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Old 05-14-2008, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need a final check on compatibility asap plz

hey guys ...
well this is a budget rig for $600 for my brother, its going to be used for gaming :battlefield 2,silkroad,gears of war , UT3, C&C3..stuff like that..the goal was to be able to run such games on decent settings within a budget ...
so here is what i have:

MOBO: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

GPU: XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

RAM:CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Processor Model ADO4800DOBOX - Retail


now iam just wondering if everything is compatible and if this rig would be a decent (budget) gaming rig? if you have any better ideas plz let me know.
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only thing I see is that video card... not a huge fan of it myself... if you can throw out a little more try and get a 9600 gt.. you will notice quite a big difference from that one. just my opinion
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I agree with Dainius, everything looks good except that vid card. i dont know much about the 9600 series, but I know that that 8600 will have some issues. the 8800 series would work quite well for what you are trying to do. it all boils down to what you are willing to spend.
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Assuming that your in US. If not i can build another.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX All Solid Capacitor Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - XFX PVT88SFDFU GeForce 8800GS 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

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



= $415.96 without rebates.


Also what power supply is he using, it may be insignificant for the rig if its an old one.

The 8800gs will perform much better than the 8600gt and Intel makes better cpus than AMD these days, the other parts i linked are good/cheap.
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