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Old 12-10-2006, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a new gaming computer :) please help

I'm building this computer to play games like World of Warcraft and CS:S, I also plan on playing Assassins Creed & Spore in the future.

If you all could just look over what I have selected and make sure its all compatable with eachother that would be awesome .


Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130049

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103029

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145525

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

DVD-RW: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152076

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811156062
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A single core processor and an 8800? If you're going all out, get a C2D. If not, drop the vid card, and get something else.

Also, I don't recommend the PSU in that case.
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm on a fairly strict budget.. Would the 8800 not work with the processor I have selected or will it not work up to its full potential?
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Oh, it'll work, but it would MOST LIKELY not work to full potential.

I have two suggestions for you:
1. Lower the video card to something like a 7600GT or 7800GT (they'll still work fine), or
2. Lower the video card to a 7600GT or 7800GT and get a better processor.

Option two would probably be the best.
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but, with DirectX10 and windows vista coming out in the near future wouldnt it be better for me to buy the 8800 now, and if i were to keep the 8800 which processor would you recomend.
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Not necessarily. Prices tend to drop in the computer market if you know when to wait until.

If you keep the 8800, I'd still say go for a Core 2 Duo. If you can't afford it, then either save up a little more, or get a C2D setup with a cheaper video card, and then go back and upgrade later.
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Alright, I'll purchase a Core 2 Duo :P Is the 7950 better than the 7900GT? and, is everything i have selected compatable with eachother
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Yes, the 7950 family IS better than the 7900 family.

Everything will still be compatible if you get a C2D, except for the motherboard. You'll have to get a Socket 775 board that supports the C2Ds.

Other than that, looks good
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Thanks for the help , It seems that socket 775 sli motherboards are fairly expensive :|
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Would a Core 2 Duo be equal to this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747
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