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Old 07-14-2009, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For an Average gaming computer. I just want to be running Counter Strike Source at constant 100fps, on high settings/resolution. Also maybe Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4.

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DVD Drive : I'm not sure if I actually need a DVD drive for my computer, if so, could you link a good cheap internal one?

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Why on earth would you post the exact same post in two different sub-forums?
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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For an Average gaming computer. I just want to be running Counter Strike Source at constant 100fps, on high settings/resolution. Also maybe Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty 4.

Case/Power Supply : Newegg.com - LOGISYS Computer CS305BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Enhanced SOHO Computer Case 480W Power Supply - Computer Cases

Hard Drive : Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Graphics Card : Newegg.com - EVGA 256-P2-N768-FR GeForce 8600 GTS SSC Edition 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

RAM : Newegg.com - CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT667D2 - Desktop Memory

Motherboard : Newegg.com - Foxconn G31MXP-K LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Processor : Newegg.com - AMD Phenom 9600 Agena 2.3GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 2MB L3 Cache Socket AM2+ 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Operating System : Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 Upgrade - Operating Systems

DVD Drive : I'm not sure if I actually need a DVD drive for my computer, if so, could you link a good cheap internal one?

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An Intel based board will not work with an AMD processor. The quad core you chose isn't known to be a great chip. A 780 or 790 series chipset are best for the AMD side as of now. I would look into getting a Phenom II either quad or triple core (940, and 720 come to mind). If you don't want to shell out that much cash, a 7750 Kuma (or 7850 would be a great buy, they're cheap) and fast. You will need a full version of Windows XP too, you will not be able to do a fresh install with an upgrade version. You may want to look into getting a better power supply, the one in the case isn't great. Most newer PC games are DVD, so a DVD-ROM drive might be a good buy. Just buy the cheapest one with good reviews.
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What is your budget?
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I wouldn't go for a Rosewill power supply.
You can get a Phenom II 940 with the HA06-GT board for $215
I think it's more than worth getting a Phenom II (K10.5) instead of a Phenom (K10)

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Hes gonna have to spend a bit more for the build he wants, Its not worth getting the 4870 if he is only going to get a 7850. If he spends about 575 he can get a nice phenom 940 like apoco said with a decent board and a better psu. The ocz modxstream would be good.

Tell us your budget so we can sort something out.
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ofcourse you could get better parts

i was just trying to get as close as i could to the total that his original list cost.

and i think the rosewill would work (20a each on 4 rails, pretty good), i wouldnt try to xfire with it, but again, whatever the budget is, an antec or corsair would be rather nice.
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I'll second the HDD Switch..

No Seagate.. I've had one just up and stop working on me, which apparently is common for those hard drives. I only had it 6 months. Got dual WDC's now.

Here's a budget MB and CPU for ya. $200.. 790chipset board and an X2 550.
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I love the seagate hard drives, usually come a bit cheaper then the WD's and are really the same speed, never had any problems with mine.
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