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Old 04-23-2009, 01:31 AM   #11 (permalink)
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also for wireless gaming can someone recommend a wireless receiver,im not sure what its called,thats why im here,i have router and all that set up but i think i need a receiver to connect to web and play online yes?
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Well no games require vista at the moment that i know of although i would recommend you get vista 64-bit. That monitor is going to be pretty big for a 4850 you would want a 1gb 4870 to game on a 24 incher.

Newegg.com - D-Link WDA-1320 IEEE 802.11b/g 32-bit PCI Wireless G Desktop Adapter Up to 54Mbps Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) - Wireless Adapters

that should be fine for your network.
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+1 on the better video card. A GTX 260 or ATI 4870 depending on what's cheaper. If you don't need a monitor included-

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$966.89 and free shipping.
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well the monitor and OS is what really makes it difficult to cram a "good" build in for under 1k, and I do agree that the PI Black will do better if you intend to overclock, as I said before I was a little rushed then,

I f I was you I would just save up a tad bit more (we're talking $50 here and get the HD 4870 512 MB @ ~ $175 and pretty much any decently rated PCI wireless card for about $15, I'll re post/edit in the new list when I get to school

the 4870 1gb is a good card no doubt but I don't think he'll honestly need it, but it's his choice b/c 1920*1080 is a non-traditional res, but unless he's going to be hard into Crysis (heh) he would be fine
and I do think 2 million pixels for under $200 is a pretty nice buy

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that's $1087 with shipping, yes it's over 1k but you will be much better off spending the little extra and getting a solid computer for your money

after looking at it the GTX260 216 is on par with the 4870 1GB and it is also cheaper atm so I figured it fits nicely, EVGA is a good brand too

almost everything in this build comes with free shipping along with $120 in savings, a free game, and $30 in MIRs

on a side note, TheOtis I think it's a little rude for you to just jump into the thread and post a completely different build to what you like without any regard to what's goin on, I'm not attacking you just stating my opinion
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He's just giving the dude options. It can't hurt.

And yeah, I would still say he should get one of the cards I listed. The core 216 I listed is of comparable brand quality, the same price (cheaper after rebate), and comes with both farcry 2 and cod 5. The other, the 4870 1GB, is a slightly better card, and it also comes with a game while being cheaper than the evga superclocked card you listed. I don't know either way on the power color brand. I just was trying to find the best deals to help with his budget. If he would like a different brand, he can go on the egg and look.
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yeh I prefer xFx anyways, I just didn't catch that it came with FC2 also,

and please tell me where your finding a 4870 1gb cheaper than ~$190?
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on a side note, TheOtis I think it's a little rude for you to just jump into the thread and post a completely different build to what you like without any regard to what's goin on, I'm not attacking you just stating my opinion


How is it rude to throw in my two cents in case he doesn't need to buy a monitor? It's a public forum, that's the whole point of it. If I had no regard to what was going on, I wouldn't have posted a reply that was relevant to the topic.

EDIT: And not to mention, when I posted that, I missed the last post on the bottom of the page that said he needed a monitor.

EDIT 2: There's your 4870 1GB for $189
mwave.com: SAPPHIRE 100259-1GL radeon hd 4870 1gb gddr5 pci-e 2.0 x16 hdcp ready crossfire supported video card (Retail) Heatpipes Cooling Design (*regular $300 - $110 mwave instant discount = $190, while supplies last!)
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yeh I prefer xFx anyways, I just didn't catch that it came with FC2 also,

and please tell me where your finding a 4870 1gb cheaper than ~$190?

I already posted it.

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4870 1GBD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I also found one for 177, but this one is cheaper after the rebate, and I don't think the other one came with a game.
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I already posted it.

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4870 1GBD5 Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

I also found one for 177, but this one is cheaper after the rebate, and I don't think the other one came with a game.
ahh my bad, I was too lazy to simply look

how does powercooler stand up as a GFX manufacture?
haven't heard of them

and TheOtis, I do realize it a public forum, and you did miss that he said he needed a monitor so if I insulted you I'm sorry but sometimes things like that can strike me in a odd way


anyways, I still stick to my suggestion, and if the "Black Edition" is only $10 more than the one I suggested if he really wants a card the hauls a** :freak:
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We're talking 4870, and that monitor is 1920x1080.
The previous card suggested was a 4850 1gb....
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