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Old 08-26-2006, 02:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This PC is going to be MAINLY used for gaming. I.E. HL2 Engine games CSS/HL2DM. Some things I want to know are
1) Are all these parts compatible?
2) Will these parts last me a couple years?
3) Are these parts good for the price and is there anything that I need to fix/change? (I.E. PSU;Note - I'm on a budget)

http://www.smksuperstore.com/catalog...m.asp?ID=14661
MB/CPU Combo $187.00 Pretested and shipped for free.

http://www.pricewatch.com/public/inf...4&aid=12222788
74GB 10,000 RPM HDD /w 16mb Cache $157.55 /w $2.99 shipping

http://pcwonderinc.com/1gbkit51pc404.html
1GB (2x512) Sticks of DualChannel DDR400 RAM $111.00

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145
Antec SuperLANBOY Case $79.99 /w $12.82 shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182002
Antec 77095 120mm Blue LED Light Case Cooling Fan $13.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835129016
Rosewill 1.3 RE502-BLK ATX12V 500W Aluminum Power Supply 115/230 V cUL, FCC, CSA, CB, TUV, CE, NEMCO - Retail $47.99

$646 total.
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Go to http://www.pricegrabber.com/home_comp.php and look up your parts for the best prices.
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id go for 2gb of ram, and a better CPU, although toms hardware got an 805 to 4.2ghz, i highly doubt many other people can.

if i were you, id save up a little mroe and get a core 2 duo system, an E6300 whoops an 805(and oc'ed even an Fx-62), and it's only about $190
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I got these from Pricewatch, pretty muc hteh same thing I think.. Just wondering about the compatibility and performance of these parts
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the compatibility is fine, but the performance is limited, what video card do you have?
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what video card do you have?
Wondering the same thing.
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Personally, I would just go with a 7200rpm hard drive. You save money and the performance decline is negligible.
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radeon x850xt 256mb
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ok, good card, bad drives, and no SM3 support.

could you tell us your total budget? i might be able to throw something better for the money together.
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Well it's more like a birthday list and I would guess no more than $200 per part but I would like to stay under $150 per part and whatever I don't get I have $500-600 to buy the rest.
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