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Old 05-13-2008, 06:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think though that the OP wants to keep costs down too

Also I don't think he wants to over clock at all.
the build is almost the same price and better. he will be able to overclock if he wants a cheaper rig, i could do it just tell me the budget and what parts u need.
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The stock heatsink will be sufficient for running at stock speed. But if you overclock, you'll need a better heatsink.
Thats what i was thinking. I think he wants to play the AoC game thats coming out, this build gonna do it you think?

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the build is almost the same price and better. he will be able to overclock if he wants a cheaper rig, i could do it just tell me the budget and what parts u need.
Ah ok thanks, if you could do that, it would be great. I think the parts he listed added up to 1165 dollars or so. If you can do better that would be really awesome.
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shoot I didn't notice you only picked up 1 gb of ram and that HD. Pick up the seagate Proto suggested and these
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling S610EPS 610W Continuous @ 40°C EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, cUL, CE, CB, TUV - Power Supplies

get that instead of your PSU
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Check out the corsair 520hx, the evga 750i FTW, and the 9600GT. Unless you are using a 24" monitor you wont need the GTS. Heck 2 9600GT cards in SLI will outperform the 8800GTS, and be cheaper.
Newegg.com - EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 750i FTW SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX 520W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

Theres rebates involved, but this will outperform the gts 512, and give you the ability to stepup to the newer cards in 3 months if you so wish.

woa, skip the corsair psu and get that pc&p. Didnt realize it dropped in price so far.
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What is the monitor size? what games will he be playing? what stuff will be reused?
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Yeah, I have no intention of overclocking. I do have a few questions though to Prototype.
Why do you recommend Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3750330AS 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM over HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 HDS721075KLA330 (0A35154) 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM is it just brand and price?

You said you aren't sure if this is enough. How unsure are you? And what would you recommend as a backup plan?

Also, I thought my case choice was decent. I'm trying to keep the price down while keeping in mind that I need to spend money to get a decent rig. What was wrong with RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black SECC STEEL ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail?

And Lastly, why both GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Dynamic Energy Saver Ultra Durable II Intel Motherboard - Retail and ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail look like they have the same specs to me...is your recommendation just on price/brand?

Thanks for the feedback.
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The difference between p35 and x38 are the chipsets. The x38 is the newer chipset and supposedly overclocks better. It also has support for pci-e 2.0.
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shoot I didn't notice you only picked up 1 gb of ram and that HD. Pick up the seagate Proto suggested and these
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
I meant to put a "2" in there. I plan on getting 2G ram
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