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Old 06-27-2007, 01:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So look & critique...

Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB No Power Supply Case (Black/Blue) $45.45
FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX500-PN, ATX12V, V2.2, 12cm Fan, 2SATA, PCI-Express, 500W Power Supply - Retail $64.99
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA775/ P965/ DDR2-800/ A&L/ ATX/ RoHS Motherboard $114.65
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6420 2.13GHz 1066MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU, Retail $184.85
SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail $81.99
Asus nVidia GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 2DVI/HDCP PCI-Express Video Card $312.10
Seagate ST3320620AS 320GB SATA2 7200rpm 16MB Hard Drive $71.45
Lite-On LH-18A1P-186 18X DVD+/-RW Drive Retail w/Software $32.00
Logitech G5 Laser Optical Mouse $45.45
Acer AL2016WBSD Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1 x 20" - LCD Active Matrix TFT - Silver $169.99
Windows XP Home $86.00
Total: $1208.92

One question, would any of these upgrades be worth it?
640MB graphics card ($80 more)
another 2GB of RAM ($80 more)
2x250GB HDD instead of 1x320 ($60 more)
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For the size of your screen skip the 640mb. If you decide you want to go bigger on teh video card your money would be better spent on a gtx, problme is that would require a bigger PSU.

4 gigs of RAM would be useless since XP only recognizes 3gigs. Also, gaming wise 2gigs is all you will need at this point in time.

Personally I like the idea of 2x250, but that is my personal preference to use one for backing up everything important I hae stored on my primary. Honestly the single 320 is fine.
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Default Re: Critique this partlist for a gaming computer...

I prefer the EVGA 8800gts. Lifetime warranty too.
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

I prefer this RAM over that one
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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Why do you prefer those?
The G-card is cheaper, so I'll probably go for that one.
The RAM, though, is $40 more, what's $40 better about it?
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use everyones suggestions and get this mobo instead:

more future intensive:

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
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also what about this PSU instead? It's over $20 cheaper
Cooler Master RP-500-PCAR eXtreme Power 500W ATX12V Power Supply $42.40

edit: so nobody thinks that the 640MB of graphics memory will help for the pricepoint?
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also what about this PSU instead? It's over $20 cheaper
Cooler Master RP-500-PCAR eXtreme Power 500W ATX12V Power Supply $42.40
show me a link so i can see the specs.....
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or you could get this one the 25.00$ rebate is a steal. 50 more watts or 2 dollars more and it has a dual 12v rail too idk but this one seems like its got more bang for the buck.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-550-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 550W Power Supply 90-132V/180-264V Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSM, FCC, CCC - Retail


and if you decide to get GTX this one would help you even more towards system stabiity.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-650-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 650W Power Supply 115/230 V Safety Nemko, TUV, cUL, CE, BSMI, FCC, CCC - Retail
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show me a link so i can see the specs.....
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good deal.... its has dual +12V Support, u got my approval.......
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