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Old 04-09-2007, 12:48 PM   #1
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Default First rig coming soon...

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
E4300 Core 2 Duo
Buffalo Firestix 2GB Dual Channel 800
Thermaltake 500W
Seagate 320GB 7200.10 3.0Gb/s
EVGA 7600GS 512MB
Thermaltake Swing Case

Other Crap:
Asus DVD burner
MX400 mouse
Windows Vista 64-bit

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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Old 04-09-2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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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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Vista Sucks Cock, So does Intel. All i have to say .
Ignore this guy, he has no idea what he's talking about.

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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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