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Old 04-30-2008, 03:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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The only reason i linked that build was because if you read i said thats what he previously was looking to get and then some reason he started a new thread :/

Anyway i would get q6600 over a E8*** because they will last you longer and have good pricing. My friend is actually getting one today

see if you can get a good rig going.

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors - $220
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX ATX12V V2.2 450W Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies - $75
some motherboard
Newegg.com - WINTEC AMPX 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory - $39
either a 8800gs or 9600gt
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives - $65
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Elite 330 RC-330-KKN1-GP Black SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases - $40

maybe an after market cooler

Total so far - $439

with $161 left over

You may have to up your budget or go with a cheaper cpu, like the E2 series

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If gaming is a big priority, save money on the CPU and instead focus more attention to the GPU. The 8800gs or 9600gt, when running Crysis, are both outmatched by the 8800gt 512mb, which would be fine with that 450W corsair PSU. The E2 series, as mentioned by redmo0n, is where I'd look to as well if you're wanting to remain in budget or as close to as possible.

I hate recommending parts that are more pricey than what people want to spend. I really do, and for that, I'm sorry, but all I'm saying is that if you're aiming to game on this system and expect to turn on some eye candy, especially with Crysis, you're going to be so glad you spent the extra money on the GPU. After all, the 8800gt 512mb version cards compare within a 3% margin in many tests with the 8800GTX series, which is HIGH quality and quite pricey, but for a fraction of the cost, and use less power .


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i still would get at least the e8400. but, good point there.^^

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