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Old 11-20-2007, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Moderate Gaming Build - Did I do it right?

This being my first post I will have to say Im quite impressed with these forums and I see why I was told to check them out.

Background info: My orginal rig stopped working in August, and I figured out that it was my Mobo, but I was in the process of starting my secnd year of school. So needless to say I was not in the position to upgrade finacially, I am still a student but I was able to ear mark 1000 for an upgrade. So i went looking to get a decent but moderately priced gaming rig. With the help of some friends advice this is what I have ordered.

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Dual Core Processor LGA775 Conroe 2.66GHZ 1333FSB 4MB Retail - $198.57
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Vid Card: XFX GeForce 8800GT XT 512MB 640MHZ 1.9GHZ GDDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDCP HDTV Out DIRECTX10 Video Card - $279.99
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Mobo: Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ATX LGA775 P35 1333FSB 1PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 3PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN Motherboard - $104.34
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PSU: OCZ Stealthxstream 600W ATX12V 20/24PIN Active PFC ATX Power Supply 120MM Fan Black - $77.08 with MIR.
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Ram: Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB 2X1GB PC2-6400 DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 Dual Channel Memory Kit - $59.99 with MIR.
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I also picked up a OEM version of XP, thats what this new rig will be running on so all told with shipping, and tax I got this for $976.12

I already have:
Creative Soundblaster X-FI Xtreme Music Sound Card
LG Dual Layer CD - DVD burner
Maxtor 250GB Hard Drive
Maxtor 150GB Hard Drive
17" NZXT Trinity Black case
2x Nikao 120mm Case Fans
1x Nikao 80mm Case Fan
Mutant Mods Silver Fan Controller

So please tell me what you think, and hopefully I made the right choices for a decent midrange gaming rig.
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Old 11-20-2007, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Moderate Gaming Build - Did I do it right?

Well, you make it sound like you've already ordered it... so there isn't much anyone can say.

Everything looks alright though, if that is the type of reply you were looking for.
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are you planning on ocing?
if you wanted to save a few bucks, you could have gotten the e6550 and oc easily to 3.2 without volt increase.
Or save even more and get the e2180, equip it with a tuniq and get it over 3.0 with ease.

But if you've already ordered the items, i guess its not bad at all.
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Looks good to me.
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Looks like a good build. I am putting a similar system together soon too.
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Old 11-20-2007, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah I had to already order it to take advantage of some special pricing, just wanted to make sure I was not going to run into any major problems.

I'm not looking to overclock just yet, but I probably will to stay competitve. But I mainly want this system to get me to the summer when I will have the money to upgrade alot more.
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