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Old 11-28-2006, 08:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, i'm new to this board and i have a question to ask yall. I saw this offer and would like to know what you guys think. Should i get it or not.

Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core 2.4GHz 4MB
Raidmax Sagitta 450W Gaming Case
case specs-
# Mfr Part Number: ATX-921WBP
# Features:
# Blue LED Status lights
# Meets Intel CAG Regulations
# Intel Prescott Ready
# Case Type: Sagitta Gaming Case
# Color: Black
# Material: SECC Steel
# M/B Type: ATX Form Factor 12 x 10.5 inch or smaller
# Drive Bays:
o External Bay: 5x 5.25"; 2x 3.5"
o Internal Bay: 3x 3.5"
# Expansion Slots: Standard ATX 7 slots
# Side Windows: Custom side panel window with 120mm and 80mm Blue LED fan
# Front Port: 2x USB 2.0 ports; Audio jacks
# Power Supply: 450W PS2 ATX12V Power Supply (US SPEC)

for a total price of $640 including shipping.


thanks guys.
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Raidmax PSU+Core 2=Bad idea.

Is that all you get for $640? You could totally do better than that by yourself.
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well i'm changing out the psu but its coming with the mainboard and cpu. so bad idea huh?
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i'm also having this problem about the video card. Which one should i get? 7950ft xfx or evga? the evga is about 10 dollars cheaper. But aren't they the same video card?
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eVGA. It's the same chipset, yes. However, in the general experiences of this board, eVGA tends to make a little higher quality products.
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eVGA. It's the same chipset, yes. However, in the general experiences of this board, eVGA tends to make a little higher quality products.
Why do you say eVGA is higher quality?
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I don't know if this is the case anymore, but we've had a few members blow XFX cards waaaaay too easily.
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I don't know if this is the case anymore, but we've had a few members blow XFX cards waaaaay too easily.
You mean by overclocking?
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