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bullzi

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Hey guys, im finally selling my custom i think, and on my way to dual core! FINALLY! :D

anyway, im just going to be using this pc for mid-gaming

NOTE: the 8600 is not going in this pc, it is going in one of my dell's

does the 570i chipset allow for full 2x16 sli? eventually ill probably get dual 8800gt's

recommendations are always greatly appreciated! :)

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$49.99

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
$124.99

EVGA 512-P2-N757-TR GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$149.99

XFX PVT88PUDF4 GeForce 8800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
$209.99

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 650W Power Supply - Retail
$99.99 -$10.00 Instant $89.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 89W Processor Model ADA4200CUBOX - Retail
$74.00

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ -
$89.99 -$40.00 Instant $49.99

Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$74.99

Subtotal: $823.93
 

ohnoes

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good choice. u should get a cheaper 8600gt though but the 8800 GT has a great price
i would go with a intel rather than amd though
 

AllThingsSacred

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AMD continue to make underpowered, outdated chips for some reason. Only buy if you are on a budget, else spend the extra money for an Intel chip which supports true dual-core (and not a poorly thought out variant) and is more futureproof than AMD.
 

ohnoes

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the intel ones also are more reliable and have more heat capacity(more peformance too)
 

bullzi

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ya i would def. go intel, but im budget... idk, i might go intel, ill see what i can do
 

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I Don't see what's so bad about AMD. It's not as powerful as Intel, but it's good enough for the average gamer. I'm fine with my AMD 5000+, I don't think the processor has much of a difference over an e6600 in gaming because it all really depends on the videocard/ram over the CPU. Basically by getting intel you're just saying "Wow, I have a nice processor that I don't even need" Because truely you probably put your intel processor under full load for more then 10 seconds like 2 or 3 times a day.
 
This may seem like a dumb question but why do you have a 8600GT and a 8800GT listed for the same build? Unless your running 3 or 4 displays but will that even work with 2 totally different GPU's?

Juice is pretty much right on the full load expectations. Granted I don't know about a stock E6600 but mine at spec sig speeds I can't get it to full load under anything but a stress test. Even Crysis doesn't max them havn't tested the average but I'd say maybe 50-55% loaded, need a quad my ass.
 

bullzi

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@Mattie
Hey guys, im finally selling my custom i think, and on my way to dual core! FINALLY! :D

anyway, im just going to be using this pc for mid-gaming

NOTE: the 8600 is not going in this pc, it is going in one of my dell's


does the 570i chipset allow for full 2x16 sli? eventually ill probably get dual 8800gt's

recommendations are always greatly appreciated! :)
 
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