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Old 01-29-2007, 07:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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pretty soon i am going to start building my first gaming computer. mainly for CS:S and was just wondering if all these parts are good. I think i've picked some good parts but idk about the motherboard. my budget is between $600 and $800 with everything except a mouse case and monitor.





CPU C2D e6300

but whats a good mobo for idk less then $100

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First off, replace the hard drive with a Western Digital. Way more reliable, and only a dollar more:

You're better off getting a 7600GS for $85.

I would get one stick of memory for upgrading purposes.

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Old 01-29-2007, 08:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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kk ill get that hard drive but i want a good gfx card that will last me until i get out of High school in 2 years then ill build my dx10 system.
7600gs just isnt what i want plus i have the money

someone give me a link to a good mother board that supports C2D
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You'll also need DDR2. I don't think you can purchase a DDR Core 2 Duo ready board.

There really isn't a good board for $100 or less. I would get this:
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