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New Rig Feedback.

Postby Athlete{UK} on Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:47 pm

Since having several threads on the same topic seems to be a recurring thing in this forum I figured it might be an idea to just sticky a thread in which you people can post your hypothetical new rigs and get feedback and advice on them.
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Postby Zipfinator on Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:50 pm

Great idea! I'll post the new build I'm doing soon so you guys can tell me what you think. I'm trying to wait for the 790i's to come out and the 9 Series. Plus maybe the 45nm's.
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Postby Simon on Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:44 pm

I have already ordered a couple of 8800GT's but haven't paid, as I'm still doubting to go 3870 crossfire. Both have their pro's and con's so it's more a matter of prioritising, where I'm not that good at.
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Postby nub on Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:20 am

It does sound like a good idea except that it'll be tons of people talking about different rigs and it'll all mix up. Hopefully it's organized though.
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Postby otihome2469 on Tue Nov 20, 2007 1:24 am

just make sure u quote ppl before you reply so u can let ppl know what your referring to.
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Postby Athlete{UK} on Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:28 pm

Or just put their name on it in bold like.

Athlete: You are a sexy bastard

or

Nub You make baby jesus cry due to your face.
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Postby nub on Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:43 pm

Athlete Did you have to use me as the negative in your example?
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Postby ChapStick on Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:30 pm

Great idea, I was literally just thinking about this. :D

So here's my hypothetical rig, if I can convince my dad. I've been waiting for awhile and I'm finally going to get one since my school's big LAN is coming up, all I have is a laptop, and it cant play any games past HL2 and CS:S. (he should be in a good enough mood- it is thanksgiving....)

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133021

MOBO: (open box so its cheaper and appeals to dad (or is that unsafe to do?)) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131013R

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150232

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148261

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182069

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773

kind of out of order, bet there it is. Total with rebates and shipping is $1047.55 USD

and a noobish question: in the future, can I SLI an 8800 with a 9 series nvidia card?
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Postby zombie@computer on Sat Nov 24, 2007 6:32 pm

Hmm, newegg is down?
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Postby xoqolatl on Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:41 pm

ChapStick wrote:a noobish question: in the future, can I SLI an 8800 with a 9 series nvidia card?


No, you cant.

Are you sure you don't wanna go to Intel platform? Current Intel offerings are faster for the same price, and overclock better.
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Postby Sauce on Sun Nov 25, 2007 8:34 am

Quick question, I'm looking into getting a notebook (no, i'm serious this time! I have money! :D)

How is the 256mb NVidia GeForce 8600M GT? What will it run? DX10?

Okay so I'm gonna get a Dell because the only major thing that ever stopped me from getting one before is because they aren't entirely upgradeable, but its a notebook so thats a given.

There is this or this. of course I would go ahead and upgrade RAM, CPU and (maybe) the HDD but those look pretty nice to me. I've never had my own computer before. Which would you guys go for (neither? :O)
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Postby xoqolatl on Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:36 am

Sauce wrote:How is the 256mb NVidia GeForce 8600M GT? What will it run? DX10?


Yes it has DirectX 10 hardware support.
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Postby MPitard on Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:59 am

I am planning on building a computer in the near future.
Any ideas where I can find reading material that will teach me all this stuff without making my brain asplode? Or a book, if it isn't too expensive.

Having someone tell me what parts is nice, but understanding how to select them is my goal.
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Postby xoqolatl on Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:08 am

http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums - not exactly noob-friendly, but you can learn a lot
http://overclockers.co.uk - I don't really know them
http://forums.vr-zone.com
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Postby RawMeat3000 on Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:16 pm

How much do you all think the Geforce 8800's will drop in price after the 9000 series comes out?
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