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Old 11-27-2006, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is a mediocre setup (in relative terms) that I would probably construct at this time. However, I won't be building anything for another 6 months, so I am posting to figure out if this budget will do me good. (In otherwords, the parts will be slightly better in 6 months, but I'll spend the same amount of money).

Budget: $700-800 US

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822135106
80 GB should be ok for my needs. I'll probably only be playing one game during a given time frame. I am not hardcore.

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820144114

Do you think I should go with a single 1 GB stick instead, I might add another 1 GB later.

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819103741

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817182027

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814121031

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813131569

This is the only category I am really clueless on... for the most part.
Optical Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827135078

Could care less, as long as it isn't really slow.

Total w/out case:

$ 717.93

Will this build do me good for moderate gaming?
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ya it would work.
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Your budget is very similar to mine, except mine is about 150 less. This is what I figured to with for mine:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

WD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

eVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

Foxconn Socket T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186102

G.SKILL 1GB DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085

Total Price: $635 before shipping.

I believe this build is superior to yours, especially for the money, except maybe the video card. I also have no PSU in this, but I'm sure you can get a PSU and upgraded video card from what I listed to fit into this build under $800.

Hopefully this will give you some ideas as to what to get.
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You're probably right. I've been out of the game (pun) for a while now.

How does the E6300 compare to the Athlon 64 X2 4200 AM2?
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o well lets just say no comparison. That e6300 would run laps around the x2 4200.
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Yea, i bought the 4200 x2 about a month before the c2d came out and i wish that i had waited a little longer -.-, amd is a few laps behind intel right now lol
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That's what I thought. We'll see how things change in 6 months though.
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AMD wont having anything to compete withe C2D until Q3 of 2007 and by then Intel's 45nm technology will be out
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Your budget is very similar to mine, except mine is about 150 less. This is what I figured to with for mine:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 $180.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

WD 250GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

eVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

Foxconn Socket T
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813186102

G.SKILL 1GB DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231085

Total Price: $635 before shipping.

Also, for $90 more he can get BFG 7950GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143071

And get this hard disk because it has 16MB cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701
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Maybe a diffrent Mobo for Skizzy system
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