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Old 11-08-2008, 09:16 PM   #1
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Default Barebone Comparison!

Can you guys help me compare these little barebone kits from Tigerdirect?

$115, "PCChips A15G Socket AM2 Barebone Kit - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.2GHz OEM, 1GB DDR2-667, ATX Mid-Tower Case, 450 Watt Power Supply"

$149, "Asus M2N-MX SE Plus Socket AM2 Barebone Kit - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.20GHz OEM, 2GB Corsair DDR2 PC6400, ATX Clear Side Mid-Tower Case, 450 Watt Power Supply"

$149, "MSI GeForce 6100 w/ X2 4600,2GB,Case & PS"

I know the first one only has 1GB of RAM, but I could get another gig for less than the difference of the 115 and one of the 149's.

ALSO! WILL I GET ANY SORT OF BOTTLENECK?!?! I'm gonna use my current 4850, 2 hard drives, and I'll probably have to buy a SATA DVD burner since there is only 1 IDE header on all 3 of those mobos.

So far I'm leaning towards the third kit because it has 2 IDE headers (won't have to get new DVD drives) and it has a 4600 CPU instead of the 4200, like the other two.

My main concern is getting any sort of bottleneck. If I do buy one, it will be my first "build".

And I'll probably use my current PSU.
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Old 11-08-2008, 09:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: Barebone Comparison!

i think the resolution you play at kind of bottlenecks the 4850.

dont go with Barebones, the ones you showed comes with cheap parts, or its really outdated, and they arent worth saving $15-$30 IMO.

I think you might need an 6000+ for AMD from what i have heard.
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1280x1024? How would that bring the frame rate down?

Ok, well could you find me a case, mobo, cpu, and ram for less than $175?
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1280x1024? How would that bring the frame rate down?

Ok, well could you find me a case, mobo, cpu, and ram for less than $175?
its not much of bringing the frames down, its more of not using the 4850 to its full potential.
mind going with Newegg?
Kind of impossible trying to get a CPU that wont bottleneck
People with the 8800GTS are being bottlenecked by their 8800GTS, and the 4850 is better than an 8800GT, and i think the 8800GTS too.
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