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Old 05-15-2007, 04:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys,

i am jamie. i am currently upgrading my pc. i had a crappy optiplex gx270 with an upgraded gpu. but now i want a gaming pc. especially for crysis and spore (which got setback to 2008!) . this is what i'm getting:

Abit Fatal1ty FP-IN9 SLI
C2D E6600
500 Gb Samsung HD501LJ
4X Kingston 512 Mb Memory (already got)
Windows Vista+Office 2007 (Already got)

EDIT: oh yeah, i also have an Antec 900 Gamer case.

and can you suggest some mnitors that would be good for gaming but not to expensive

I will also be getting a new gpu. but i will decide that when the pricing for the uk is out for the new 8900 range.

I also have a xbox 360. i love gow and crackdown. used to have a wii but got bored and sold it.

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Old 05-15-2007, 07:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to TF, Jamie. Sounds like quite an improvement once you get it built.

Here's a suggestion or two:
Why the Fatal1ty board? There are many great boards out there. Check out some of the 680i boards.

Samsung? Look into Seagate or WD.

As for a monitor, the lower the response time, the better. Go for high contrast as well.

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Old 05-15-2007, 07:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The PSU is overkill. Get something cheaper of a good brand. Antec 430w or something.
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Old 05-16-2007, 02:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i know people that use the samsung hdd and they said it is very good. and im getting a powerful psu so i can upgrade without buying a new psu in the future.
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Old 05-17-2007, 01:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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also, since i see you're going with the Intel route, is the memory you say you already have DDR or DDR2? practically ALL Intel boards require DDR2.

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