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As some of you may know, I only get to use my sig rig 50% of the time because of divorced parents, and the other 50% of the time I have to use this old PoS. I've been working on a $500 budget build to keep at the house that doesn't have my sig rig.

I'm asking for some suggestions on what can be swapped out for better parts without paying much more.

The only two parts that are set in stone is a GA-P35-DS3L and a AC Freezer 7 because I will be reusing them.

The wish list.
Edited by mrtn400 - 6/6/08 at 2:53pm
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do you need a mobo?
I would def look for a larger PSU for the 8800 gt
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Get rid of that ECS... they're not a reputable company from my experience with them. Get something like an e-VGA card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
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Get rid of that ECS... they're not a reputable company from my experience with them. Get something like an e-VGA card. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318
Have you owned this card? How do you KNOW it sucks? The people on Newegg sure love it.

Also, why would I spend $25 more only to get a crappier cooler?

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do you need a mobo?
I would def look for a larger PSU for the 8800 gt
Refresh this page. I edited the OP.

And did you read the rail ratings on the PSU?
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If it's an OK card, go for it I just had a bad experience like 5 times with ECS, not your particular video card
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Could cut costs a bit with the G. Skill RAM.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

Also, you could go with a 9600GT if the price increase to a reputable brand, which I would suggest as well, is too much. XFX is amazing, and its only $140.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150304

EDIT: Silverstone makes great stuff, with a dual and a GT/9600GT that PSU will do fine.
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looks good, i wouldnt change a thing. but then again im not good with budget builds so good luck.
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by nolimits882000 View Post
If it's an OK card, go for it I just had a bad experience like 5 times with ECS, not your particular video card
Eh, I guess I can ditch em. Plush what would the cooler get me? A 50Mhz higher core clock.

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Originally Posted by piggy1918 View Post
Could cut costs a bit with the G. Skill RAM.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

Also, you could go with a 9600GT if the price increase to a reputable brand, which I would suggest as well, is too much. XFX is amazing, and its only $140.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150304

EDIT: Silverstone makes great stuff, with a dual and a GT/9600GT that PSU will do fine.
I liked the Mushkin because they pull in 4-4-4-12 with only 1.9v. Plus they come with the payed for 3DMark08.

Hmm. Good point. The newest game I play is CS:S, and my 7950GT takes care of it fine. I think a 9600GT would be enough.

Edit: I swapped that 9600GT with the ECS 8800GT. Saves me $5, yay!
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Bump.

Still looking for more suggestions.
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Bump.

More opinions please.
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