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Old 02-05-2009, 12:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I came up with this.....which would best best for gaming of these 3 builds?

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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-P31-ES3G LGA 775 Intel P31 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Ram
Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

GPU
Newegg.com - XFX PVT98GYDLU GeForce 9800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Power Supply
Newegg.com - PC Power & Cooling Silencer PPCS500 500W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies

Hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

This is alittle over.....like $465

Anyway to combine the 3 builds and make it work?
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If we can run over a little my original build at $450 with the silverstone psu
motherboards better clocker
ram is faster
psu is reliable
gpu is faster
cpu is the same but better potential on that chipset
hdd is the only area its lacking so talk to the guy
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Use your build and swap out the CPU for the E5200 Pentium Dual Core. Also, may want to use the Thermaltake PSU I linked to to bring it down a bit more.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Is that pentium dual core still a better cpu for gaming over the amd?

We may just make this budget yet
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yes most likely And easier to overclock if ever needed.
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Just use my build and if you want to make it under budget use the 4870!!!
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:47 PM   #17 (permalink)
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What about this

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Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP45-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Newegg.com - Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz 2MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

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Newegg.com - OCZ Gold 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

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Newegg.com - SILVERSTONE ST400 400W ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Above components come to $314.....now what is the best video card I can get and not go over $425
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Newegg.com - ASUS EAH4830/HTDP/512MD3 Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

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Newegg.com - MSI R4830-T2D512 OC Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Any of those builds will actually run games extremely well, higher than 1280x1024.

Those are actually better than the entry level dell XPS systems which cost $999.
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Thanks....that is a great deal on that 4830....plus Asus has great cards!
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