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Old 09-19-2007, 09:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys. I'd like a computer to use mostly for home use but also a few rts'. It's hardest challenge would probably be company of heroes. I've tried adding a few things up and got a decent one on cyberpowerpc for just under $400 but i know that i can do better by building it myself. I don't have any other requirements although i'd prefer ddr2. Can you guys make some suggestions? Thanks.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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400 dollars is really tight budget maybe another 100 or so.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i know it typically would be with fps' but i thought it might be possble because of the low requirements of strategy games.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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E2180
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low grade ram

low grade motherboard

case w/ psu combo.

need a DVD burner and an OS?

and prolly a 8600GT
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No i don't need a burner or windows. Is an 8600gt better than a 7600gt?
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No i don't need a burner or windows. Is an 8600gt better than a 7600gt?
slightly, but not worth the extra cost. 7600GT should serve you well, or if you want an extra kick, for an 8600GT price you can pick up a 7900GS

Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGR79256GSOCE GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

of course it's with one of those dumb MIR's, but meh.
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Case - Rosewill R5604-TBK or Your choice...
Motherboard - Biostar TForce TF7025
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ Brisbane 2.1GHz
RAM - 1GB G.Skill DDR2-800 NR
Graphic Card - EVGA 7600GT 256MB
Power supply - FSP Group (Fortron Source) 400W
Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 160GB

Comes just under $400, without shipping charges.
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go for building your own:
Newegg.com - Sony NEC Optiarc Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM
Newegg.com - Intel Dual-Core E2140 Allendale 1.6GHz 1MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN ATX12V 450W Power Supply 110/240V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600AAJB 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory - Retail
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

EDIT... took me a while with these links.. but b1gapl's is overall better
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Why not one of these cards instead? More powerful and not much more

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Actually vernong, your build is overall better, but I was strictly staying within his budget. Your's is a little over $400. If he can stretch that much, I'd suggest he go with your's.

Good call, Sora.
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