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Old 07-16-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Default $800-1000 range?

OK.....I have looked around a bit more and have picked some parts out, and here are a few of the things I have found.

Motherboard/ CPU...I had originally looked at a Core i7 930 and the ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-225-_-Product
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...kim2305X575088

but I cannot find a way to stay in a budget of under 1000 dollars with that pair, so I then considered that I would go with an AMD CPU and the ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

If I so chose to do so, would I be able to fit 2 graphics cards in each of these boards (SLI or Crossfire)? as well as other cards such as a wireless internet card, extra USB or perhaps a sound card and such?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...kim2305X575088

Does anyone know anything about this board? is it any good? it looks good to me. It has onboard graphics too...what does that mean though..I intend to get a seperate card but what is that Hybrid CrossfireX that the overview mentions?

What would be a good AMD CPU to with it? Phenom X6?

How much memory RAM would these options need? could I get away with 4GB? that would save money.

For a GPU i was looking at the GTX 460 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125333 I don't have an ATI Alternative idea yet, what would be the equivilent ATI card in terms of performance?

I also found a case that I like http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C283-1086
would I be able to fit large graphics cards in there?

What is the difference between 32 and 64 bit CPUs? If I got a 64 bit CPU I would need the 64bit version of windows right in order to take advantage?

I am trying to stay within a $800-1000 budget, I might go out a bit of the performance boost is great enough. That budget would include the Motherboard, CPU, CPU Cooler (if needed), the RAM, the GPU, the PSU, and the Harddrive and case.

I hope this post makes some sense, I feel like I am rambling I am getting a little lost with all the options.

Thanks so much for the help!
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:37 AM   #2
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If I so chose to do so, would I be able to fit 2 graphics cards in each of these boards (SLI or Crossfire)? as well as other cards such as a wireless internet card, extra USB or perhaps a sound card and such?
You can fit two graphics cards on that mobo just fine. You can also fit the wireless card and the extra usb card in there as well as a sound card, although I have no idea why you would want a sound card unless you plan on doing stuff with audio other than listening to it. Modern mobo's have excellent sound output these days.

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Does anyone know anything about this board? is it any good? it looks good to me. It has onboard graphics too...what does that mean though..I intend to get a seperate card but what is that Hybrid CrossfireX that the overview mentions?
The board looks good to me as well, although I'm not personally familiar with it.
Hybrid CrossfireX allows you to add a video card and the system to still use the onboard GPU to handle some of the instructions. You essentially add the onboard GPU computing power to whatever card you install. Someone please correct me if my understanding is incorrect.

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What would be a good AMD CPU to with it? Phenom X6?
A Phenom X6 would be a great CPU

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How much memory RAM would these options need? could I get away with 4GB?
4GB is just fine.

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I also found a case that I like http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&Sku=C283-1086
would I be able to fit large graphics cards in there?
Yup

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What is the difference between 32 and 64 bit CPUs? If I got a 64 bit CPU I would need the 64bit version of windows right in order to take advantage?
The difference is in the architecture of the CPU, the amount of RAM that the cpu can handle and the amount of data being processed as the buses on the chip are now 64 bits wide vs 32 bits in width.

You don't need a 64bit OS to take advantage of the 64bit chip, the 64bit chip will just run the 32bit OS faster. I do, however, recommend a 64bit OS
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