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Old 01-31-2009, 03:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tax refund = New Computer!

I've suffered long enough with my Pentium 4, I built some years back. Never have enough money to buy a new computer though, until now. Getting larger than expected tax refund baby! $1,563 bucks. Woot.

Haven't built a computer since my current system, about 5 years ago. Been viewing tech-forums here drooling over other builds, and now it's my turn!

First off, I'd like to ask what's you guys opinion in processors. I can put together a system easily enough. With all the recommendations on previous threads. I'm just not sure if I should get a Core 2 Quad... or the new i7.

I know it will be easier to upgrade in the future with the X58 motherboard... but is it worth the extra cost when I could spend less on the processor, MB and ram... and get a much better video card. I really want the GTX 280 1GB.

Or am I over analyzing like usual.


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Default Re: Tax refund = New Computer!

gtx285 will suit you better
core i7 920

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^ build looks good. a bit overboard with the psu, salty?

The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD


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Yeah copy and pasted from a thread for a possible tri-sli 280 build this would probably be better in this case - PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified (Dual 8800 GTX and below) CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

If he doesn't order today then get this one - PC Power &#38; Cooling Silencer PPCS750QBL 750W ATX12V &#47; EPS12V SLI NVIDIA SLI Certified &#40;Dual 8800 GTX and below&#41; CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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