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    Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 11:41pm
Hello digital storm,
 
First off just wanted to say i jus got done going thru ur website and forums and i am pretty impressed. Now i am looking into buying a new gaming computer and i was hopin one your staff members would be able to help me out in deciding what my build should be. I have a $2200 budget that I dont wanna to extend but will if necessary. I play oblivion and World of Warcraft on a 24inch monitor, i also do some video editing, surf the web, watch movies all the normal stuff. Im going to keep my monitor to use for my new computer so we can exclude a monitor along w/key board and mouse. So basically im looking for a build that is going to allow me to run WoW and oblivion at their max along wit really good resolution and frames per second. Now i dont know if i will need to run 2 video cards on a SLI setup to do this or not. So if I dont need to run 2 video cards thats fine and if I do need to run 2 video cards SLI thats fine also.
 
So basically im asking to be shown a nice build that will be able to handle all this with ease and more. Basically an all around fast computer(web surfing,download, etc) that handle the game demands also.
 
Thank you in advance
 
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 11:45pm
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=71656

You can get 8800 GTS and slower ram if you want to save some money.
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 11:55pm
thank you for the build, i really appreciate it, do you think going down to the 8800gts would limit me on anything?
 
also is there anything else i could add to the build that would help prevent any issues like things getting to hot and other issues, or will the build be fine how it is?
 
any other suggestions or builds from anyone?


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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 12:35am
You won't have any problems with World of Warcraft or Oblivion on high performance with the 8800 GTS.

You can upgrade to the silent arctic cooling if you are worried about tempatures but it should be fine =)
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 12:39am
okay sound good,,,just didnt wanna worry bout it over heating from being used for very long periods of time, sounds good any other suggestions bout anything from anyone?
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 1:26am
You did a great job! Ticket 71656 looks great for your requests. A quad-core for all of the video editing and rendering, bundled with a fast video card and fast memory for gaming.
 
Its perfect!
 
Originally posted by skyR

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=71656

You can get 8800 GTS and slower ram if you want to save some money.
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 5:17pm
Kelly emailed me and suggested i gohttp://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=71787
 wit this build. She recommended the 8800GTX but i but the 8800GTS in my build. Although this build is a few 100 dollors more will this work out for what i want to do?
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 5:47pm
The 8800 GTX is better then the 8800 GTS but both are still top end cards and will handle any game out in the market today at max settings.

If you enjoy playing games at high resolutions 1600x1200, then get the GTX. If you play games on low resolutions 1280x1024, then get GTS.


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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 6:25pm
Just like Sky said.
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  Quote chrissmith Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 Aug 2007 at 10:56pm
Good RAM is great for making MMO's like WoW well run.
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after thinking it over for a LONG time ive think i have come to my final decision

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=71857

im gonna go with this build, took a long time for me to decide if i wanted to spend this much money on a computer but I think i deserve it, ill be home from iraq soon to test it out!
 
what ya guys think bout the build?
 
 
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 12:56am

Looks good, but a 500W power supply is running you dry, you should go with at least a 600W for a single 8800GTX.

For the budget you have, and the setup your looking for, you might want to consider taking out the 150GB Raptor drive [it's great and all, it will save a few seconds on loading times, but the price for drive might be a good balance for your budget]. You can go with a 250GB and go with a 620W power supply and still stay below $2200. Check ticket # 71867.
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 1:09am
i processed my order before i seen ur reply,,i stuck wit the 500watt power supply one of ur employees recommended it, i stuck wit the 150g raptor also, i got emailed a special discount so the total came to under my budget anyway,,,u were only suggested getting rid of the 150g raptor because of my budget correct?  also am i in trouble now that i ordered the 500watt or what?
 
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 1:23am
Originally posted by ogirvine

i processed my order before i seen ur reply,,i stuck wit the 500watt power supply one of ur employees recommended it, i stuck wit the 150g raptor also, i got emailed a special discount so the total came to under my budget anyway,,,u were only suggested getting rid of the 150g raptor because of my budget correct?  also am i in trouble now that i ordered the 500watt or what?
 
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You're not in any trouble but itt does limit your upgrades in the future.


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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 1:26am

okay

meaning, If i decide to throw another 8800 in there to run 2 video cards SLI or something like that I will need to upgrade my power supply?

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Yes.
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 1:54am
okay, thank you for the tips
 
i just realized i ordered a mother board that wasnt SLI ready, and i wanted a SLI ready mother board to throw another video card in in the future
 
whats the easiest way of fixing this issue?
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  Quote Kelly Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 1:56am
If you want a larger PSU, we can upgrade you in the AM. 

Oh, and for the record, I lack the parts to be considered a she ;)
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  Quote skyR Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 07 Aug 2007 at 1:56am
Give them a call tomorrow during business hours.

http://www.digitalstormonline.com/companyinfo.asp
^ phone numbers, dont know which you would use xD, I would think Customer Service or Sales.
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I believe you called already and took care of this, if not, please call us ASAP.
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  Quote GruntMaster Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Aug 2007 at 11:26am

Both of thos configurations are great, but their both set up with a low wattage PSU. If you ever want to add another GPU you will most likely have to replace the power supply with a one at a higher level...maybe 750W or higher...am I right?

If you have no intention to run dual graphics cards later on your probably fine. Can anyone confirm this?
E6850 OC@2.8GHz
nVidia 680i LT
750W Thermaltake
250GB HD
2GB DDR2 Corsair 800Mhz XMS2
GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Aug 2007 at 7:29pm
i called and had the mother board upgraded and yes grunt i was told that if i ever planned on throwing another video card in that i would need to upgrade the power supply that i went with
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I'm glad you took care of it, if you need anything else let us know.
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  Quote ogirvine Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 10 Aug 2007 at 12:16am

i guess the 500w power supply wasnt enough for the build i ordered, i got a new update email wit a 600w power supply in the build instead of the 500w, which also bumped the price up some, there was no explanation in the email of why, im guessing the 500watt just isnt enough, do i need to confirm to you guys that going wit the 600 is okay wit me b4 u can process to order/ build the machine etc,,,,i emailed asking about the new update of my order

 

 

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