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Old 12-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is going to be my second build(built a PC for a friend of mine) and I wanted to see if any of you more knowledgeable people had any revisions before I check this bad boy out. This is some-what a budget build in the idea that it just fits into my price range but I do plan on upgrading the video card and another 2 gb of ram in the future when more funds become available.

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Default Re: Opinions on my build?

Case is a bit dodgy non-linear airflow how do th hdds get cooled.... gfx card is pold and in that gen nvidia was better bang for buck, ram depends on whether your using vista
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Case is a bit dodgy non-linear airflow how do th hdds get cooled.... gfx card is pold and in that gen nvidia was better bang for buck, ram depends on whether your using vista
like salty said there are more high profile cases out there and why skimp out on the video card? Dish out the extra $50 to at least get a 9800 gtx or 9800 gt or whatever. That card isn't what I would consider gamer quality.
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I recommend at least getting a HD 4670 for the gpu which is well wroth the increase in price over the HD3650 if you plan on gaming.

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I don't game what so ever out side of the occasional WoW session but I might as well get a better card.

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The 4670 should be as good or better than that 9600gso because it only has gddr2 memory.

For the case i highly recommend the antec 300. i have one with 2 additional front fans added and couldn't be happier with it.

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Oh I forgot to add you can get 4 gigs of ddr2 800 ram now for just $30 after a $20 MIR, just check out the OCZ HCP sticks :P best deal I could find when it came to ram
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As you don't game a $670 will be good they have some great rebates atm....
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Get an HD 4670 and avoid Raidmax PSU's
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Default Re: Opinions on my build?

The price difference between the 4670 and the 9800 GT/4830 isn't that big. While the performance difference is quite a large gap.

If you can find a 9600 GSO 192 bit 384 GDDR3 for around $80~$90 then go with that.
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