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Old 02-06-2008, 02:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Deciding to upgrade my whole computer. I already have, Moniter,OS,Keyb,Mouse,Speakers,disc drives, hard drives, psu, and tower.
Do i need a sound card? i will be hooking my computer up to my home theatre. with a 51"HDTV and 5 speakers. am i able to connect my computer sound to the surround sound set up i have?

I have a $900 budget and need CPU,MOBO,GPU,AND RAM. what do you guys suggest is a good build. Been searching and thinking about getting the 8800gt 512mb. which is $237.99.

EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out Video Card - DirectCanada

that is the site i will be buying from again. they are cheaper then ncix.
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P35 or X38 board, 8800 GT or 8800 GTS g92, E8400 or Q6600, Crucial,Geil,Transcend for ram. You can hook it up to your surround sound. You'll just need an 1/8th - RCA adapter. Or if you get a sound card it'll have some more connections to choose from.

Edit: I didn't check whats available from that site.
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Transcend Axeram 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-1200+ CL5 240PIN DIMM Memory Kit - DirectCanada
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NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - BX80562Q6600 In Canada.
300

NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P5K ATX LGA775 P35 DDR2 2PCI-E16 3PCI 1PCI-E1 SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard - P5K In Canada.
142

NCIX.com - Buy OCZ Reaperx Hpc Edition PC2-6400 DDR2 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-3-15 Dual Channel Memory Kit - OCZ2RPX800EB4GK In Canada.
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NCIX.com - Buy Galaxy GeForce 8800GTS 650MHZ 512MB 1.94GHZ DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out OEM Video Card - 88ZFF6HUFEXX In Canada.
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does the asus p5k have sli? im think im planning on getting 2 8800 GT in the near future.
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if you are going to go for a dual GPU solution then I suggest going with an Asus P5E board (x38 chipset) and 2 3870s in crossfire.
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because 2 3870's are better than 2 8800gt 512mb
then you can get an x38 board which pwns
i agree on the q6600 and reaper mem

what is your reason for wanting dual gpu?
the 512mb GTS is an amazing card
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i've thought about dual GPU because i dont want to spend too much. this way I can buy one GT and if later im not satisfied with it, ill pop in another. And people saying 2 GT better then an Ultra.

is the galaxy the same as the evga and xfx???
it seems like a cheap ripoff version.
directcanada has the galaxy 8800 gts for 247.99
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i've thought about dual GPU because i dont want to spend too much. this way I can buy one GT and if later im not satisfied with it, ill pop in another. And people saying 2 GT better then an Ultra.
Later if you're not satisfied with it, sell it and use that money + the money you would have used on a second one + the money saved by not getting an expensive SLI board to buy a newer, significantly better graphics card.
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ok i think ill go with the evga 8800 gt and if not satisfied I believe theres a 3month step up program?
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