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Old 11-26-2008, 10:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, new to the forums. Long time lurker. Haven't built a new computer in probably 6 years, things have changed... a lot. Anyway, I want to play Fallout 3, so I think its time for a new computer. I'm looking at hardware that would at least put me slightly ahead of the curve for a while, maybe lasting 2 years until i have to replace it. Just for reference, this one I'm typing on I've had for over 3 years... do they still make Pentium 4's?

Ok, cruised around Newegg, which has become quite addicting, and put this system together real quick. Once again, looking for midrange, maybe little better.

Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8500 - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPK - Retail

BFG Tech BFGEGTX2801024OCE GeForce GTX 280 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

Plus a case, optical, HDD, etc... Am I at least in the right area as far as parts are? And also, I've been seeing alot about the 260 OC'd beating 280's?
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better bang for buck with this: Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1265-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Yes, they can beat out the 280 overclocked, but a 280 overclocked would of course beat a 260 in any state.

Are you not getting an hdd or dvd drive?
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Yeah I would, but just a standard SATA 7200 HDD, DVD optical drive etc. Really I'm looking for some opinions on the CPU/MoBo/Memory combos, and the GTX280.
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Well, I would say go with the gtx 260 core 216 over the 280 unless you don't care about money. The cpu looks good to me. I'm no expert on ram or mobos though, so I wouldn't know the best kinds to get.
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