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fortune82

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I thought some about my previous build, and made another one. The optional section is future upgrades.

Computer Case
Sunbeam Transformer
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811166005
Motherboard
ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131013
Processor/CPU
AMD Athlon 5200+ 2.6GHz
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103759
Memory/RAM
Crucial Ballistix 2 x 1GB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565
Power Supply
Cooler Master eXtreme Power 650 Watt
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817171014
Video Card
EVGA Geforce 8600GT 512-MB
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130290
CD/DVD Drive
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827106072
Operating System
Windows XP Home
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116056
Keyboard
Saitek Eclipse
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16823175103
Mouse
Logitech G5 Wired
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826104191
Monitor
Hanns-G 19”
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824254004
Speakers
Logitech X-530 5.1 Speakers
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16836121126
OPTIONAL
Sound Card
Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatal1ty
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16829102005
2nd Video Card


Edited by fortune82, 26 September 2007 - 04:47 PM.

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jackflash1991

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I would either go with a lower DirectX 9 card that outperforms the 8600GT or upgrade to the 8800GTS. The 8600 is not good at all for gaming. Also you will not be able to use DirectX 10 with XP, you need Vista. I would recommend that you get Vista Home Premium. Also you may want to upgrade the AMD Athlon 5200+ to something a little higher if you want the PC to last a little longer.

Edit: You will need a better PSU if you plan to go SLI.

Edited by jackflash1991, 26 September 2007 - 07:42 PM.

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Troy

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If you don't really need a Full ATX case (which I wouldn't think so), you could go for something like this. It should still have plenty of room for the components you have suggested. Cooler Master is a very good manufacturer, and you would save yourself a few pennies for the upgrades Jack suggested.
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jrm20

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I would get a 8800 gts series video card as stated above. The 8600gt is indeed not that great for moderate gaming. Id get rid of that sound card and upgrade stuff that would be more necessary. The onboard sound would be okay so that will leave you with $145 more dollars to upgrade other things.. I didnt count the rebate for the soundcard though.


You can get a 8800gts 320mb for $279.99 if you get rid of that sound card I would definitely get this.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150171

Maybe upgrade the powersupply to alittle bit better brand but that cooler master might be okay.

You could probably save like $5 on the dvd combo drive if you looked at samsung. I know its just $5 but the samsung is better quality..
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james_8970

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If you don't really need a Full ATX case (which I wouldn't think so), you could go for something like this. It should still have plenty of room for the components you have suggested. Cooler Master is a very good manufacturer, and you would save yourself a few pennies for the upgrades Jack suggested.

I disagree with this statement. With GPU's getting large you don't want to be prevented from upgrading because a case is to small to sport the card.
I also recommend Vista now, we are far enough into the release of the new OS that tehre is no point on really buying XP. SP1 is due out at the end of the year/beginning of next year.
I'm just going to repeat what has already been stated, get one 8800GTS over a 8600GTS, hand down.
Also I recommend a better PSU, how much are you willing to spend on one?
James

Edited by james_8970, 28 September 2007 - 08:15 AM.

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I'm not a fan of Windows because it is buggy and easy to breach, although I have all versions installed along with Suse 10.2. I like Suse 10.2 more than Xp or Vista because of the security. Believe it or not I think it looks better too, if you really like Windows you can install "Wine" and it will do "Windows Like" things, plus Linux is free :). Anyways go with the 8800GTS and I would strongly recommend Intel over AMD. I really don't think you need a sound card.

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