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Old 01-19-2008, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would appreciate your thoughts on these components. I am near the upper end of my budget. The purpose of this computer is to play games (battlefield 2 for the most part) and watch/download videos and music among other things. Here is what I'm thinking-

-Rosewill ATX Mid case
-Western Digital Raptor WD1500ADFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB
-Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
-ABIT IP35 Pro LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
-Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W
-EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit
-Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface
-OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
-Samsung DVD burner
-SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" 2 ms (GTG) DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 700:1(DC3000:1)
-Saitek backlight keyboard
-ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler
-VANTEC HDC-502A Aluminum Aluminum Hard Disk Cooler
-Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse

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I'm fairly confident that these are quality components, I just don't know if they will all be compatible.

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If your playing battlefield, 7600GT is good enough, while a e6750 is overkill, but a better CPU doesn't hurt.
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For links, just copy and paste the URL. The forum will parse the links.

Yeah, a 7600 on that build is completely wrong. At least go with a 3850 or 3870, if not a 8800 GT/GTS.

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The power supply is a bit overkill for that setup, but it's not really a big deal since you're not saving much money by going with a lower wattage one.
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, a 7600 on that build is completely wrong. At least go with a 3850 or 3870, if not a 8800 GT/GTS.
If I go with a 8800, they are dx 10. Will I be able to play dx 9 games using a dx 10 graphics card (such as bf2?)

Thanks for the replies! Keep them coming!
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Old 01-20-2008, 06:30 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Ditch the Raptor for a Seagate 11 series. 32MB cache, almost as fast as the Raptor, much more space, cheaper. Put the money you save towards a better GPU. If you wanna put some more money into a better GPU you could replace the e6750 with an e6550. Since you're getting a good aftermarket HSF I assume you're going to be overclocking, so after OCing either one will be more than enough.

Edit: ^ Yes you will. It won't be in DX10 of course, but you'll still play in DX9 just fine.

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