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Old 06-14-2007, 11:17 AM   #16
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Yeah. I don't plan to upgrade to Vista for at last a year so I have no use for A $500 8800GT for a loooooong time.

Here is the card I have now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062 If I got another one, could I connect the 2 cards by their VGA cable? That way I can still have the DVI for my screen?
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:00 PM   #17
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Sorry i didnt completely read that list that Alucard made.

If you find that list of towers I can browse through their prices myself. Its awesome how you where able to compile that list for me, someone you barely know. I appreciate it and if theres anytime I can help you, Id be up for it.

Some questions I have after reading the list, I would need to buy a sound card, that would be cheap right? I dont need anything too great Ive been dealing with a built in one and its been fine.

Thats it. Im literally going to buy everything on that list and put it together. Itll only take a month for me to assemble the money required.

And ill be buying the $260 DX10 card so I wont have to worry about it later.
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Old 06-15-2007, 11:49 PM   #18
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Sorry for the double post but this needed an update.

What Ive decided on is as follows.
Case: 139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129021
Antec Nine Hundred, it fits all the components and the video card.

Power supply: 60.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182030

CPU: $186
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115016
Its got a 4mb cache for a small amount more money. I got it when looking for case recommendations on another forum.

DVD drive: $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827129008

Ram: $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145167

HD: 70
250gig seagate drive

GPU: $284
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814122022

Motherboard: 145
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813130081


Total: $989.98-(200 in components I already bought)= 789.98.

Still a little over my budget but what the heck if they go down with rebates even 100 dollars Ill have this computer built in a month.
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Old 06-16-2007, 12:49 AM   #19
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Looking good. Nice pick on the case. I hear good things about that one. The link to your GPU was down though. What did you go with?
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:51 AM   #20
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Thats a good case and also fits the 8800 series in there just fine. As for soundcard, cheapest one I'd recommend would be the Creative Audigy2 ZS. Expensive one would be the Creative Xi-Fi. Theres 2 of these ones, one just for sound and one expensive one that actually makes games run better. I've got a ZS and I'm happy.


Ok I looked and that card isnt there anymore. I wonder if they're phasing it out since it is a bit old. I guess I would recommend the following links in order. You decide which one you want by reading up some reviews about them and their performance at places like Anandtech or Tomshardware etyc. This is all peference..

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102007


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16829102005R


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005

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Old 06-16-2007, 11:32 AM   #21
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The video card is still there.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122022

Found a cheap sound card 29.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102002
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I guess that'll do. Couple features missing but I guess that really depends on whether you plan to use a good sound setup with your pc or not. Otherwise its fine.
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I guess that'll do. Couple features missing but I guess that really depends on whether you plan to use a good sound setup with your pc or not. Otherwise its fine.
I have some really nice speakers but they have always been played through an onboard sound card. If it comes to me wanting something much better Ill get a new one when I have more money.

Alucard youve been really helpful, I cant wait to frag with you online.
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Old 06-16-2007, 03:08 PM   #24
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Old 06-16-2007, 11:40 PM   #25
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Its ok Chronos, we still love you. Like we'd love a retarded relative. Heres some candy!
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:15 PM   #26
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I knew I was retarded

seriously, i will have a proper pc in time for the games i'm looking forward to, and you get to help me! I currently have $900 saved away towards a computer. should be enough minus the monitor. waiting for the quad core to go down in price.
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Old 06-18-2007, 04:37 PM   #27
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I just had my dad offer to pay for the ram, hard drive, and psu. And im paying for the case. So that puts me even closer to my goal with less money spent.

Its cause I graduated High school today with straight A's.
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Hey hey!! Congratulations man! Straight As. Are you going to college?
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Hey hey!! Congratulations man! Straight As. Are you going to college?
Yup, to Montclair State University to become a biology or chemistry teacher.
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