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Jon
06-19-07, 10:28 AM
I am looking to put together a system for a friend.

He would like:

- Vista 64 bit (Ultimate or just a Home Basic?)

- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or E6700 (any price drops forecasted)

He would like to run a 24" monitor so it could double as a HDTV and hook up his Wii. (Any recomendations on a good video card/cards?. Is SLI worth it for his intended use?) (He is looking ahead to DX10 games.)

What would be his best option for a new extreme system?

Thanks

Rivas
06-19-07, 11:31 AM
Is he going to overclock ?

loop2kil
06-19-07, 12:51 PM
Asus P5B
E6600 with Zalman 9700 HSF
2 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2
Geforce 8800 GTS or GTX if you have the money
150 gb Raptor for windows and games
500 GB SATA drive for storage and downloads
Any SATA DVD burner
Antec p180 case with enermax 650w PSU
X-Fi extreme Gamer from Creative
Dell 24" LCD
klipsch 5.1 promedias

Rivas
06-19-07, 01:35 PM
Asus P5B
E6600 with Zalman 9700 HSF
2 GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2
Geforce 8800 GTS or GTX if you have the money
150 gb Raptor for windows and games
500 GB SATA drive for storage and downloads
Any SATA DVD burner
Antec p180 case with enermax 650w PSU
X-Fi extreme Gamer from Creative
Dell 24" LCD
klipsch 5.1 promedias

Thats not extreme system.

Jon
06-19-07, 05:15 PM
Is he going to overclock ?


no overclocking

Joel
06-19-07, 05:27 PM
Thats not extreme system.
Add 2GB RAM, get the GTX and overclock the 6600 to 3.6Ghz. I don't see it having any problems with games then.

zooner
06-20-07, 10:55 AM
the quad core version of the e6600 is supposed to hit 266 in late july.

Joel
06-20-07, 04:16 PM
the quad core version of the e6600 is supposed to hit 266 in late july.

ORLY?

That's totally my next upgrade.

A_old
06-20-07, 04:20 PM
Thats not extreme system.
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