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Old 01-27-2007, 01:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, this is my first build, just like alot of us on this forum. My budget is around $2200 US. I want it for high end gaming, here's what I got so far...

CASE
Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum $149.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811133154
Looking for something without lights, but not too plain, and able to hold 2 GTX's eventually.

PSU
Fortron Source FX Series FX760-E ATX | EPS Quad 12V 760W $189.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817104026
Is this enough for dual GTX's in the future?

CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz $316.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

CPU FAN
Thermaltake CL-P0310 120mm $55.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835106080

MOTHERBOARD
ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI $215.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131071
Not sure about this one, I need WiFI either way if I get another board

VIDEO CARD
eVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX $579.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130072

MEMORY
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 $236.00
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145590
Compatable?

HARD DRIVE
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822144417

SOUND CARD
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 $27.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102002
I don't really care about sound, I just need a card to take the weight off my CPU for better performance.

FLOPPY
MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive $6.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16821104101

OPTICAL DRIVE
No clue, I don't burn often, but I wan't the option to.

MONITOR
I need some help on this one, I prefer CRT, with a high resolution, but won't spend over $250.

Also, I' not buying until April. I'm not sure if I'll snag one of the newer cards then, or just be happy with the GTX at a lower price. Thanks in advance folks.

Total $1848.92
Without a monitor, optical drive, and shipping.
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Old 01-27-2007, 07:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You got a nice system going. But the power is way too much for your system...even for dual GTX. I will suggest this power supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341001
It also leaves room for upgradability.

Heres an optical:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106050
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As far as the psu goes. The one b1gapl suggested is an awesome psu and would be plenty to power that system.

The only problem with sli 8800gtx's is they require 4x6pins. Now you could get the extra 2x6pins by using 4-pin molex to 6 pin but you will lose probably the whole string of molexs. So might want to think about your computer arrangment in your head or something and figure out if you can use the string of molexs for an extra 8800gtx if you get one later.

For a cpu fan...i suggest a zalman 9500 or scythe ninja with a good fan, and some as5 of course.
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Very nice build, i love that case aswell, its alot like my new Antec nine hundred
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