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Old 04-09-2008, 12:32 AM   #21
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Just to second what worship me said, the 9600GT does NOT compare to the 8800 in graphics performance, especially if you talk about high-end cards.

You can get yourself a 8800GT/GTS with 512MB and a G92 Core (newer version) and it will serve you for a LONG time. Just because the 9 series is the newest one doesn't mean it beats the rest.

Think of it this way: A 2006 M3 will not be beaten by a 2008 3 series.
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:24 PM   #22
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Hold on, when you order from newegg, you need to pay shipping on each and every item?

Also, does the CPU thermal paste come with the motherboard? The CPU is OEM so do I need to get one?
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Old 04-09-2008, 05:54 PM   #23
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If the CPU is OEM, you will need a cooler and some decent thermal paste.
Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186020
I think the Freezer 7 PRO already comes with some MX-2 but it's always nice to have some extra.
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:04 PM   #24
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OK, this might be final; good?

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Old 04-09-2008, 06:16 PM   #25
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Everything looks good but this is a great case and I would definitely recommend it over the Tsunami, Antec P180: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154

Are you really sure about the 9600GT, when you an get the 8800GT for $169 with MIR?
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I'll think about it, but the 9600GT is just a great value and can even run Crysis (not on max but high) and the 8800's are like $200 plus

I watched a video on building a pc and it looks insanely hard; should I hire someone to build it? I mean, I am worried I will break something when I build it. How difficult is it?

But about the shipping, I need to pay it for every single item?
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I'll think about it, but the 9600GT is just a great value and can even run Crysis (not on max but high) and the 8800's are like $200 plus
The best I can do with my 8800GT is high in DX9 at 1280x1024 ) 0xAA. I can't even run it at all high settings at 1600x1200, and my rig is OC'ed. I dread to think what the 9600 would be like.
This is good value: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143118
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I watched a video on building a pc and it looks insanely hard; should I hire someone to build it? I mean, I am worried I will break something when I build it. How difficult is it?
It's really not as difficult as it sounds. Once you have all your parts, it's pretty much self-explanatory. You will be able to see which cables/components go where etc. And you motherboard manual will tell you most things. If all else fails, there's always CF.

As long as you ground yourself by touching your case before touching components, you won't damage anything.
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Old 04-09-2008, 11:31 PM   #28
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I saw a video of a guy playing Crysis on high with a 9600GT

The problem is, I can't surpass like $1350, and with the 8800GT I do.
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