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Old 11-08-2005, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So my friend is getting into gaming, and he loves HL2/BF2. Here is a setup I picked out for him, I am going to help him OC it.

Note that he already has the following:

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Video Card (9600XT)
CD/DVD Drive

Now here is what I picked out for him, he wanted it to be under $300.

AMD Sempron 3000+ 754. I was hoping to OC these to get it to 3400+ speeds.

Aspire ATX 520W PSU <-- Nice, solid PSU

MSI K8N Neo-V 754 ATX Motherboard <-- My friend has one, great OC options, very stable.

Corsair ValueSelect PC3200 2x512MB RAM <-- Good value, good ram.

Total comes to $274.60. What do you think? Would that do some HL2/BF2 gaming? I didn't say on the highest settings ever, just enough to get a little eye candy at a good reso.
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Old 11-08-2005, 11:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what's the budget?
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Heh there ya go.
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Old 11-08-2005, 12:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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*3500+ amd 64bit processor*185$

*Fatal1ty An8 Mobo*85$

*xtasty x850xt PCIe 256mb*300$

*1 gig of hyperX memory*150$

*thermaltake Headsink for cpu* (HUGE) good cooling 20$

650 for all
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Yeah, I think that'll do it. Not bad for under 300 bucks.

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Chris, read my post, wow 600+ when the budget is under $300...
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