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Building a new rig in 2 months...suggestions?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Agility, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Agility

    Agility

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    Motherboard: Asus M2R32-MVP $241 (Price $200-$300)

    http://www.asus.com/products3.aspx?l1=3&l2=101&l3=328&slname=AMD 580X CrossFire Chipset/SB600

    Processor: AMD Athlon X2 4600+ $318 ($250-$350)

    http://www.amd.com/us-en/Processors/ProductInformation/0,,30_118_9485_13041^13076,00.html

    Memeory: DDR2 Ultra Dual Channel Kit PC2-6400 DDR2-800 Dual Channel Kit $266 ($200-$300)

    http://www.geilusa.com/products/show/id/65

    Graphics card: PowerColor X1950Pro Xtreme Edition 256MB/512MB (I'm still confused in buying how much memory i should need. Cause my maximum resolution is 1440X900...)
    $328 (256MB) / $379 (512MB) (Not confirmed on price range)

    http://www.powercolor.com/global/main_product_detail.asp?id=133

    PSU: OCZ Powerstream 520W $202 ($150-$250)

    http://www.ocztechnology.com/produc...cz_powerstream_power_supply-nvidia_sli_ready_

    Total is $1355 (256MB VGA) / $1406 (512MB VGA)

    My budget is $1500... Anyway i'm only building it in first of june or probably the second week. Can be flexible in all as long it's within the budget. Thanks! Oh and prices are in Singapore Dollars.... 1USD = $1.50SGD around there. Sorry guys for making you exhcnage the rates just to help me..:respect:

    http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi - Currency exhcanger....Thanks!!
     
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    Do you plan on getting a second 1950pro someday? if so than just get 256mb one for now. I find some games ask for more memory like the RTS game I play, Company of Heros.

    This is my inexperienced help.. I know your not looking for dx10 but maybe you could go that route if the prices are right on the mid range cards, nividia has em coming out soon and ati should have a midranged card in like 3 months.

    It looks like normally dx10 cards preform alot better than dx9 cards in dx9 games.

    I take it those are USD prices in Singapore.
     
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    Yes i've plans to get a 2nd pro one day... But not too soon though.
     
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    Get a second X1950pro ? Why ? It aint DX10 compatible...
    Aint the prices a bit high ?
     
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    hes in Singapore so his prices are higher.. a 8800gts 640mb is prob like 600usd there. maybe he should get a single pci-e board and a 8800gts 320mb or something similar.

    How much is the 8800s over there Agility?

    you could probably get a c2d 6300 and a board like mine and OC it to speeds faster than the best current amd cpu.
     
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    yeah i was about to say
    wouldnt the c2d be the same price and better performance?

    Consider that im in your part of the world and an e6400 is like $280 - $300
    Thats 2.1ghz that can be pushed at least to 3.2 without worries.
     
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    Well the 8800GTS 320MB is worth around $500 SGD here. C2D are freaking expensive here... C2D E6300 costs $303SGD.
    C2D E6400 Costs $373.
    C2D E6700 Costs $525.
     
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    Wow that sucks.
    I thought singapore had cheap electronics.

    Im probably mistaken though, perhaps im thinking of taiwan
     
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    500sgd is 320usd 1.5sgd = 1usd not to bad and when r600 gets released it will prob drop in price or go on sale.

    Talking to him on MSN, but I have to go sleep now.
     
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    I may be willing to spend up to $1600. 1050USD around there.
     
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    Does two 1950XTX in crossfire lose to a 8800GTX?
    How about two 1950PRO Vs 8800GTS?
     
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    i would get a hd 2600 or a 8600gts/gt
    that mobo ain't very good too (for overclock), look for other crossfire am2 boards
     
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    Get an 8800GTS 320ram , Overclock it and youre good to go.
     
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    Uh give suggestions.... rather then telling me what to get?
     
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    Go with dx10 so you wont need to upgrade for years. 8800gts hopfully the 8600 hasnt done to well with its 64bit bus.

    I think 8800gts or wait until the midrange ati cards come out, that will have better mem bus prob than the 8600.

    and as pt said maybe look for another cf/sli board, or one without cf if you cant find a good overclocking budget cf/sli board. PT knows his amd stuff.
     
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    I am an AMD fanboy, but C2D would be a good idea for you, otherwise the 8 series nvidia card might suffer the pain...
     
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    yes i know get a better board..but any recommendations on a board..?:(
     
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    Well, did you decide to go LGA775 or AM2! Kinda hard to fit those into each other...
     
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    I'm flexible. AMD/Intel and Nvidia/ATI. The only thing is the price. I'll edit my first post on the ranges for each part.
     
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    Bump....
     
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    Guys....it's good that some helped but....i'm still stuck at the own parts of myself......? I really need some good parts as these will last me for 3years. I'm flexible in everything. Not considering brands as long they're fast/good and withint my budget of $1600SGD = 1000USD.
     
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    Well...prices on AMD AM2 parts and Intel parts have come down so...

    If you go AM2 - you could look at Gigabyte, Higher end Asus (Commando?? not sure what there gaming AM2 board is) and Abit.

    If you go 775 - you can look at evga's board, intel 975x badaxe2 mobo or asus boards.

    Video cards - probably best to go DX10, since this is a new build. I know its going to be a little expensive, but the 8800 gts 320mb is probably best bang for buck right now. No risk in actually bottlenecking it with either proc. Crossfire is nice and so is SLI. Ive used SLI, awesome...but now Im on crossfire. It just depends on what YOU decide (not us) and how comfortable you are with it. Either platform will last you for 3 years. Really.

    Is that memory ULTRA memory? If so, I would recommend going with Adata, OCZ, Corsair, Patriot or something like that. I personally have never had much luck with Ultra. Kingston is a nice one as well.

    Hope this helps. I only have links to this stuff on newegg.com...so Im sorry I dont link to it for you.
     
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    Honestly, if you are going with AMD, just get an X2-3600 Brisbane. Nearly all will go to 3.0GHZ and they are $65 right now.
     
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    Well i'm kinda in a dilema...cause ATI always drag thier ati cards and gives crappy drivers. While nvidia always boasts its stupid DX10 and it's been nearly half a year and we can't see it work. For the processors i'm fine with them.
     

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