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What do u guys think of my next monster gaming machine?

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November 16, 2006 11:24:26 AM

well, this is my gaming machine i have configure. Will start ordering all hardware next week, hopefully i could get this processor over clock up to 3.2 or 3.5 range. i thnk pc is still much cheaper than an alienware in price, for what it has.


motherboard -evga core duo/quad duo nForce 680i SLI 775 $257.31

processor-Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad Core Processor $1,141.99

video card-eVGA GeForce 8800 768 mb GTX Video Card $655.73
eVGA GeForce 8800 768 mb GTX Video Card $655.73 SLI

hard drive-WD Raptor 150GB Hard Drive$238.70
WD Raptor 150GB Hard Drive$238.70 Raid 0
Hitachi 500GB Hard Drive $192.94 for storage

sound card-Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Elite Pro$268.24

memory-Corsair 2GB PC2-8500 DDR DIMM Memory Kit $404.83

HD DVD- until is available

power suppy-PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 850 SSI Power Supply$453.06


case-ThermalTake Tai-Chi VB5001SNA Black/Silver SNA Mid Tower w/water cooling$400.04

monitor-ViewSonic PerfectFlat G225fB crt Monitor -$438.91 for gaming

Apple M9179LLA Silver 30" Cinema HD LCD Display - $1,889.00 for movies and computer animation, game programming, maybe some gaming if not to distorted and blurry

Grand total with tax and shipping: $7,235
a c 90 B Homebuilt system
November 16, 2006 12:29:57 PM

Send us some pictures when you have it up and running.
Also toss in a few benchmark performance screenshots.
November 16, 2006 12:38:21 PM

I think it fits the term monster perfectly, however... I would skimp out on the C2Q, get a e6600, and then when native quad-cores come out, jump on those. Games can't use 4 cores yet, so save the money now and wait for the software to catch up. By then, next-gen quad-cores will be out and it should promise to be much better than the current offering.
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November 16, 2006 12:49:01 PM

Yeah, I think that will about do it. Just so you know though, that Apple 30" HD Cinema Display has a 16ms response time.

Overall, beautiful system.
November 16, 2006 1:05:23 PM

oh yeah, just realized that, ditch the Apple 30" and go with Dell... Apple blows...

/Rabid anti-apple person, Steve Jobs deserves to be shot
November 16, 2006 1:11:44 PM

Overall good system.

(drool...)

But going Quad may be an overkill if gaming is the primary reason for the rig. Just my $0.02.
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