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Old 12-07-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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The total price of Comp is $360 with shipping included.
I'm using this comp for internet, gaming (wonderin if it run GTA 4), word, movies and music. Not overclocking.

Raidmax power (450watt) and case
$19

Mouse and Keyboard
$27 (how exorbitant !....good quality tho)

Ram (2 x 2gb sticks. DDR2. 800mhz)
$25

GeForce 9500gt (1gb memory, 550mhz core clock, 800mhz effective memory clock)
$40

Intel e7300 2.66ghz, 3mb cache, 1066fsb
(should i spend extra $45 for e8400?)
$120

Mobo- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131347
$91

western digital 250gb hd
$38

Optical drive- stealin dvd burner from my old computer

Monitor- already have a previous 17in display

Anything I could improve on, like the cpu?

I kno many of you would say the gpu is crap, but i've seen people play crysis and call of duty on a 9500gt on high settings with med resolution and decent fps....and $40 was 2 good to give up
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:58 PM   #2
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@CF members: How do you think the 9500GT would compare against the 8600GT. They're the same price.

@OP: The build is very nice for under $360. A couple months ago I built mine for $330 (after MIR; refer to sig). In your case, I don't think the E8400 is worth the extra $40, especially since you're not OC'ing.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:02 PM   #3
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i thought the 9500gt was the 8600 replacement...
plus the extra gig memory and 100mhz core speed on the 95 doesn't hurt
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Im pretty sure that 9500GT performs better than the 8600GT

The E7300 is a good CPU, i dont know where you heard that its crap. I got the E7200, and its one of the best CPU i ever had, does everything i throw at it, i saved myself some money and OC'ed mine to 3Ghz, though the Cache is not the same as the E8400, but its still a very good CPU.

I think you might need a better card to be able to run games higher. Its usually the graphics card that holds the system back.
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #5
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hmmm....i didn't say the cpu was crap

i said the gpu might be crap...hopefully its not...anyway it comes tomorrow
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Old 12-07-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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ah, i misread.
heres a couple of benches compared to the 8600GT
http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-48...benchmark.html

and some others compared to the higher end cards
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=7
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=8
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Yea...even the 9600 blows it out of the water...sorta
but the 9600 is like $50 more
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its a good card to start out with. You can always get better cards later on.
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