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Old 02-25-2010, 07:19 PM   #11
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Monitor w/ speakers, keyboard, mouse. I'll salvage whatever I can from the pc. I also forgot to mention I want high speed internet. it will be directly connected to the wall
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:21 PM   #12
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Wha....?

You mean you want it to be capable of High speed internet? You will need a modem no matter what.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:24 PM   #13
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Ya I know. I'm saying I don't add the cost of a wireless adapter. Sorry for the confusion.
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:27 PM   #14
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Build...

PII 955 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-674-_-Product
ASUS M4A79T Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-363-_-Product
4GB G skill ripjaw DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-277-_-Product
HIS HD 5850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-302-_-Product
ModXstream 600w http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-017-_-Product
Antec 900 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-021-_-Product
F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...5&Tpk=F3%201TB

Salvage the DVD drive from another computer and the OS if you have a 64 bit one or vista/W7

EDIT: Oh yeah... total cost is $1034. I can shave a little off if you need, but this will be an epic performer.

Damn I can put these together fast....
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:36 PM   #15
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Thank you so much! And since this is a lot of money for me to just blow on a computer, can I get some additional feedback or suggestions?
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Old 02-25-2010, 07:39 PM   #16
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I'm sure the intel fanbois will be here soon urging you to get an i7 rig. TBH it is better but the cost will cause other parts to be skimped on, making up for the difference, so the PII would be faster. If you are strictly using this as a gaming machine, PII is better though. I might be surprised though, so BRING IT ON!!!! lol.

Coming from a Pentium 4, the 955 will rip through everything though.
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Basically, that build will play anything you throw at it.

I'm guessing since you are salvaging the monitor though from that old PC; its going to have a very low resolution compared to today's flat screens.

That video card will be too good for a monitor of that spec since it can power games at HD resolutions and above at high framerates, but theirs always a chance of that being upgraded soon too?
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:11 PM   #18
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Most CRTs could handle 1600x1200. If its an LCD, then my guess is 1280x1024. Really low. Your framerate in COD4 will be like 200.

I would get that card no matter what if you want to play Crysis and the likes, and it will last you quite a while. It will also still be good when you upgrade monitors.
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Ok. I'll probably end up upping my budget so i can get a kick ass monitor too. Any recommendations?
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Either of these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236049

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824236082
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