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SoulTaco
post Aug 8 2010, 05:01 PM
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Ok, I'm back online. Hooked up ATT U-verse and it seems to do ok for now. I'll be on checking out new games to play and also started a new CPU system build. I'll be using an AMD 965 x4 chip, not an x6, but still looking for the top mother board to use.

UPDATED 9/22/10

Parts Acquired:
Case - COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $69.00
Ram - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $ 298.00 "ouch", I can get this at $160.00 now "FUCKERS!!!!!"
HD - 1st Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EARS 1TB 5400 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $59.00
CPU - AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ965FBGMBOX - $165.99
PSU - XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular ... - 129.99
MB - ASUS M4N980TD EVO / Picked this board so I can SLI 2 ASUS GTX460's - $129.99 / Until the Crosshair IV Extreme comes out
Video - 2x ASUS GTX460 1 GB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card ENGTX460 - Overclocking Edition - $419.98
BD Drive - LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature SATA Model iHBS112 - OEM - $139.99
OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM - $99.99
Monitor - ASUS MT276HE Black 27" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor - $269.99

Parts Needed:

HD - 2nd HD will be 1.5 to 2TB. Will get this whenever someone hooks up a ridiculous deal

Let me know if u guys have researched any of the high end equipment to go after. THX
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ODIN
post Aug 9 2010, 07:59 PM
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sup Taco,

I just shopped around for a new GPU. I was thinking between ATI HD 5830 and Nvdia GTX 460. I ended up with 460 becuz its more efficient on power consumption with more core/bandwith memory. My budget was about $240 though. Still I know I'm not the smartest around here when it comes to computers smile.gif

also ATI seems to be ahead as of now...
GPU 2010 Sales




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SoulTaco
post Sep 23 2010, 05:46 AM
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Odin,

You're right! The 460's do have a great performance and cost alot less than comp. ATI cards. I went with 2 over clocked 460's but the motherboard choices were limited for the 980 chipset. Would be nice if they would release the Asus Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard.
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