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Old 07-29-2007, 04:39 PM   #1
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i have been trying to get a decent build going and i think this is the one

here it is
BIOSTAR TFORCE 550 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813138026

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+ Brisbane 1.9GHz 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - $62
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103046

A-DATA Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211165

SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD403LJ 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $85
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152085

JPAC 330 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811217028

Feal free to change anything

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Old 07-29-2007, 05:03 PM   #2
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What video card? What operating system? Optical Drives?

Otherwise things look fine to me for a nice budget-ish PC.
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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Not bad. But I would change out the case for one without a power supply and get a quality PSU like the Rosewill RE502 500W or a FSP AX500-PN 500W. The one included with the case is weak on the 12V rail and is of questionable quality.

What video card are you planning on using?
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Old 07-29-2007, 05:17 PM   #4
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well idk what video card to use i hope u guys could help me out and im probaly going to put xp or vista on it

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Depending on your budget, for light gaming duties, you could get the EVGA 8600GT 256MB for $114.99 or for excellent gaming performance the EVGA 8800GTS 320MB for $279.99.
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looks good at the mo as for the g card,

if u just need a monitor to work
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low - mid gamer 7600GT

mid gamer 8600GTS

and i cant really comment on anything higher seeing as im not big on g cards myself im upgrading from a 7300LE to the 7600 soon
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:29 PM   #7
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well i love the CPU\Motherboard combo. just one thing dont get the value ram. get the regular DDR2 800. you will be able to OC that CPU really far as well as your ram

get a X1950PRO. great bang for buck and DX10 isnt mature enough yet and DX9 is good enough for now IMO
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if im wrong then plz correct me but if u are running vista and are using a card rated for DX9 it will still work am i wrong plz say something

if im right then go for a 7600GT like this one i just got along with my case
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814150185
its expensive a bit but its got good speed and stuff
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Take it easy there kiddo, Rome wasn't built in one day. Anyways, as long as the card has the correct drivers for vista (which most should) it should work with Vista. Nvidia is generally much better at drivers, than ATi. With the DX-10 card you only give up DX-10 capability. Since future games will be DX-10 and DX-9 your ok for gaming for a while too, it will be a while before it goes all out DX-10.

Personally I am completing my new build and went with a DX-9 card, since it far out performed DX-10 counterparts pricewise. From what I have seen the mid range DX-10 cards won't be able to play upcoming DX-10 games with suitable play rates and enjoy the DX-10 affects.

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