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Old 05-09-2007, 08:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently building a second computer for me and my brother to use.
here is what i have come up with, I cant spend much more at this time but would like a cheap graphics card, would you please look over what I have, any feed back is welcome,thanks
brett - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) System Memory - Retail - HITACHI Deskstar T7K250 HDT722525DLA380 (0A31636) 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

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why not do a c2d build, theyre the best price-to-performance right now


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That's a pretty good, low budget system. Nice picks on the parts. You'll be able to get a nice overclock with that system too. If you're doing light gaming, I guess go for either an 8500GT or 8600GT, if you can afford.


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if your not going to be OCing much then I wouldn't worry about the aftermarket cooling... the new AM2 fans are pretty good... that will give you a few extra bucks...

maybe this?

10 bucks more gives you better performance: - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

card? - MSI NX8600GT-T2D256E OC GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

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Originally Posted by peterhuang913 View Post
why not do a c2d build, theyre the best price-to-performance right now
wrong AMD's lower model Brisbane X2's are the best price/performance right now. A chip that only performs about 15% slower in real world apps for 1/3rd the price and can still be overclocked to 3.0ghz which is around where the E6320 goes to...The X2 3600 is the best price/performance chip right now combined with a Biostar 550 and an Arctic Freezer64. I own a C2D and if prices were this good back then i would have went AMD.

That build was deffinatly made to overclock...all the parts are highly recommended budget overclockers parts. How much do you want to spend on a graphics card? And no the 8600GT is not that great of a card for the price really at all...the 7900GS destroys it >.< regardless of DX10 just get a card such as a 7900GS or even X1900GT.
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Thanks for all the replies, I will consider all of your recommendations.

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