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Credit Card In Hand!!!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CandyMan, 23 Jan 2008.

  1. CandyMan

    CandyMan What's a Dremel?

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    Well I think I decided I have my Credit Card in my hand ready to buy. I just need some reassurance that i made a very good choice.


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  2. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Can you build it yourself, you could save yourself close to $400ish if you do.
     
  3. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    thats what i was thinking. make it yourself and save some money.
    and I would get a p35 board so that you can overclock it better. if you are planning on overclocking it at all.
     
  4. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Think that's everything.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Yup, build and OC it yourself - it'll save you some good moneys. :)
     
  6. CandyMan

    CandyMan What's a Dremel?

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    Well i was kind pushing for sli because i plan to buy another card later on. I am a overclock newb never done dont know the first thing. So me attemting to overclock a $1400 machine i dont feel comfortable im afraid ill mess it up. Ive never built a system but i have a buddy that could for me but he doesnt know how to overclock. But i kind want an over clocked system so i found ava direct and heard alot of great things from them plus the 3 year warranty on parts and tech support is nice so im kinda stuck between a rock and a hard place.
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    To be totally honest, you'll never notice the difference between a lightly OC'd machine and a stock machine when both are as fast as the one you're after building.

    I'd suggest you just build it yourself, read a few guides on overclocking and have a gentle play with the kit you've got, systems are very robust things, and unless you do something stupid you won't break it. :)
     
  8. jkeyser14

    jkeyser14 What's a Dremel?

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    I would definitely build it yourself and save the money. Also, overclocking isn't very hard if you decide to do it. But honestly, you won't notice a difference between non-overclocked and overclocked unless you do a lot of heavy computational math. It won't make much of a difference in video games.
     
  9. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Do you absolutely HAVE to have sli in the future? If so, then get a 780i board. If not, P35 board.

    AVA is definatly the way to go for a pre-built. It's cheaper to DIY though.
     
  10. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    Most components have decent warranties - over here they have to be at least 2 years, but most are more (the hard drive for example is 5 years afaik).

    With SLI, everyone says buy the best you can afford now, then when you want an upgrade, buy a new one. Unless you are trying to get performance now that isn't offered by a single card (i.e SLied GTXs/Ultras) there is no point. You will be able to get a newer, better card without the issues of SLI for the same price as another identical one.
     
  11. CandyMan

    CandyMan What's a Dremel?

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    So sli really isnt the way to go? I am mostly going to game with it, will i really notice it being overclocked if i over clock it? The P35 board that did apeal to me was the ABIT Ip35 Pro or should i go with the Asus P5K?
     
  12. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Both those boards are good from what I have heard, I just chucked in the first decent P35 Board I came across. For the most part you wont notice the overclock, but try and get a G0 stepping of the q6600 incase you do decide to overclock.
    SLI as said above is only really suited to top of the range cards. So unless you can get a really good deal later down the track there's no point. Plus you have 90 days to upgrade at the cost difference for the EVGA card. So if you decided you wanted more power you could go for the GTS or the GTX and only pay the difference in price. A GTX is about the same as 2 GTs in SLI but the GTX performs better at higher resolutions.
     
  13. CandyMan

    CandyMan What's a Dremel?

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    Im at ava direct repricing a system which powersuppy would be best and what wattage?

    Edit: I take that back ava direct site just went down lol
     
  14. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Go for a Corsair 550 or 620. The Corsairs are good value and are re branded Seasonics which is a very good brand. Anything over 500 should be fine as long as its from a decent brand.
     
  15. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Best PSU's atm (overall, imho) are Corsair - 580W will be plenty for your system, even if you decide to SLi in the future.
     

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