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    Advice on a new system

    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

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    Tortoises R0cks :D Rivas's Avatar
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    Is he going to overclock ?
    To be human is to choose.


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    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

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    Tortoises R0cks :D Rivas's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by loop2kil View Post
    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.
    To be human is to choose.


    It is better to die on your feet
    than to live on your knees.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    Is he going to overclock ?

    no overclocking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    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.
    Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.6GHz on Water | 8GB DDR2 | 2x 74GB Raptor RAID0 | 250GB Storage | P5E | 2900XT @ 850 Core | DVD-RW | 2x 24" Widescreen LCD | Saitek Eclipse | Logitech G5

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    the quad core version of the e6600 is supposed to hit 266 in late july.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zooner View Post
    the quad core version of the e6600 is supposed to hit 266 in late july.
    ORLY?

    That's totally my next upgrade.
    Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3.6GHz on Water | 8GB DDR2 | 2x 74GB Raptor RAID0 | 250GB Storage | P5E | 2900XT @ 850 Core | DVD-RW | 2x 24" Widescreen LCD | Saitek Eclipse | Logitech G5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivas View Post
    Thats not extreme system.

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