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Hey there folks

Ive got two mediocre pcs Ive got over the last few years, but now Im looking to cannabalize and make a killer pc (just buy a mobo, cpu, and vid card)

I was looking at getting this mobo

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1179727&CatId=1772

along with a amd 64 3400+ and a 6600gt sli (buy 2 when the price goes down some)

would this handle everything (doom 3, far cry, hl2)

btw my reason for doing this was my recent 3dmark score of 954
with a p4 1.8 and a 9600


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hmmm thanx for the links
very informative
however Im looking at a 6600 gt
still a good choice for a hardcore gamer?
 

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A pair of 6600GTs are better than a single 6800GT in most cases.
Taking HL2: No FSAA the 6800GT wins in 1024x768, but the 6600GT SLi setup wins 1280x960 and above. Adding in FSAA moves it in favour of the 6800GT accross the board
 

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Well, as ChrisRay said in his SLi investigation over at nVnews , dual 6600 GTs are faster than a 6800 GT in most cases. Using only one card for a time being should be fine, but I dont know how well a 6600 GT performs by itself, and then when you get the second one, you probably need a card identical to the first (dont quote me on that cause I aint sure). Also, as far as parts go, I really find newegg far better than TigerDirect. Though you have to live in the US to order from newegg, and I dont know if you live in the US or not
Edit: Kane beat me to the post.
 

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alright then newegg it is
thanx for all the info guys, very helpful
Im going to get one 6600 and the amd 64 3400+ with an asus nforce 4 sli mobo
I should have some benchmarks up in a few months when my plans solidify
 
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