new pc setup v.opinions please

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  1. jeyur

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    get an E6600 instead. 2x the cache size and 300MHz more on each core ftw. better for overclocking too
     
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    ok thanks anything else?
     
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    I would get this Seagate 500gb drive instead.
    You'll save a few bucks and it's a better drive.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148135

    The Samsung dvd burner would do you justice, but more enthusiasts go with the NEC's these days.
    Same price at Newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076


    Those tall heatsinks put a lot of strain on the motherboard over time.
    Plus they look great, but don't cool any better than the big Zalmans.
    I would go with one of the 120mm Zalmans like this one for a couple of bucks less.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118115

    I would probably go with the X1950XTX too. Worth the 20 bucks more.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102045
     
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    Here's a nice review of the 8800's. You can see the gts edges out the 1950XTX.

    That plus the directx 10 make it the winner if you can afford it.
     
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    hey emmitt so is the x1950xtx not dx10 compatible?
     
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    That is correct.

    The 8800 cards are the first ones that are.
     
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    hmmm that just jacks up the price of it by 400 :wtc:
     
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    The Saphire you posted was $370, and the MSI 8800gts is $455.

    That's only $85 difference. :dunno:
     
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    oh haha i calculated something differently :o
     
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    cpu + vc = about 600

    new set cpu + vc = 950

    :dunno:
     
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    The E6600 is about $320 at Newegg, the 8800 is 455.

    That's $775.

    But you could go with the new Gigabyte motherboard for a few bucks more over the Asus. The Gigabyte overclocks better, so you could go with your original plan of the E6400 and push it up just as high as you would get with the E6600 with the Asus.

    E6400 is $220, the 8800 is 455. $675 total.

    The Gigabyte motherboard is $195, and I've seen people getting great overclock results from them.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128323
     
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    one more question...for now. is there any difference between gigabyte and msi besides company? im talking about performance wise
     
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    just a FYI. compusa has a seagate 750GB for 300 AR. i might pay the extra 70 for it

    edit: the HD i linked was a SATA 3.0 compared to the seagate ATA100. will i notice much speed difference?
     
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    You want to go with the SATA 3.0 for sure.

    I think I accidentally copied and pasted the wrong link last nite for the Seagate. I was looking at a special deal that was weekend only on a 500gb for $189.
    Anyway, here's a 400gb Seagate for $189.
    If you're not in a hurry for this build, I would look around for better prices on a Seagate. Seagate is the best.
    The $300 after rebate for the 750gb one is pretty good.
     
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    Performance wise, I think so. I have had good luck with MSI boards over the years, but that Gigabyte is worth the extra money.
    For now, I would stick with either an Asus, the Gigabyte or an Intel board.

    Oh yeah, if you are planning on ever doing SLI, then you need to stick with the Asus because the Gigabyte and Intel boards don't support it.
     
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    Oh yeah, that's for the GTX card.
    One of them bad boys is about as fast as a pair of 7900 GTX's.
     
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    thanks for everything Emmet. i will build my comp accordingly
     
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    yw. :cool:

    And post back here and let everybody know how it works out.
     
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    i will post in here and if u don't respond ill pm you. but i am reading that i should go the Asus P5w DH instead of p5b. The p5b says it has 2 PCi-e but one is 16x and teh other is 4x. Would u recommend the p5w over the p5b?
     
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    If you want to have 16x on both lanes you have to go with the nForce 590 chipset.

    But if you want SLI on a budget, then you might want to check out the Asus P5NSLI - $110 at newegg
    It's the nForce 570 chipset with two pci x16 slots that will run at x8 and x8 in SLI.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131032



    Nothing is tapping out even x8 that I'm aware of, but if you want to have x16 to future proof it, you can go with an Asus nFocrce 590 mobo like the Asus P5N32-SLI - $229 at newegg
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131071



    And if you want to spend some really big bucks, the nForce 680 chipset is available now, and it supports quadcore. (starts around $300 though)
     
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    so you would recommend the P5N32-sli over the p5b deluxe and p5w for sli cause i eventually plan to do it just not right now. Reviews are kinda bad on that board too :(

    would i be better off going the 680 for 275 open box tho or P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131031
     
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    Can you clear up that sentence a little bit?

    Which board has the bad reviews?
     

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