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December 13, 2008 4:34:17 PM

I am going to be building a new system here very shortly and I put this list together and wanted to get some opinions and or advice on it. I like the price point that I have it at now, but I am a little flexible either way. I will be primarily a gaming rig, I play at 1680X1050. There are actually a few mail in rebates as well but I didn't subtract those from the price...

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16813128359
$119.99

Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16822136151
$99.99

LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16827106263
$20.99

BFG Tech GeForce 8800GTS (G92) BFGE88512GTSE Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16814143119
$169.99

Thermaltake M9 VI1000BWS Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16811133058
$89.99

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16817171023
$79.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16819115052
$119.99

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16820145197
$99.00

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...
Item #:N82E16835186134
$18.99

Grand Total:$818.92
December 13, 2008 4:49:46 PM

Depending on which games you play, and if you like AA/AF you may want to switch the card. The cheaper ATI 4850 can beat the 8800gts 512mb in some games. Take a look at the following chart comparing gtx 260, 8800gts 512 oc, 4850 (note that this is not overclocked on review, but can be) and 4870 512mb

http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-char...

I would either go for the cheaper 4850, or upgrade to a 4870 or 260 depending on the games / settings you intend to play/use
December 13, 2008 5:10:28 PM

I primarily play WoW...not really a system killer. My thoughts were to just throw in a second 8800GTS in SLI when I have a little extra money or need a boost... plus the price difference between the 8800 listed and the GTX260 is over $100
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December 13, 2008 6:13:52 PM

nathanbmiller said:
I primarily play WoW...not really a system killer. My thoughts were to just throw in a second 8800GTS in SLI when I have a little extra money or need a boost... plus the price difference between the 8800 listed and the GTX260 is over $100


Don't know which gtx 260 your looking at but heres one for $200

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
December 13, 2008 6:27:42 PM

Why are people still looking at the 8800 GTS !?

You can get a 9800 GTX+ for the same price or a 9800 GT for $50 dollars less and OC it.
Check this post to make an informed decision: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/258033-33-check-gamin...

Also if you should really consider ATI and CF! A 4830 CF solution with shattering performance costs only $180. Check the Toms article: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/4830-radeon-crossfi...

If you can beat that bang for the buck then tell me. Cheers!
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