Built a machine for a friend last night.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    He bought the parts, I put them together. It was a pretty good build, if your one goal in life is to see the veins on the intestines of the noob you just fragged.

    - XFX nForce 780i
    - Intel Core 2 Quad 4x2.4GHz
    - 4GB DDR2800
    - 2x eVGA 8800GTX (SLI, of course)
    - 2x 500GB Western Digital Caviar
    - Antec Nine Hundred case

    The one thing that killed me, though, was he was dead-set on using RAID0 with the two hard drives; even after I told him exactly how much of a pain in the ass RAID0 can be, he still wanted to "give it a shot and see how it goes".

    Best of luck with that.
     
  2. P07r0457

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    he will have probs with that mobo.
     
  3. crontab

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    yeah, the best mobo's are from foxconn.
     
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    thats a nice system
     
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    um, no. But the nforce 780i is a joke.
     
  6. deusexaethera

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    Well, he didn't ask me before buying the parts. He says he has a friend who built the exact same machine and he loves it.

    The Rosewill power supply worries me, though, even if it does look exactly like a rebranded Ultra.

    As for the SLI, I think it's a bloody waste of time, but him + his 22" widscreen LCD + his free copy of Crysis will be the judge of that I guess.
     
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    really? thought intel mobo's are the best? aren't they?
     
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    What's the retail on that build?
     
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    $2100.
     
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    Good, that's about what I was finding when I was considering doing almost that same build (I was going to go with the e6850 proc though). Instead I just added some RAM to my PC and I think I will upgrade the vid card and sound card this weekend.
     
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    intel mobos are my choice, yes.


    regardless of the "brand" you choose, it's fairly well-accepted that Intel chipsets are the way to go.

    nVidia chipsets are fine for AMD procs, but I wouldn't bother on Intel.
     
  12. crontab

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    welp since foxconn makes the mobo's for intel, previously asus made them.. foxconn must be the best.

    they also make the boards for dell, hp, apple, ps3, xbox, etc. thus all of those machines must be the best.

    anything else, regardless if they want to do SLI, sucks.
     
  13. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I don't doubt that foxconn would be a recent maker of intel boards. But that still doesn't put the intel board in the same class as a foxconn board.
    It's just like when sears contracts the work out for craftsman tools. They use SK tools, and Snapon as their suppliers.
    And the last time I saw a consumer reports matchup of 12" ratchets, the craftsman beat both the SK and Snapon in how far it took to break them, even though they are the suppliers.

    In this case, there's even more reason to expect a better product. Intel designs the board, and obviously is going to be more familiar with the cpu than anyone else. It's reasonable to expect the intel branded board to work at least slightly better than the competition.
     

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