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December 24, 2007 8:58:34 PM

Greeting all.
Hey guys, I am just being ready to order some parts to build my new gaming PC.
I dont know that much about computers and its components, so I would very appreciate if someone would help me and give me some useful hints, if I do anything wrong.

I am checking out these parts on tigerdirect right now which I also would like to order or just go to the store and pick it up I am not sure if they are actually matching the requirements:

MOTHERBOARD WITH CPU:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

VIDEO CARD: (2 of em)
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

MEMORY/RAM:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

CASE:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

COOLING:
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item...

Tell me if I need something else that is needed.

Thanks for your time.
December 24, 2007 9:10:26 PM

First you'd be best posting this in the Home Built section, likely get more responses. The link to the mobo/CPU links to the video card. Finally, what is your budget and do you need everything, e.g., hdd, optical drive, monitor. Unless you're planning on seriously overclocking you don't need water cooling, DDR3 is outrageously expensive and not worth the money, e.g., you can get 2GB of good DDR2 800 RAM for $100 or less. That PSU is also overkill, you really shouldn't need a 1000w. Looking at those parts you're going to be pushing close to a $3000 machine, which is fine if that's what you want to spend but you can build a really good gaming PC for a lot less
December 24, 2007 10:12:40 PM

whops.
alright sorry for posting it to the wrong section. I wanna spend around 4000$ on this PC. but I really dont know which parts to get.
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December 24, 2007 10:34:57 PM

When you repost in the Home Built section could you copy the address to this post, will be interested in seeing what people come up with for that budget. Post what you want to do, e.g., specific games, if you're overclocking. etc. You're likely to find a lot of us think that's just too much to spend, the value's just not there but if you can afford, what the hell, you should have bragging rights for a couple months. :) 
December 25, 2007 12:37:25 AM

Good god, 4k budget??

780i board, EE Penryn, 3 8800 GTX or G92 GTS in Tri-SLI, RAID 5, 4-8 Gig DDR3, and maybe enough left over for a very nice monitor :) 

Make sure you buy a nice case. With that budget, may as well go liquid and O/C it to 4.5GHz. The possibilities are endless. I wish I had that budget :) 

I think I did pretty well with $1300 tho :) 
December 25, 2007 12:42:07 AM

Thanatos421 said:
780i board, EE Penryn, 3 8800 GTX or G92 GTS in Tri-SLI, RAID 5, 4-8 Gig DDR3, and maybe enough left over for a very nice monitor :) 


Thanatos, I do not believe that the new GTS support tri SLI. Only the GTX and the Ultra support it.
December 25, 2007 12:56:28 AM

Ah, darn, oh well :)  With 4k, 3 GTX's it would be :) 
December 25, 2007 12:57:36 AM

Silverion77 said:
Thanatos, I do not believe that the new GTS support tri SLI. Only the GTX and the Ultra support it.



The 9800 GX2 will support quad SLI.

I was really disappointed to find out the 9 series is going to be the G92 refresh with 2 cards.... I really hope the R700 kicks butt.
December 25, 2007 12:59:02 AM

cnumartyr said:
The 9800 GX2 will support quad SLI.

I was really disappointed to find out the 9 series is going to be the G92 refresh with 2 cards.... I really hope the R700 kicks butt.


Where did you hear this information??
December 25, 2007 1:25:38 AM

Is it legit???

Have you seen any news of the 9800GTX or GTS (my guess is that theyll be out before the 9800 GX2)
December 25, 2007 1:26:50 AM

With a budget of $4000, why don't you get 3 8800Ultras? They look better imo.
December 25, 2007 2:36:52 AM

dude if u do not know what u are doing i would not buy parts and put it together u will most likely **** something up. i would go to a local computer store tell them that u want a high end system and they should put ti together for u for less then 200 dollars much safer bet
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