New Major Upgrade. Check this. Tags: CPUs Last response: July 4, 2005 12:01 AM in CPUs Share Krat0s July 1, 2005 9:10:19 PM Hi. I will buy a new PC now. I just want to have a few opinions to see if this is what i need to play the upcoming next-gen games that's coming nearby. Here's what i chose: Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 4800+ Motherboard: DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Memory Ram: OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Gold VX Graphics Card: 2*NVIDIA 7800 GTX in SLI with CoolViva VHC-L61 to cool the graphics card. Power Supply: Coolermaster RealPower 550 W Computer Case: Lian Li PC60 Plus Water Cooling: Innovatek Premium XXS: Premium Class DVD Burner: Samsung TS-H552B SoundCard: Creative Labs Audigy 4 Pro with GigaWorks THX S750 7.1 Monitor: Samsung CRT Flat 1100DF Hard-Drives: 2*250GB WESTERN-DIGITAL RAPTOR WD CAVIAR SE16 SATA II with CoolDrive Lite LHD-V07 to cool the Hard-Drives. So...what do you think? (apart of being especially expensive) More about : major upgrade check dunklegend July 1, 2005 9:37:51 PM It doesn't get much better than that. Nice system. <font color=orange>Anything good in life is either illegal immoral or fattening<font color=orange> tw33ter July 1, 2005 9:40:09 PM i think you have your hd's mixed up, as far as i know, raptors dont come in 250gb, and if you're thinking about doing a raid setup, read <A HREF="http://www.anandtech.com/storage/showdoc.aspx?i=2101&p=..." target="_new">this</A> Related resources Sanity Check -- new build configuration, any major problems? - Forum Preparing for major upgrade/new build, seeking input - Forum [Help] Major FPS loss after upgrade to i7 3770k CPU - Forum Major System Upgrade (Vertex 3, Sandy + SLI) - Forum Major upgrades - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer pickxx July 1, 2005 9:48:09 PM Why not get a 24" Dell LCD? You are already dropping like 3-4grand, you might as well have a rediculously nice screen to do all that gaming on. __________________________________________ Krat0s July 1, 2005 10:24:41 PM www.westerndigital.com You'll see SATA II in the reference of the HDD i've put here. 250GB SATA II. Physical Specifications Formatted Capacity 250,059 MB Capacity 250 GB Interface SATA II Number of Platters 3 Bytes Per Sector 512 User Sectors Per Drive 488,397,168 Servo Type Embedded dunklegend July 1, 2005 10:29:03 PM The 250GB HDDs are 7200 RPM, and the raptors are 10000 RPM <font color=orange>Anything good in life is either illegal immoral or fattening<font color=orange> Krat0s July 1, 2005 10:32:46 PM Yes. I've understood my mistake now. But talking about that Dell monitor...it's only $1.199 GEEZ but it's freakin' beautiful pickxx July 1, 2005 11:25:42 PM People were getting it as low as 800shipped with coupons like a week ago. Maybe the coupons are still active....i dont know. __________________________________________ yesdiseases July 4, 2005 12:01:59 AM If you're just going to be making an gaming machine of destruction, maybe consider getting a higher clocked processor rather than dual core. You'll get better frame-rates (but I guess with the 100+ fps you'll be getting, that might not matter). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumLooking to do a major Upgrade ForumNeed advice on major upgrade for old system... ForumDoing a Major Upgrade - Athlon 64 to AM3 Based ForumNew build with an ASUS M5A99X major problems. Forummajor upgrade ForumJust did major hardware upgrade . Why is it still slow? ForumBootcamp major performance loss - Resolved ForumNew system, MAJOR graphics slowdown ForumNeed Major Help With Virus + Blue Screen Forum6300 fx vishera black edition ForumUpgrade, what do you think? ForumNew Install ForumToshiba 1905-S301 cpu upgrade ForumBack and Building a New baby Forumrig check More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !