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Old 01-06-2008, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, my friend is looking to build a new gaming computer, but he doesnt know much about what is good or not, so he asked me. So far i have told him to go with a e6850 dual core, 2gb of crucial ballistix, 7200.11Hd and a 8800gt 512mb. First of all, will this be good for doing medium level games such as WoW and some of the RTS's coming out this year. He has about 1k ~ 1.3k to work with, can you guys suggest a good build.
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A machine of that quality would be far above 'medium' games. It would completely destroy WoW...

That would be a pretty top end machine, without doing the quad video card crap.

Also, if I remember right... the E6850 isn't the best choice for that amount of money.

Looks good though.
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Old 01-06-2008, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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q6600 280
gigabyte ds3r 140
2gigs of ballistix 60
seagate 320gig 80
8800gt 512 250
thats 810 (could be wrong did in head) and you still need a psu and dvd drives and such
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Q6600 is same price as E6850, and on future games that are written for quad cores, will be much more effective. If you want to go with a dual core, save ~$90 and get the E6750
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ya cuz the e6750 and e6850 overclock to similar speeds
the q6600 is the best if can afford though
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I had to laugh at the wow comment :P I was playing wow on my 1gb p4 2.4ghz and 128MB AGP card 2 years ago :P
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lol beat this: my comp broke last year, i managed to play wow ona p3 .8ghz pc with 124mb of 133ram. with intergrated graphics, and still ran about 10fps
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yea i had high settings and ez fps on wow too p4 512 cheap ram and 64 onboard gfx
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I was playing WoW on my 512MB DDR PC2100, 1.42Ghz Athlon XP 1700+, 64MB GeForce2 MX420 last year. hahhaa, it wouldn't start the CoD4 demo though, that's when I knew I had to build something.:freak:
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tainted... where can you get the 320GB 32MB Cache Seagate for $80? The only one I see on Newegg is 500GB and $119...
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