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Anath

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#1 12 years ago
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#2 12 years ago

fine buy get this 7800gt by XFX for only $309... unless the free game with the BFG means a lot to you... otherwise get the cheaper equally fasy GPU and buy the game used on ebay for like $20 newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150108&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch&ATT=Video+Cards




BLOODYCHUNKS

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#3 12 years ago

ditch the cd burner and go with a dvd/cd combo burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152059

Also why 4 sticks of 512, why not go with (2) 1gig sticks

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145505

it's a little more expensive but if you ever wanted to put all 4gig's on the board you would have the space




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#4 12 years ago

u also forgot a super powerful powersupply... these days 600+ watts is important!!! just dont get an Ultra X-connect, they blow up too often.




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#5 12 years ago

do a lot of people seriously use a 600+ watt power supply?




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#6 12 years ago

Ive got a 500 watt one, it seems fine for my set up, 600 seems like a bit much but I guess it is up to you




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#7 12 years ago

Every thing looks good. Just get 2X 1GB sticks and a DVD-RW. Also I have a 600Watt and I love it. I have enough power for going SLI later on and enough power to be safe for everything else. Also don't get that Ultra X-connect as said below. They blow way to much.




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#8 12 years ago

I use a 520W OCZ. No split +12V rail BS.

The XFX card that someone mentioned is a joke. Core clock is up 5MHz on the reference design, but the memory clock is down by 20MHz. The eVGA 256-P2-N517-AX is the way to go: $309 shipped, 470MHz core, 1100MHz memory and and a virtually-unlimited 5-year warranty (yes, this seems to include killing your card via rank stupidity).




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#9 12 years ago

go with 2 1 gig sticks, instead of 4 512mb. and get a DVD-/+RW instead




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#10 12 years ago

Yeah, I'd go with 2x 1gb sticks as well, not only will it run faster, but you get dual-channel capability as well. Apart from Numberman's tip about the graphics card, everything looks great. Sweet system you're going to have there, I'm building a similar one sometime over Christmas.




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