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Seeing as though Socket A and AGP just isn't what it used to be, I was thinking about a building a new rig. That Bioshock game looks pretty amazing, and I doubt my hardware will run it. I'm not really sure where to start, AMD/Intel, nVidia/ATI, I need ideas! I've been out of touch with all this technology for about a year so I'm not really sure what is what (8800GTX? DDR3? DX10?). BTW I don't have too big of a budget right now, I 'm going to have to do a few weeks of saving if I want to buy a whole new rig, so any price saving tips would be appreciated!
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post #2 of 19
/summon Chozart . If you post a budget i'm sure Chozart will give you the best build for your buck. Try and salvage as much as you can from the old rig, the SATA and case maybey the ram if it's compatible.
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I would say intell for chips, the e6600 and below are good ocers and they are cheap around 200. And for a card i would reccomend an 8800 gts 640mb you can get them for like 400. IM not to familiar with mother boards for intel chips though. ive only built one system with one.
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I would say intell for chips, the e6600 and below are good ocers and they are cheap around 200. And for a card i would reccomend an 8800 gts 640mb you can get them for like 400. IM not to familiar with mother boards for intel chips though. ive only built one system with one.
Depends, no point getting a 640 if you dont game at high res. The 320 is much cheaper and is fine if you play at 1280 x 1024 or below.
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Well I can reuse the HDD, the DVD drive, and the case, the PSU has a 24-pin connector, should I reuse it? I'm thinking of a budget somewhere around $500~$600, but that can change depending on how big my first paycheck is..
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tis true, good point im used to 1680x1050
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post #7 of 19
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Well I can reuse the HDD, the DVD drive, and the case, the PSU has a 24-pin connector, should I reuse it? I'm thinking of a budget somewhere around $500~$600, but that can change depending on how big my first paycheck is..
You should be fine getting a half-descent rig, you Americans have Newegg. We need one over here
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post #8 of 19
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So someting like this for the video card? It even comes with a free game:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125054

Then again, it doesn't come with a mail-in rebate like these do:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122022
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post #9 of 19
I personally recommend the eVGA. eVGA > XFX > all others
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I personally recommend the eVGA. eVGA > XFX > all others
Definitely stick with Evga or XFX for the video card, their warranty and customer service are top-noch.
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