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Old 02-24-2007, 03:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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im trying to keep the budget right around $1000, if at all possible a little below....

here is what i've picked out so far. Im almost positive i want to over-clock in the future. If anything doesnt match up please let me know. Im open to all suggestions so please if you have anything to say let me know.

case:
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119106

motherboard: Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128012

graphics card:GeForce 7600GT 256MB
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130062

Power: Thermaltake ATX 430W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153023

processer-E6400
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115004

memory:G.SKill 2GB
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231126

HD- Seagate Barracuda 250gb
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148111

DVD-Drive and DVD-RW drives
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827101131
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827136108
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I prefer the abit AW9D-Max its a great overclocker but everything else seems alright although the graphics card is lacking a bit

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Old 02-24-2007, 05:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you're going to get a Seagate hd, I'd suggest one with perpendicular recording and a 16mb cache. It'll be faster. If you do, the 320gb one has the best price/capacity ratio I believe. I personally would get a Fortron 450w psu over that, but that one might be ok. Everything else looks good except get some DDR2-800 ram instead of 667 since you want to OC.

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AW9D-MAX is supposedly a good 975x board...but you're getting an e6400, so I'd say stick with the p965 chipset. Also, that vid card isn't great but it's good for the price. I'm guessing either you're not a big gamer or you're just wanting something to hold you over till dx10's drop in price?
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lol the barracuda 7200.10 series see proof that theyre awesome can get a bit hot though.

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Thanks for the advice, ill look into that motherboard. What's perpendicular recording though? I saw that but wasnt sure about what it was for.

And yes, im not a huge computer gamer... i mostly stick to my xbox, but i'd like something decent that i could game on a little. And yes, i dont really want to spend a ton of money on a card right now. What would you suggest? I'll want to be able to play battlefield2 and flight simulator with it.
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7600gt would probably be a good card for you. BF2 should run fine unless you crank up AA/AF/resolution. FSX, you will have to sacrifice some settings but it's so demanding that unless you want to pay significantly more money, you won't see a huge difference.
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How good a vid card will do kind of depends on your monitor resolution. If the monitor is under 20" and you're not too picky about frame rates I'd say the 7600gt you picked out would be good.

Reguarding the harddrive, the perpendicular recording technology only allows more dense storage on media (ie: higher capacity drives). The 16mb cache is the important thing I mentioned because it would be slightly faster than that 8mb you picked.
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