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  1. ThePope43

    ThePope43 Retired Retired

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    Ok so I graduated high school a year early, as a junior, and the oh so wonderful state of Ohio(sarcasm) is paying for 1 year of my college, tuition, books, etc. Anyways I dont own a desktop, just a netbook, and as much as I've been annoying Homer about getting one and never have, I really am this time lol at the expense of my dad. I only own a netbook, so he said my limit is 2500$ I can find the parts myself or let his computer people for his business do it but i HAVE to get it through them, but just like normal i look my parts up on newegg. Here's what I came up with.


    2 Monitors: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824005125

    Case: Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE RAVEN RV01-BW Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

    HDD: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - Internal Hard Drives

    Video Card(2x): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150359

    Sound Card: Newegg.com - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional 70SB088600002 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express Interface Sound Card - Sound Cards

    Speakers(I already own them): Logitech Z-5500

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139007

    Keyboard: Newegg.com - RAZER Lycosa Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards

    Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153050

    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130226

    CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

    Gaming Headset: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153043


    CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055


    Can someone tell me if that cooler will fit inside my case????????????????????????
     
  2. KranK

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    Can I have your other laptop?
     
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    ThePope43

    ThePope43 Retired Retired

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    Screw ATI, I hate ATI always have and always will


    Also, the contrast ratio on that monitor is absolutely awful. I'm going for quality not size. Although I want a 24" so yeah lol
     
  5. Saiyan

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    You are willing to sacrifice performance because you hate a brand name? pretty stupid IMO
     
  6. OP
    ThePope43

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    No I've always had ****ty performance with them and terrible service. I had an nvidia that was 2 months out of the warranty and they replaced it, and service is everything to me lol
     
  7. DotZ

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    I am just going to say the performance of a 4890 is really good. (I have one.)
     
  8. Madman340

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    Nuqqa you crazzeeeeh.
     
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    ThePope43

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    Can someone give me some comparisons? I googled it and cant find much on it. Maybe you can persuade me otherwise on my decision.

    Ok this video is pretty persuasive but can someone maybe give me some more info?

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rU5GkRsucQY]YouTube - Ati Radeon 4870 X2 vs. NVIDIA GTX280 OC - Clash Of The Titans![/ame]
     
  10. Madman340

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    Well that is not the 4890, that is the 4870x2, and you can expect the 4890 to perform almost as fast (or fast/faster if you OC it) while costing muuuuch less.
     
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    ThePope43

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    Yeah sure, if you have 3 PCI-E slots maybe get a 8800GT or something for PhysX support since you have the cash.

    Maybe get a small SSD to put the OS on and to boot from for speed.
     
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    ThePope43

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    All this setup already fills the budget though
     
  14. Madman340

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    Well 4890's are only like ~$200 so you'd have a bit more spending room.
     
  15. Abolfazl

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    Id recommend dual monitors. I have dual 22". Get a second monitor that is the same model as the one youre getting
     
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    ThePope43

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    Thats what I was planning on doing. I adjusted a few things so I'll edit that post and repost what I have now

    Ok it's edited. Can you give me some help to know if that V8 cooler will fit inside that case?
     
  17. Madman340

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    It looks like it may fit as some of the reviews say it's huge inside.

    Although that definitely is not a definitive conclusion.
     
  18. OP
    ThePope43

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    Maybe I'll go with TigerDirect since I can have him do 12 months no interest so he doesn't have to pay it all down at one time.
     
  19. Madman340

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    W/e, prices will probably vary a little, but should be about the same.
     
  20. Scottay

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    If you but at tiger direct, anything under 10 lbs is only 2 $ shipping and no tax except for like Florida and Illinois.
     

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