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Old 01-13-2009, 10:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Dpends what you have now. What are you using?
What do you mean? My power supply is only 300w, and no idea what to look for in fans.
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Old 01-13-2009, 10:52 PM   #12 (permalink)
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omg.. can you spend $500?
I can spend how much I want, its just the fact that I'm still in high school, and only work a minimum wage job.

I still gotta pay for my phone bill and car insurance though :S

Will take a little over 1 paycheck to have that much free cash, but yes, why?
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Get this chip instead.

Newegg.com - AMD Athlon 64 X2 7750 Kuma 2.7GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Dual-Core black edition Processor - Processors - Desktops

Its the best performer AMD Dual Core out there. It even outperforms the X2 6400+.
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Old 01-17-2009, 11:49 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I would still go with the E5200, especially if you plan on overcloking. You can save a lot of money on the motherboard compared to what was suggested before.

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Also if you can wait a few weeks the e5200 is supposed to drop to $70.

4gb of ram isn't really necessary, 2gb is fine for gaming.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Old 01-17-2009, 12:40 PM   #16 (permalink)
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yeah, get the e5200, much better then the amd's suggested and can overclock really good.
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Well, I don't really plan on overclocking, seeing as I've never really even put a computer together before..

so,
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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would be a better combo?
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OCing a piece of equipment can be a good way to safe money. Plus, there are guides far and wide out there to walk you through it.
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Then learn to overclock, like you did to build a computer!
I haven't really learned to build a computer yet, I'm still going to have to do a lot of research on how take out cpu and replace ect ect, and if I was to OC, I'm sure I'd have to get new fans too ><
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would I NEED a cpu cooler, or just a suggestion?

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black&#47;Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

would be fine?
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