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  Quote Donut Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 3:50pm
Originally posted by skyR

Replace the PSU and Case in my earliar post with these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156063

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153028

And your grand total comes up to $939.93



What he said.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 4:10pm
Not just 3D Mark, check Tom's Hardware, the 8 series card is also faster in those games too!
 
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Actually, we use to carry the 7950GT graphics card before the 8 series came into the market, and we decided we wanted only the best for our customers, no matter what budget, so we decided to go with the newer 8 series design and support for Direct X 10. Not only that, Vista drivers for the 8 series have better support than the 7 series (don't get me started about SLI in Vista with the 7 series cards).
 
ATI's current solution does not work with NVIDIA's boards. Your going to be stuck with an Intel chipset. Not only that, ATI's latest card draws too much power for the little performance it has against the powerful 8 series cards.
 
Price range wise, the 8800GTS 320MB is only $40 more than the 7950GT 512MB. Don't get confused with the lower memory size, look at the performance chart of 3D Mark (a respectable industry standard to benchmark games):



That's a 3DMark, I'm talking about FPS game performance like WoW, Doom 3, FEAR, BF2142, etc.

The high-end DX9 cards Radeon X1800-1900 and GeForce 7800-7900 wipes the floor with the GeForce 8500-8600 DX10 cards in 95% of games out today. And the price for the high-end DX9 cards is $40 - $150 cheaper then the 8800 GTS, that's alot of money =o
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 4:12pm
Check out ticket #: 71426 its about $900
 
Are you sure you want to invest time and money into building your own machine? Many times, we have customers that try to build their own rigs and come back to us because of all the time they wasted with problems that came up with their builds. Purchasing a computer from a company lets you take advantage of your valuable time for other things and you rest at ease knowing that when the computer arrives, you simply install your games and your up and running.
 
Originally posted by Hoss

Only $900. I thought I could get to $1000 but...
That's all I could scrounge up.


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  Quote Larry Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 4:19pm
What can DS do for Hoss and be close to his budget?  I have been putting together some mid to high range machines for myself and have not even looked at entry level.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 4:23pm
Ticket #: 71426 its about $900
 
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If Hoss can spend a extra $100 (Which I HIGHLY recommend), he can go with a 2GB memory setup with a E6750 processor!
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  Quote Larry Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 4:55pm
Hoss it lookes like you can have a custom built machine that will do all you need at a price that you can afford. Great job DS.
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  Quote Hoss Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 5:41pm
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Originally posted by Hoss

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Oh crud...
I just looked in my computer again and the video card is in a slot that doesn't look like any other slots...
So can you only have 1 video card?
Edit: Oh. Whew. I feel better.
Nevermind that part...

Ok this is similar to mine.
Just a question. The white bars in the top left corner are the video card slots. But those are just normal PCI slots right? Not express?
Edit again: HAH! I'm finding these for myself!
Ok here's a video card that will fit me...
and that's pretty much the only thing that is in my spending area. (Like under or close to $100)
Well and there's this one. But it's more pricy and it doesn't seem to be much (or any) better...
That board is an AGP board and will NOT work with a pci-express.  AGP is a single GPU architecture.  You would benefit greatly going with a PCI express board.

Well a guy froms my mom's office is coming tomorrow to see if the parts that I've chosen are going to work. (Plus he might get them cheaper for me.)
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 8:20pm

Good luck!

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  Quote Hoss Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 05 Aug 2007 at 10:58pm
Thanks.
I'll probablly need it...
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