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Old 06-02-08, 01:16 PM   #25
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Here, this should work. Quad core support and micro-ATX
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Old 06-02-08, 04:23 PM   #26
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Here, this should work. Quad core support and micro-ATX
That does look pretty sweet. Just remember if you want SLI you'll need an nvidia chipset, or if you want crossfire, you'll need a chipset that supports that.
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That does look pretty sweet. Just remember if you want SLI you'll need an nvidia chipset, or if you want crossfire, you'll need a chipset that supports that.
Yea that looks like a good option, there is a bord on Newegg made by EVGA, take a look http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188021

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Old 06-02-08, 05:26 PM   #28
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Not bad either. So you decided against SLI?
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Not bad either. So you decided against SLI?

No, not yet. If I do SLI I will need to build a completely new PC. I got to talk my buddy into buying mine & then I need to sell some things if I want to do that.

I have been playing around on new egg & can build an SLI for about $750

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COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119068
$49.99




Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$79.99




XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card


$189.98
$179.98
($89.99 each)




Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply
$69.99




G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ
$84.99




ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard
$119.99




Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80557E6550
$159.99


Subtotal: $744.92
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Old 06-02-08, 07:40 PM   #30
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XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card


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The funny thing is, and I'm not making this up, is that you can spend that same money one one 8800GT, and get roughly the same performance. And, that's in games that max out SLI. For games that don't do well with SLI, the 8800GT will smoke that setup.

Basically, I think you're focused so much on SLI AND your budget, that you're gimping your system.

Drop the 2x8600GT for 1x9600GT. That saves you $40-$50 right there. Also, that's roughly the same overall performance (less in games that take advantage os SLI, more in games that don't). Then, go with the mobo I recommended for you, and that saves you another $60. Spent this saved money on the Core2Quad ($50 more than what you selected) for a lot more performance. You still have $40-50 left, so spend that on a better power supply, like a SeaSonic. Or, allocate that money into a better case.

Just some examples. You're building an SLI system for the sake of SLI, and it's hurting you in other areas.
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The funny thing is, and I'm not making this up, is that you can spend that same money one one 8800GT, and get roughly the same performance. And, that's in games that max out SLI. For games that don't do well with SLI, the 8800GT will smoke that setup.

Basically, I think you're focused so much on SLI AND your budget, that you're gimping your system.

Drop the 2x8600GT for 1x9600GT. That saves you $40-$50 right there. Also, that's roughly the same overall performance (less in games that take advantage os SLI, more in games that don't). Then, go with the mobo I recommended for you, and that saves you another $60. Spent this saved money on the Core2Quad ($50 more than what you selected) for a lot more performance. You still have $40-50 left, so spend that on a better power supply, like a SeaSonic. Or, allocate that money into a better case.

Just some examples. You're building an SLI system for the sake of SLI, and it's hurting you in other areas.
I totally believe you, I'm a noob so I really don't really know what I am doing. I thank you for telling me that! What I would like to end up with is a rig that will play Crysis at very high settings with at least 2x Anti Aliasing & still get 25 FPS or so. But it's proly a pipe dream.
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Here is my current system with a Crysis Benchmark also.



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I totally believe you, I'm a noob so I really don't really know what I am doing. I thank you for telling me that! What I would like to end up with is a rig that will play Crysis at very high settings with at least 2x Anti Aliasing & still get 25 FPS or so. But it's proly a pipe dream.
Very High settings? 25fps? 2xAA? Dude, you're going to need at LEAST a 9800GX2.
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Very High settings? 25fps? 2xAA? Dude, you're going to need at LEAST a 9800GX2.
LMAO!!! I knew it lol... Damn pipe dreams!!!

I do hear there are some new cards coming out in a month or two that will drop prices on all existing cards.
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WHat do you guys think about this board? ASUS P5E-VM?? It would fit into my existing case & it supports quad core.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131237
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WHat do you guys think about this board? ASUS P5E-VM?? It would fit into my existing case & it supports quad core.

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131237
Very good board for the new 45nm Quads (Q9450 & X3550) people are getting 450 to 500 FSB with them.

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