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Old 11-18-2008, 10:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Im looking for a build that can play CoD4/5 on maxed settings at 1440/900, and Diablo/Sims 3 when they come out.

This is the build that I have come up with, if I can make do with less let me know.
Oh, I don't need a case, but I do need an OS. Id like to keep the checkout price under $800 excluding MIR's.

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

MOBO: Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
combo for $249.98

GPU: Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU: Newegg.com - Rosewill RX850-D-B 850W ATX12V v2.2 & EPS12V v2.91 SLI 8800GTX SLI CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
(As long as this psu can run a single 4850 im happy)
combo for $218.98

CPU Cooler: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
$32

OS: Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit English for System Builders 1pk DSP OEI DVD - Operating Systems
$100

Ram: Newegg.com - mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
$43

thermal compound: Newegg.com - Tuniq TX-2 Cooling Thermal Compound - Thermal Compound / Grease
$4

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
(Really I could make do with a lot less, Im only using less than 100 gigs on my current pc, I just picked this one because its a faster HD, if theres a smaller one thats just as fast id like to see it)
$70
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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most of your choices are good, just a couple of things tho
1. make sure ur e8400 is a E0 stepping one.
2. thats psu is way overkill, go with either a corsair 450vx or 550tx. Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
these psu's are alot cheaper and will run ur system easily.
3. swap over to this ram Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory only a bit more and is much better. 4gb of ram will benefit you in vista, although it is not absolutely necessary to have it is good to have 4gb.
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grab a sunbeam core contact for heatsink
since it comes with retention brackets and thermal compound

I want to play those games too
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grab a sunbeam core contact for heatsink
since it comes with retention brackets and thermal compound

I want to play those games too
yeah good call, didnt pick that out, the sunbeam core contact is best cooler atm and is cheap, being made by tuniq also comes with tx-2.
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Alright, Ill switch over to the sunbeam for an extra $8. And 2 gigs more ram for $12 is a no-brainer.

Though the PSU i picked out has a combo deal right now when I buy it with a Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100245L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards The discount is $110 making that PSU essentially $68.99, about a buck less than the one you have picked out.
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