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Old 12-20-2008, 08:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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After searching and searching. I've finally decided to go Intel. I will be getting a E2200 Allendale, since I am on a budget. I can always upgrade when I get more money. I'm wanting to find a motherboard that has good over clocking abilities, to aid in getting the E2200 faster. Would like to keep it under $130, but I'm not sure what Intel products go for these days.
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Thanks! I chose the BIOSTAR TForce, because the reviewers have had a lot of success overclocking. It's the cheapest one stated, which is a plus, but seems like I won't be missing out on anything extraordinary. I've built up a list, of what I'm looking to get. I have a $600 budget, and this comes out to $613.34 after shipping, and rebates. I do know I could drop the BluRay drive, and get a better processor or something, but I would like the BluRay option, as this will most likely make it into my living room, and make itself a part of the entertainment setup. The only thing I'm not sure about is the graphics card. I do game some, but I don't play graphic intensive games. I play racing games/simulators, and older 'shoot 'em up' games. I'm positive the card is a bit overkill for the shooting games. I'm not sure if I should keep this, with anticipation for newer games, or save a few bucks, and go with a 'slimmed down' card? Any suggestion are welcome.

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um get the e5200, barely more, and totally worth it.
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um get the e5200, barely more, and totally worth it.
Thanks, I didn't even see that one. I think I can afford $15 more. :happy:
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Drop the HD 4670 1gb... Its going to have LESS performance than the 512mb one...

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Alright I swapped out the 4670, and chose the 4830. Anymore changes that I should make?
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Save some money and get a Rosewill PSU maybe?
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^^ +1. A Rosewill Rp500-2 would be a good psu for that system.

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Alright, I went ahead and chose the Rosewill RP500, because then I won't have to deal with rebates on the other. Thank you!

Are there any suggestions on other cases? Something that will allow for more cooling, but around the same price?
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