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Dosent the 6800gt outpreform the 7600?
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Originally Posted by dazed and confused
Dosent the 6800gt outpreform the 7600?
That looks like a post for the vid card section... ie, thread hi-jack
    
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post #13 of 23
perhaps, but also more expensive. Thus, to stay within budget, he has to make choices. Since gaming is not the primary function of this rig, I think the 7600GT will be just fine
    
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My only comment is make sure you get a power supply with PFC since he is energy concerned. PFC makes power supplies 20-25% more efficient. I can recommend the seasonic S12 series, having just done a few days research on them since I'm getting one for myself rather soon. For that build I would recommend either the 380 or 430 watt. I think you will be fine with the 380 watt though.

EDIT: Link to 380w: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151022
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Fishie: Good call on the PSU. Personally, I'd probably get the 430W version, but ok.
    
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i have the vid card, mobo, and memory youll be buying and its a good combo.

and a comment i saw on the first page saying sataII hd's dont work with the A85NX, they do it just only goes as fast as sataI
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post #17 of 23
Check out an Opteron 165 as well. More L2 cache than the 3800
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post #18 of 23
Actually the 7600gt is quite a bit more powerful than the 6800gt if that other guys post was making you concerned at all. That is probably the best budget gaming card you can get right now. If LCD isn't a requirement for the monitor try this CRT which is a 19" that can handle 1600x1200.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116281

I would go with this ram as it is very cheap and supposed to be good quality. They are one of the largest ram suppliers to the rest of the world but have only recently got into the game in the US. From all that I have read and heard about them they are very reliable and pretty darn good for overclocking. Plus they are cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211014
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post #19 of 23
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For the CPU I'm thinking of the 3700+ (he doesn't want it OCed).

I choose the PSU for energy efficency. Is it not worth it?

Also my brother will be doing some gaming on it so it needs to be able to play the lastest games. Is the 7600GT underpowered for 1600x1200 res?

The rest of the parts I choose MS inputs and ASUS optical.
post #20 of 23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116371

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001226

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001225

some good monitor choices under 500 that support 1600*1200 and 8ms
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