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    Ok so I need a new PC.

    I want to build it from the ground up.

    I am thinking something like this:

    Phenom II 920
    4GB DDR 2/3 1066 minimum
    Graphics card is up for consideration. I have a 22" monitor, and want to run things on high with a bit of AA and all the cool lighting effects etc.
    I want to overclock it, but I also want it to be super quiet.
    My current Zalman CPU fan sounds like a fricken jet turbine.

    Also need advice on a nice case.

    Any input is most welcome

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    For graphics I'd recommend the Radeon HD 4870 1GB. I'm not a big expert on cases so I'll let one of the other forumites give their input on that.

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    Jokerman is looking to build a MOTHER of a Gaming rig for 30k.
    He needs an interested party that will buy it when he is done, before he starts though.

    Anyway, what gfx card you wanted to go for, NVidia or ATI? It may influence the rest of the rig.
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    30k?ouch. Im looking to spend no more than 10k.

    Not really phased between ati or nvidia. whichever provides better performance at a better price.

    I like the look of nvidia's GTX 260 216.

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    The GTX 260 216 would be a good choice, but I'm not sure how it compares price wise against the HD4870.

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    The 4870 cards look to be a bit cheaper than the GTX 260 216 but not by that much.

    The Prophecy Shop has this Inno3D one for R3755.84: http://www.prophecy.co.za/inno3d-gef...6-p-29110.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilDeath View Post
    Jokerman is looking to build a MOTHER of a Gaming rig for 30k.
    He needs an interested party that will buy it when he is done, before he starts though.


    Tomshardware has an interesting article about overclocking your AMD CPU.

    If you're willing to pay a little extra, go for the DDR3 to future proof yourself, unless you're looking to upgrade again within the next year and a bit time.

    As for graphics card, I'd look into something with 1GB. A bit of AA I'd suggest Nvidia GTX 280 or ATI's 4870 X2 - if you're not willing to break that price range, as suggested above, the ATI 4870 1GB is a good bet (or the nvidia 260, but in this case I suggest the 1GB version of 4870 over the 260).
    Wait... what?

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    Yeah 4870 1Gig FTW. It's definately gonna be my Gcard when I do my upgrade this year...... unless something better hits.

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    R12 700 Budget
    Amd AM2+ Phenom 2 x4, Quad-core 920 ( 2.8Ghz )
    Asus M3A78-T
    OCZ PC2-8500 DDR2 1066 4GB Fatal1ty EPP 2x2GB Kit - CL6
    ATI 4870 1gig GDDR5 graphics card
    Seagate 500gig 32mb cache 7200rpm
    Then you still need a Proper case and a power supply.
    Antec Super Lanboy gamers case https://www.4speed.home.pl/4speed/imagetowary/16777.jpg
    Power supply Corsair TX650W, Eps12V, ATX 12V V2.2 - 650W
    Eat - Sleep - Overclock - Repeat

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    R10 000 isn't enough to build a proper gaming rig with the components you'd like.
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