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fortune82

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here's a build ii'm asking for for a combination of b-day and christmas gifts

sorry its zipped, apparently i cant upload .docx (word 2007) files

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Computer Parts Wishlist
**IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE!!**

1. Computer Case
Antec Nine Hundred
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129021
2. Motherboard
Foxconn C51XEM2AA ($180, then $80 Rebate, $100 Total)
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813186098
3. Processor/CPU
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103780
4. Memory/RAM
A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB sticks) 240-Pin DDR2 800
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820211066
5. Video Card
Two EVGA 512-P2-N747-LR GeForce 8500GT 512MB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130285
6. Monitor
Hanns•G HC-194D Black 19" 8ms DVI LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824254004
7. Operating System
Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD – OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116202
8. CD/DVD Drive
PHILIPS Black
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827248006
9. Hard Drive
Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136037
10. Sound Card
Creative Sound Blaster SB0570 Audigy SE
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102003

-EXTRAS, NOT NECESSARY!!-
Rosewill RFX-120BL 120mm 2 Ball Bearing Blue LED Case Fan
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200028

So we can see it easier.

How much are you willing to spend and do you plan to play the new DirectX 10 games that are coming out?

I would not go with that video card. The 8500GT is not a good card. It does have DirectX 10 but it does not have enough power to play them. The 8600 is the cheapest DirectX 10 card that I can recommend. I would get a 8800GTS 320MB though. I know it is really expensive but it is WELL worth the money and will even save you money in the long run.

And I am not liking the monitor. I don't trust the manufacture, the contrast ratio is a little low, and I would think about getting a widescreen. Most games coming out support widescreen, Vista works A LOT better with a widescreen, and watching movies or widescreened videos is awesome. Here are my recommendations for 19-20" widescreened gaming monitors: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824116091
Or this nice 19" widescreen Dell: http://accessories.u...mp;sku=320-5629

Edited by jackflash1991, 08 September 2007 - 08:28 PM.

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fortune82

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i am trying to keep the parts low cost, and i figured dual 8500's would be good
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It would not be worth it. You would be better off with an 8600. The 8500s are more for media PCs not for gaming.

PS: Some links for you, Best Gaming Graphics Cards for the Money: September 2007: http://www.tomshardw...oney/index.html
And, TR's July 2007 system guide Recommendations for building the right enthusiast's PCs: http://techreport.co...icles.x/12808/1

Edit: The 8600GT and the 8500GT are pretty much the same price so why get a crappier one. Same price: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814122024

Edited by jackflash1991, 08 September 2007 - 08:48 PM.

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Anything below the 8800 series or HD2900XT series isn't ment for hardcore gaming. You'd be better of getting a high end DX9 card, 8500 and 8600 simply does not have enough power to display DX10 efficiantly because of many limiting factors such as the bus, shader clocks, core clocks and the list goes on.
If your really tight for cash, just stick with onboard audio. Also unless I'm compleatly missing it, your missing a PSU in your build.
James

Edited by james_8970, 09 September 2007 - 02:10 AM.

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