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Old 11-15-2008, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default Bringing my computer out of the stone age this Christmas?

well i havent been in these forums in...a long time
but right now i run

pent d 3.0ghz
2x512mb ddr400
intel d865hv mobo
7600gs agp8x 256mb 128bit

i am a photographer...but i am already set with gear...and i was thinking every now and then i could play something direct x...so since im young (and can't seem to get a job in this town) i was thinking of this setup for Christmas..and wow is stuff cheap

E8400 3.0ghz 6mb l2 Cache $165
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

2x1mb Corsair XMS2 DDR 800 $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

Biostar TP35D2-A7 (has pcie x2.0 and all the other goodies) $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138075

Evga 9800gt 512mb 256 bit $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130380

Equals out to be $405...which is pretty cheap
ill just reuse my cooler master case (which is awesome) 500watt PSU (reliable)...lite on combo drive..and my sata hd

this would be my first atx mobo


so do you think this would help me look into some games like the new Stalker, maybe Crysis on med/low (idc about high graphics really..as long as i can run it smooth it is fun to play)

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Old 11-15-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: Bringing my computer out of the stone age this Christmas?

Crysis you will definitely be able to run on medium with that set up. Will you be running Vista or XP? If you're running Vista might want to consider upgrading to 4GB instead of 2GB. Biostar makes good motherboards (at least as far as AMD processors are concerned), so good choice on that.
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Default Re: Bringing my computer out of the stone age this Christmas?

ill run vista just because im actually pretty used to it now suprisingly..and i dont want to do all the mods for dx10 on xp....but yeh i think your right about getting 4gb's...so ill go ahead and look for something in that!
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Corsair XMS2 2x2gb...its at $55 now...not bad!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145184

or maybe
OCS fatality series 2x2gb for $42
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227334

ill probably just order whatever has more rebates and is a good company when it comes the time
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I have the same RAM but 2x1. Runs great.
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Old 11-15-2008, 11:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Bringing my computer out of the stone age this Christmas?

well thats good

i just hope this thing will be managable on my Powersupply
but i think 500watts should do it seeing as i dont have any excessive..and ive done about a million power supply calculators and came out with 380 needed watts
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make sure your power supply has enough amps for that video card.
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Old 11-15-2008, 03:46 PM   #7
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yes sir

ill just google it because idk how to really do that
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