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Old 02-24-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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Default Thoughts on a new gaming rig

I was just wondering what your thoughts were on a rig. I will have about $1000 to spend. I know that I will be using SLI. I prefer Nvidia over ATI just as a preference, and I love AMD, too.

I am thinking about the 8800s or 9xxxx series. But I am not sure which is better to get. Or any of the other components. I thing that I am going for a simple mid-case, nothing to fancy. Probably get a Nvidia 600s series mobo, but I am not very knowledgeable about CPU's so any help there would be help. As for ram I am thinking in the range of the Corsair 4gb (2gb x 2) DDR2. Other than that I am not sure what else I will need. So anyone that has a high end rig, or just has some thoughts please let me know them.

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Old 02-24-2008, 01:10 PM   #2
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CPU: AMD Athlon X2 6000+ 3.0Ghz
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103773
Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe nForce 570
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131013
RAM: 4GB (2x 2GB) Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 (PC 6400)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145176
Video Card: BFG Tech 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 675MHz
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814143119
Hard Drive: Wester Digital 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136073
Power Supply: Silverstone 750W
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817256006

Total: $998.95


Let me know what you think. I have the same CPU and same Motherboard. Great combination. That CPU is FAST.
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That sounds like a really good deal. This will be a long term project for me as i need to save up for a new car too.

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I like most of the things cornholio linked to but I would recommend a C2D platform as opposed to the 64 X2.
Something like this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130098-Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115030-CPU
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id settle for nothing less than a QX9750, 8GB of DDR3, and triple SLI 8800 Ultras
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id settle for nothing less than a QX9750, 8GB of DDR3, and triple SLI 8800 Ultras
nether would i .... if i had $10grand
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id settle for nothing less than a QX9750, 8GB of DDR3, and triple SLI 8800 Ultras
got 10K i could borrow? lol
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