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Old 02-12-2008, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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$750 Build (No case, optical or HDD) - 1680x1050, Vista 32-Bit, CRYSIS

I need help on figuring out what will be the smartest choices for:

Motherboard
RAM
CPU
HSF
PSU
GPU solutions.... Most critical.

This is for my cousin, and he wants to play Crysis and I will OC his system. Thanks for the help.
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Mobo: DS3L
CPU: E4600
Video: 8800GTS 512
RAM: 2 sets of 2x1GB Ballistix
PSU: Rosewill RP550
HSF: Arctic Freezer Pro 7

Total is 748 at newegg. If you need to get it 750 with shipping then just change the ram to 2x1Gb of Wintec AMPX which will still max out an overclock on the E4600.

Or trade the E4500 for the E4600

OR get 2x1Gb of Ballistix and then a single 1Gb of stick of it. he will only need 3Gb in vista with crysis and he can easily add another stick later.
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Hes gaming in vista...if his friend really wants to play Crysis good then hes going to need more than 2GB although it would work i guess.
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SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD $26.99
APEVIA X-JUPITER-JR $64.99
Seagate Barracuda 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s $69.99

***EVGA GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB $289.99

***Mushkin ATX12V / EPS12V 580W Modular $99.99

***3x WINTEC AMPX 1GB DDR2 800 $65.97

***GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L Intel P35 $89.99

***Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz $189.99

$932.43 shipped - $65 MIRBs = $867.43 TOTAL
($705.46 for the guts)
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Mobo: DS3L
CPU: E4600
Video: 8800GTS 512
RAM: 2 sets of 2x1GB Ballistix
PSU: Rosewill RP550
HSF: Arctic Freezer Pro 7

Total is 748 at newegg. If you need to get it 750 with shipping then just change the ram to 2x1Gb of Wintec AMPX which will still max out an overclock on the E4600.

Or trade the E4500 for the E4600

OR get 2x1Gb of Ballistix and then a single 1Gb of stick of it. he will only need 3Gb in vista with crysis and he can easily add another stick later.
drop 2gb of RAM and add an e8400
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Default Re: Max GFX with $750

e8400 is out of stock.

We're debating jumping up to two 8800GTs. 0_o
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Default Re: Max GFX with $750

2 8800gts or gt's will take up most of your budget i do not recomend doing so unless you have over 1100 to play with.
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We were able to sketch out a build for roughly $975 after rebates that would have 2x 8800GT's.

I think he should wait though. He wants it to be worth it in terms of cranking up Crysis. I think it's a longoff dream though.
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tell him to get one 8800gts 512mb and mod the game itl run smooth off that that way u can get a better cpu.
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