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Old 11-28-2006, 04:07 PM   #1
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What is a good build for $1000 US. Just the motherboard, processor, and video card.

Ohh yea AMD platform.
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:12 PM   #2
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8800gtx start from there if your willing to spend 1,000 on just those three
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Old 11-28-2006, 05:31 PM   #3
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yea i got it,



ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Nahh dude. If you aren't going to get the core 2 duo, at least get socket AM2.
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Then that means that I have to buy DDR2 memory also. this isnt for me (look at my specs why downgrade)
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Oh, okay. Well if you have 1k dollars I wouldn't see the harm in upgrading, but its not my choice.
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If I were you, I wouldn't buy the 8800GTX yet. Besides the fact that the prices are insanely high ($650 - being sold for $50 over MSRP), ATI hasn't even come out with their DirectX 10 card yet as competition, the R600, which from the looks of things, is going to own the G80.
Besides that, right now, it's really impractical to buy one since DirectX 10 isn't even out yet for the public and no games are going to use DX10 for a few more months, and by the time they are available, the price will have dropped.

I'd really recommend a Core 2 Duo, face the facts man, even though I love AMD, the Core 2 Duos simply own all the AMD chips right now. I'd recommend an E6600 for Intel, or if you NEED AMD, get the FX-62 with that insane budget.

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Buy an E6600/FX-62 now, and wait a bit for the Radeon R600 to come out. See how the benchmarks and prices compare, and then buy one. If you've already got 2 8800GTXs, just slap one of them in the new PC while you wait for the R600 release. No current games really need the power of 2 of those beasts anyway.
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