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Old 06-11-2006, 02:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'd like to upgrade to a new rig, that will (hopefully) run CS:S. 375 is my limit, and i need everything but peripherals and monitor. tell me what you think of this build (newegg).


Raidmax Saggita/450w PS
WD Caviar 80gb Sata 3gb/s
Corsair 512mb pc3200 DDR2 (value)
Asus P5ND2-SLI
Intel Celeron D 346 Prescott 3.2 ghz

if you could suggest a change, or even a whole new build, i'd appreciate your help.
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Old 06-11-2006, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aren't you going to need a vid card?
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Old 06-11-2006, 07:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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no, i'll use the fx5500 and step up near the end of the 90 day period, i'll see how much cash i've got then. also, i've got a dvd/cdrw and floppy, i forgot to mention those.
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Updating and leaving the same graphics card will give little performance - barely noticeable.

Also get an AMD Athlon 64 (faster for gaming).
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Old 06-11-2006, 10:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that doesn't help much, considering my build has to be under 400. i understand that my graphics card sucks, which is why i am stepping up w/ evga's program.
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Old 06-13-2006, 01:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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alright, here's the (final) build

Asus P5ND2-SLI
Pentium D Smithfield 2.6/1mbx2
WD Caviar 80g sata 3gb/s
raidmax ninja/450w ps


eVGA 7300gt (step-up +50$)
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