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Old 06-17-2008, 11:32 PM   #1
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Hey

Im fairly new to building new computers and all and i was wondering if all these things would fit and be compatible.

-TOWER-
Thermaltake Soprano RS101 Black Mid-Tower ATX Case with Clear Side, Front USB and Audio Ports $59.99

-MOTHERBOARD-
XFX nForce 680i LT SLI Motherboard - OEM, NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express, SLI Ready, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID $129.99

-PROCESSOR-
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor $199.99
Corsair DHX XMS2 Dominator Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800Mhz Memory $94.99

-GRAPHICS CARD-
BFG GeForce 8800 GT OC2 Video Card - 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card x2 $299.98

-HARD DRIVE-
Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 250GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive $64.99

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CompUSA 313833 Combo CD-RW/DVD-ROM Internal Drive - 52x CD-R, 32x CD-RW, 52x CD-ROM, 16x DVD-ROM $19.99

-POWER SUPPLY-
OCZ / GameXStream / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA Ready / SLI Ready / EPS / Active PFC / Power Supply $99.99


Total- $970 without operating system and with rebates added.

Also with this set up (if compatible) how well do you think it will run games?

For an operating system im thinking about getting Vista but i heard its harsh on gaming...
Should i get XP or Vista for gaming?

Thanks in advance for responding.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:14 AM   #2
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You shouldn't have any problems playing any games with that setup. You should get Vista x64 as it not only runs DX10 but it can also utilize a full 4GB of memory.
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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I was leaning towards Vista too.

Do you know if i should get a better processor? like a "intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor BX80570E8400 - 3.0GHz, 6MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan"

its dual core instead of quad but people say its better.
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yes the E8400 is better now cuz programs dont utilize the full 4 cores of quad cores yet
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:30 AM   #5
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do you know if game developers are starting to use the 4 cores now or may do it later?

I dont want to buy a dual core then next year need a quad core because the games are needing 4 cores
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Nehalem will be here before the majority of software uses four cores and then you'll need a new "everything" as it has a totally different socket, you'll be OK with the E8400 unless you do video encoding etc big time
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:45 AM   #7
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no i just game lol

ill go with the dual core E8400 because it can OC very well

how well do you think this system would play crysis? on lets say Very high 1400x900 res?
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:30 AM   #8
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I think you are paying way over for that GT, they are available for as little as $175: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

And another card that is extremely cheap ATM is the HD 3870 X2: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102723
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Old 06-18-2008, 01:39 AM   #9
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its two cards for $300. there are on Tiger Direct for 150 after rebate.

Ill be doing SLI for the cards.
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dont SLI people SLI wen they have a great card but want to make it that much better,

buy 1 good card and then in a few months or so if u feel u need more power buy another good card.
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