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Old 12-13-2005, 04:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I need to know how long this will last.
And if I need to change anything to be able to run games on full.

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GFX Card: $284.00
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eVGA 7800GT

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130256

Processor: $172.00
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AMD 3200+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Memory: $99.00
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CORSAIR XMS 1GB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145450

Motherboard: $81.50
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MSI K8N

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Case: $55.00
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COOLER MASTER Centurion

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077

Hard Drive: $55.00
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Western Digital

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822135106

Power Supply: $46.50
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ePOWER 450W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817101513

Optical Drive: $40.00
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NEC DVD-Burner

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

Total: $833.00
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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May want a larger power supply.

Your case is bad and will be at risk to over heat. You want a side air duct.

Great video card I'm not sure on this but your processor may "bottleneck" your vid card slowing it down.

Overall a great selection for your budget but a few things can be tweaked.
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Old 12-13-2005, 05:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can you suggest a few things?
I want to stay around the same final price..

I really need a good case suggestion.
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your processor is juuuust fine to operate any video card. Any socket 939 processor will be plenty healthy to run a 7800 series card. suuure, your benchmarks go up with a higher processor, but not by much.

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For a case i like the Aspire Xplorer i had no troubles with room the air flow seems to be decent and for the money it is a good case to get.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144102

$58.00
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Oh i almost forgot i would probably get this PSU is it cheaper and a little more watts to it which could save u some money if you where looking into getting a larger PSU like the person stated above.

ATRIX PSCI-500BLK ATX12V 500W
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Thanks.
Anymore suggestions?
I added the two things you suggested.


Total: $819.50
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Cmon guys I need help on this.
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yuck get a better psu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954

thats the same price

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103930

but get that

if you arent OC'ing get corsair valueselect 512*2 if you are, then get some OCZ ram
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