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Old 02-19-2008, 06:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am considering to build a computer my self, for gaming and Linux 64-bit. But at the same time I have a limited budget.
If anyone of you have good ideas or can see that some of my choices are bad or could be better I would appreciate any help.
This is what I have come up with so far:

Motherboard:
ASRock - ALIVENF5SLI-1394, NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI, G-LAN, 8 Channel Surround Audio, SATA RAID, FireWire, PCI-E, Dual DDRII-667/800, Socket AM2

CPU:
AMD - Athlon64 X2 4800+, 2.5GHz, 2x512KB Cache, 0.065 Micron, Brisbane Core, Energy Effecient (65 Watt), Dual Core, Socket AM2, BOX

Harddisc:
Hitachi - 320 GB – SATA300 (Fluid) – 7200 RPM / 16MB - Deskstar T7K500

Graphics card:
BFG - GeForce 8600GTS OC (Overclocked), 256MB GDDR3, Dual DVI, TV-Out, HDTV, BFG ThermoIntelligence, PCI-Express, Retail

PSU:
NorthQ - NQ4775-500S Giant Thunder - PSU 500Watt, Lownoise 12-17 db, 24 pins, 140mm Fan, Dual PCI-E Connectors, 4 SATA connectors, Temp. Auto Control

Ram:
Corsair - Twin2X 2x1024MB DDR2, PC6400 DDR800, CAS 5-5-5-12-T2, Twin2X2048-6400

DVD-drive:
Pioneer - DVR-212, DVD±RWx18, DVD±R DLx4, SATA, Internal, Dual Layer, 2MB, White, Bulk

I am going to reuse an old cabinet and floppy.

I know the graphicscard could be better but this choice is also for financial reasons. Good enough?
What do you think?
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Old 02-19-2008, 07:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that cpu is quite weak and the mobo isn't very good either, decent but not wat you want for gaming

get these if you have the money if not specify your budget and we'll take care of it

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 Allendale 2.4GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88SFDF4 GeForce 8800GS 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - ABIT IP35-E LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
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EDIT nvm Invisible beat me to it
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he beat you pretty bad....by a MIN!!!!
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What I am looking for is a good starting point for upgrading in the next maybe 6 months. My budget is about 4500 dkr which is about 900 USD.

My earlier mentioned suggestion would cost me about 750 USD.

My computer which I have used so far has crashed for good and was anyway a very outdated system. I have used it mainly for WoW, and older games, but I would like to prepare my self for games like warhammer online.

I find choosing a motherboard very hard work, since I have never done this before, and the choice of CPU was based on the fact of 2.5 GHz and 64-bit since I would like to use linux 64-bit on it.

Maybe it is to mixed demands at a to low price, but that's I was hoping to find a solution where I could upgrade later if I founc the need for it. So as said earlier, get a good base for it.

PS. The reason I want to buy a computer before I can afford something great is: I HAVE NO GAMING COMPUTER NOW
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if you can afford upgrade the 8800gs to an 8800gt
btw all new processors are 64-bit and can run linux
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he beat you pretty bad....by a MIN!!!!
thats what happens when I look for the links instead of just typing out whats good

and this should destroy most games available now
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links are more helpful then just words....a lot of times they're like, "AF7, what the heck is that?!?!"
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The power supply is a piece of junk.
Refer to the power supply guide linked in signature.
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The power supply is a piece of junk.
Refer to the power supply guide linked in signature.
lol, nicely said...ive neva heard of that psu!
get a corsair 520hx...should be good enough for you
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