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Old 11-29-2004, 06:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Ultimate gaming pc

Hello, my name is Patton and I'm from Belgium.

There's this exercise I have to make for my IT course, and it says:

'Put together a gaming pc without looking at the price.'

So I can choose for all the latest & brand-new hardware,
but what do I have to choose?

Thank you very much!


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Old 11-29-2004, 07:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 11-29-2004, 08:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'd strongly suggest an nforce 4 board with SLI and 2 eVGA 6800 Ultras. I'm pretty sure that'd beat the X800XT PE.
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Old 11-29-2004, 09:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, get the nVidia nForce 4 SLI board, and if you want to wait for a few months, go with the New DFI board that is coming out in a while...
Dual 6800 Ultra's (eVGA) in SLI
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2 gig's of RAM
And I don't know if SLI will support dual DVI monitors, but yes, get dual big monitors (I'm partial of the ViewSonic 19 inch 12MS response time LCD's)
That would be a little over exxecive, but it sure would be great for gaming, and video editing and all that!
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Old 11-29-2004, 10:34 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i would have mainly that but, crt monitors, water cooling, and i dont know if you intended that to be ran in dual channel, but have it in dual channel.

but for hard drives, 1 34gb raptor for the os and 2 74gb ones for everything else.

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Old 11-29-2004, 10:36 AM   #6 (permalink)
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SCSI in RAID0 is way faster than SATA.
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A single X800XT P.E. beats two 6800 Ultras in SLI in some games.
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also get SCSI hds which r 15k rpm n also 21 inches CRT monitor.

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Old 11-29-2004, 02:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Go to www.newegg.com and sort through the different components and sort them from price: highest to lowest I wish I had a project like that. That would be awesome. And like, you could make a rule saying that, in the end, the person with the PC worth the most money wins that computer! *PINCH ME, I'M DREAMING...*

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