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Old 12-06-2007, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I have come to this forum because I was recommended by a friend of mine that said I will get good feedback, so props on your side.

Here is my situation. I am looking for a decent PC that will provide for future upgrades, with a price point of around $750-$800. Willing to spend more on an upgrade if it is really thought to be needed. The PC will be used as general purpose, web browsing/office/media, but I defiantly will be using it for a gaming rig wanting to play future games not necessarily in max settings, but want them to still look good. I am thinking, COD4, Crysis?, Oblivion type of games. Also keep in mind i already have the LCD, keyboard/mouse, speakers, so i just want the pc only. This is what i have came up with so far...

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...?BundleExist=N

I would really appreciate feedback on upgrades/downgrades that will get me the most out of my money, but still stay right around the price range.

Thanks in advance to whoever help i appreciate it a bunch
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Old 12-06-2007, 07:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Antec Sonata III Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail
Model #: Sonata III
Item #: N82E16811129024

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Model #: GA-P35-DS3L
Item #: N82E16813128059

EVGA 512-P2-N773-AR GeForce 8600GTS 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Model #: 512-P2-N773-AR
Item #: N82E16814130286

Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
Model #: BX80557E6750
Item #: N82E16819115029

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Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT12864AA804 - Retail
Model #: BL2KIT12864AA804
Item #: N82E16820146565

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Model #: ST3320620AS
Item #: N82E16822148140


LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model LH-20A1L-06 - Retail
Model #: LH-20A1L-06
Item #: N82E16827106072

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
Model #: ACFZ7-PRO
Item #: N82E16835186134
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#1- its not suggested to get a psu that comes with a case.
#2- the 8600 isnt really a good card for gaming, unless your on a low budget and want dx10.
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i wouldnt suggest getting a psu that comes with a case.
And the 8600gt isnt that great for gaming, unless you want a budget card for dx10 gaming.
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PSU that comes with case is Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 ATX12V v2.0 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, CB, C-tick, CCC - Retail
seems okay

but I'd say get this Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PUDF4 GeForce 8800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail card and it'll last you a while, only ~56 bucks more w/ mir ( ~36 w/o)

if i want to make up for the xtra cost spent on vid card i'd go 4 lower end cpu like the E4500 or something
since computer now a days r so powerful MOST AVERAGE home-users would be content with a P4
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Are there any cables I will be needing?
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:07 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here is another video card to consider.

Newegg.com - MSI RX3850-T2D256E OC Radeon HD 3850 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

This card is much better than an 8600
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o yeah deff.
I cant believe i forgot about that card.
Heres a comparison
VGA Charts 2007 | Tom's Hardware
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o yeah deff.
I cant believe i forgot about that card.
Heres a comparison
VGA Charts 2007 | Tom's Hardware
But according to these benchmarks there is huge gap between 8800GT and HD3850 at high resolution

VGA Charts 2007 | Tom's Hardware

8800GT was slightly overclocked, but this doesn't change the fact there is huge gap between 8800GT and HD3850 according to those charts
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