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    #26
    hey guys i have a newbie question.

    Are the $1000 rigs listed above (thank you pablo d) good enough to run the Samsung Syncmaster 2232BW?

    will i need something better to run the monitor at its full potential....?

    thank for any input..

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    #27
    Good work, nice to see a mod doing something like this instead of locking threads/suspending people all the time.

    Do a $5000+ one for crazy people like me.

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    #28
    MeRK wrote:
    hey guys i have a newbie question.

    Are the $1000 rigs listed above (thank you pablo d) good enough to run the Samsung Syncmaster 2232BW?

    will i need something better to run the monitor at its full potential....?

    thank for any input..
    Both rigs will run games fine at 1680x1050 (the res of that sammy) without any anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering (the eye candy), but if you wanna turn up the AA or AF I'd suggest going for the Intel rig but investing another ~$70 in the 512mb 8800GT

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    #29
    IvanT wrote:
    Good work, nice to see a mod doing something like this instead of locking threads/suspending people all the time.
    I have time for both

    IvanT wrote:
    Do a $5000+ one for crazy people like me.
    Sure, why the hell not

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    #30
    pablo d wrote:
    Both rigs will run games fine at 1680x1050 (the res of that sammy) without any anti-aliasing or anisotropic filtering (the eye candy), but if you wanna turn up the AA or AF I'd suggest going for the Intel rig but investing another ~$70 in the 512mb 8800GT
    MINT thanks for that pablo d, you have made my day!!

    You are a king among men!!!

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    #31
    for those with more dollars than sense:

    $5000+
    Intel + ATI
    $1,592.00 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650, 3.0GHz quad core (OC up to 5.5GHz)
    $1,000.00 VaporChill Phase Change unit
    $507.00 Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 X48 ATX
    $603.00 Kingston HyperX DDR2-1200 4x1GB
    $1,500.00 2x ATI Radeon 2x512MB HD 3870X2, PCI Express (CrossfireX)
    $400.00 Case (something MASSIVE)
    $321.00 Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W ATX12V Power Supply Retail
    $41.00 Pioneer DVR-212 Dual Layer Serial-ATA DVD Writer
    $606.00 2x Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10000rpm Serial ATA
    = $6,570.00 Total inc gst, ex shipping






    edit: in all seriousness, I'd rather just add another 3870X2 to the $2,000+ rig, and spend the rest on hookers and booze...

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    #32
    MeRK wrote:
    MINT thanks for that pablo d, you have made my day!!

    You are a king among men!!!
    what can i say, I'm the best

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    #33
    pablo d wrote:
    for those with more dollars than sense:

    $5000+
    Intel + ATI
    $1,460.00 Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.00GHz quad core (OC up to 5.5GHz)
    $1,000.00 VaporChill Phase Change unit
    $507.00 Gigabyte GA-X48-DQ6 X48 ATX
    $603.00 Kingston HyperX DDR2-1200 4x1GB
    $1,500.00 2x ATI Radeon 2x512MB HD 3870X2, PCI Express (CrossfireX)
    $400.00 Case (something MASSIVE)
    $321.00 Silverstone Olympia OP1000 1000W ATX12V Power Supply Retail
    $41.00 Pioneer DVR-212 Dual Layer Serial-ATA DVD Writer
    $606.00 2x Western Digital Raptor X 150GB 10000rpm Serial ATA
    = $6,438.00 Total inc gst, ex shipping





    edit: in all seriousness, I'd rather just add another 3870X2 to the $2,000+ rig, and spend the rest on hookers and booze...
    wewt! Now the list is truly complete. Wouldn't a QX9650 be better though for ocing?

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    #34
    IvanT wrote:
    wewt! Now the list is truly complete. Wouldn't a QX9650 be better though for ocing?
    whoops, must have cut and paste the wrong one fixed.

    good spotting.

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    #35
    Wonder if OCZ will bring their Cyro-Z Phase change units down here. They were around $300-400USD

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    #36
    bzE wrote:
    Wonder if OCZ will bring their Cyro-Z Phase change units down here. They were around $300-400USD
    fk yeah

    Apparently the OCZ guy said if sales take off in the US then they'd drop it to $200USD and sell it worldwide

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    #37
    for $5000 I would rather have:
    - 3x 8800GTX
    - some 780i mobo
    etc

    back on topic: E8400 price has gone up at C1 and Playtech

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    #38
    Two 3870X2's will rape three GTX's

    Ok, new rule: no Intel/Nvidia vs AMD/ATI discussion in this thread

    Starting from.......

    NVIDIA SUCKS!

    ........now

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    #39
    Whats $80.00 CPU HSF ??

    Since AMD is alot cheaper than Intel, does that mean you are losing alot of preformance. I notice $160(amd chip) vs $305(intel). and therefore the the addition of a 2nd CFX card allowing Xfire. Is the benefit greater than going for a higher range AMD chip?

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    #40
    Android Grim wrote:
    Whats $80.00 CPU HSF ??

    Since AMD is alot cheaper than Intel, does that mean you are losing alot of preformance. I notice $160(amd chip) vs $305(intel). and therefore the the addition of a 2nd CFX card allowing Xfire. Is the benefit greater than going for a higher range AMD chip?
    HSF = Heatsink/fan

    Intel chips are faster per clock, i.e. a 3.0ghz E8400 is more powerful than a 3.0ghz AMD 6000+, plus Intel chips overclock much higher.

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    #41
    so including the two GFX cards is to attempt to make up for the slower clock speed?

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    #42
    BBQ! wrote:
    for $5000 I would rather have:
    - 3x 8800GTX
    - some 780i mobo
    etc

    back on topic: E8400 price has gone up at C1 and Playtech
    wtf $314 to $381 at c1; thats a big step !

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    #43
    Android Grim wrote:
    so including the two GFX cards is to attempt to make up for the slower clock speed?
    No just trying to stick to the budget - I'd put the 3870X2 in there if it were cheap enough

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    #44
    Bauke wrote:
    wtf $314 to $381 at c1; thats a big step !
    hmmm bugger

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    #45
    Can't really compare the e8400 to the X2 5200+ in the $1500 section, better off comparing it to something like the X2 6400+ black edition or the Phenom. I know you want to rep your ATI crossfire fantasy but I think you are giving the wrong impression that these cpu's are on par.

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    #46
    the_zerg wrote:
    Can't really compare the e8400 to the X2 5200+ in the $1500 section, better off comparing it to something like the X2 6400+ black edition or the Phenom. I know you want to rep your ATI crossfire fantasy but I think you are giving the wrong impression that these cpu's are on par.
    UH

    Even the 6400+ can only get to 3.5ghz or so, so that gets raped by the E8400 as well.

    The Phenom will get eaten even worse than the X2's.

    There is nothing from AMD on par with the E8400, so what do you suggest lol

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    #47
    Well you could always add a comment that the 5200+ is in no way comparable to the Intel chip in the $1500 section. I really hope AMD pulls something out of the hat and fast, the last thing we need is a monopoly in the CPU market when everything is going so well.

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    #48
    the_zerg wrote:
    Well you could always add a comment that the 5200+ is in no way comparable to the Intel chip in the $1500 section.
    I feel in no way obligated to do that. If you gots $1500, and you wants AMD, then that's what you gets.

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    #49
    hey pablo,

    awesome read!

    how long do you reckon these systems are future proof for?

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    #50
    Computer cycles are currently between one and one and a half years.
    So if you want to play everything on high thats what you'll be looking at. If you are looking for medium then 2 cycles.