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Old 08-02-2008, 03:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.

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Default Re: so i built a new rig...

naw, thats look preety good to me, how much did all that costed, with shipping and tax?
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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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.....

Newegg.com - 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 -

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=10272748

but thats everything i got.
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Default 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)
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Default Re: so i built a new rig...

I, personally, wouldn't have bought it, I would have waited for Nehalem.
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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 ;(
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yea...you probably should of waited. It's a good rig, but when/if you upgrade to Nehalem you'll need new RAM, CPU, and mobo....
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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
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^exactly
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Default 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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