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Old 09-05-2008, 11:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Final Stage! Need Computer Parts Reccommendations!

Alright, basically in the past week I've started from looking at the major computer companies, to custom computer sites, to now (ordering separate parts). I'm not necessarily doing it myself, as my parents are shaky on that, but our computer guy is offering to put it together for $80. And I figured that beats both the major companies and custom computer companies.

The budget is roughly around $800, and I'd like to play modern computer games so I'd like a good graphics card. And preferably parts that will give it a longer lasting value for the future? (Such as quad vs. duo, as I heard quad will be needed more in the future... if that's true)

Here's my build so far, please leave your suggestions if you have any! :-D

Oh, and I also wont be overclocking, so idk if that changes your recommendations but I thought I'd throw that out there.

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 - $190
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Biostar I45 - $170
Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Corsair DDR2 800 2GB - $57
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Radeon HD 4850 512MB - $180
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100242L Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Corsair 650Tx - $80
Corsair TX 650W ATX12V Power Supply - CMPSU-650TX - Buy.com
NZXT Tempest - $120
Newegg.com - NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
LG DVD - $35
Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner w/ SecurDisc Tech - CD / DVD Burners

Total Cost: Roughly $832
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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DDR2 800 2gb RAM
any HD, Case and Optical Drive
HD 4850
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Default Re: Final Stage! Need Computer Parts Reccommendations!

Id say the same as Vern, especially that BioStar mobo, id maybe go with the 2.8ghz Quad if that falls within that budget, if not the E7200 is good. Other that that the Corsair 750TX is good for the PSU. Then that should be good.
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I forgot the PSU... omfg
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Lol the PSU, so would everyone recommend for me to get these parts on Newegg?
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Well not the PSU, get the 750tx or 650tx from Buy.com
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Why does that build require something as good as the corsair power supply? My vote is to save 50 bucks and get a cheaper one that will work just as well. At the very least, don't get the 750tx. It seems too overkill for what you want; at most get the 650tx.
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^agreed
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i'm going to guess there is a major sale on buy.com if he's recommending a 650 and 750... cuz i know vern wouldnt recommend no overkill


i say you find a sale for an antec earthwatts or whatever it is
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