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Old 04-17-2007, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i'm looking for an up-to-date build. i've been using my hp for about 3 years now and it's getting a little old. i'll mostly use it for gaming,web surfing, music, movies...and the general pc stuff. can anyone recommend me a build?
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Old 04-17-2007, 10:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Similar to a build I just posted in another thread.

Case: Coolermaster CAC-T05-WW Centurion 5 $49.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power: HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W $89.99
Newegg.com - HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V - Retail

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 $79.99
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane $65.00
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) $154.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Graphics: EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 256MB $199.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N761-AR GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB $69.99
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Optical: SAMSUNG Black 18X $30.99
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro $29.99
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Total: 770.92 + shipping
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Similar to a build I just posted in another thread.

Case: Coolermaster CAC-T05-WW Centurion 5 $49.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Power: HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W $89.99
Newegg.com - HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V - Retail

Motherboard: BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 $79.99
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane $65.00
Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

Ram: G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) $154.99
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Graphics: EVGA GeForce 8600GTS 256MB $199.99
Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N761-AR GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

Hard Drive Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB $69.99
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Optical: SAMSUNG Black 18X $30.99
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

CPU Cooler: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro $29.99
Newegg.com - ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 64 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail

Total: 770.92 + shipping
That is a sick build you can OC that processor to 2.8ghz. Im thinking about getting that same set up.
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Jumping_Bean514's build is slick, I'm sure you'd have to oc that processor to keep it from bottlenecking that video card though.....only downside I can see to that build.
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The 8600GTS right now isn't worth it. An X1950 Pro will provide similar performance for $60 less and DX10 really isn't too important unless you don't plan to upgrade it for a couple years.

The CPU wouldn't bottleneck it at stock although overclocking it anyway would be good.

I wouldn't get the Hiper power supply. My choices would be Corsair 520/Antec Earthwatts 500/Antec NeoHE 500 or 500/any fsp >450W/any seasonic >450W/any silverstone >450W/Xclios etc. The hiper isn't bad, I just think there are better in the price range. It puts too much emphasis on it's looks rather then its performance.

Newegg.com - FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-A, 2.0 version, 2 SATA, PCI Express, 500W - Retail (my choice if you don't need modular)
Newegg.com - Antec NeoPower NeoHE 550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CE, FCC, CCC, CB, C-tick - Retail
FRYS.com | Antec (amazing deal right now)
Newegg.com - XCLIO STABLEPOWER 500W ATX 500W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail
Newegg.com - XCLIO STABLEPOWER 460W ATX 460W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail

Even this would do if you don't want to spend a lot (would limit future upgrades though especially if you're overclocking):
Newegg.com - XClio 450BL ATX 450W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, CUL, TUV, CB - Retail

You also don't need that good RAM.. If you want to save a few bucks, go for the G.Skill NQs or NRs for 125/135. If you want one of the best overclockers, go for the HZs for 170.
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I agree except I say get an X1950XT for the same price as it will destroy an 8600GTS and as Muffins said DX10 isn't needed and your going to want something more powerful to be playing DX10 games anyway.

I would say get the Xclio 500w Stablepower, and an X1950XT.

Much more performance than single 8600GTS for the same price.
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thats a good build, yeah substitute that 8600gts for something else.. x1950xt is a good choice.

lol when did the 8600gts come out?
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Officially, today.
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Old 04-18-2007, 02:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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It has been available on ebay for a couple of weeks though lol
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