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Old 02-04-2009, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm curious to see if any of you guys can out build a system that I have been pieceing together for about the last few weeks. My budget is $600 and I'm looking for something that will keep me smooth in online game play (WoW, COD5, etc.) I'm thinking this will ultimately be my HTPC when I aquire enough to buy my 42" LCD HDTV (one thing at a time though!)

Your help and input is greatly appreciated. Also, I'd like a mobo that leaves room for expansion. That way I can just add more RAM or buy another video card for SLI/Crossfire, etc...
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AMD or Intel?
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Old 02-04-2009, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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^^The e7400 is faster and cheaper.

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 Wolfdale 2.8GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
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even more money to tweak around with :]

thanks for catching that
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Old 02-04-2009, 09:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-EP43-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P43 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Newegg.com - MSI R4830-T2D512 OC Radeon HD 4830 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Newegg.com - Antec Neo Power 500 500W ATX12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 Wolfdale 2.66GHz 3MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
Newegg.com - G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 900(PC2 7200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


that build is $550 ..but that's without shipping, and it needs a cd drive. Has room for tweaking. PSU and motherbaord can do crossfire. RAM is also great speed and timings :]

Wait the ep43 doesn't do crossfire.

The Biostar tp45 does for another $30. Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

And I've always been a fan of OCZ power supplies especially on a budget. Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies Its not modular but its cheap after the rebate.
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ohhh my bad, i was thinking of another gigabyte board oops anyway you'll still be able to squeeze the build for about $600
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i was looking at the tp45 already, mainly because the ep43 isnt even available anymore.
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