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Old 05-14-2009, 07:19 PM   #11
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What's your budget? What size monitor do you play on?
budget.. i would like to keep <450ish.... its at like 359 right now with the 9600..... monitor is a 22" flat panel lcd tv

also... should i just screw it and go all out and get the good stuff like in my other build.... or since i have never build, is this a good idea? im scared of screwing something up and losing a shitload of money.... ive had bad luck with drivers in the past... they freak me out lol

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What games do you play? What kind and size monitor do you have?
games.... guild wars, battlefield, empire:total war, the witcher... probably not crysis...
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:20 PM   #12
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You'll be fine. Spend some extra money for good, quality parts. Setting up a $400 system is no different from a $1000 system.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:23 PM   #13
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You'll be fine. Spend some extra money for good, quality parts. Setting up a $400 system is no different from a $1000 system.
are the parts i picked cheap?

i need suggestions on a video card, and a different ATX mobo.....
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Yup, an 8800GT easily beats a 9600GT. The 9600 isn't a bad card, but more of an entry to mid level card. The 8800GT has been since been "rebadged" as a 9800GT and they are still very capable gaming cards. Unfortunately, they cost a bit more. This is about the lowest priced one you can get, while still maintaining the quality: ZOTAC ZT-98GES4P-FDL GeForce 9800 GT - $94.99 ($74.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
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Yup, an 8800GT easily beats a 9600GT. The 9600 isn't a bad card, but more of an entry to mid level card. The 8800GT has been since been "rebadged" as a 9800GT and they are still very capable gaming cards. Unfortunately, they cost a bit more. This is about the lowest priced one you can get, while still maintaining the quality: ZOTAC ZT-98GES4P-FDL GeForce 9800 GT - $94.99 ($74.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
great suggestion... that will probably work =]
is zotac a reliable brand?
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Dont get a 9600gt toxicity, youll be so f*ckin dissapointed. Dont make the same mistake i did...

But yeah Zotac is a very reliable brand, and usually the brand doesnt really matter when it comes to video cards
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Zotac is fairly new to the video card scene, but I hear they make a quality product.

If you're interested in a better motherboard, this would be a nice choice: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 - $69.99 ($59.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
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great suggestion... that will probably work =]
is zotac a reliable brand?
Zotac is a reliable brand. But once you add this to your cart, total will be $65. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814500080
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Zotac is fairly new to the video card scene, but I hear they make a quality product.

If you're interested in a better motherboard, this would be a nice choice: GIGABYTE GA-MA770-UD3 - $69.99 ($59.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
wow, thanks so much for your guys fast help =]

on the video card though, it says its compatible with xp/vista... will this be a problem since ill prolly be running 7?

ok... so do i have a resonable reason to be afraid? or should i not?
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It will work fine with Windows 7. There are W7 compatible drivers available from Nvidia: Nvidia Driver Downloads
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