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Old 06-12-2007, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Does this look good? I've pretty much decided on the monitor, and want to know if the rest has any glaring problems. The case I picked is just over $50 delivered and I don't have an OS yet.

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Old 06-12-2007, 09:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go with a 3600+ brisbane and a Biostar Tforce 550. You can save money by going with a Fortron 400W and getting a 20" widescreen instead too. The monitors up to but you can get a 20" widescreen for $100 less than that 22". Well, if you do this you'll probably have enough to spare on an 8800gts or a x1950xt, I wouldn't get a 7600gt personally, its getting outdated and won't run most games smoothly on the res of a 22"
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Looks very similar to my list. Complete set up for $550.
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The SmartPowers are horrid psus, the majority of them die within a year. I would go with this: Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX400-PN, RoHS, 12cm FAN, version 2.2, 2 SATA, 20+ 4 pin, PCI Express, 400W Power Supply - Retail

And like said the Biostar TForce550 would be a better choice.

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What are you using this for? That card combined with a 22 inch monitor will not do very well in games...
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which games?
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Just about every game in the past year or so....don't expect to run that size of a monitor without getting a very good card as well. 1600x1200 resolution is large and I highly suggest at least a 7900GS with one but preferably an X1950XT or better if you want good frame rates. Or just downgrade the monitor size to 19 inch. Even then that card is outdated but you will get better rates.
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Thanks, every fps, or every game in the last year?
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FPS usually are very tough on games...aside from CS:S.

Most games in the past year wont run the best. You do understand that the 7600GT is a budget card that was released way back in march of 06 (was mid-line when released) and 22inch is the biggest standard resolution that people play on. You will be playing on lowest or maybe medium on a few easier games released in the past year or so. However a 19 inch with a 7600GT isn't as bad (medium-low on average)
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Thanks, dont think much fps (if any) will be played. Then what's the big difference between these three cards? Newegg.com - Buy Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

And should I get a lesser cpu to pay for the better card? If not, where should I cut (besides the monitor)?
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