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April 18, 2009 11:31:02 PM

Hello, I wanted to ask for an opinion on this set-up for under 1k. I am mainly only going to be playing games with this computer and I want to be able to play pretty much all current games at max or near max detail ..and hopefully be able to play future games as well. I also want it to be very compatible with future CPU's and Video cards.

Anyway, below is what I had in mind.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

$119.99

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136320

Western Digital 500 GB $59.99

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131232

ASUS 750i SLI $129.99

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130339

9800GTX[x2] Running in SLI. ($134.99 each)

Power supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

Corsair 750W $119.99

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115037

E8400 3.0 Ghz Dual Core. 167.99

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227267

OCZ 4GG (2gbx2) $49.99

CD/DVD Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129023


Subtotal: $942.91


If any of you could point out any compatibility issues that would be helpful as well. Such as why I might not be able to run SLI. Also, do I need to buy any coolers or fans for this type of rig...or anything like that? Thanks for your help! :hello: 

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April 19, 2009 1:55:03 AM

Ok, get a heatsink so you can overclock
Xigmatek Dark Knight
$40

This should be a better drive
WD Black 640gb
$75

Instead of 9800gtx sli, get a single GTX 275. You can add a second one for SLI when you want to upgrade
EVGA GTX 275
$250
April 19, 2009 2:06:07 AM

Those Nvidea chipset boards blow. LGA 775 isn't the future, and I would think of either going cheap atm, or going with an i7 build. Anyways here's a build worth looking at for saving money and getting performance. You can easily move up your fsb (10.5 x 333) and run that E7400 at 3.5GHz @ 1333 fsb. Or you could even consider moving up to a gtx 275 or gtx 285. The psu in this build will easily push either one of those cards. It all depends on your screen resolution and budget.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.95 Free Shipping*
Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $69.99 ($44.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
OCZ Fatal1ty OCZ550FTY 550W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
Free 4GB flash drive with purchase, ends 4/30

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-43-UD3L $65.49 after rebate
GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L Core 2 Quad/ Intel P43/ DDR2/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=E7400 $106.75
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 2.8GHz 1066MHz 3M LGA775 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99($29.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 Free Shipping*
XFX GX260XADJF GeForce GTX 260 Core Edition Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Free Call of Duty: World at War w/ purchase, limited offer

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $42.99
G.SKILL HK 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

Total: $664.72 | $619.72 w/rebates *not including shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $169.99 ($149.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
ASUS VW224U Black 22" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ HDCP Support 300 cd/m2 1000:1 (ASCR 5000:1) Built in Speakers - Retail
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April 19, 2009 2:20:12 AM

Ok, now I have to ask. Why do you suggest the Sunbeam CR-CCTF over the Xigmatek HDT-S1283/Dark Knight?
April 19, 2009 2:31:32 AM

irkjab said:
Ok, now I have to ask. Why do you suggest the Sunbeam CR-CCTF over the Xigmatek HDT-S1283/Dark Knight?


Both are good heatsinks.... the sunbeam is a bit of a bargain atm with it's price, free shipping, rebate and the fact it comes with a tube of Tuniq thermal compound to boot. I would never think of posting an after market heatsink without posting a thermal compound also. But the Darknight is a great heatsink no doubt. :) 
April 19, 2009 2:34:19 AM

Oh, I see. With the $10 off and free quality thermal paste, that is a good deal.
April 19, 2009 2:39:13 AM

irkjab said:
Oh, I see. With the $10 off and free quality thermal paste, that is a good deal.


Not to mention the Free Shipping. :) 
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