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Old 03-03-2007, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey fellas I want to build a completely new PC but I don't know when will proces drop, especially CPUs and GFXs. I was looking into getting e6600 and 8800gtx. Any advice would be very helpful thanks.
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Give us your total Budget.
What Parts you won't need ( Ex: Moniter keyboard, w/e you want to reuse)
And what you want to do on the computer.
If your waiting on any games it would be helpful to list them.
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I want to build from scratch because I am selling my old PC to my friend. That includes things like mouse, keyboard, etc. I want it mainly for gaming. I currently have:

AMD 64 3500
bfg 7800gt
2 gb ram
dfi lanparty nF4 mobo

My PC was running fine for about 3 years but now I want to play MODERN games with fast frames and high resolutions. For example I was playing Call of Juarez with 1440X900, everything MAX with only 20-25 frames. That sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By the way I live in Canada so if you guys know any cheap places I can get parts, it would be greatly appreciated. By the way as far as budget is concerned, I want a bang for the buck machine, within $1500-$2000 CDN range.
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E6600 and 8800GTX kicks butt.

1750 3DMARK 06
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Always 100FPS on BF2 (HIGH, 1440x900, 16xQAA, 16AF)
Same with F.E.A.R^

E6600 rules for overclocking aswell, 3GHz EASY!!
RUNS ANYTHING OH HIGH
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Give us the site or sites you wan't to order from.

This build should be pretty straight forward..
Something along the lines of.
E6400
ASUS P5B E
8800GTX
2 GB G SKill DDR2 800
Fortron 450 Watt

The core components anyways..
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I agree with Ste except I would take the 40 from the E6400 and downgrade to an E6300 as you won't notice a difference. Take that 40 bucks and put it in like a PSU with more watts or something. The PSU will work with the 8800GTX but won't leave much room for upgrade and since you had your last one for 3 years you might as well get one with enough watts to handle that for another 3 years. Add 40 bucks to it and get like the 530 Hiper, or even an Antec Truepower Trio.
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Originally posted by gmanych
E6600 and 8800GTX kicks butt.

1750 3DMARK 06
16 Sec's Super Pi (OC'ed 3 GHZ, 18 Secs stock)
Always 100FPS on BF2 (HIGH, 1440x900, 16xQAA, 16AF)
Same with F.E.A.R^

E6600 rules for overclocking aswell, 3GHz EASY!!
RUNS ANYTHING OH HIGH
Just out of curiosity, how much did you spend on your rig?

Also the ANSWER I am waiting for is when to upgrade? I hear ATI and AMD will launch their new products soon and therefore Nvidia and Geforce prices will go down.
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Upgrade April 22nd. Thats the release of the new Core 2 Duo's and the price cut on current ones. Also the new Nvidia and ATI card will be out by then.
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I agree with Ste except I would take the 40 from the E6400 and downgrade to an E6300 as you won't notice a difference. Take that 40 bucks and put it in like a PSU with more watts or something. The PSU will work with the 8800GTX but won't leave much room for upgrade and since you had your last one for 3 years you might as well get one with enough watts to handle that for another 3 years. Add 40 bucks to it and get like the 530 Hiper, or even an Antec Truepower Trio.
I wanted to get e6600 instead of e6400 since it is more powerful. You see I want to build a rig that will be futureproof. I want a motherboard that will handle future CPUs, memory, GFX etc.
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