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Old 02-20-2008, 06:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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you can just go with 6400, it won't really make too much of a difference unless your doing some major overclocking.

also go with a 3870 that's in the BST section on newegg, unbeatable price for that card.
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Ballistix ram ive heard is pretty good and i think newegg is having quite a sale onn them atm.
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Crucial Ballistix 6400 is what you need.
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Old 02-20-2008, 08:44 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - VisionTek 900202 Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail - VisionTek 900202 Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

so that card instead of the geforce 8800 gts?

ive never had a radeon and i dont plan on OCing.
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This power supply is way better than the one posted earlier and should be more than adequate for your system.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX ATX12V V2.2 550W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Retail

You could also get this motherboard. It is significantly cheaper than the Asus posted earlier.

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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yeah go with that psu, it will last for ages, i have one and love it to death. i would sleep with it but i would get electricuted.

ANYWHO! yeah that card, thats a pro card. It won't compete with the GTS and is a little worse then the GT at lower res (on par/better then the gt at some higher res games) but you pay 180 for the 3870 and like 3xx for the GTS. So if you can afford it go with the GTS, but think about the 3870 if you want more money for you rather then blowing it all on the build.
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