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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 09:08pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
what is a good x48 chipset motherboard and will all this work together that I have so far?

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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 09:09pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
wouldnt you mean x38 chipset?


but on TigerDirect I see no x38 motherboards that support ddr3 and if you mean x48 there is none on x48

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Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 09:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
God Zero said:
wouldnt you mean x38 chipset?


but on TigerDirect I see no x38 motherboards that support ddr3 and if you mean x48 there is none on x48

The X48 comes out next month I believe.

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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 09:28pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
do you have Aim or msn I can talk to u on? it would help a lot

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 09:32pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
God Zero said:
wouldnt you mean x38 chipset?


but on TigerDirect I see no x38 motherboards that support ddr3 and if you mean x48 there is none on x48

Yes and no. The x38 chipset has a flaw that could not be fixed within that chipset. Thus the x48. I dont know what that flaw is though.

x38 chipsets are not released yet. I think it will in the next few weeks. It's supposed to be released this month. x48 next.

Why DDR3?

God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 09:36pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
God Zero said:
wouldnt you mean x38 chipset?


but on TigerDirect I see no x38 motherboards that support ddr3 and if you mean x48 there is none on x48

Yes and no. The x38 chipset has a flaw that could not be fixed within that chipset. Thus the x48. I dont know what that flaw is though.

x38 chipsets are not released yet. I think it will in the next few weeks. It's supposed to be released this month. x48 next.

Why DDR3?


Future build :D...

So what motherboard should I get then if not the x38 and I dont want to wait for the x48...what motherboard can I get that will be compatible with ddr3 ram and all my other goodies and will be good for future upgrades? Also I was gunna go with the CoolerMaster Cosmos 1000 ATX Full-Tower Case instead

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 23, 2007, 09:44pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
CrAsHnBuRnXp said:
Im actually quite surprised that 10.1 DX10 and the HD3800 have been hush around here or anywhere for that fact. I never even heard of the HD3800 until the other day.


I just read this today. :/ Didn't know the 10.1 where so close.

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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 23, 2007, 10:10pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Now I don't mean to be a jerk or anything but are you sure you know what you're buying? Or are you picking the priciest stuff?

For Example:


God Zero said:
Here is the setup I came up with

Monitor==
H54-2400 :: Hyundai IT W240D 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 16:9, 5ms, 1000:1, WUXGA 1920x1200, HDMI, Component, DVI(HDCP), VGA, Built-In Speakers, Black (31 lbs) -$539


I don't know much about LCD's but you should do some research to see if it supports full HDCP. So you won't have any trouble and deceptions later.


Processor==
CP1-DUO-QX6850 P :: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Processor Bundle - FREE Sword of the New World PC Game, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHz Processor with Fan (Retail) (1.65 lbs) $1079.00


You can buy a 280$ Q6600 and overclock it easily to 3.0ghz http://tinyurl.com/3axqp4

Ram==x2
C13-7084 :: Corsair XMS3 2048MB Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (0.4 lbs) $623.00


I think I remembered reading a Maximum Pc article on DDR3, basically it holds much potential but It got beaten by DDR2. Not 100% sure on that but I would buy 4gb of these.

http://tinyurl.com/3xp7vm Use with Vista 64 bit and you'll put them to good use.

Video card==
H231-2904 :: HIS Radeon HD 2900 XT Video Card - 1GB GDDR4, PCI Express, CrossFire Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, VIVO, HDMI Support, Video Card (3.55 lbs) $529.00


Not a good idea to mix and match different brands(especially rival ones lol) although it will probably work, just to be on the safe side go with a 8800gtx, you'll need it for that big ol' monitor. http://tinyurl.com/2y8bew

MotherBoard==
E145-2012 :: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, (New A1 Version), Audio, PCI Express, SLI, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (5.15 lbs) $239.00


Although a very good motherboard, I'll bet you'll want one with DDR3 support. http://tinyurl.com/2rosxl Supports DDR3 and newer penryn cpu's ( I think) but no SLI so think about that one.

HardDrive==
TSD-500AS4 :: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs) $109.00


Ok I guess, but I like to have 2 hard drives, 1 for software, apps and windows etc. And the other for all the games. It's still a good drive but that's how I would do it.

Case & PowerSupply==

ULT40054 :: Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Full-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire, Audio Ports and Ultra 700-Watt XVS Power Supply (30 lbs) $149.00


I don't know about that brand. But try Pc & Power Cooling they have an excellent reputation for top quality Power Supplies http://tinyurl.com/24yt9t or If you're not satisfied go with the gigantor OCZ http://tinyurl.com/2wkzzn

Price comes up to about 1848.95$

Heh, I saved you a lot there, I hope I was helpful and good luck with your build.


Is this a great build or no? If not what do I change? This is about as much as I am willing to spend.


BTW.. That took me like 20 minutes to write ( I suck at quoting lol.) I had to do some research.

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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 10:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
I am going with the CP1-DUO-E6850 :: Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Processor - 3.0GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Conroe, Dual-Core, Retail, Socket 775, BX80557E6850, Processor with Fan (1.6 lbs) for $299.00 about same perfomance for 700.00 less ;D

Also switching to 4x 1024 800mhz ddr2 ram

and changing my motherboard to this

I69-2145 :: Intel 975XBX2KR Motherboard - Intel 975X, Socket 775, ATX, Viiv Ready, Audio, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (4.35 lbs)

also I was looking at BFG GeForce 8800 GTX OC Video Card - Water Cooled Edition, 768MB GDDR3, SLI Ready, PCI Express, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Video Card they are $829.99 a peice I was either going to get 1 or go with dual just woundering if it would be needed?

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Suspended User Oct 23, 2007, 10:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
WHy go E6850 DUal Core when you can go Q6600 Quad Core for same/similar price ?

God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 10:52pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Good idea lol so the video cards should I just get 1 or go x2? and sli?

German Technology,
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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 10:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
SLi does not work on Intel Chipsets. Only Crossfire.

Al-CID Oct 24, 2007, 01:14am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
since you are want to use evga 680 sli motherboard , you should definitely go for 8800 series(gt/gts/gtx/ultra) and IF you have big monitor(s) and load of cash you should get a pair (SLI)
if you are going for HD2900xt, then look for other mobo, like ASUS RoG BLITZ
I am using HD2900xt and Ive never been disappointed, and Im thinking for XFIRE.

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Al-CID Oct 24, 2007, 01:17am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
and you should get Q6600, and overclock to 3ghz which can cause you to save a LOT of money and resulting you getting dual graphic cards

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AL CID (read: EL-SID)
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