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Old 12-24-2008, 12:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I am about to hit the check out at Newegg for 619.26 shipped.

Please if there are better or equal quality items for a lower price link them to me. I will be using this computer for WoW, Farcry 2, Crysis, Fallout 3, Half-Life 2, Warcraft 3, and eventually Diablo 3 and Starcraft 2. Of course the usual web browsing, itunes and movies. I have a Q6600 processor.

CASE:Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

HD's:Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3160815AS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

GPU:Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100259L Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU:Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

MOBO:Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards


Thanks in advance for any help/info/advice.
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From my understanding you only have the processor right now? You still need RAM. For all the games that you play and the intensity they require, thats about as cheap (amazingly) then your going to go.
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very good, just a couple of things.
1) if you dont have a cpu get a e8400
2) for ram, gskill PI black
3) change the hardrive to a 16mb cache wd 640gb, very fast hard drive.

those should be in your budget hopefully, you might want to lower that power supply and get this one
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
This is plenty for a single gpu system and could probably even run 4870's in crossfire.
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I'd say it looks pretty good just don't forget RAM, although it's cheap enough nowadays
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I'm not sure if you are thinking about getting either or both of those hdd. But I would get this one instead.
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb&#47;s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
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I'm not sure if you are thinking about getting either or both of those hdd. But I would get this one instead.
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as i said above xD
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but you didn't link
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Are you using the $15 off promo code?
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Are you using the $15 off promo code?
I would like to.


I want 2 hard-drives roughly that size. I have RAM. I will lower the power supply like you suggested. Already have a Q6600 CPU.


Overall how is this build? Will it run the most recent games and games in the future on high settings? Can I run itunes, 3 web browsers, a chat tool, and wow all at the same time smoothly? Haha, thanks again everyone.
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I would like to.


I want 2 hard-drives roughly that size. I have RAM. I will lower the power supply like you suggested. Already have a Q6600 CPU.


Overall how is this build? Will it run the most recent games and games in the future on high settings? Can I run itunes, 3 web browsers, a chat tool, and wow all at the same time smoothly? Haha, thanks again everyone.
A pentium D/ Athlon X2 could do that, so yes it could.
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