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SureShot

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Hey guys im building a new computer... my first question is wondering if i should wait for the next gen of video cards to come out before i buy or not... If i shouldnt here is what i came up with for the build. Please let me knwo what you think and post your suggestions .. i plan on doing this within a week.

Case Thermaltake. $121.50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133106

not sure here either but here goes
MGE VORTEC PSVO-600 600W Power Supply $100.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817167012

Sony 16x dual layer DVD burner $118.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827131253

Samsung 16x dvd rom combo drive $37.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827151072

ram im not to hot on whats the best here.. but this is what i got
ram ocz enhanced latency platinum series 512mb
2.5-4-4-10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227207
$125.51 but id buy 4 so $502.04

Hard drives
2 wd raptors 74gb 10k in raid 0 $173.00 x 2 = $346.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144160
1 320gb sata 7200rpm wd drive $160.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144394

AMD Athlon 64 FX55 San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor $875.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103526

DFI LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR ATX AMD Motherboard $196.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136151

evga 6800GT 256mb GDDR3 video card $369.00 x 2 = $768.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130215

ok guys tell me what you think about this setup and what i should change i would appreciate it.. thankyou

-sureshot
 

GageMW

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personally i'd get the OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U ATX 520W Power Supply instead, (or the 600w if you have the bling :p )
and G.SKILL 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 550 (PC 4400) Samsung TCCD Dual Channel Kit System Memory (best ram, just 1 gig is better than 2gig in everything but heavy duty 3d modeling)
 

003

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an fx55 with cl2.5 ram?? :confused: Is this your first build?

No, one ultra generally preforms worse than one GT. It's a total waste of money.
 

desiboi

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WOAH!! You actually got the money for that? FX sucks in multimedia and rocks in games. You only need one video card, games don't really need that much power. That PSU may look cool, but it kind of sucks. Get an Antec, or an OCZ. Thermaltake are also very good.
 

diabloII

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??? FX doesn't suck in multimedia.....

anyways, if you're going to overclock, i suggest you get 2 sticks of 512mb, because the more ram you have the worse you'll overclock

IMO, 2x512mb=1gig is enough

you'll need a better power supply, the one that you're getting is crap

seeing you have the money, i'll suggest the OCZ powerstream 600W (around $215 on newegg)
 

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no they're not. FX55 is in like top 10 CPUs in everything on tomshardware cpu comparer even if it gets kicked by the way more expensive intels in a few (multi)media/tasking situations
 

SureShot

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thanks guys for replying... so you would suggest a different ram.. im building a dream machine lol and have the money for it so i want to go all out.....

changes are from what you guys said

ocz powerstream 600w psu... i like that
and g. skill dual channel kit
just get 1 6800gt

is everything else alright

-sureshot
 

Wayniac

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You might want to wait until the new graphics cards come out. It is totally up to you though. However, if you do, you may be able to get either a better one for the same price, or get your 6800GT cheaper. Your choice though.
 

diabloII

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i think you should get this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227215
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231008

probably one of the best OCing rams

they will perform the same as $90 ram (1 gig), but they overclock crazy (you gotta learn how to first though, i suggest you check out xtremesystems and dfi-street)

this will be much quieter and cool much better than stock HSF and will help you when you OC:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...118115&ATT=Fans+Heatsinks+Case+&CMP=OTC-C173T

and a tube of this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835100007
 
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