Haven't built a system in awhile.

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  1. Gunnar

    Gunnar Getting closer to HELL everyday. OT Supporter

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    Right now I have a P4 3.0, 2 gigs of ram, an X1650 pro 512mb video card and a 320 gig HD.



    I was hoping to build a new system with these specs:

    COOLER MASTER Stacker 830 Evolution RC-830-SSN3-GP Silver Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
    $179.99



    ASUS P5N-E SLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $114.99




    (2) XFX PVT71JYPF4 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card $189.99 x 2 = $379.98




    Antec NeoPower 650 Blue ATX12V / EPS12V 650W PowerSupply $139.99


    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 $189.99


    mushkin 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory Model 991580 $94.99

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $179.99
     
  2. Gunnar

    Gunnar Getting closer to HELL everyday. OT Supporter

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    I play games mostly and have a 10k rpm HD just for the 3 games I play.
     
  3. DAN513

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    IMO, you're better off getting one good video card over 2 older cards. If you do really want to run SLI, at least get a single good card to start, something that supports DX10, like the 8800GT or GTX. Ditch the Antec power supply for one from PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, Seasonic or Corsair. Antec quality has gone way downhill lately and they've really cheaped out on components and not dropped their prices at all.
    Also, ditch the samsung drive for one of the seagate 7200.10 or 7200.11 series drives.
     
  4. Dnepr

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    8800GT > 7950 x 2, plus its cheaper :slap:

    Also, stay away from Nforce 6xx mobo's... Seriously save yourself the trouble, get one of the newer intel mobos instead.
     
  5. thebox

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    i'm not a fan of that case. i liked them a lot more until i played with one. it was a flimsy motherfucker for being a "nice" case.
     
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    also 650i chipsets are jank.
     
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  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I would look at the newer 8800gts rev 2 card instead of doing SLI.
    Probably faster than the pair of 7950's.

    That Antec is one of the psu's that Jonny Guru's power supply site recommends, but at $140 you are in the territory to get a Corsair,Seasonic, Fortron level psu.

    Here's two links to check out. Both of them are Jonny Guru links, but both are down at the moment for some reason.
    Check back later, and if it's up again, do some digging around in there.

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1460

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103&highlight=pc+power+%26amp%3B+cooling
     
  8. GiRaff3

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    i agree with the others:

    get one good video card, not 2 old ones.

    8800gt is a NICE card for the money!
     
  9. +(ll.ll)+

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    Agree with everybody above ^^. A single 8800GT would beat those two cards. Your PC case is too expensive... have you checked NewEgg for other cheaper/better alternatives?
     

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