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Old 02-28-2008, 11:10 PM   #11
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yea cause you can take your old drive if its good and use the monitor. personally, if i was going for a top end gfx id wait for the 9800 but a 8800 GTS (g92) is fine
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Old 02-28-2008, 11:19 PM   #12
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yea, I'd need a monitor, cd/dvd drive, etc.. Probably also have to buy Windows? and I'm not sure if I really need such a beefy processor
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im working on one for ya but it might take a little while hahah...im at work
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It's also possible that instead of the 8800GT I could use the 8600GT if they are not that far apart, I'll be looking at some charts for both to see.
Thats not true, there is a big diff between the too cards, (sorry I thought you were answering the original posters question)
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Motherboard - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

GFX Card (Your 8800gt) - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

Memoryx2 - $65 (Compatible with your mobo, low latency, and is the maximum speed supported by your mobo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

Processor - $239 (45nm technology on the wolfdale core, plus its a beefy 3.0ghz dual core for plenty of processing power)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Harddrive - $170 (10,000rpm to keep up with the processing power of your processor, plus its 150gb so its a good size)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012

PSU - $120 (610 watts and huge 12v rails, and is sli certified in case you decide to go sli with your motherboard in the future)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

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All that comes to $945. With that you get a high performance gfx card, two gb's of ram, a fast, big harddrive, a nice motherboard that supports sli, a sli-approved psu, and a very beefy processor.

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150GB HD? Thats not a lot nowadays. The OS plus games? Thats not enough. I would rather get a 320GB HD, 7200RPM.
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Get this mobo if you are not going to SLI, save you like 40 bucks http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128059 Great mobo
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Here is the one I put together Its got and monitor, case and DVD burner included...its 1020, but there are a couple MIR so that should put you back down below 1000.

CPU: E8400
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115037

GPU: EVGA 8800GT
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130318

MOBO:Gigabyte Recommended above
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128059

Case: Coolmaster Centurion 5 (roommate has it and has been great for him)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119068

PSU: Antec 550W
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817103941

RAM: Corsair XMS2 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145034

HDD: Seagate 250 7200.10 Perp recording
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148261

Monitor: Acer 19Ws 5ms (I have the model before they went WSXGA, mine is 1440x900 instead of the 1680 x 1050 max res and I love it)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824009127

DVD Burner: Lite On Sata (saves IDE incase you want to use an old HDD from your current computer)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106247


This should all work together pretty well and I am sure CF members will critque it so how is it for a $1020 build?

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150GB HD? Thats not a lot nowadays. The OS plus games? Thats not enough. I would rather get a 320GB HD, 7200RPM.
People go out and buy this huge harddrives with that same thinking, then you look at there free-space and they have over 100gbs.

150gb's is a lot. An average game is 5gb's, even if you had a ridiculous 10 games thats only 30gb's. And your not probably going to use more than 30gb's for music (which is a hell of a lot of music, and I have never met someone who actually had 50 gb's of music). Leaving 80gb's for system files (which only take up 2gbs), and 48 for other miscellaneous stuff.

No disrespect to you, but most people don't even use half of the space provided by their harddrive. Maybe you have a 100gb+ music collection, but the vast majority of people don't and they just waste their money on a larger hdd when they would see better improvements in a faster harddrive.

I have an 80gb harddrive, and I consider myself a power user. I have cs:s, tf2, cod4, coh, wow, c&c3, bioshock, and fifa soccer, (which I think is a pretty large game collection). Plus a backup of the 10gb's of music on my ipod. And I have only used up half of my harddrive space. There is absolutely no reason for an average user to have a 320gb harddrive. 150gb should be suffice for %95 of power-users out there.

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kjman87 that looks like a pretty good build for the price. I did not know he needed dvd/cd drives as well as monitor + case.
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People go out and buy this huge harddrives with that same thinking, then you look at there free-space and they have over 100gbs.

150gb's is a lot. An average game is 5gb's, even if you had a ridiculous 10 games thats only 30gb's. And your not probably going to use more than 30gb's for music (which is a hell of a lot of music, and I have never met someone who actually had 50 gb's of music). Leaving 80gb's for system files (which only take up 2gbs), and 48 for other miscellaneous stuff.

No disrespect to you, but most people don't even use half of the space provided by their harddrive. Maybe you have a 100gb+ music collection, but the vast majority of people don't and they just waste their money on a larger hdd when they would see better improvements in a faster harddrive.

I have an 80gb harddrive, and I consider myself a power user. I have cs:s, tf2, cod4, coh, wow, c&c3, bioshock, and fifa soccer, (which I think is a pretty large game collection). Plus a backup of the 10gb's of music on my ipod. And I have only used up half of my harddrive space. There is absolutely no reason for an average user to have a 320gb harddrive. 150gb should be suffice for %95 of power-users out there.

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kjman87 that looks like a pretty good build for the price. I did not know he needed dvd/cd drives as well as monitor + case.


I must be in that 5%

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