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post #2 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 01:17 AM
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The problem when you put so much on one part of the computer is that your GPU is not going to be able to handle 1680x1050, you will be getting single digit frames at that resolution... The 8600GTS isn't that good with games.

I would hook anything up of value to the PSU included in that case. =/

Also, why buy a old OS? I thought microsoft was quitting support on XP soon. If your going to buy a OS just grab vista.

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 01:23 AM
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I'd recommend a
XClio 500 Watt Goodpower for $60

8800 GT for $200 or a 3870 for $180

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Also, we're discussing intel because it seems like there's no way to enforce pure-AMD build threads in this forum. It should be renamed the 'you really want intel instead' forum.

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Grab a 9600GT if your gonna spend that much on a vid card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150277

Also, i doubt that RAM is gonna fulfull your OC'er desires.
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post #5 of 9 Old 03-22-2008, 01:33 AM
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Find a better video card, RAM, and change the CPU to the E2180. For a few more bucks you can have an 8800GT and some nice corsair or G-Skill DDR2 800 RAM with heatspreaders.

If you are going to game then the 8800GT and Vista would by the choice. Don't forget you need an aftermarket CPU cooler.
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2x1 GB sets of DDR2 are so cheap right now, even for good brands.

Newegg Ram

I would recommend a change in the choice of memory.

Good luck!

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I've been taking people's input into consideration and I've come up with this edit: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...stTitle=Budget

The main reason for this build is to have another rig to play Guild Wars (which really isn't too demanding) but I want to be able to play Guild Wars 2 when it comes out... and some first person shooters...

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Are you hesitant towards purchasing open box items from NewEgg? I've purchased a ton and have yet to encounter a problem. Anyways, this will save you some money and will perform just as well for games. (look at 3 ghz vs 3ghz and stock vs stock)http://www.anandtech.com/mb/showdoc.aspx?i=3051&p=6

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813138081R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103775

With the savings, you can beef up the most important aspect of a gaming computer...the video card.

Comp #2: Intel 2500k, GTX480, MSI P67AGD55, 4gb G Skill, X-Fi XtremeMusic,Logitech Z5500, 24" Gateway LCD, Antec P180,3 striped 36gb Raptors + 1 500gb, Hyper 212+, Corsair 520HX.

Comp #3:Intel 2500k, GTX480, MSI P67AGD55 , 4gb G Skill, Antec 650W, Logitech 560 4.1, 24" Acer LCD, Chenming MidTower, Liteon DVDRW, 74gb Raptor + 500 gb, Hyper 212+, Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer.

Comp #4: Intel 2500k, MSI 6950 2gb, Asus P8P67A, 4gb G. Skill, 22" Acer LCD,Raptor 150, Hyper 212+, Logitech 530, Antec P180, Antec TruePower 650w,Creative X-Fi XtremeMusic,Liteon DVDRW
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I still recommend upgrading that gpu as you'll quickly regret it if you don't

In my personal order of preference:

8800 GT
HD 3870
9600 GT

3770k@4.5 http://valid.x86.fr/0lv27p
8350@4.5 http://valid.x86.fr/rgh5nk
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Also, we're discussing intel because it seems like there's no way to enforce pure-AMD build threads in this forum. It should be renamed the 'you really want intel instead' forum.

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