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#1 sayguh


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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:51 AM

hey guys, i haven't posted here in a while (mainly bc i haven't bought a 360 yet) but I'm about to build a new computer and wanted ur input. here's what I've been posting around on other forums.

So this is my first attempt at putting together a kick butt system. Please let me know what you think.

Mobo - ASRockx38 - $107
Video Card - Radeon 4870x2 OC'd - $520
HDD Seagate 7200.11 - $60
Monitor Samsung 2253BW $210
Case XCLIO A380BK $110
PSU Corsair CMPSU 750W $99
RAM 2 x 2G Patriot DDR3-1600 $155
CPU Intel E8500 $189

Total ~ $1500

What do you guys think? It's my first build so please be gentle, but also tell me if something is horribly wrong, uncompatible or just a stupid buy.

A few notes: The Mobo runs x38 which I know is old but I don't really want to spend the money for a x48 and i want full speeds if i go crossfire, i also wanted DDR3 RAM to future proof myself. I don't know if I want to spend the extra money and get the E8600 so any comments on that would be good. The HDD and video card I got from Toms Hardware charts, just kind of pulled out ones near the top. A few of the items I found have open box specials on new egg which I'm excited about :-D

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 01:09 PM

Not sure what the monitor is capable of, but look into getting a DVI-d Dual-Link cable. They are <$10 at http://monoprice.com/

What OS are you using? If you have a budget, keep the cost of an OS in mind.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:45 AM

Also curious if you are sticking to any sort of budget. The Intel Core i7 chips are just now coming out, which would bump up the cost by a couple hundred (would require a different motherboard).

Looks like a good rig to me though. Don't forget a DVD-Drive.

That video card will tear stuff to shreds. cool.gif

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:49 PM

Hey, this is what I ended up going with:

ASUS P5E x38 ATX mobo
2 Radeon HD4850
950W Rosewill PSU
Quad Core Q9400 CPU 2.66Ghz
OCZ Reaper 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 RAM
750GB Samsung Spinpoint F1 HDD
Samsung 2253BW monitor
OCZ Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler

Plus mouse keyboard a couple fans etc. I hope it's as good as I'm excited about it :-D

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