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Hi,
I am building a new PC to play games like Crysis and Call of duty 4 at fairly max quality

Here is my build from newegg.com wishlist

Any suggestions or comments?
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
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320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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post #2 of 16
Welcome to OCN.
The link doesnt work. Save the Wishlist, then click the option that says email to a friend or soemthing like that. Then send the email it to yourself, and use that link in your post.
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Seagate 500GB 7200.11 + Seagate Barracuda 250GB Samsung SHS203B Win 7 Samsung 22Inch 226BW 
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
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320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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Intel Q6600 GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L GeForce 8800GT 512MB G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DrivePowerCase
320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W Antec Nine Hundred 
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post #4 of 16
i was gonna try to talk ya into getting an ATI HD3870 or HD3870X2, but since u got an AMD CPU, u're supporting the loosing side, and therefore, ill leave u alone

Nice build.

EDIT: U might wanna change the mobo. My sis had the M2N-SLI and it was a terrible experience.
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post #5 of 16
Well a decent rig there I would go with an Intel setup if I were you, with the way things are now it's just a smarter move. I just got rid of my AMD AM2 system a couple months ago and I couldn't be happier.

I would go with this.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

MSI GeForce 8800GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069

Tuniq Tower 120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

But if you're really for going with an AMD rig then I'd use this.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...lack%2bedition

DFI LANPARTY DK 790FX-M2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136044
post #6 of 16
It's better to just get 2x2Gigs sticks of ram.
Might want to look into an Intel rig.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate 500GB 7200.11 + Seagate Barracuda 250GB Samsung SHS203B Win 7 Samsung 22Inch 226BW 
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post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Penicilyn View Post
Well a decent rig there I would go with an Intel setup if I were you, with the way things are now it's just a smarter move. I just got rid of my AMD AM2 system a couple months ago and I couldn't be happier.

I would go with this.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

DFI LANPARTY DK P35-T2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136043

MSI GeForce 8800GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127329

CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139004

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069

Tuniq Tower 120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

But if you're really for going with an AMD rig then I'd use this.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...lack%2bedition

DFI LANPARTY DK 790FX-M2RS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136044

Well he never said that he wanted an AMD rig, and its his first gaming computer, so perhaps he hasn't heard about how Intel is leaps and bounds ahead of AMD right now.

That setup is pretty good, but I wouldn't be so hasty to jump on the 45nm bandwagon yet, there's been an abnormally high failure rate with the 8400s due to their voltage sensitivity, and I'm not too sure about the actual lifetime of the it.



So if you can afford it I would go with a Q6600, a decent X38 motherboard, and at least one HD 3870 once Newegg runs out of pre-price drop 3870s and starts selling them at $189 without the MIR. A single one will run CoD4 max at any sane res and Crysis on high at 1280x1024, and if you find you need more power you can pick up another one and you're good to go on any game 1680x1050. If you are thinking of going CF right away then you should just get a 3870x2 so you can CF it later with the same mobo should you feel the need for godly performance. Don't expect it to run Crysis well though, since nVidia threw a bunch of cash at Crytek to make sure that it always runs better with nVidia.
    
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post #8 of 16
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Seems like a pretty solid build if you're not going to overclock, but if you're going to overclock, get another CPU and motherboard. Just because the CPU has a higher stock speed does not mean it can overclock as high as the low end ones - the architecture is what is limiting it. 3.2-3.4 GHz is the limit for the architecture, so if you could get another motherboard (which I haven't heard good things about) and a lower CPU, your build would be really good.

Also instead of that Nirvana CPU cooler, get a TRUE, TT120 or BT
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post #10 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Truambitionz View Post
It's better to just get 2x2Gigs sticks of ram.
Might want to look into an Intel rig.
I agree here, what version of windows are you planning to run?
Im currently using Vista 64bit with 4gb Ram (2
82) sticks and it constantly uses 1-2gb ram, just running backgorund processors etc. Its great with the extra ram.
Just make sure that if you do go above 3gb that you think about getting the 64bit version of windows (whether it be vista or xp) as windows itself wont recognise much more than 3gb on the 32bit addition. Plus i reckon 64bit is nicer graphics (may just be my eyes though).
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