.5Cas Latancy RAM, 2.5-3-3-6 timing
7800GTX (Or GT if you're confident you can overclock nicely)
Antec/Fortron/OCZ 500W/above powersupply
Some cheap case
Some cheap optical drives
80Gig Seagate/WD Hard drive
Zalman 80/92/120mm CPU Cooler

This is going to come REALLY close if not over your 1000$ budget if you include the 7800GTX.
You'd definately be okay if you get the 7800GT though, and my brother gets around 8200 with his system, which is only an AMD 3500, 1 Gig RAM, some Abit Mobo, and his eVGA 7800GT NOT OVERCLOCKED.

And Flanker, unless I'm missing something you forgot Powersupply, optical drives, hard drive..
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Wow, sexy! If you need to slim it down a bit, get a cheaper CPU, like a Venice. The only thing that matters is the graphics card.
I actually had a 3000+ Venice ($120) in that build earlier, but I thought, "Whats the point of building a PC for a bet. Lets make this good."
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Lol well,
The motherboard and ram aren't good for overclocking - although I recommended the motherboard for budget, the ram you suggested is sort of pointless if he's wanting to overclock. Unless he'd only be overclocking to get 8k, and that's all he cares about.
Like I said earlier, you left out a lot man, powersupply, hard drive, optical drives - these things are important..
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Read his original post. Only think I'm missing is a PSU. I've been doing this for a while now, and don't leave anything out.
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the 3700+ is $10 cheaper than the Opteron 148, and has the same specs (2.2GHZ, 1MB L2 cache, 90nm)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
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