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Old 06-11-2005, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok. here's a sick setup just tell me if it's a bit much

$130.50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133105

$215 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104153

$135 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

$875 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103526

$46.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104153

$289.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227215

$174 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214

$93 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102162

$46 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152035

$67 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106235

$82x2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144152

$499 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116355

$269.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120

$43 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826153103

$42 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103

Total: $3090.46 + the cost of x900,crossfire board and Iram in future

Get the 6600gt and the ultra-d and hold out for the x900s and a crossfire enabled board, they're looking good.
don't get raptors, just hold out for the new Iram cards.
tried to save you some $ with smaller HDDs, cheaper sound card, cheaper speakers and a regular PSU not an expensive PC&C but there are better if you want

Oh, and this is a decent case but just doesn't have the same amount of fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112511
i would reccomend replacing fans with 2 of these if you got it:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999122
sorry to keep editing, but get a fan controller too, i can imagine these babys running at the full 96cfm...

For my AMD set up, i think i'm gonna so with something similar to what Gage posted above. Today i'm gonna be goin out and seeing what computer store has what and/or ordering which not, so i have to decide on what im doin here.

I think i'm gonna try to hold out on the Vid card to see how prices alter within the next little bit since i don't plan on rushing this machine. Also, i can't decide on a CPU... The one above i'm a little sketchy about. But that could be because i know nothing about AMD

Anyway, i think i'm gonna order my hard drives today or the motherboard seeing that i dont wanna order everything up front as of now.

My minor question is: should i go with the MOBO posted above and should i go with the hard drives? The original plan was to go with Raptors but the Caviars seem to be recommended on TF. All this time here and i still have yet to figure it why?

Well, thanx all.

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Ocing or no?
If your Ocing, gettign the fx-55 won't be worth it. Spend less on the venice 3500+ or the sandiego 3700+. You'll save 500 dollars.
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No expense spared there...

I think that you might as well go with a SLI board from DFI, as you will get 2 PCIE slots anyway, and than you could get another card to go in with it, if you feel the need for it.


You have 2 PSU's on that list.

Enjoy having THE best. All it needs now is a overclock. - Are you going to get a aftermarket heatsink?


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The Purpose of this computer was to pretty much get an AMD top of the line gaming machine :-P

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Ocing or no?
If your Ocing, gettign the fx-55 won't be worth it. Spend less on the venice 3500+ or the sandiego 3700+. You'll save 500 dollars.
What Chip do you recommend then?

Which DFI board are you talkin about there Trifid?

I do plan on OCing and putting a new heatsink on 'er.

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The SLI-d/SLI-DR are SLI boards, where as that one, just has 2 PCI express slots.
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The fx-55 can get 2.8-2.9 ghz on air. THe 3700 can get 2.7-2.8 on air. So get the 3700. Your buying expensive ram, so theres no need to use the multiplier options that fx-55 gives you.
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There is no point in puting that much money into the processor, get an AMD FX-53 and OC it or just go with a 4000+ San Diego and OC it. Save you a but load of money. The only difference between the 4000+ San Diego and FX-53 is unlocked multiplyers.

SLI-DR is what I have and I am running two 6800GTs in SLI mode, if your going for the best get the best. I like it, fast and never bog down, a bit of overkill but if you want the best thats really it.

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