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Old 01-15-08, 08:48 AM   #13
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Until you put all the legos together and your motherboard doesn't post :P

It rarely goes smoothly.
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Old 01-15-08, 09:04 AM   #14
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Get a q6600, 2x3870s in Crossfire, a nice 600w+PSU, 4Gb of RAM(800Mhz CL4 is good enough), a nice P5K motherboard and you're all set! And it'll cost you a lot less than that Dell.

EDIT: Umm, I don't think there's any computer on the market that is able to run Crysis at very high in DX10(Tri SLi perhaps, but that's waaay out of your budget), but two 3870 in crossfire should give you the performance you need for a lot less than what two 8800gt would cost you.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/605/8/
Until you factor in how much higher your electric bill is thanks to two HD3870s humming away.
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Speak for yourself.
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Why do you suppose places like best buy and circuit city don't sell motherboards?? because if the average Joe actually bought one and got a look at the instruction book and figured out just how easy it really is to build your own computer they would lose a lot of their pre-built computer business
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Old 01-15-08, 02:41 PM   #16
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Wow, you guys are a huge help.
Toss3 I'll check that out. It sounds good.

And as you guys are talking about whether it is hard to build a computer or not, it really isn't that hard. I haven't full out built a computer, but I've cracked mine open before and added RAM and a new card...about a year or two ago and it was incredibly easy. Also, since I'm just a kid (14) do you think I ought to ask my friend to help me with this? He builds computers for a living. I also have a friend who works with servers and builds computers for fun...think I should ask them?


And, ClosetFanBoy, is it very hard to overclock, or is it relatively easy?
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Old 01-15-08, 02:47 PM   #17
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no you don't need their help, they will probably just steer you in the wrong direction and tell you to get crapass parts
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Old 01-15-08, 02:50 PM   #18
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no you don't need their help, they will probably just steer you in the wrong direction and tell you to get crapass parts
Lol, what makes you say that? Although, you probably have a point, because they don't build for gaming and for stuff like Vue 6.
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Wow, you guys are a huge help.
Toss3 I'll check that out. It sounds good.

And as you guys are talking about whether it is hard to build a computer or not, it really isn't that hard. I haven't full out built a computer, but I've cracked mine open before and added RAM and a new card...about a year or two ago and it was incredibly easy. Also, since I'm just a kid (14) do you think I ought to ask my friend to help me with this? He builds computers for a living. I also have a friend who works with servers and builds computers for fun...think I should ask them?


And, ClosetFanBoy, is it very hard to overclock, or is it relatively easy?
It's fairly easy. Mobos have a section in the bios dedicated to it. And once you read up on what your cpu, memory and mobo are capable of, it starts to become 2nd nature before you know it. And if you have friends with knowledge of building pc's, definitely take advantage of that.
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Old 01-16-08, 11:34 AM   #20
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Do you have an old computer lying around that you don't use anymore ?

Well if you can access one, you could start by taking said computer apart,
and rebuilding it.. see if you can get it to post, and into windows..

This includes taking off the heatsink for the cpu, and reapplying the thermal
paste.

If you can do that, you're good to go with a brand new build.
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Until you factor in how much higher your electric bill is thanks to two HD3870s humming away.
Well, I was comparing it to two 8800gt(s) in SLi. So the power consumption shouldn't be all that different.
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Awesome, you guys are a huge help. By the way, do you advise that I go to Frys and stores and buy the stuff there, or would it be better to buy it off the internet? We have a store downtown that I like to go to that sells graphics cards, mobos, RAM, all that stuff also.
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Fry's is good.
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I have a question on what cards I should get. If I'm going for dual cards - in my price range - what cards should I buy?
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