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Old 11-11-2006, 02:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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The parts I don't show are things I already have like RAM( 1 gb), disc drive and primary hard drive. (All these items are from newegg.)

ASUS A8N5X Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard

Rosewill TU-155 Black 0.8mm SGCC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400W(20+4 pin) Power Supply

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

APEX AL-B500E ATX 500W Aluminum Power Supply

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Manchester 2.2GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4200BVBOX - Retail

XFX PVT73GUGE3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

These might not be the best items according to some of the people here but it's WAY better than what I have now...

AMD Sempron 5200+
1 gb of RAM
GeForce FX 5200
80gb hard drive
not sure about the mobo
and a crappy looking case...

Can I have some suggestions on a better build or is this the best I can get for $700?
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do you really need a new case???? anyway, everything seems nice.. i had no idea they had semprons that high.. lol...
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wups i just noticed I posted in the wrong subject.... sry bout that...
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o yea they dont.... i messed up and it's 2400+
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its all good, i would say this is a high performance upgrade from what you have.

if you don't mind putting in more money you can get a 7900gt for 230 dollars
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alright I'll put in a couple of extra bucks to get 7900. Do you think it will last throughout the year with games upgrading so quickly though?
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well dx10 is coming out very soon, if you don't care about it the card will do fine...

otherwise wait for january/february to get a lower end 8 series
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o ok thanks
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