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Old 12-27-2006, 05:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im building it for gaming. But i just want it to play my games without problems, it doesnt have to be top-notch.


ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103733

ASUS EN7300GT SILENT/HTD/256M GeForce 7300GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121021

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566

Western Digital Caviar SE WD800JD 80GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

Xion II Xon-103 Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208008

Any suggestions?
I gotta keep price lowish.
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Im going to tell you that is an expensive board in porpotion to your whole system. I wasnt an X2 fan so i know nothing of which DDR2 X2 board is good. I do know though that X2 boards were cheaper than good intel C2D boards and mine was a cheap but excellent board. It cost me 105 bucks so I'm willing to bet you can save yourself 40 bucks and find a good board for 90 bucks.

That way you can buy a 7600GT instead of the 7300GT. Now the 7300 is MUCH MUCH more powerful than the 7300LE but still cant hang with a 7600GT ot if you can find one a 7600GS. Trust me save some money on the board and get a 7600 card and you wont regret it. The memory isnt bad, you could save some money and get a few bucks cheaper ram becuase with Corsair you pay for the name alot these days and G.Skill or Geil are also trusted brands. Yet the XMS isnt a bad deal really and you'd only save maybe 15 bucks, In the end high quality ram is the last thing you want. Most ram runs great if it isnt DOA these days so best going with cheapest ram with good reviews that is still DDR2-800. That way youll be able to get a better card. I was going to say dont go AMD but I had no idea that the 3800+X2 were that cheap anymore so NM bout that, still **** nice CPU chips.

Your case, is an excellent choice. I have the Xon-102 silver/blue version Excellent cooling in it and lots of room. The PSU they give you with it is weak but it will support lower end systems easy enough with some extra connectors that the boxes will give you.

If I were you and I was a moderate gamer just looking for a cheap build I would get:

ASUS M2N-E -$93
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131022

EVGA 7600GT $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130062

Wintec 1GB(2x512) -$100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRa...gesize=&Page=2

Wintec is known to be good stable memory for what its rated. I have always known wintec to be trusted, it's just not the overclock enthusist's brand. This RAM was stated to run max 430 FSB around meaning It should go fine with the X2. Or if you wanted you still could go with XMS since i'm sure that will suit your every need and more.
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Skip the Corsair XMS ram 2x512 ... get 1GB (not 2x512 leaves u with more room to upgrade) budget ram If the figure of the specs on the ram are the same than how are other brands better than others think about it that way. If they are the difference is not worth paying for ... 7600GT Great Card or save a bit more and get the 7900GS ... dont worry about your PSU no change needed from a 7300 to a 7900.
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Thanks you guys were a big help.
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Glad to help but i really would advise the purchase of 7900GS this will enable u to play all the forthcoming games for a few months as the minimum system specs are very unlikely to surpass a 6800GT or 7600GS. therefor the 7900GS would enable you to turn things up beond bottom settings on them very nice games i.e. Unreal tournamnet 2007 and Crysis. 7900GS will play BF2142 well aswell.

Another Half a gig (512mb) to a gig of memory would be perfect lets you use your graphics card to its full potential.However not many games have minimum RAm of 1GB.

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