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post #11 of 21
id pass on the 9800gt

aim for a geforce 460 or ati 5800/6800 or better


are you near a microcenter?
http://www.microcenter.com/at_the_stores/index.html

also keep an eye on superbiiz and 3btech for parts too
post #12 of 21
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is this a good video card?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...707&CatId=3670

will it run sc2 at good settings?

i can get it for that price since it would ship free i think and no tax to my state.
It's decent, but you will probably only be playing the game at low setting or something.


As suggested - this combo and this Radeon HD 5850 GPU.
I especially recommend the GPU. It is VERY bang for the buck, and it's able to play a lot of good, recent games.

I don't think you need any more components, unless I overlooked something ..
You may get a tad better quality components (like PSU, RAM etc.), but the SuperCombo deal is a very good deal, honestly.


$475
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It's decent, but you will probably only be playing the game at low setting or something.


As suggested - this combo and this Radeon HD 5850 GPU.
I especially recommend the GPU. It is VERY bang for the buck, and it's able to play a lot of good, recent games.

I don't think you need any more components, unless I overlooked something ..
You may get a tad better quality components (like PSU, RAM etc.), but the SuperCombo deal is a very good deal, honestly.


$475
i heard a psu has to be reliable and good. is that psu in the combo reliable?
post #14 of 21
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is this a good video card?
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...707&CatId=3670

will it run sc2 at good settings?

i can get it for that price since it would ship free i think and no tax to my state.
What the, a 9800gt for $50? Dude even though they are out of date that card was a monster in its time, still is. For $100 you could SLI those and get some nice performance. However, I would honestly look at a better card, maybe a 5770 or a gtx 460 768mb version. Graphics are one of the things that change the most. You'll want a better card, get a card decent now, it will struggle later, get one that performs then, it will again struggle later. Get a card that will last you for a little bit. But then again, DX11 is barely being implemented in games, but it's on its way to mainstream! Bump for more suggestions.
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post #15 of 21
the psu in the combo is fine for single gpu
if you want to run 2 in sli/crossfire you will need a bigger one
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i heard a psu has to be reliable and good. is that psu in the combo reliable?
It should be reliable for your system. Some users have commented it's amount of noise, but it is, however, not considered a problem.


If you want to feel more safe, you can always save about $10-$15 and use the remaining money to buy an Antec Earthwatts or equal.
Though, I would not recommend doing so.
Edited by p4p3r - 4/26/11 at 10:58pm
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post #17 of 21
Here's my crack at it. 125$ over your budget, but a couple changes can be quickly made by altering the RAM, CPU, and MOBO. But honestly, this is a decent built, and will run most games smoothly. What I could also suggest, this is what I did for my built, just build the computer to make it functional and cheap out on GPU (I payed mine 30$ new), it will only support older games - save up during the summer and invest in a good card around the 200$ price mark. The mobo I suggested is SLI ready, so that could be an option for you.


Edited by nvspace126 - 4/26/11 at 10:53pm
post #18 of 21
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Here's my crack at it. 125$ over your budget, but a couple changes can be quickly made by altering the RAM, CPU, and MOBO. But honestly, this is a decent built, and will run most games smoothly. What I could also suggest, this is what I did for my built, just build the computer to make it functional and cheap out on GPU (I payed mine 30$ new), it will only support older games - save up during the summer and invest in a good card around the 200$ price mark. The mobo I suggested is SLI ready, so that could be an option for you.

AM3 SLI motherboards aren't exactly budget friendly ones ..
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AM3 SLI motherboards aren't exactly budget friendly ones ..
I know, I know Initial go at it, I'll give it another crack with a modification to the CPU and MOBO, which could bring down the cost 80$, hence much closer to the set target.
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AM3 SLI motherboards aren't exactly budget friendly ones ..
^ this

here is another good kit with the x6 1055t and 2x2g 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.638274
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