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Old 08-13-2007, 06:18 PM   #1
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Ok, I decided to see if I was capable of setting up a gaming rig that I could buy in the near future, but I'm kinda new to building computers, so I need some feedback to make sure everything I have chosen will not only work well with the other parts, but will not bottleneck any other parts, and that I got a good price for them, and I can't get an upgrade for a little extra cash. Also that I have all the necessary parts to make it work. I'd be very willing to switch out parts, but I'd like to keep the computer under $800 US. Tell me what you think, but keep in mind that it's my first.

*Edit*I have updated quite a few things. My build is on Newegg: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...ugust+12,+2007 *Edit*

*edit* Someone helped me pick this one, which is very similar to the one above: https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...rns+help+setup *Edit*
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loosen up the CPU and get a better GFX at least a 8600GTS.

also dont buy a psu from rosewill i dont reccomend it
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:36 PM   #3
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Yeah get a slower CPU cos you could easily overclock it up to 3GHZ anyway so there will be little lost performance
Then get a better GPU as that one wont realy offer much gaming performance
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Ok, I swapped the 8600GT for the 8600GTS - http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814127284
And how much lower should I go with the CPU. Should I OC it?
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I couldn't really decide on a PSU at the time, so I picked that one because it was a top seller, it was in the price range of what I was looking for, and it had a LED light. Do you have any suggestions of a PSU with an LED? Or just a seprate LED light? I really like it.
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well this is $40 lower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103767
and i reckon it should be able to OC up to 3.0ghz easy thats only 400MHZ
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well this is $40 lower http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103767
and i reckon it should be able to OC up to 3.0ghz easy thats only 400MHZ
should be able to do that on a stock cooler too
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If I might ask, what does the 5200 and 6000 mean? Should I be basing my decision on that? or is it just a model #?
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Its a rating of its performance . Obviously a 6000 is better than a 5200 but if you overclock the 5200 to 6000 speed they should both be pretty much the same
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and any suggestions on a PSU? LED doesn't matter cuz i found some fans that i can use.
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