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Can you please review this PC Build....

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December 23, 2005 12:08:56 PM

I welcome any input you may have regarding this PC build.

Thanks,

Mitch

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*all prices from Newegg.com

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt
$99.99

ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939
$235.00

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester
$400.00

eVGA 256-P2-N515-AX Geforce 7800GT
$304.00

CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR
$106.00

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L200S0 200GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
2 each: $88.50

SONY Black IDE CD-ROM
$14.50

ASUS Black IDE DVD Burner 2X DVD-RAM Read Model DRW-1608P2
$48.99

Total: $1,379.48

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December 23, 2005 12:22:36 PM

Save $100 and get the Epox 9NPA+ SLI

Save $130 and get the Epox 9NPA+ Ultra. If you have no budget limits and want to game at very high res with high detail, then SLI is an OK option. If you plan on upgrading, then by the time you want to upgrade, the better option will most likely be getting a next generation vid card. A next gen vid card will likely cost less and perform better than SLI from previous gen - look at reviews and compare 6800GT SLI to 7800GT.
December 23, 2005 12:35:09 PM

Basicly if you not buying two video cards at the same time. Drop the SLI mother board.
December 23, 2005 1:39:06 PM

That first reply is RIGHT ON the money. The SLI thing just doesn't make sense.

If you buy two 7800GT cards for say $600 in SLI you will have a nice rig. But in 6 months when the next generation card comes out a single 8800GT or whatever will beat the two 7800GTs in SLI plus have the latest shaders and other technology the 7800s don't have. So SAVE your money, buy a $300 card now and then in 6-12 months buy another $300 card for the same price and get MORE for your money.

Unless you're a bloody rich SOB then GO FOR IT! And buy me something please....
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