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Old 01-06-2008, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If it's not going to be used primarily for gaming, skip the 8800GT. Get something like an HD3850 or an 8600GT.

Everything else looks fine.
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Do you have a case? I also agree with b1g... getting the 3850 would allow you the "potential" to play some higher end games if wanted later on, but also not spending more than 200.00 for it. You might even be able to find a 8600GTS. also, if it's not going to be used for gaming much... I'm assuming "media" stuff??? you might want to look at a bigger (or 2) hard drive(s) 250GB can get filled up pretty quick!
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You can also save some money, by going with this RAM kit:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Since it's not a high performance rig, you won't be needing something like that Corsair kit.
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Still trying to decide on a case. Looking at getting a mid tower. As for the hard drive I think i will go with a larger one. If any would be played it wouldnt be graphic intensive games.
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Some suggestions:
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-KKN2-GP Black Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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If the games aren't graphics intensive, then a 8800GT would be total overkill. The X1950PRO would be a good choice.

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR X1950PRO256MBAC2 Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

This is a steal after rebate:

Newegg.com - GECUBE GC-XHD2600XTG4-D3 Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
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I like this ram better:
Newegg.com - OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

But if you don't like mail in rebates, go with the ram on top.
at $31 4-4-4-15 should be better.

Reapers are pretty good as well only $50
Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N751-TR GeForce 8600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

This is good video card if you are not high end gamer
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