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Hi guys i am new into posting but i have been reading and learning a lot of things here anyway like my title says i am planning to build a good gaming rig for my internet cafe.. i am on a budget.. i am leaning towards Intel E4300 (1.80G) 2mb 800FSB C2D and planning to make a build around it... is it a good cpu? its cheap thats why its my choice... and since it is going to be an internet cafe i dont have plans on overclocking so would it be advisable to buy extremely cheap 1gb ddr2 533 rams? i mean the generic ones... does it heavily affect the performance of my games against something like a geil or corsair? and since it is no overclocking for me ill be using the generic power supply that comes with my casing? what are your views? and im leaning towards the asrock 775 mobo since im not overclocking.. its the cheapest one around.. will there be a performance loss if i do not get a high end mobo if you dont have any plans on overclocking? i am also planning to get the 8600gt your answers will be greatly appreciated.. oh yeah i plan to play games like C&C 3 , Warcraft 3, Starcraft 3 , Doom 3, Fear etc. new age games not planning to play in high settings though.. just enough for a lagless and smooth running game experience for my customer
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QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3466 MHz Asus Commando (4 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1 GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB) G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 
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ST3320820AS x 3 RAID 0 (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) ASUS DRW-1612BL (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x Windows Vista 64 Ultimate Edition LG Premium Artistic Series LX40 
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post #2 of 17
That should do the trick. All the parts seem fine and perfect for an internet cafe rig, i would get 2gb of ram, DDR 533 is SERIOUSLY $30 per gig i mean come on so just $30 more and then everything else will be fine
performance is NOT affected by cheap ram, mobo, etc.
    
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post #3 of 17
There's nothing wrong with cheap... as long as the warranty is good.
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post #4 of 17
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can the e4300 deliver enough punch combined with the 8600gt to play upcoming games like starcraft 3? and what do you advice that i should get for lan? for the maximum lagless gaming experience.. thanks for the outputs
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QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3466 MHz Asus Commando (4 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1 GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB) G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 
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post #5 of 17
starcraft 2 i believe you are referring to, there hasn't been any talk of a three anytime soon

and yes, the e4300 and 8600gt will deliver more than enough punch to run those games just fine at med settings.

for the lan, just use cheap (or onboard) gigabit lan with cat5 cables, for the internet, you need a good connection. In fact, you would probably need something like T1 at the least.
    
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E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
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Rosewill Black small Mid-T G5 
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E6400 @ 3.6 GHz (450X8) GA P965 S3 7600GT 2GB OCZ Gold @ DDR 2 900 5-5-5-15 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorPower
320GB Maxtor SATA2, 160 for XP, 160 for Slackware DVD+-RW EIDE 21" CRT by Sun Microsystems 680W Echostar 22A on 12V rail 
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post #6 of 17
its starcraft 2 btw, and i would suggest going with a 8800gts instead of the 8600gt, it will cost more but it wil play future games much better and you won't have to re-upgrade for alot longer.
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post #7 of 17
Thread Starter 
sorry i ment starcraft 2.. what harware would you suggest to connect all my computers on a lan.. best bang for buck
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QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3466 MHz Asus Commando (4 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1 GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB) G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 
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ST3320820AS x 3 RAID 0 (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) ASUS DRW-1612BL (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x Windows Vista 64 Ultimate Edition LG Premium Artistic Series LX40 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
QuadCore Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600, 3466 MHz Asus Commando (4 PCI, 1 PCI-E x1 GeForce 8800 GTS (320 MB) G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
ST3320820AS x 3 RAID 0 (320 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II) ASUS DRW-1612BL (DVD+R9:8x, DVD-R9:8x, DVD+RW:16x Windows Vista 64 Ultimate Edition LG Premium Artistic Series LX40 
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post #8 of 17
Starcraft: II. It's Starcraft: II.

NiNja
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post #9 of 17
get a gigabit switch, cat5 cables, and good router. Along with that go for T1 connection for the cafe.
    
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post #10 of 17
go amd man, they are really cheap, and if you are not going to OC they can beat out c2d at times, plus they have cheaper components. hopefully chozart could build you something he is the guru of cheap amd builds
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