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post #11 of 33
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Originally Posted by CravinR1 View Post
I think the build in my sig is good for budget gaming $700

http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=4859845

E2180
DFI BloodIron
8800 GTS 512
XClio Stable power 500 watts
320 gig WD AAKS
20 x DVDRW SATA
TT120
the total is over $900, not under $700
lol

edit: oh I get it! There were two video cards
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post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by nategr8ns View Post
k, I'll think about the e7200 too, but I had heard it doesn't overclock nearly as well as the 2180 and 8400

+s given out to everybody who's helped out
E7200 should be better than E2180 and slightly behind E8400.
post #13 of 33
The best value dual core right now is the e7200. I build a 750$ rig for a friend recently, that's what I used.
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E7200 does overclock better then E2180 and aslo E2180 not even close to E8400.
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post #15 of 33
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thanks lins and max!
so out of 9600GTs, evga or PNY Verto? I'm leaning EVGA...
EVGA
PNY
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post #16 of 33
EVGA has lifetime warranty, not sure bout the PNY

But if its a gaming computer, the E2180 + 8800 GTS 512mb is better than a E8400 + 9600 GT
post #17 of 33
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^ Thanks, I love EVGA Customer Service btw

looks like $191 for Mobo/Proc
DFI P35 Dark or BloodIron + e2180?
Or cheaper motherboard and e7200?
or AMD combo
or cheaper mobo, e2180, and 8800gts?
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post #18 of 33
I'd go for the cheaper mobo, e2180 and 8800gts option because he wants it for gaming, so he would benefit more from a better graphics card than a better processor
    
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post #19 of 33
Gigabyte DS3L is a great board for around $80 if he's not going to use RAID (and with only one HD he can't)

EDIT*

Its up to $89
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128337

Still $30 cheaper

or for $75 get a S3G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128084

And if you don't mind rebates the ABit IP35 is $66.99 after $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127034
Edited by CravinR1 - 6/6/08 at 2:20pm
post #20 of 33
Agreed, best setup would be -
DS3L
E7200
8800GTS

You can cut back in other areas and it would be worth it.
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