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Old 01-01-2007, 08:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Here is what i was thinking for my computer. Any thoughts opinions and changes you think should be made. Making it cheaper and keeping same style and performance will be helpful. I'll be doing your everyday things, with gaming but not too intense about it. Id like to try my hand at overclocking. not sure what else id be using it for

CPU - 317.00 Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775

Motherboard - 144.99 GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX

RAM - 264.00 CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2x1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Video Card - 139.99 eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16

Hard Drive - 229.99 ea (2x) Western Digital Raptor X WD1500AHFD 150GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150

Optical Drive - 29.99 NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE/ATAPI

Power Supply - 89.99 HIPER HPU-4K580-MS ATX12V v2.2 580W Power Supply 100 - 120V

Case - 49.99 COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel

PRICE: 1495.93
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Old 01-01-2007, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Drop the raptor, pick up a 7950.

Everything else is good.
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Drop the raptor, pick up a 7950.

Everything else is good.
My thoughts exactly. The Raptors are expensive as **** and aren't going to help gaming hardly at all. They increase load and boot times but for games they'll hardly make a difference. Get 7200 rpm sata rives instead and a better vid card, like a 7900/7950. The 7600 is a mid-range card so you're really bottle necking a high end system like yours. If you make these two changes you'll have a much better system.
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Old 01-01-2007, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys, ill look into upgrading the gfx card and downgrading harddrives.

any more ideas is helpful
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