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The Final Lap

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:45 pm
by fatefirst
Guys I am looking at what I have in front of me in building my custom computer.
What do you guys think?

1. ASUS Striker Extreme $299.99
2. Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 $277.99
3. EVGA GeForce 8600 GT $149.99
4. Corsair XMS2 DHX $98.99
5. CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX $129.99
6. Thermaltake Soprano RS101 Black Mid-Tower $59.99
7. Seagate Barracuda $74.99
8. Philips Lite-On PLDS DVD-ROM $24.99
9. Samsung 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor $199.99
10. Logitech MX Revolution $69.99
11. Microsoft Reclusa MSRP: $69.95

Total(without shipping) = $1,457

What do you guys think?
Missing anything?
Should I wait (when would this be COMPLETE out of date?)I plan on getting all of it withing the next 4-6months?
Cheaper?
Better?
Anything I overlooked?

-Alex

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:15 pm
by dicecca112

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:39 pm
by Zertz
If you're gonna spend 300$ get a X38 board IMO

Like this one

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:45 pm
by HONkUS
id personally wait and see how Phenom compares to C2D before upgrading my system.....

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:47 pm
by Zertz
HONkUS wrote:id personally wait and see how Phenom compares to C2D before upgrading my system.....
And Penryn.

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:11 pm
by DaIceMan
if you plan on overclocking, you'll probably want better CPU cooling. I use the Tuniq Tower 120 in my gamer and the Thermaltake Big typhoon VX. I like the Tuniq a little better.

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:27 am
by ibleet
I like the Striker Extreme, it reminds me of my Crosshair with the same bells and whistles. That being said, the X38 is an excellent option also, and better for future proofing. 8)

You can get the PSU for $89.99 after rebate at Buy.com

If you're gonna run Vista and are concerned about future proofing, then definitely avoid the 8600GT and man up to the 8800 series. The 8600 is severely restricted by its 128bit bus. Hell...even if you run XP, you can't beat the 8800.

For $59.90 you can pick up this Corsair Ram from Zipzoomfly.

You can get a 320MB SATA Seagate or WD for about the same price at newegg.

You can get a 20"-22" LCD for about the same price...size does matter.

No matter what, I can't see spending $140 on a mouse and keyboard. I spent $20 on my combo and put the rest into more important upgrades.

In 4-6 months, much of this Can and Will change. :mrgreen:

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:16 pm
by Zertz
ibleet wrote:...size does matter.
She told you about it?

Re: The Final Lap

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:45 pm
by slayer22
quadcore? jesus jst wait for the new 8core thingy's to come out early or mid next year =D