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Old 08-16-2008, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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what would be a good way to build a comp with
What r the parts i need

4GB Ram
Dual(3.0GHz+) or Quad(2.0Ghz+)
DVD+-R/RW Burner with lightscribe
640GB or 500GB
and a video card that can play bioshock

i am willing to spend $600-$800

would it be better to just buy a comp for hp with all of the above excpet processor and just upgrade it to quad?
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Old 08-16-2008, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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here is a intel/nvidia build that will handle bioshock and do you need a os?
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vid card comes with cod4 and about 65$ in mail in rebaits.

and i am not very good with budget rigs i'm sure someone could throw a amd rig together that would be cheaper consume less power and preform about the same.

shopping cart empty will post specs on seprate thread
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meh a 9600gt and a 750 sli not the best

my ideal build
CPU Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
HDD Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
MOBO Newegg.com - ASUS P5N-T Deluxe LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
RAM Newegg.com - CORSAIR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
CD/DVD Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
CASE Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
GPU Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYHFU GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
PSU Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies

all equals about 793 i think
plus about 65$ in mir and vid card comes with cod 4
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what card would you get?
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look up. re did build cause link to cart was bad
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prob have to cut costs somewhere, heh... He more than likely needs an os, which is about 110 bucks. Unless he didn't figure that in.
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yhea an os for got about that. but what about that build i made. it is great entry level and plenty of upgrading room.
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I already have a OS i want a clean install of windows btw, do u guys have to pay tax? with the tax and shipping, it add an extra 100 and is a 2.2 dual-core good? oh and is building a computer hard? whats better windows 32-bit or 64-bit in terms or windows xp pro sp2
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well i think my build is wonderful

all totals 793$

that should also max out bio shock on pretty much a 20in monitor or smaller

taxes depend on where you live

yes a 2.2 ghz dual core is good it has pretty much the same aritecture as the core 2 duo. look at the pentum d in my sig, yhea it's got a high clock speed but the 2.2 ghz pentium dual core is pretty much a little better than my processor

i've herd xp64bit is ok but you'd be better off with home premium 64bit

building computers it very easy. if it dosent fit dont force it it probly dont go there. kindve like putting to gether a puzzle
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