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Alright, well, he wanted a gaming computer on a budget of about $850. No more, sadly. So this is the configuration that I came up with:

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...+Configuration

I figure since he's gonna skimp a bit on the dough I'll just overclock a mediocre processor to get him the performance he wants. I'm not all too familiar with the board though, but I saw alot of people using it in its hayday.

And, will it support DDR2-800? If it will, then that Kingston ram will be ousted by some G.Skill or something.

Anyway, let me know what you guys think, or what else I should use
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You should probably go with the x1950pro, unless he wants DirectX-10. Other than that it looks great.
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Get the X1950pro if you want good Directx9 gaming.
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post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by Tyorik View Post
And, will it support DDR2-800? If it will, then that Kingston ram will be ousted by some G.Skill or something.
Yes, it will.

Here's what you'd need: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

And it's capable of 4-4-4-12: G.Skill F2 6400CL5D 2GBNQ - testing

and stick with the 8600 GTS.
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He definitely seems geared toward future-proofing as much as he can. I tried to set him up with something that will do good DX9, with atleast an option for DX10. I don't think, for him, it'd be worth a a multi-gpu solution. Hmm. I suppose though, that with DX10 the 8600 series isn't gonna fair too well anyway, will it? Maybe the X1950 is the way to go unless he wants to jump up to the 8800GTS 320 at least. Not a bad idea...

Edit: Well, Nasgul posted before I could. Good enough for me. I think that's a good rig for a budget
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post #6 of 14
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You should probably go with the x1950pro, unless he wants DirectX-10. Other than that it looks great.
I like the fact he'll be ready for DirectX-10. (Granted that he already has or plans to buy Vista) Especially since there's games out for it that NEED it already. I can just see the guy trying to install a DX10 only game the day he gets it and getting a little ticked off that his new machine can't do it. Even on a budget, I think DX10 is a necessity for a "gaming" machine.
Nice hd choice too. The only thing I kinda don't like is the case, but that's just because I don't like doors- they're just inconvenient.
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post #7 of 14
your going to overclock? may a suggest getting a better heatsink?
post #8 of 14
Get the E4300. 8600GTS for DX10? IMO, waste of money. The X1950XT
will offer a lot more performance. If your customer doesn't want a rebate then this will do.
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post #9 of 14
Go with a cooler master centurion for your case. Tad bit cheaper than the one your planning on going with.
post #10 of 14
I'd say swap the 8600 for a x1950xt. What about screen and OS?
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