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Old 05-18-2008, 11:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have had the same computer for a long time and have decided that with certain games releasing in the near future (Age of Conan, Battlefield 3 and Starcraft 2 to be exact) that I needed to buy a new system if I wanted to be able to run those game and on higher graphics settings at that.

The only thing that I know I want is at least an nvidia 800 GT 512mb graphics card because i feel that will be able to get what I want done. Other than that I have no preferences on what is in the system.

...But here's the catch, I have a budget max of about $850. If anyone could help me with picking parts for my new machine I would greatly appreciate it.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you only need the tower or do you need peripherals and a monitor?
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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sorry bout that....I just need a tower.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This build comes to $728 before mail in rebates.

Newegg.com - LG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 Wolfdale 2.53GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

If you need an OS it will add $95 to the cost.

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or if you eventually want to upgrade to 4gb of ram. (64bit may not be compatible with all programs)
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thanks...that looks like a good build, now all I need to do is get my friends to help me build the **** thing.
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Will that case and the fan that it comes with along with the fan in the power supply be enough to keep this system cool enough so that temperature does not become a problem? And if it might be would the extra fan and aluminum that Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-SKN2-GP Black / Silver Aluminum & Mesh bezel / SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases comes with make the difference that I need?

And just to second check, are you sure the motherboard will fit and that everything is compatible with everything else? Thanks again, if it all fits and is compatible this will turn out to be a much better machine than what I was building on cyberpowerpc.com and ends up being cheaper.
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Its completely compatible and its a great build, the e7200 has done wonders for the Value Builders
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That is a darn good pc for that kind of cash.
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yeah thanks man this build has saved me a good chunk of cash and is quite a bit better than what I was looking at previously. So happy I stumbled along these forums.
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