made my decision and bought these

i know many people are sitting there and thinking and deciding on what to get. So i thought i would share. I also got corsair xms 675mhz 2GB of memory for 151 after MIR.

1 MSI NX7900GT-VT2D256E-HD Geforce 7900GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814127218 $269.99
1 ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131028 $249.99
1 Intel Pentium D 915 Presler 800MHz FSB LGA 775 Processor Model BX80553915 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819116253 $137.00

1 CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Unbuffered System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-5400c4 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145015

Now i know what you're thinking "that mobo is really expensive" yes yes it is. but also consider everything it has. It almost got perfect reviews on newegg. Now i know you're thinking "well i don't want sli" you can still use the 16x slot for a 1x card or a 4x card i beleive. If not then don't use it heh. And i've heard that you CAN do sli on it but it reduces it to 4x. But that might be a bios bug too.

And by getting a cheaper processor i went ahead and didn't skimp on the mobo.

anyway good luck in your decisions! =)
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  1. My first thought wasn't how expensive the motherboard was, but how bad that CPU is. I do think you made a good choice though. Good motherboard, and good ram. You can now wait for Core to become cheaper and for production to ramp up. Once the 6300 is down to the ~$200 it should be, or the 6600 down to its ~$375 price, you will have a good system. Remember folks, its easier to put in a new CPU then to replace the entire motherboard.
  2. i couldn't afford the core 2 processor i wanted. You can't always get what you want. I can always get the core 2 processor in 3 - 6 months.

    I don't tihnk the cpu is bad. It's a pretty good price imo. I've read on many forums that the 915 is the new 805 because it runs soo much cooler than the 805.

    Quote:
    My first thought wasn't how expensive the motherboard was, but how bad that CPU is. I do think you made a good choice though. Good motherboard, and good ram. You can now wait for Core to become cheaper and for production to ramp up. Once the 6300 is down to the ~$200 it should be, or the 6600 down to its ~$375 price, you will have a good system. Remember folks, its easier to put in a new CPU then to replace the entire motherboard.
  3. I was trying to tell you you made a good choice. To many times I've seen people go cheap on a motherboard so they could get a powerful CPU, or a soundcard. Why not save the $100 on the audigy, and get a better motherboard? So you use onboard sound for 3-6months, could it be that bad? (have you even looked at the onboard sound for current motherboards? They've come a long way.) Putting in a new soundcard, CPU, or even a new video card is much easier then putting in a new motherboard. Besides, you could easily ebay a 7600GT, it might be hard to convince someone your old motherboard still works.
    Again, good call. As a gamer, I can't call that chip a good one. http://www23.tomshardware.com/cpu.html?modelx=33&model1=246&chart=68&model2=323 Ofcourse you are planning on upgrading it, so your core will still be faster then my 3500+.
  4. A lot people consider buying a high-end Graphics card like the 7900GT "now" is a bad idea ... as the next gen cards from both gpu makers are just around the corner.

    No , I'm not talking about DX10. The actual chips themselves. When these come out , the "previous" gen would be knocked down in price.
  5. Quote:
    A lot people consider buying a high-end Graphics card like the 7900GT "now" is a bad idea ... as the next gen cards from both gpu makers are just around the corner.

    No , I'm not talking about DX10. The actual chips themselves. When these come out , the "previous" gen would be knocked down in price.


    LOL would you stop with that "around the corner" crap, even if they're going to be released in Q1 2007 it's still long way to go.
  6. and it'll be 500 dollars ... the dx10 cards will probably require a new graphics port if history is any guide.

    the 915 is a good processor because its better and faster than the pentium 4 3.066ghz i have now and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

    Quote:
    A lot people consider buying a high-end Graphics card like the 7900GT "now" is a bad idea ... as the next gen cards from both gpu makers are just around the corner.

    No , I'm not talking about DX10. The actual chips themselves. When these come out , the "previous" gen would be knocked down in price.
  7. I see your point, but i'd still go with at least e6300.
    If you can't efford the proc you want, maybe you should save some more money
  8. because if you wait for the next best thing you'll always wait.

    Quote:
    I see your point, but i'd still go with at least e6300.
    If you can't efford the proc you want, maybe you should save some more money
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    because if you wait for the next best thing you'll always wait.

    I see your point, but i'd still go with at least e6300.
    If you can't efford the proc you want, maybe you should save some more money


    that's not what i said :lol: 8)
  10. heh i've been waiting. i was originally going to upgrade to an amd athlon 64 x2 4600+

    i wanted to upgrade 3 months ago =P one man can only wait for so long =)

    Quote:
    because if you wait for the next best thing you'll always wait.

    I see your point, but i'd still go with at least e6300.
    If you can't efford the proc you want, maybe you should save some more money


    that's not what i said :lol: 8)
  11. im glad you're not going amd anymore :wink:
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