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Old 12-28-2007, 05:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Mainly use computers for just internet, and gaming. Is this good for gaming purposes (starcraft 2??)

video card:
Galaxy GeForce 8800GT 600MHZ 512MB 1.8GHZ DDR3 PCI-E DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out OEM Video Card

Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard

OCZ Platinum XTC REV.2 PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-15 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit

DVD drive:
Samsung SH-S203N Black SATA DVD+RW 20X8X16 DVD-RW 20X6X16 DL18X/12X Lightscribe DVD Writer OEM W/ SW

Hard drive:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 3.5IN 500GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 32MB Cache NCQ Hard Drive

Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 3.0GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail

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Antec Sonata III Black ATX 16IN Mid Tower Quiet Case 3X5.25 2X3.5 4X3.5IN 500W 120MM Fan

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8800GT = great for gaming. Add in the E6850 and 2 gig of RAm and you should be good to go.

Definitely be a waste if you only surf the net, though.


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Old 12-28-2007, 12:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
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8800gt is an awesome choice. However couldnt you get a Q6600 for around the same price? Just seems if you could you should go Intel Quad. Either way the Dual Core one is very very fast too.
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That computer is a great build.The only thing I would suggest is to just go for a lower end core 2 duo and just overclock it. The e6550 can be OC'ed great and it still has 4mb L2 cache. - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
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