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Old 08-12-2007, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys,
It's that time of year to upgrade to new parts for the new eye-candy games coming out this fall. I would appreciate it if someone could configure an upgrade with these specifications:

Parts required:
-Motherboard
-Processor
-Memory
-Video Card(s)

Price Range: $900-$1,100

I would prefer an Intel setup and a company which ships to the USA.

Thanks for all your help!
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Old 08-12-2007, 05:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Gigabyte DS3R ~130
8800GTS 320 ~270 after mir
GSkill DDR2 800 ~90
Intel Q6600 or E6750 ~200-300 depending
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what powersupply are you using now? or do you need one of those also?

i'd go with:

Crucial Ballistix 2GB - $110
Intel Q6600 - $300
8800GTX - $530
EVGA 680i SLI - $210
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Old 08-12-2007, 06:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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EVGA 680i is overpriced, I would get P35 since it cost half the price and it is as good if not better than 680i.........
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Parts required:
-Motherboard
-Processor
-Memory
-Video Card(s)

Price Range: $900-$1,100

If you only want these ^^ parts then I would suggest.......

Motherboard
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Processor
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Memory
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Video card
Newegg.com - MSI NX8800Ultra-T2D768E-HD-OC GeForce 8800Ultra 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail


All of those parts cost around $1000

And make sure that you have a good PSU

Edit:

And if you want to save around $300 then get 8800GTS 320MB and upgrade later to 9800 series when it comes out....
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Motherboard : Gigabyte P35-DS3R ~ $120
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Processor : Q6600 ~ $300 [G0 stepping]
ClubIT Product - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping Kentsfield 2.40GHz 8MB L2 LGA 775 Processor Retail BX80562Q6600 SLACR
Memory : Crucial Ballistix [DDR2 800 (PC6400)] ~ $110
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Video Card : EVGA 8800GTS [320mb 500MHz] ~ $280
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Hit the nail on the proverbial head, between the 8800 GTS and Ultra get the GTS if you have plans of upgrading to the soon to arrive 9 series or the Ultra if you plan to keep it.

Also, word of warning, try your hardest to get a g0 Q6600 (it's product code ends in SLARC as opposed to SL9UM)

Good Luck!
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Well yeah, getting the 8800 Ultra then you wouldn't have the need to upgrade to the 9 series.
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Hit the nail on the proverbial head, between the 8800 GTS and Ultra get the GTS if you have plans of upgrading to the soon to arrive 9 series or the Ultra if you plan to keep it.

Also, word of warning, try your hardest to get a g0 Q6600 (it's product code ends in SLARC as opposed to SL9UM)

Good Luck!
thats SLACR like slacker lol

i would Maroon's build except go 8800gtx and a pc power and cooling silencer 610
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