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Old 04-09-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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So after a lot of reading/talking/mind changing, here's what I'm looking at. I want to do this for around a grand, money's an issue. It'll mostly be used for watching movies (not those kind), and the only game I expect to play is CS: Source. Here's what I'm at right now:

Gigabyte GA-965G-DS3
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I'm looking at $960 before rebates/tax/shipping. Just wondering if there's anything I should tone down or drop more money on.
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id drop down on the harddrive and get a better graphics card, like 7800gt or something like that... ive seen tests where the 6800gt beats the 7600gs hands down...
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Either that, or a 7600GT is a decent upgrade from the GS, and it's still really cheap.
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Either that, or a 7600GT is a decent upgrade from the GS, and it's still really cheap.
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ya i agree with them better graphics card and a more powerfull power supply
cuz u might need it later id say 650w is good
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:23 PM   #6
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Any more posts like this and I'm afraid you'll be out. A lot coming in about you.
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Old 04-09-2007, 01:31 PM   #7
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Intel is beating AMD at this point.
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Old 04-09-2007, 03:00 PM   #9
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if you are only using for watching vids and light gaming why not drop to 1gb ram for now then if you need it you can get another gig later
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if you are only using for watching vids and light gaming why not drop to 1gb ram for now then if you need it you can get another gig later
Personally id stick with the 2 even for light gaming in vista.
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Personally id stick with the 2 even for light gaming in vista.
ya if he's getting vista, 2gigs is the way to go... if he was getting XP then i would def. say 1gig for his usage
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o right he is getting vista for this build yeah i would go for 2gb then sorry didnt notice the vista there
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yeah if your going to go vista then 2gb of ram is almost a must. a lot of people who have 1gb will end up with vista and just a couple of apps eating up the whole RAM cache
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About the card you want to get, I also suggest a 7600. It is cheap and offers the best performance vs. price, and it is a great buy to last you until Dx10.

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Perhaps if you could wait a few months, you could purchase a Dx10 card already. You could try the 8800GTS 320mb edition, which could fit your budget. Or, you could wait until ATI releases its line and the 8600 is released, allowing you to get a Dx10 card for even cheaper.
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ya i agree with them better graphics card and a more powerfull power supply
cuz u might need it later id say 650w is good

500W is more than enough.
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Old 04-10-2007, 10:15 PM   #16
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Sweet. I'll probably just switch it to the GT, then. Thanks for the input guys. I'll give you some pictures/update if this rig ever gets built. I've been wanting to do this for about 6 months now.
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