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Blues
10-16-2006, 02:38 PM
So with my current desktop on its way out both in terms of problems and power Im lookin to replace it been a good machine for a good while was first PC I built. I am just tryin to decide on what to go with for a new machine build it myslef or buy it. I am thinkin of doin an SLI setup and will probly buy a 2nd 19" LCD like the one I have now. I want them to look the same and Im not buying 2 new when this one is great. So Im just lookin for some help in picking out the parts and such as well help in decided to build or buy. So tell me your thoughts and reasons. Point me to where you suggest I buy and what you suggest I buy. I aint going to just follow you all blindly but hell I want some other view points on things.

Bryce W
10-16-2006, 06:06 PM
Most important, get a good brand powersupply with more than enough power.
As for where to buy, I prefer to purchase at the local corner store rather than online. When hardware has problem its a pain in the ass getting it sent back to the website which could be on the other side of the country (or even in another country).

Blues
10-17-2006, 01:49 PM
Problem is most local places here have a limited selection and a vast price difference and I am fully aware of the issues with Power Supply this PC is on its 3rd so yeah. I am thinkin probly go with an AMD based system and Dual nVidia SLI preferably have a board that supports SLI at full 16x speeds since I do want to do gaming on this machine. I am thinkin and AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core CPU around 2.3 GHz I believe thats near the top clock speed they offer in that series of CPUs. Problem is finding a good brand mother board and then deciding on which video card I want to buy two of. I was thinking of going with Asus but the stuff I have read on the SLI boards seems they have issues with not running too cool. As for cases go I found a decent looking case with some nice structures built-in that should allow for plenty of fans and good airflow.

The case I found that I like and has a place fan near where the video cards will be seems good for SLI setups.
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?pfp=BROWSE&N=200088&product_code=332355&Pn=P180_ATX_Advanced_Super_Mid_Tower
I am linking there as thats where I first saw it.

zizol
10-17-2006, 08:57 PM
Here , this website may helpful to you

http://www.tomshardware.com

Blues
11-25-2006, 01:14 PM
It was slightly helpful mostly on the AM2 vs 939 but I am figuring one of these two boards for the main board just wondering if one is really worth the price difference

ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131011
note: I don't see the none wireless edition and I do have wireless

ASUS CROSSHAIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131593

I am open to other suggestions but these two look good and got some good ratings. I am lookin at goin AMD and AM2 w/ DDR2 and the biggest feature dual SLI at full 16x.

Then I am looking at RAM 2x 1GB chips and alot of it is 4-4-4-12 but some is 5-5-5-15 and looks like the 4-4-4-12 is cheaper but sounds like has some issues with one or both those boards. I would like suggestions on RAM to get as well I will likely go with Corsair 2x 1GB DDR2-800 at 4-4-4-12.