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October 16, 2008 7:35:05 AM

Hi all

I am planning to upgrade, to hold me over until around Q2 09. Please let me know if you have an suggestions or if I have made any mistakes in my current build.

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

Thanks in advance

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October 16, 2008 7:46:01 AM

looks good to me, a couple of questions though
1. what will the computer be used for?
2. what os are you going to be using?
3. will you be overclocking?
October 16, 2008 8:04:37 AM



1. primary for gaming and a little video editing
2. Vista
3. I hope to OC the 6600 to 3.4

Down the line I would like to drop a second 4850 in it. I read the Mobo I picked supports crossfire, but I do not see it mentioned under the specs on new egg.
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October 16, 2008 8:51:47 AM

Thanks,

Im swapping out the psu for the 650 and also reading up on the heat sink.
October 16, 2008 9:27:47 AM

you will need 64bit vista to utilise all that ram
all proccessors are different so 3.4 may or may not be achiveable

What resolotion is your monitor?
October 16, 2008 9:45:43 AM

I dont have the cash at the moment so it will have to wait a paycheck or 2, but I would like to get 24" monitor (1920x1200)

I was at a few on new egg. It has been awhile since I have looked at monitors, anything I should be looking at besides the contrast and response time?

this one looks pretty good to me
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 16, 2008 2:48:56 PM

If you will be getting a 24" monitor, you might want to step up to the 1GB version of the 4870. Here's a good article on the 4870 1GB card:

http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3415

Look at the games you will want to play and the resolution you will be gaming at to make a good decision. If you decide to go with the 4870 1GB, here's a list of the ones available on Newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

I would just stick with the original 750W PSU since you mentioned you might want to go crossfire in the future.
October 16, 2008 3:20:42 PM

Thanks short, I switched to the 1GB. The article was a good read. Excluding the monitor im a little over my 1k budget but it looks like its worth the dollars.
October 16, 2008 5:39:32 PM

I would go with a PC POWER AND COOLING power supply, even their 610 watt PSU will DESTROY a corsair PSU of similar size, and the price is insanely good. check it out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . PCPAC (pc power and cooling) are the best power supply makers as far as I know. this will easily handle youre system
October 16, 2008 5:41:30 PM

i wold go for the 1gb 4870 and a 750w power supply for future proofing
October 16, 2008 6:40:54 PM

mopman said:
I would go with a PC POWER AND COOLING power supply, even their 610 watt PSU will DESTROY a corsair PSU of similar size, and the price is insanely good. check it out http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... . PCPAC (pc power and cooling) are the best power supply makers as far as I know. this will easily handle youre system


mopman: I think you should do a little research before playing down Corsair PSU's. Every model PSU Corsair has made to date is of the highest quality and is right up there with PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, etc... In fact, all of their models are made by either Seasonic or Channel Well Technology. Here's a review of some models:

http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/corsai...
October 16, 2008 7:13:10 PM

+1 mopman you are wrong

tussin8898 if you read similar threads you will c yourself
October 16, 2008 7:41:17 PM

I appreciate all the help and feedback from everyone, I am really close to ordering everything. I also found the bill me later option on new egg. I will be able to get the monitor with this order as well.

The monitor is only item that I dont feel confident about. I went to new egg and picked the one with the most eggs. Anyone have any suggestions on alternative 24" gaming monitors? What specs should a gamer being looking for in a monitor?
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