Rate/Help with my gaming PC build

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  1. c019552

    c019552 New Member

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    I left out the cd-drives. But this is what a buddy of mine set up on newegg, what do you think?

    Case Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply

    ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

    BFG Tech BFGR7950GX21GBE Geforce 7950GX2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Dual GPU Video Card

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX -

    CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System

    Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card

    Logitech X-530 70 watts 5.1 Speaker


    Subtotal: $1,835.91
     
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  2. royalk4

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    Are you going to use SLI? If not then don't get an SLI board.

    I would also Get a different Branded GPU. I currently have BFG and have not been impressed with there customer service.
     
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    Probably not......I dont see me buying two of those cards anytime in the near future
     
  4. Rufus

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    I would wait for conroe when it starts shipping in like a week. Even though the new AMD prices are cheap, it would be good to spend a little extra on conroe to future-proof your computer a little bit more.
     
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    the corsair ram cosntantly sells out, is there much a differece anymore between brands???
     
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    corsair > *
     
  7. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I'm running 2gb of Corsair ecc memory, and it's been 100% stable.
     
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    c019552 New Member

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    Yeah thats the overall consensus i am getting.
     
  9. Tvan

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    AMD Socket AM2 is only 2-3 months older than the Core 2 Duo, I think that It's pretty future-proof as it is...:ugh:
     
  10. et3rnul

    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    But if you want the fastest now, then Core 2 Duo is the way to go. Besides, the E6600 is cheap.
     
  11. DaIceMan

    DaIceMan Jack Bauer > *.*

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    If you are looking at the prices of the AMD chips... Conroe wouldn't be considered "cheap". But "pound for pound" the Conroe will destroy the AMD. I was fully set on building an AMD system and have completely dropped the AMD line to become an Intel fanboy. My largest complaint about Conroe right now... is the mobo's available for the Conroe. $250-275 for the Bad Axe :eek:
     
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    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    Whoops you're right. I meant Conroe has a better price/performance ratio.
     

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