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I have a HDD I can give him, so far what I have picked out is:

3600+ X2 Brisbane
Tforce 550
x1950pro
Xclio Goodpower
Consider the Intel Allendale.
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2x512 will be ok but could get value 2 gb for almost same and Oblivion and few others will tax that much RAM friend has 2x512 and runs Stalker and others max almost but hes got a AMD 4000+ and a 7950 GT PCI-E OCed. Nice combo that 3600 X2 should be great.
    
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Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Consider the Intel Allendale.
Then I'd have to spend more for a decent motherboard... AMD just seems better for budget rigs.
post #14 of 45
Get 2 gigs, your looking at about $30 more for 2 1 gig sticks vs a single gig, and more memory is always better (yea yea, to a point).
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post #15 of 45
Get this RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015

DDR2 675, CAS4. All you need with the Brisbane.

The Brisbane is what you should get in this budget.
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Get this RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145015

DDR2 675, CAS4. All you need with the Brisbane.

The Brisbane is what you should get in this budget.
Yeah, that's what I have in my cart...

Off Topic:

Is the X1950 Pro worth $50 over the 7600gt?
post #17 of 45
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Yeah, that's what I have in my cart...

Off Topic:

Is the X1950 Pro worth $50 over the 7600gt?
definately. It's quite a difference there.

Also look at the 8600GTS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284

A little more than the X1950PRO, but a card that's not to be underestimated.
    
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post #18 of 45
2gigs for todays games. when you don't have enough ram, you will know the lag you will get. it will sputter, and oh, it's just horrible! just get 2gig and a somewhat decent videocard. get a brisbane 3600x2! great ocers. if you dont have a good amount of ram, games will rape your system.
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post #19 of 45
Like most have said, get 2GB of value stuff.. you will need it.
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Really? It plays fine maxed on my HTPC rig with a stock e6400 and a x1900gt.
C2D 6600>3800+ AMD
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