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I have $200 laying around for PC parts and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. I have a generic iBuyPower 420w PSU so I thought that would be a good place to start, but a 9600GT also crossed my mind. Any Ideas?
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EVGA 8800GS + Antec EarthWatts 500w for $140 - $30 rebate = $110:
Combo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Size=10&page=1

OCZ Vendetta 2 HSF for $45: http://www.buy.com/retail/product.as...27&dcaid=17902



The 8800GS is also known as the 9600GSO. It's performance is close to a 9600GT.
Edited by DuckieHo - 6/24/08 at 12:25am
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Your Processor is ok
Your ram if fine... if you add 1 more gig... you will only get like 300 MB unless your runnin 64bit windows
Graphics card i recomend waiting for the 200 series or whatever its considered now for the prices to go down a little more.

I would get a good PSU. A nice PSU wont get outdated and will last a while. Its a good investment. I just bought one a few days ago and should be receiving it today...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341005

Even if your current comp doesnt need a better PSU, at least you can throw it in your bigger and badder new PC that you build later.
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thanks I am gonna get a new PSU (550 -600 watts) because the reports on the ones that come standard from iBuyPower are no where near positive.

As for the Video Card, if the 9800GTX comes down in price a wee bit more (sales are now floating around $200) I might just do that.
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