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SpaceManSpiff
11-15-2006, 05:54 AM
So I was getting board today and decided that the time has come for me to build a new pc again. I haven't been keeping track of the new parts coming out recently so I'm not sure whats out there, whats the best, and what I need. Did a little research and came up with this so far.
MotherBoard (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813128323)
Processor (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115011)
Graphics Card (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814130072)
Memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820227139)
Hard Drive (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822136033)

My only issue is the CPU and Video Card. The latest I will wait to build this system is January. Ive never had a computer with an Intel CPU and in the last few years I've used only ATI video cards. But Intel and Nvidia just have the best parts availabe right now. I know ATI will release its new Video card, soon I would think. So I might want to wait a while on that, but I dont want to wait long. It would kill me if their card came out just after I get my system built and blows away Nvidia. Same goes with the CPU, I know AMD will release its new CPU sometime next year, but I really dont want to wait that long. I could skip the quad core intel cpu and settle for an E6700 ($500, saves me $,1000) for now and wait to see what AMD comes out with. And by then if I still choose the quad core intel chip, the price should come down quite a bit and Computer Programs and games will actually utilize all of its cores by then.

Any info on the setup I have and advice on what to get now and what to wait for would be helpful. :cool guy:

Alucard
11-15-2006, 06:22 AM
Dont be bothering with choosing parts untill possibly febuary. You'll want to wait till Vista is out.

fruitsofherwomb
11-15-2006, 06:35 AM
10,000 RPM Raptor drives are a waste of cash tbh.

Nindalf
11-15-2006, 07:02 AM
buy one from a store.

SpaceManSpiff
11-15-2006, 07:32 AM
Alucard: Thats not the answer I wanted to hear. Why wait for Vista, do you think somethings wont be compatible or what. Please elaborate! I need a good reason to wait till February. :(

Fruits: Why?

Nindalf: Thats what my brother said, but he works at Office Depot and just wants to make a sale. :rolleyes: I bought my parents each a computer from OD last Xmas. I bought my dad a higher end PC and bought a new video card so he could play games, it runs great. My moms PC was a mid-range PC with a good CPU but no video card and 512mb ram, was a steal at the price I paid, but it runs much slower than it should. :annoyed:

Alucard
11-15-2006, 10:37 AM
Once vista comes out there will also be an influx of DX10 cards between the febuary/march period. Which also means prices will fall and we'll have a better range to choose from. Also we should be hearing about AMDs new chip soon, and depending when that one is schedualed to come out we could see a bigger drop int he intel chips. Although that last one is merely me hoping AMD actually hurry the hell up and show something.

Antipilor
11-15-2006, 10:55 AM
My lord you're paying more for your CPU than I did on my entire computer. If you got the money and really want to put down that much for a processor at least wait for the next round of processors. If you build it now you will probably regret it.

Also if your not gonna put down the money for two video cards, you don't need a board with 2 PCIEx16. Save yourself some money on that.

SpaceManSpiff
11-15-2006, 11:11 AM
Well AMD better hurry up. I need to be able to play Crysis on release. :D Realize, Im currently using an amd athlon 2600, Radeon 9800 pro, 512mb ram. :(

I plan on using one GPU and upgrading to two If and when I need it.

Edit: hmm, I could have sworn I saw a release date for January. Now it looks like it wont be out until the summer.

Reality
11-15-2006, 01:45 PM
When it comes to waiting for vista, the only reasons to is for new hardware. The OS itself seems possibly less useful then XP. But other then that you got some amazing parts. Your processor costed as much as my entire gaming computer. :P

SpaceManSpiff
11-15-2006, 03:52 PM
Yah, the computer I'm on now only cost $1200 to build.

Alucard
11-15-2006, 11:41 PM
Dont expect to see Crysis till April or after.

fruitsofherwomb
11-16-2006, 02:39 AM
Because, I tried a Raptor drive and its just a waste. It does cut back on the way you get data but not by alot and dies faster then slower drives because of how fast it is.

Get a 7200rpm drive, 250gbs for 60-80 bucks is better then 80 gbs for 150 bucks. But if you want one, go for it.