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Old 11-06-2008, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Keyboard: Microsoft Media
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Case Fan: Thermaltake 120mm
Motherboard: ECS P45T-A LGA 775
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce 9800 GX2
Ram: G.SKILL 4GB (4 x 1GB)
HD: Western Digital 500GB
CD/DVD Drive: 2 x SAMSUNG 22X DVD Burner
PSU: Rosewill 850W
Media Card Reader: Koutech IO-RCM620
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This is the gaming computer I customized, please tell me what you think and I would like any suggestions to make it better. =)

P.S. I already own Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit
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Better mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Better graphics card: Newegg.com - HIS Hightech H487F512P Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Better 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
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You may want to buy this video card

GTX 260 core 216 superclocked + free far cry 2 game

Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1267-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Look at the Corsair 750TX 750w power supply. It's much better than that Rosewill. And you don't need Thermal Paste if you're not getting a new heatsink. If you do want a better heatsink, I'd recommend the Sunbeam Core Contact Cooler, but it comes with the best thermal paste, so you don't even need Arctic Silver 5.

p.s. 1200 bucks is not a budget computer
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I would swap out the processor for a Q9550 faster and cooler running
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Get the 750TX at buy.com
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I would swap out the processor for a Q9550 faster and cooler running
Um not that much faster and almost 2x the cost? are u kidding? or was this a serious recommendation?
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I'm sure it was a serious recommendation and a good one, but probably not for his budget. The Q9550, not only benefiting from a 45nm architecture, sports more cache memory, and a faster FSB, so all around it is much better CPU and very worth the extra cost.

However, not for a "budget" computer . Also, as ethan mentioned, this isn't exactly a budget build, but when you have to buy a large monitor and accessories the cost adds up quick. Normally people refer to budget gaming builds as those that are ~$500 or less for the tower.
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Um not that much faster and almost 2x the cost? are u kidding? or was this a serious recommendation?
Serious reccomendation with a 1300 budget there is room to spare overall there is a $950-1000 budget for actual components

To the OP are you actually going to use a quad core it won't give you a noticeable performance increase (unless your a media editor, CAD professional or very heavy multi-tasker) and a C2D will be faster per core and cooler giving you better gaming performance.
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Well thanks for that I updated the ram,psu, and video card. Lol also it is a budget for me since I only want to spend 1200 our of my 2000. I will take any other suggestions =).\, help is always wanted.
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