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Old August 12, 2008, 08:04 AM
Wheezy Wheezy is offline
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Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
1st off, don't buy the prebuilt config like that. Buy the parts, use price compare (banner at top of page) and price match (on NCIX shopping cart at checkout) and pay $50 to have it assembled and OS installed if you're not comfortable doing that. I bet that same system would cost $300-400 less.
The $50 for assembling it... as in have me pay someone $50 to do it or NCIX charges that much to assemble it?
Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
4. 4870x2 released today. ATI is where it's at this week, bang for the buck. But what size monitor are you planning to run on? Don't waste your money on dual top of the line cards unless you've got like a 27 or 30" monitor running at 2500x1600. You won't be able to tell the difference between 300 and 400 FPS on CounterStrike on a 22" monitor. What I'm trying to say is, plan your build around your desired gaming resolution.
Right now it would mainly be used on a 22" monitor (I plan on upgrading to at least 27" fairly soon), but I'd also like to be able to plug it into my 40" Samsung LCD every now and then.
Originally Posted by SugarJ View Post
Edit: Also the QX9650 is end of line, being discontinued. You will be able to get the Q9650, same speed, for about $600 in a couple of weeks.
What's the difference between the QX and Q? I know the QX is "extreme" but what exactly is the difference?

Originally Posted by 1Tanker View Post
Hi Wheezy..welcome.

Some of your questions will/would be easier to answer by answering these 2 questions.

1. What will the PC be used for?

2. Will you be overclocking?

1) (casual) gaming , then more less-intensive stuff like Photoshop. I'd still use it for University whenever I have to write an essay or other simple stuff like that on the PC.
2) I don't plan on immediately doing that, but it's something I'd probably think about doing in the future.

Thanks for the help so far, hopefully I can find some site soon that sells the 4870 x2.
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