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post #1 of 21
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I'm trying to configure some parts for a new computer that will be used in my bedroom and need someone to make sure I've selected good parts.
The reason why I wanted to build this computer is because sometimes I just really want to be able to relax upstairs (my main rig is in my office downstairs) but still have the ability to be online.
It will be used for a bit of gaming (Warhammer Online, TF2, CoD4, Mass Effect, etc.) and also as a media center.

I don't need: RAM, a Monitor, Keyboard/Mouse, PSU, or an optical drive.
I've already got all of that.

I'm trying to decide between these cases:
Thermaltake Tsunami
NZXT TEMPEST
Thermaltake SopranoRS

My configuration thus far is attached as a pic.

I know the 8600 is a bottleneck but I'd really like this to be under $600. =/
I don't know..
If anyone's got any suggestions, please post

Edited by EmeraldICE - 6/18/08 at 11:35am
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post #2 of 21
You could get an e2180 and then switch out the 8600gt with an 8800gt or a 3850.
post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 
Okay I think I may be able to scrounge up enough money for an 8800 card.
I've just got to decide between 8800GT or GTS.
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post #4 of 21
you could always go with the bloodiron mobo if your trying to keep the price down http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136038
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post #5 of 21
Or buy the P35 Gigabyte board. I have it and it's a great board it only cost $90 I'd recommend the Tempest case I'd get the 8400 instead of that proc. It's the same price except it's a penryn
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post #6 of 21
What about the 9600gt? It has a feature that the 8800gt doesn't have... I forgot, but it has something to do with media center stuff.
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post #7 of 21
There are some cheap 8800GT's out there ($140).
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=10007134
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814127329R

An E7200 would cut the price but not performance.
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post #8 of 21
Take a look at my guide for suggestions

I would upgrade that video card to a 9600GT if you can.
If you have the money, a E7200 would be a great chip.
The cooler Master Centuron 5 is a great case for the money.
Edited by mortimersnerd - 6/19/08 at 4:37am
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post #9 of 21
If I understood the first post correctly you had $600 for CPU GPU HSF HDD and Case:


Edited by ubernewhacks - 6/19/08 at 7:48am
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post #10 of 21
you can pick up an AMD x2 Black edition, and get a free Thermal take case.
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