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Old 11-01-2007, 10:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well..After about two question threads...and probably an hour of talking with a couple of people and I've put this list together.

Mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-M61P-S3 AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 6100 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

RAM: Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

PSU: Newegg.com - XCLIO STABLEPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

GFX: Newegg.com - Foxconn FV-N79SM2D2-OC GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CPU: Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Brisbane 2.5GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 65W Processor - Retail

Case: Newegg.com - APEVIA X-Plorer ATXB8KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

What do you think? Comes out to about 500$ total.
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Ok..And now I've got a different person I have contact with telling me these parts are better than the ones I have up there:

GFX: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

PSU: Newegg.com - COOLMAX CP-500T EPS12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CSA, TUV - Retail

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

It'd be great if someone can tell me which is better.
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Old 11-01-2007, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Get these instead, after MIR should be cheaper then the Patriots.

Everything looks great, stick with your build. Don't buy those parts that the person contacted you with.
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Old 11-02-2007, 05:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh alright, nice find..I'll keep those in mind.
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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do you plan on playing any directx 10 games? If so I'd recommend atleast a 8600GT but if not the 7900gs will be alright
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Well I was talking about that with the two people and they said that playing DX9 games on a dx10 card would lower performance some? or something like that...
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think dx9 games run very good on my card (see sig) havn't tried any directx 10 games yet though
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm ill have to ask again then...Thanks for your comment.
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I think dx9 games run very good on my card (see sig) havn't tried any directx 10 games yet though
ya.. it'll run low or medium settings.. but not anywhere near maxed out... but my point is.. why get a DX10 card that has the eye candy.. if u have to drop the settings to play with the eye candy....
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