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Old 02-11-2006, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm going to build my first computer (it's going to be used mostly for gaming) and I wanted to get some advice on what i should get. My budget is $850 although I would like to try too keep the cost as low as possible. I know it's probably not that much but I got no job so I've been saving my lunch money (rofl, I know its sad... and it's only 10 bucks a week) and christmas money for it. Anyways, here's what I have so far

Case
Linkworld Case

Power Supply
Antec TRUEPOWERII 430W

Mobo
ASUS A8N5X ATX AMD Motherboard

Processor*
AMD Athlon 64 3700+

Video Card*
XFX Geforce 6800GS

RAM
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB)

Hard Drive
Western Digital 80GB

CD/DVD Drive
SONY Black IDE DVD Burner

*wanted to know if getting a 3200+ and a 7800GT would be a better choice and if the processor would bottleneck the card at all
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Old 02-11-2006, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im no genius but from what ive read, if you are gonna use this for gaming you might wanna invest a little more money and get the 7800gt and the 3700+. if you are using it for like web browsing or other tasks go with the 6800gs and the 3700+.
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Old 02-12-2006, 01:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ya but i was looking at this http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=27653 and it shows that the XFX 6800GS gets decent fps in all the new games
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im no genius but from what ive read, if you are gonna use this for gaming you might wanna invest a little more money and get the 7800gt and the 3700+. if you are using it for like web browsing or other tasks go with the 6800gs and the 3700+.
Well, if he's just gonna use it for web browsing he can use onboard video! C'mon the 6800GS isn't THAT obsolete!
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Old 02-12-2006, 03:04 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The 6800GS is a great card for the price. Dont doubt it. But I would go for the 7800GT and the lesser processor. In current games the main burden is on the video card - its the backbone of the system.
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