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Old 05-22-2010, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Just ordered the parts for my new build!

Hey guys, I decided to check this website and learn about building computers, not so long ago my dad bought me a ZT computer, but we tried some modern games and we couldn't even get them running! I decided to save money for a new build, my dad also helped me gather the money. Here's the build we just ordered from newegg.com

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Newegg.com - ASUS P5QL/EPU LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC24G6400ELK

Newegg.com - XFX PVT98GYAF3 GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-400CX 400W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Writer LightScribe Support

Newegg.com - Logitech Deluxe 250 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard - Keyboards

Newegg.com - Logitech SBF-96 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Mouse - Mice

So, will I see a improvement over the GeForce 6100, Athlon II X2 240?

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Yes, you will see a large improvement over your previous setup.

For roughly $15 more you could have went with an XFX 4850 and an Antec 520W PSU and had much better graphics.


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Well since my dad is a hardcore nvidia fan he told me to get that. Plus the game we play the most was designed for nvidia so it will perform better on nvidia. He also thinks Corsair is the best power supply brand on earth.
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Dude, power has a lot more effect than brand...

A 4850 is going to smoke a 9800, simple as that. Now a game that is optimized for Nvidia will perform better than its Ati competitor, the 4830, but it isn't going to beat out the 4850. Both antec and corsair are great psu brands. A 520W antec is a lot better than a 400W corsair. Now, if you upgrade your gpu, you will need a new psu as well because it is so weak. If I were you, I would just send those parts back when they come and go with the better setup.
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