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Old 01-02-2007, 01:11 AM   #21
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ahhh....ok so from the earlier posts, what would you say would be the best idea to go with?
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ahhh....ok so from the earlier posts, what would you say would be the best idea to go with?
I'd say since you're on a budget go with an AMD athlon X2, 2GB RAM and SLI. That should be more then plenty to play most games.
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I just like the Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs. Have at least 1GB of RAM minimum, but 2GB is better. I'm always monitoring my processes and 2GB will definitely help if you can afford it. For a video card, get something as simple as this:

eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130017
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:37 AM   #24
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So what do you think of these specs? It hits right at my price level, and seems to carry all I need. I can do a ram upgrade to 2 gigs a little down the line also.

CASE: Hot New! X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control (Blue Color)
CPU: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 3800+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)GigaByte GA-M57SLI-S4 nForce 570-SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NEW !!! NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card
VIDEO CARD 2: NEW !!! NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI Express x16 Video Card
LCD Monitor: 17" TFT Active Matrix LCD Display Monitor
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (250GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: (Special Price) 16X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:46 AM   #25
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It looks all right. Should you ever need to upgrade in the future, you can do so as you mentioned.
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Old 01-02-2007, 01:48 AM   #26
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Thanks for the help . I'll think it through tonight and prob order it tommorrow once I deposit the cash in my bank .
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that new build looks good to me. The SLI will definitely be good for gaming as well.
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