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Old 05-20-2006, 01:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Case – XION Solaris Blue - $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208015

Processor – AMD Opteron 165 Denmark - $325.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

Motherboard – MSI K8N Neo4-F - $79.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Memory – 2x1GB G.Skill Extreme Series DDR500 - $179.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

Hard Drive(s) – 250GB Seagate Barracuda SATA150 - $86.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

Videocard – XFX GeForce 7900GT EXTREME - $294
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150139

Power Supply – 400W Forton - $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

Optical Drive(s) – LG Black CD/DVD Burner - $38.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136063

Floppy Drive – Samsung Black Floppy - $7.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203

CPU Cooling – Zalman 9500 HSF - $64.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118223

Total – $1153.

The prices should be more or less accurate. This will max out Sims 2, and any other game you have, guaranteed. You have $1300, so this leaves room for Shipping and Handling and any taxes.
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Old 05-20-2006, 01:50 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would suggest a better PSU Though...

the zalman is awsome fan btw.. but will that case be big enough? its rather a small case.. he should go with the cheap thermaltakes out there so i think..

And last thought... if he doesn't plan to play some massive heavy FPS games like BF2 and stuff like that [or heavier?] then he can live with the 7800 GT, so I think.. at least
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that system is way overkill for the sims2 and any of its add-ons
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Case – XION Solaris Blue - $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208015

Processor – AMD Opteron 165 Denmark - $325.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

Motherboard – MSI K8N Neo4-F - $79.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

Memory – 2x1GB G.Skill Extreme Series DDR500 - $179.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021

Hard Drive(s) – 250GB Seagate Barracuda SATA150 - $86.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148065

Videocard – XFX GeForce 7900GT EXTREME - $294
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150139

Power Supply – 400W Forton - $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

Optical Drive(s) – LG Black CD/DVD Burner - $38.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136063

Floppy Drive – Samsung Black Floppy - $7.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103203

CPU Cooling – Zalman 9500 HSF - $64.
I would get rid of the CNPS9500, back the video card down to a 7600GT. Then with the rest you can buy a nice LCD Monitor to play your games on
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Old 05-20-2006, 02:25 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The system Green Radience came up with is awesome, but overkill for what you need.

Here's my tweaked version of his:

Case – XION Solaris Blue - $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811208015

Motherboard – MSI K8N Neo4-F - $79.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813130491

Memory – 2x1GB G.Skill Extreme Series DDR500 - $179.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820231021

Hard Drive – 250GB Wester Digital 16MB Cache SATA 3.0G/s - $89.99.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Videocard – eVGA 7600GT 256MB - $179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017

Power Supply – 400W Forton - $40.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817104953

Optical Drive(s) – LG Black CD/DVD Burner - $38.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827136063

Floppy Drive – Samsung Black Floppy - $7.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16821103203

CPU Cooling – Zalman 9500 HSF - $64.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16835118223

I left the processor out because I am going to leave this decision up to you. The first is the AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ for $297. The second is the AMD Athlon 64 3700+ for $235. The Athlon X2 is a dual core processor. If you do a lot of multitasking, then you will deeply benefit from the dual core. If you don't then you may enjoy the Athlon 64 3700+. Personally I recommend the dual core, but that's because I do a lot of multitasking on my computer.

Total with Athlon 64 X2 3800+ – $1014
Total with Athlon 64 3700+ - $952

Someone also recommended getting a better power supply. I would have looked for a better one, but I am lost when it comes to power supplies.
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i would go with wat anthrax says and make sure u get the x2, its only $50 more...
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Old 05-20-2006, 03:27 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Overkill? People, have you played SIMS 2? Way back when, it ate up any GeForce 6 card, including the 6800Ultra (which is what the 7600GT is, effectively). And whats wrong with spending $50 more and getting almost twice the graphics power?

Recommended suggestions;

- Better Power Supply. - The Forton is one of the best ones out there, and should be more than enough to handle his system specs, including that 7900GT. But since he has money to burn;

Antec Truepower 550W.

- Bigger case - Its fine. He doesn't exactly have a $1500 budget, so a cheaper case is needed. And its a good case to boot, not something to be concerned with.

- 7800GT - The 7900GT is pocket change more than the 7800GT. And with the performance of a 7800GTX, I can't believe you'd even consider changing it. And a 7900GT in a $1150 system is...almost unheard of buddy.

Mole; Nope. He wants playable framerates at max graphics? He wants that. And have you not read his first post? He has 5 other games, and if they're anything like Sims 2, he'll want that. And what do you people think, he's never going to buy another game as long as he lives? Come on people, I don't make mistakes like this.
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:46 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Ok thanks everyone but am going to go over everyones post to re-read what has been said and click on the links.

P.s Am a girl


I just hope I don't mess up on my purchase
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My apologies Its just that its literally a one in a thousand chance that its a girl behing the avatar, so I guess we automatically assume its a guy, haha. Although the username should've given it away...*smacks himself*.
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Old 05-21-2006, 01:49 PM   #20 (permalink)
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LOL its ok
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