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Old 05-11-2009, 01:46 PM   #21
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Default Re: What's the latest on GPUs?

A lot of people here have Intel motherboards. Are you looking for any specific? A certain amount of hard driver, graphic cards, etc.? What's your budget?
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:15 PM   #22
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A lot of people here have Intel motherboards. Are you looking for any specific? A certain amount of hard driver, graphic cards, etc.? What's your budget?
id like to keep the motherboard around 100 or below as my budget for the entire PC is roughly 950 dollars.

but I would be willing to spend a bit more if that motherboard truly is worth it
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:18 PM   #23
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Do you need a monitor? If not, what size do you play on?
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:53 PM   #24
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Do you need a monitor? If not, what size do you play on?
no i wont need a monitor
my monitor back home is a 19 inch LCD
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:32 PM   #25
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probably 1440 resolution

the p45's are very good MOBO's

Do you prefer ATI or Nvidia
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:28 PM   #26
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Here is a rough build.

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103471
Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128384
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166
HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341019
GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102824

The total is $653.94. The choice for a case is yours. I believe all of the items but the motherboard have free shipping.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:18 PM   #27
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great post but im looking for an intel board

how do theses boards look? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&Order=REVIEWS
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:23 PM   #28
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The ASUS P5Q Pro is a very good board and I hear it's quite the overclocker.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:31 PM   #29
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im not much of an overclocker at all so what im looking for is stability and reliability

also, nvidia is my type of GPU so how does the 260 core 216 look?
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The 260 C216 is an excellent card! And should run very well on a native res of 1440x900. Since you're looking for Intel, why not go for a Core2Duo E8400 @ 3.0? It's well priced and still VERY capable and performs just as well as a Q6600 in *most* games that are out. For a motherboard...hmm. I'll edit this post when I find a suitable board based on a P45 chipset. Like most say, Asus normally leads the race in reliability for Intel chipset based systems.

EDIT: here we go. A rough-around-the-edges setup:
Mobo/CPU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...168&CatId=2406

RAM - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=4350425

PSU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...607&CatId=1483

GPU - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...731&CatId=3775

HDD - http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...SD-500AS7%20SY
(it costs 59.99)

To start, I yes I know the 260 is the SSC version...Others would argue you could OC it yourself and save 5 dollars? cmon. Besides, there's nothing better than knowing you can add another mnemonic device to the name of your card in your sig. Just say it: SSC. Anyways: the CPU cooler is really up to you depending on how much you want to spend and how much you plan to do with your CPU. Some would say run the stock provided by Intel, but I stay away from them even when I don't OC. The colder it runs, the longer it lasts. You'll also need a case and case fans. I suggest a CM-690 because it's an all around great design. NZXT makes good cases, so does Lian-Li, CoolerMaster, Antec. All of them. Shop around - Look for airflow, looks, windowed or not, included fans, F-I/O buses, etc...Furthermore, look at price. Some FT's can cost upwards of 200 dollars. A midtower is almost always suitable but it depends on user-preference. My last note is yes, the PSU does cost more and alot of you will suggest the OCZ gameXstream 600w. OCZ makes good stuff, trust me; I love their RAM. But their PSU's use too many 12v's and not enough transformers.
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