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Old 09-28-2006, 10:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Since this is my first post, hello everyone!

I really wish I had read this forum b4 ordering my stuff...anyway, this is what I have coming in a few days:

MOTHERBOARD: ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131568

CPU: AMD ATHLON 64 X2 4800+ (at the time of ordering, didn't know about Intel's Duo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103544

VIDEO CARD: XFX GeForce 6800XT (2 of them for SLI)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150154

RAM: CORSAIR XMS 2 GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR 400
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145575

HARD DRIVE: Seagate Barracuda 250 GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148142

LCD: ViewSonic 19"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375

Power: Rosewill 550 watt
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182030


I got a few other odds and ends too (combo drive, case, fans, etc.) This is my first time ever building a computer, so we'll see how it goes....

Oh, and if any of ya are curious, it was a total of $1,600
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You really blew it on the video cards and the processor/mobo.
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Should have went with socket AM2. It has more of a future for upgrading than the 939.

Video card only has 8 pipelines.
Hard Drive looks great. I really want that LCD.

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I know that Intel's Duo is much better processor, but what is wrong with that mobo?
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Its 939. They stopped making 939 processors and are moving on to am2.


Also you know a Single 7900 GT would have spanked Two 6800's for roughly the same price?
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The customer reviews for the 6800 were really good. People were saying it performed so well they couldn't believe it only had 8 pipelines. And a fair amount of the 7900 reviews were complaining about artifacting. But according to you guys I made the wrong choice
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You really blew it on the video cards and the processor/mobo.
Wow! That's harsh.... but true.

IMHO you should go w/ AM2 if you insist upon AMD. If you are not particuarly partial, then C2D is Master of the Domain (this quarter).
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7900GS or 7900GT are much better and cheaper than two 6800XT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130057

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I have that mobo and the 256mb version of the gfx card. I love both altough they are kinda out dated now. Just get a cheap card to tide you over and wait for dx 10 cards. whether you want one or not, they will bring price cuts.
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The customer reviews for the 6800 were really good. People were saying it performed so well they couldn't believe it only had 8 pipelines. And a fair amount of the 7900 reviews were complaining about artifacting. But according to you guys I made the wrong choice
The reason there was complaints was due to companys overclocking them too much, so the early ones had plenty of problems. I would think now though its all fixed and most 7900 cards work just fine. I agree with everyone here as well AM2 and a better graphics card. I haven't heard of rosewill PSU`s? so not sure if their good or not.
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