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Old 09-19-2008, 01:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Its been awhile......Need a new rig

I don't have much money to spend, but I'm looking for something that will play MOH airborne....

Minimum specs:
* Operating System: Windows XP SP2
* Processor: 2.8 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon XP 2800+
* Memory: 1GB RAM
* Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 6600GT (Some slower GPUs with higher model number's also not recommended.) ATI Radeon X1300PRO
* Video Card Memory: 128MB RAM

I have everything except:

Tower (need a simple one)
Mobo (decent one that I can add newer parts to in the future, that has a very standard prossessor dock)
Processer (??????)
PSU (500watt+)
Graphics card
Ram (I have 1gb of pc2700 but thats prolly so out of date lol)

Is it possible to keep this under $300? I prefer newegg and can do ebay.
I need a easily upgradable mobo, one that is good for several years, because I can always buy better gpu/prossesors.
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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$300 isn't gonna get you much.

Newegg.com - Rosewill R222-P-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Intel Celeron E1200 1.6GHz 512KB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops (combo with the motherboard below)

Newegg.com - ECS P35T-A LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA430 430W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO TOP/HTDP/384M GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

=$294.95 (Before Rebates)


With the money saved with the rebates you could get a Arctic Freezer 7 Pro and overclock the E1200 to 3.0ghz, otherwise you could use the extra money to buy a better cpu (but remember the cpu is with a motherboard combo).
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Red!!

I upgraded/changed a few things, what do you think?



Case: Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case-$60
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

GPU: EVGA 384-P3-N966-TR GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - $50 after rebate
Newegg.com - EVGA 384-P3-N966-TR GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply $40 after rebate
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - $28 after rebate
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Retail $3.79
Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease

Rosewill RCX-Z775-EX 92mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - Retail $18
Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - Retail

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E7200 - Retail $120
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $110 after rebate
Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

LITE-ON 20X DVDR DVD Burner Black SATA Model iHAS120-04 - OEM $25
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners


OK guys the total here with shipping before rebates: $568.55
After rebates: $465.55

Just need someone to look over my last post to be sure it will work fine and theres no other better deals lol

Gonna order soon as I get some input.
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thanks trot!! its great to see a familiar sn!!
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Change the Cooler to a Rosewill RCX-Z775 and the Thermal Paste to TX-2


If you also want a little more budget room:
Newegg.com - ECS P45T-A LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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500 bucks is certainly easier to stretch than 300

Looks like it'll be a great build.
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Old 09-19-2008, 07:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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which rosewill?? theres 3 of them.

Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-Z775

that mobo you linked has mixed reviews on OC'ing......keep the suggestions coming though!!
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Pshh.. Newegg reviewers are mostly idiots.. I don't trust them, I'd trust a normal review by a person who does an actual article..

Newegg.com - Rosewill RCX-Z775-LX 92mm Ball CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

I meant that one
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Ok thanks I added that to the list........I may be able to knock the total down about $50 I found a deal on egay.
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