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Old 11-25-2006, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My sister wants to buy my current rig so i'm upgrading sooner then anticipated. Wanted to wait till dx10 cards and windows vista. So anyways I just wanted your guys opinion on the parts i've chosen. Final price comes to about $1100 dollars which is about my price range. Anything that you guys would change or does everything look ok.

ASUS M2N4-SLI Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail - $93.00

HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply - Retail
- $99.99

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2.2GHz Socket AM2 Processor - Retail $183.00

CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) - $147.00

eVGA 256-P2-N625-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO HDCP Video Card - Retail - $209.99

HannsĀ·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail - $199.99

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s - $74.99

Also a standard mouse and keyboard combo and a $30 dvd burner.

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Old 11-25-2006, 03:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Man, I am an AMD fanboy, but Core 2 Duo is the way to go right now. Get one around the same price as the X2, and you will be a happy camper. The Mobo, PSU, and everything else look good, but the vid card... eh, not so much. Do not get me wrong, it is a great card, but I say that you take some of the money from other items and get a DX10 card, or wait for a bit. No use in upgrading to another DX9 card at this point in time....

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Old 11-25-2006, 03:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Would u recommend something along the lines of a 7600gt or gs for $140 or go even cheaper.

And regarding the cpu i think in the specs it says its dual core unless im reading it wrong. It says

Core - Windsor
Multi-Core - Dual-Core
Name Athlon - 64 X2 4200+
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Old 11-25-2006, 04:24 AM   #4 (permalink)
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DX9 will be around for a while, so I wouldn't worry to much about that... game companies are not going to ditch most of they're support base for DX10 anytime soon. BTW...

what about a case?

you might also want to look at this one:
AMD Opteron 1210 Santa Ana 1.8GHz 2 x 1MB L2

yes the Ghz is a little higher on the 4200, but the L2 cache out weighs that...

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X2 is a dual core, but the conroe's are by far the way to go nowadays. I highly recommend Intel's chips and I'm an AMD fanboy as well since I can remember. All my current PC's are AMD, but my new one will be intel driven for sure.
AMD 3400+ 2.4GHz
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Old 11-25-2006, 09:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Core 2 duo E6300 is much better than X2 4200+ and it is priced the same.

And for video cards, try to get this card
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Old 11-26-2006, 02:28 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Ok, you guys have talked me into a conroe, i've read good things about it. Hows this combo? And for someone who asked earlier heres the case too.

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail - $308.00

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail -$144.9

This comp is looking to be almost $1200 now. In your guys opinion do you think i would be better off getting the e6300 for around $180 and maybe getting the geforce 7950gt, or maybe sticking with the 7600 for 140 and getting another gig or ram. Or maybe wait and see if memory goes down in price. Just want to get the best bang for the buck cuz i'm near the max of what i wanted to spend.
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Get the e6300 and the 7950gt, that combo will bust the balls out of any game. Remember, GPU is more important than CPU in gaming, if that is what your primary application will be.

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