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Skeeg 08-02-2008 02:16 PM

so i built a new rig...
and im thinking to myself.... should i have waited????

currently its in the process of being shipped from newegg and should be here on wednesday i hope.
well, here is a list on what i got.

Evga 780i sli motherboard

intell quad Q6600

evga gtx280 videocard

OCZ EliteXStream 800W PSU

4gb of G.Skill ram at 4-4-4-12 timing

seagate 740gb HD

i figure since the new cpus are coming out that are faster, i would just wait till the holidays to upgrade my mobo and cpu.... but will anything els be needed>? i also plan on another gtx280 card and go sli with it. im not a hardcore gamer, but i love my games... this build is mostly to get caught up with current technology and have a computer i can update and have long term ability to use.


Ric0h 08-02-2008 02:34 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
naw, thats look preety good to me, how much did all that costed, with shipping and tax?

Skeeg 08-02-2008 02:55 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
came to 1,565.99 ... there was more then i said, was complete tower i built. nothing but that, and im going to be getting a new 24inch monitor.... i was thinking this one..... - SCEPTRE X24WG-1080P Black 24" 2ms Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 4000:1 Built in Speakers - LCD Monitors

seemed like the best for the price. not sure if this wishlist link works -

but thats everything i got.

Luke 08-02-2008 03:01 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
i would have waited for nehalem, because now if you want nehalem you will have to get a new mobo, cpu, and ram (ddr3)

veg1992 08-02-2008 03:43 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
I, personally, wouldn't have bought it, I would have waited for Nehalem.

lukas 08-02-2008 04:33 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
dont get upset but i would have waited too, you can always sell your parts when it comes to upgrading but i think that was a bad choice ;(

wafflehammer 08-02-2008 04:33 PM

Re: so i built a new rig... probably should of waited. It's a good rig, but when/if you upgrade to Nehalem you'll need new RAM, CPU, and mobo....

veg1992 08-02-2008 04:43 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
Knowing some nubs on eBay you could load it off for more ;)

Test the board, CPU and RAM first, then sell it on eBay, keep the rest though

Luke 08-02-2008 06:20 PM

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NosBoost300 08-02-2008 09:26 PM

Re: so i built a new rig...
meh... its okay, i wouldnt stress about this whole waiting deal

if it runs what you want the way you want it... who cares

and nahelem i don't see it helping play games better anyway... don't stress about it.. you have an excellent system

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