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Old 08-20-2007, 09:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, about to order parts for a new comp, but need some help choosing specifics.
I know im going to go with a Q6600, 4gb ram, 8800GTS 320mb. Need help chosing my ram, mobo, vid card, im guessing go with the evga? also, need a recommendation on a monitor. Looking for something affordable (200-300) but as big as i can find for a decent monitor (21-23 inch?). Also recommend a case and a PSU please.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm still a noob, but from what I've been reading, the best brands for video cards are XFX, BFG and eVGA.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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EVGA is recommended on these forums, XFX is also a very good brand
I'm not an expert on BFG and PNY but i haven't heard anything bad
and if you order XFX before august 31 it comes with Lost Planet: Extreme Conditions DX10
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EVGA for your VGA's. Great Customer Service, awesome Warranty, and the cool Step-up program.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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sorry, but VGA? lol
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sorry, but VGA? lol
VGA is video graphics array, which is incorrectly use in this situation. He meant get eVGA for all your video cards.
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Wikipedia is a great thing. I don't know what we did before internet.
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thanks guys, just need a PSU and case and i think im set. Question, will xp support dx10 or do i need to upgrade to vista?
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you will need vista to run DX10 for PSU get this
Newegg.com - XCLIO GREATPOWER X14S4P3 550W ATX12V 550W Power Supply 100-240V / 200-240V UL, CUL, TUV, CB, VDE, FIMKO, DEMKO, NEMKO, SEMKO - Retail
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Budget: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Amazing Airflow:
Newegg.com - Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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