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Old 12-03-2005, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So i am getting a new computer for xmas..... plz give advice on this build... this pc is for extreme gaming.....starting from scratch... if i missed anything plz let me know.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner

Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Platinum System Memory

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Copper Heatsink

comes around $1500... thanks for feedback
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Lucky you, i wish my parents would have given me my PC...it looks like it will be a killer system you are building. Good choice on that SLI board because you are going to need a second card for Unreal Engine 3 games next year.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, i'm taking advantage of neweggs promotion. However im not sure if interest rates still apply for the no payment for 6 months. If anyone knows plz tell me.
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good choice on that SLI board because you are going to need a second card for Unreal Engine 3 games next year.
OMFG. That is not true. Those specs that got posted somewhere a while back were totally fake, they were posted on the epic games forums and the epic producer locked the thread and said they were not true. then the thread was deleted shortly afterword. think dude, do you really think they would make a game that would not run without SLI?? That would be so stupid...
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Old 12-03-2005, 12:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It will run without SLI, but to run it at high settings at a resolution higher than 1024x768, you will need it.
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Old 12-03-2005, 01:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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The game won't be out till around the holiday season of 2006... do you really think that there will be no new video cards by then?
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