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    So im thinking of upgrading my rig, here goes...

    $149
    ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Go Green w/ EPU, plus PCIe2.0 Dual x16 SLI

    $24 after rebate
    Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

    $274
    Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

    BUYING TWO for SLI MODE
    $49after rebate
    EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card

    TOTAL $545
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  • #2
    Cache is up to 6MB now? WOW, I am still at 512K. By the time I will build my next computer all these technical specs figures will double. Ah! How times are changing...

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    • #3
      That seems a bit steep for a new computer (parts only,infact!)

      check this out...its my wish list of a pc ill be building shortly...

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811144001 -59.99

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813138111 -48.99

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814121094 -69.99

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103064 -66.00

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820220030 -30.00

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136195 -38.99

      http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118005 -39.99

      Total : 354.94
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      • #4
        I wouldn't build that. Your choices to not go at least 1x SATA, over 1GB of ram, that cheap case with a cheap power supply, and an aging X2 processor would be regrettable. The vid card is only slightly better than what's in my 2 year old laptop.

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        • #5
          at the same take home price of $49.. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130085

          has double the pixel pipelines of the 8500. Plus buying two of the exact same model at one time makes it easier for SLI.

          I cant wait to see my framerates in QUake4/QuakeWars...
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          • #6
            When I built my computer the price was $1,500 and it was matching the specs of those rip-offs Alienwares which they sell for $3,500 and are not available in stores.

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            • #7
              I can run ET:QW with my current 4 year old rig at 1280x1024 with nice performance.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by R00k View Post
                So im thinking of upgrading my rig, here goes...

                $149
                ASUS P5N-D LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
                Go Green w/ EPU, plus PCIe2.0 Dual x16 SLI

                $24 after rebate
                Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

                $274
                Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

                BUYING TWO for SLI MODE
                $49after rebate
                EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card

                TOTAL $545


                R00k, you're planning on paying to much

                What do you plan on using your PC for?
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                • #9
                  WEll i was thinking of using my existing rig to code/ test quake projects,
                  the new rig i was thinking of hooking it to the 240 adapter for the hookers on the corner so they can keep warm and humming all night, to broadcast native american chant in realtime on my cowboy ham radio, to calculate the motion on my wind turbine in the back yard for domestic electrical input (5400watt) and maybe id spend the rest warmin muh coffee




                  okjust kiddn! its just to play some modern games/tech demos
                  Last edited by R00k; 05-14-2008, 10:47 PM.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by R00k View Post
                    WEll i was thinking of using my existing rig to code/ test quake projects,
                    the new rig i was thinking of hooking it to the 240 adapter for the hookers on the corner so they can keep warm and humming all night, to broadcast native american chant in realtime on my cowboy ham radio, to calculate the motion on my wind turbine in the back yard for domestic electrical input (5400watt) and maybe id spend the rest warmin muh coffee




                    okjust kiddn! its just to play some modern games/tech demos
                    I'm looking to build a new PC that has more power to it also. I've heard the Intel Duo cpu's outpower the AMD dual-cores. I'd have to say for gaming Intel duo wins, also get nVidia graphics Wheres the_foqer he knows all about computers!
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                    • #11
                      he'll come we just need some bait ...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by omix2 View Post
                        I wouldn't build that. Your choices to not go at least 1x SATA, over 1GB of ram, that cheap case with a cheap power supply, and an aging X2 processor would be regrettable. The vid card is only slightly better than what's in my 2 year old laptop.
                        Storage Devices
                        PATA 1 x ATA100 2 Dev. Max
                        SATA 3Gb/s 4
                        SATA RAID 0/1/0+1/5

                        *cough* , this computer will run anything for the next few years,thats all I need... I dont need todays tech to enjoy todays games.

                        I currently have a Athlon 64 x2 4200+ , with a Sapphire x1650 thats overclocked quite well from factory specs and has played anything I've loaded..
                        Last edited by Mindf!3ldzX; 05-15-2008, 10:14 AM.
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                        • #13
                          All Of You Throw Your Assumptions And Wishlists Out The Window. Teh Foqula Wil Be Here Shortly To Present You All With A List Of Acceptable Hardware To Buy. That Is All.
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                          • #14
                            All? No.
                            Mind'z comp is horrible... one stick of DDR = only 1 GB of way outdated memory on single channel which sucks ballz o_o

                            Rook that pc looks great, but I would scratch the two 8600GTs and get a single 8800GS. Trust me, it will be much better. And then you can SLI that later :p

                            for a power supply I reccomend the Corsair 520hx.

                            As for that motherboard, it's great. It actually runs SLI at full speed (16x/16x) not like some boards that run 16x/8x or 8x/8x mode.
                            e|------------------------0---------------
                            B|---------------0^1----------------1----
                            G|---------------2------2------0^2-------
                            D|---------------2-------2--2-------------
                            A|---------------0------------------------
                            E|----------------------------------------

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for your input!! shoud i splurge (not spooge) and get an 8800GT not GS?


                              I was planning on using my existin 500watt tower !!


                              My head has been in the sand, and i am not "current" on the this or that of all the trends today
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