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<ITOE>AC Gamer Mar 27, 2008, 06:01pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 27, 2008, 06:07pm EDT

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nForce 680iLT sli
intel socket 775
240-pin DDR2 up to 8GB
Dual PCI express x16

CPU- Intel Core2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz
800MHz Socket775

Ram- nVidea OCZ sli-ready Dual channel
4096mb PC6400 DDR2 800MHz
(2x2048)

Video Card- (2) XFX Geforce 8800GT 512MB DDR3
PCI express 2.0 (dual link) dual DVI,HDTV

Power supply- Apevla 680W
fan speed adjuster
3 neon color switch
sli ready
see thru acrylic cover

PC Case- MGE Viper red/black Mid tower
LCD display (temp, cpu speed and duration timer)

Hard Drive-Western digital 80g


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mothow Mar 27, 2008, 08:40pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 27, 2008, 08:41pm EDT

 
>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
Looks good but dont go for a pretty psu get a good one.That psu is not very good get something from OCZ / Antec /Corsair /PC Power n Cooling /Thermaltake

ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 / i7 4790K / Corsair H80i / 4x4GB Crucial Ballistix Smart Tracer DDR3 1600 / 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black / 240GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD / 2x Evga GTX 670 FTW 2GB in SLI / Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty / Corsair HX1000w
Suspended User Mar 27, 2008, 09:33pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 27, 2008, 09:37pm EDT

 
>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
Or Silverstone :)

Looks good though bro, unless you wanna wait for the 9800 series?

And I would probably have a larger Hard Divr capacity, seeing as this looks like it is going to be a gaming machine ( games now are like 7GB each )

Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Mar 27, 2008, 09:41pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 27, 2008, 09:41pm EDT

 
>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
if your building from scratch, might aswell go with the NF7 Chipset, Also whats the Resolution you intend on running your games on?

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
CL SB XFi Xtreme Music
2x Barracuda HDs (250/400)
2x Samsung Write
john albrich Mar 28, 2008, 12:52am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
Definitely more than 80gb hard drive. A decent 500gb is about US$100 these days compared to $40-$50 for an 80gb drive. Or, you can also get a 300gb for about $70.

Another use for a larger hard drive is that you can cache your game media on the hard drive, use an optical drive emulator like (freeware) Alcohol52%, and keep your game media safe.

<ITOE>AC Gamer Mar 28, 2008, 10:29am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
Should i stay with the 80g internal and maybe go with a larger external? as to keep the drain of power as low as i can...

<ITOE>AC Gamer Mar 28, 2008, 10:38am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
I did originally have 2/ AMD K8N NEO boards but smoked them both so i went with INTEL this time.

<ITOE>AC Gamer Mar 28, 2008, 11:02am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
As for the video card,hell ya who wouldnt want the 9800 series but the for the price! the wife is already not happy with what i spent,its taken me already 2 months to save up and i work for the state lol....WE BOTH DO LOL!!!

Meats_Of_Evil Mar 28, 2008, 12:25pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Mar 28, 2008, 12:27pm EDT

 
>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
<ITOE>AC Gamer said:
Should i stay with the 80g internal and maybe go with a larger external? as to keep the drain of power as low as i can...


I wouldn't suggest an external for gaming, As I think it wouldn't be fast enough to use as a dedicated hard drive.

Instead of that 80gb you can buy this 250gb Seagate Hard Drive from Newegg only for $64.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148262

<ITOE>AC Gamer said:
I did originally have 2/ AMD K8N NEO boards but smoked them both so i went with INTEL this time.


If you plan on going SLI in the future then I think that the 680i LT would be a good choice. If not then I would like to suggest a P35 board. Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3, although it only has 1 slot for a PCI-Express video card, it's still has very good overclocking results on quad-cores and it's only $89.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

<ITOE>AC Gamer said:
As for the video card,hell ya who wouldnt want the 9800 series but the for the price! the wife is already not happy with what i spent,its taken me already 2 months to save up and i work for the state lol....WE BOTH DO LOL!!!


If you wanna save a little more then a terrific 8800gt card is the MSI NX8800gt, it comes with the new Zalman heatsink that is superior to the stock heatsink,comes pre-overclocked to 660mhzcore (standard is 600mhz.)
And it's only $214.99 and add a $30 mail in rebate making it an excellent value.

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Gerritt Mar 28, 2008, 09:56pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Building a new gaming pc, Input needed
You didn't state, or I didn't see the specific MB you were considering.
I'd recommend the ASUS Striker. Good layout, good OC capability, and true PCIe 16x2 support. Additionally the heatpipes work great, and you don't have to worry about a chipset fan noise or failure.

In operation, a 300 or 500 GB drive doesn't actually pull that much more power than a 80GB drive, but if power draw is a consideration then look at the Western Digital Caviar GP series drives. These drives pull less power, and run cooler, and a 500GB drive has a $150 MSRP.

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