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Old 10-14-2006, 07:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I plan to use my rig to play these games with maxed out settings:

Company of Heroes
and some of my prev. games.

Okay here are the specs:

Case: Coolermaster Centurion 5 (44.99)

PSU: Antec Truepower II (89.99)

CD/DVD: Sony black (18.99)

Thermal paste:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100008 (15.99)
CPU Fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118115 (39.99)
RAM Heatsink: (2) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119016
Motherboard cooler:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118214

RAM: GeIL 2GB: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=85002-54

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.13Ghz

Video: ATI X1950XTX

HD: WD Caviar 250GB


Total Cost with shipping: $1299.33 American

So rate my computer for my budget and if you have any suggestions, please tell me.

Also, I have a question on the ATI GPU. Im used to working with NVIDIA GPUs. But anyway whats like the best company you can buy it from such as Sapphire, Powercooler, etc.?

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Old 10-14-2006, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get a Gigabyte DS3 instead of that intel, a e6600 instead of e6400 and also switch the 1950xtx for a x1900xt or a 7900 gto/7950gt. Get 2gb of corsair ddr2 800 ram with some 4-4-4-12 timings. DOnt get the ram heatsinks or motherboard cooler. Get a zalman vf900 for video card instead. Everything else is ok IMO.

EDIT-For nvidia go for evga, for ati go for sapphire. Also I reccomend the DS3 because of the reviews, its features, and because it is being recommended to me for my new build

i3 540 @ 3066 MHZ
4GB DDR3 1600 1T 9-9-9-28
2x 750GB
HD 5750 @ 850/2400
Thermaltake 630W
Antec Lanboy Air
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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^i agree with everything this guy said except i would get the asus phb instead of the ds3 just a matter of preference tho, nice build btw
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Old 10-14-2006, 10:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea u should get e6600 if u want good fps on those games on maxed out settings

MacBook 2.2GHz Santa Rosa | 120GB HDD | 4GB ram
Intel C2D E6300 @ 3.2GHz | 4GB ram | 880GB total HDD space | Gigabyte P965-DS3 | eVGA 8800GTS 640mb | Corsair HX 520 | Audigy 2 ZS platnium | Antec 900
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^ lol i dont think he will have a issue of processing power for either one
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