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February 16, 2007 10:21:08 PM

Intel Quad core 2.66
4GB DDR2 667
2X 500GB hard drives
8800GTX
soundblaster xfi extrememusic
48X CD
16X DVDRW
dual TV tuner

i can get that for $2600 as a Dell XPS 710...but i might get a new case and motherboard to overclock

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February 16, 2007 11:02:28 PM

It's a good price, but if you're just going to get a new case and mobo, (and probably PSU), you might as well build it from the ground up, since that's essentially what you'll be doing anyway. Try calculating the price advantages, perhaps you intend to finance it? As it is though, that Dell has the price edge, but you may lose some of the value by replacing the case and mobo.
February 16, 2007 11:33:25 PM

ok i priced out a similiar system on newegg and it costs $3800...so even if i buy a new case and an asus striker and high end cooler im still saving $400...as the dell has a 1000w PSU...how i just need $2600,lol
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February 16, 2007 11:37:09 PM

Then you've answered your own dilemma. It's a solid buy.

Edit: Heh, but if $2600 is way over-budget, much more reasonable, sweet-spot systems can be built/bought for half of that. Do you actually do the types of things that will tangibly benefit from four cores and 4Gbs of RAM?
February 17, 2007 12:07:46 AM

Here is something worth 2600:

Case: your choice
Motherboard: Asus Striker
CPU: Q6600
Ram:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Powersupply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
Harddrive: 150GB Harddrive paired with a 500GB for storage sounds nice
Sound card: X-fi Xtrememusic
DVD-RW:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
Graphics card: 8800GTX
OS: Windows Vista

Sounds good for 2600 I think.
February 17, 2007 12:45:56 AM

I thought on some of the XPS systems you could OC. Though I dont know how well since I havent bought any branded computer or laptop in the past 6 years! I just see them in mags now.

Best,

3Ball
February 17, 2007 1:06:20 AM

yeah the new H2C systems you can, but they are 4000+ i cant get them 40% off retail,


and to answer the question about do i have anything that i need that much power for, the answer is yes...supreme commander dual 42" monitors at 1920X1080. and the fact that i could say i have one,lol, now i just have to find a simple legal method of making that much money...and not have to wait 6 months for my job to pay me,lol.
February 17, 2007 1:37:12 AM

Is supreme commander really as demanding as everyone says it is. I turned everything up that I could in the demo on my comp @ 1280x1024 and I had no frame problems what so ever and was honestly not impressed graphically. Did I miss something, this is an RTS correct? I think I saw some dude build a C2Q system with 4gb of memory and dual 8800GTX with a 20.1' monitor for this game?!? lol maybe I downloaded the wrong demo, but I already uninstalled whatever I downloaded.

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3Ball
February 17, 2007 1:38:57 AM

Quote:
yeah the new H2C systems you can, but they are 4000+ i cant get them 40% off retail,


and to answer the question about do i have anything that i need that much power for, the answer is yes...supreme commander dual 42" monitors at 1920X1080. and the fact that i could say i have one,lol, now i just have to find a simple legal method of making that much money...and not have to wait 6 months for my job to pay me,lol.


no you should totally go for dual dell 30" 2560 by 1900 monitors! High res kicks ass!
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