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I need to try to get my brother a better computer for gaming. I was thinking AMD because of the price : performance ratio.

So he will have about $400 to spend, I can give him a hard drive/optical drives/case so all he really needs is a CPU/mobo/PSU/RAM/GPU.

He plays games like Gothic 3, Oblivion, Medieval Total War II, CoH, SupCom at 1280x1024.

Thanks!
post #2 of 20
1. AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor w/ ECS GeForce6100SM-M (1.0) Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100S Micro ATX AMD Motherboard $107.99
2. WINTEC AMPO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $61.99
3. XFX PVT84GUDF3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card $189.99
4. Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W Power Supply 115/230 V $39.99
I'm no PSU expert, so...I dunno

Also, the PCI-E runs at 8x, but it doesn't really have any performance difference.
Total $399.96 LOL, there is also a $30 rebate for the 8600GTS...So it's like $369.96, be frugal.
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Originally Posted by FearSC549 View Post
I'm not sure if that can run games well though... Gaming is really all he does on the computer lol...

Thanks for your input though.
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I have a x2 3600+ and my son plays NFSMW & Carbon on high (not necessary max)

X2 3600 brisbane + arctic cooler freezer 64
2 gigs G.Skill NQ
Biostar TForce 550
7600 GT
Xclio 500 watt psu
(for all that i listed $409.95)



take wha tyouneed from mybuild
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4254745
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Originally Posted by calvin924597 View Post
I'm not sure if that can run games well though... Gaming is really all he does on the computer lol...

Thanks for your input though.
Sorry, I wasn't done with the list, check again.
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post #7 of 20
I agree with chozart ( I need to update my wishlist)

He saved $30 by dropping from 800 mhz to 667 mhz (how many brisbanes you see at fsb of 333? not many) and the 8600 gt is a better card
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If he wants his PC overclocked, get Chozart's list
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Sweet. I'll show him the list and hopefully we can build this soon!
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Check out my list at the top, since I edited it and it's cheaper and a better GFX.
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