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Formaldehyde October 25, 2008 04:54 PM

New Gaming Rig
 
Okay guys, so i am planning to build a new gaming rig. My budget is around 1500ish. So here are the parts i've picked out already.

Q6600
EVGA 780i
2x GTX 260
Antec Twelve Hundred
Coolmax CUG-950B 950watt PSU
OCZ SLI-Ready DDR2 800mhz RAM
Thermaltake Bigwater 760i (Cuz i dont want anything sticking out of my case)
OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Thermal Paste
X-Fi Xtrememusic - from my old computer
CD/DVD Drive - from my old comp
:haha: Anything i should be aware of? Bad parts? etc.
P.S. 24' LCD

enaberif October 25, 2008 04:55 PM

switch q6600 to a e8400
switch the 780i to a p35/45 board

Formaldehyde October 25, 2008 04:57 PM

p35 can't sli... right?

enaberif October 25, 2008 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Formaldehyde (Post 104725)
p35 can't sli... right?

Do you have the 24" or do you plan on getting one?

Because personally to me 24" is to large for gaming and a 22" is the perfect spot for gaming.

Formaldehyde October 25, 2008 05:11 PM

I have it already. It seems prefect for me.

enaberif October 25, 2008 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Formaldehyde (Post 104732)
I have it already. It seems prefect for me.

Even with a 24" monitor you could STILL use a single card solution like the GTX280 or the ATI equiv (don't know what it is) and still be able to play your games comfortably.

GhostOps October 25, 2008 05:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Formaldehyde (Post 104722)
Okay guys, so i am planning to build a new gaming rig. My budget is around 1500ish. So here are the parts i've picked out already.

Q6600
EVGA 780i
2x GTX 260
Antec Twelve Hundred
Coolmax CUG-950B 950watt PSU
OCZ SLI-Ready DDR2 800mhz RAM
Thermaltake Bigwater 760i (Cuz i dont want anything sticking out of my case)
OCZ OCZTFRZTC Freeze Thermal Paste
X-Fi Xtrememusic - from my old computer
CD/DVD Drive - from my old comp
:haha: Anything i should be aware of? Bad parts? etc.
P.S. 24' LCD


all that for 1500?

Formaldehyde October 25, 2008 05:15 PM

wait.. lemme run the numbers again lol

Formaldehyde October 25, 2008 05:17 PM

yeah that totals up to about 1359.91 without s&h. and i live in the US so yeah

Formaldehyde October 25, 2008 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by enaberif (Post 104735)
Even with a 24" monitor you could STILL use a single card solution like the GTX280 or the ATI equiv (don't know what it is) and still be able to play your games comfortably.

well i'm trying to max out all my games like crysis, and if i need to i can just upgrade to a 3rd gtx 260


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