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Would this be a good system for current and future games


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chancy4342

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Mobo:GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard
CPU:Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor (will overclock to 3.2 GHz)
Memory:GeIL Esoteria 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
PSU:Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply
Video Card:XFX PVT84JUDD3 GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card
Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200AAKS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
OS:Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium
Drives:SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B
Case:COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Monitor:Acer AL1916WAbd Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor


will this be a good gaming rig?and is there anything i could replace to make it cheaper?
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Everything looks pretty good except for the Video card. At a minimum get an 8800GT. 8600GT is not really good for gaming.
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Here is a rough estimate
8600GTS<7900GS<x1950pro<HD3850<8800GTS 320mb<8800GTS 640mb=HD2900XT<HD3870<8800GT<8800GTX<8800Ultra
The placing of the 8800GTS and HD2900XT are debatable, it varies under a number of circumstances.

I would say at a minimum HD3850, it's about as good as budget gaming comes right now.

The power supply has to go, what is your budget for power supplies?
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Edited by james_8970, 19 November 2007 - 09:43 AM.

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well i want the power supply to try and not be over 80 dollers and how much does that graphics card that you recomend cost
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Cheapest one in stock:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130303
Usually $270
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150252
A good bang for your buck.

well i want the power supply to try and not be over 80 dollers

The PSU is the most important component of the computer and is usually the first part to be skimped on. If you do not want the PC to fry or be under powered then I recommend this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371001
It is reliable, coast efficient, and has a very high energy efficiency (>80%) meaning a lower electric bill.

But mainly you just want a reliable PSU manufacture that will not fry your whole rig.

Edited by jackflash1991, 19 November 2007 - 09:30 PM.

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This guy is 70$ after rebate
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371002

I'm assuming the 8800GT is blowing your budget if so, this card will beat the 8600GTS that you previously suggested.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161211

James

Edited by james_8970, 20 November 2007 - 12:49 PM.

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ya its out of my budget i want to try to keep the PC under 900 dollers
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Which is why I suggested the HD3850, it blows the 8600GTS out of the water for the same price.
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would a AMD X2 6000 be a good cpu for current and future games?
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Not even close to as good as the one you had picked in the first place (e6750).
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well does anyone have any other ideas on how to lower the price a bit cause its around 1,000 dollers right know which is above my budget
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Please list your build as of now (so we know what suggestions you have taken into account) and list their prices.
If you plan on overclocking you could get this so save 20$.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115030
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Here's an example, this took me over an hour to make for you, using recommendations so far as well. :) (I could have been playing games :))

Cooler Master case $49.99 ($39.99 after rebate)
Antec TP3-550 PSU $99.99 ($69.99 after rebate)
ABIT IP35-E Motherboard $89.99
Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Processor $174.99
OCZ 2x1GB PC2-6400 RAM $75.99 ($35.99 after rebate)
LiteON SATA DVD Burner $28.99
GECUBE Radeon HD3850 $179.99 (Unsure about this manufacturer, though - but currently in stock, HIS was out of stock)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 SATAII 250GB HDD (16MB Cache) $69.99
Vista Home Premium 32-bit OEM $111.99

Total comes to $881.91 (After all rebates are back, it comes to $801.91). This leaves $100 or so for the monitor, which is probably not going to get you a fantastic one in a large size, but currently I just finished building a new gaming tower and decided to get better bits inside, I'm going to start saving and upgrade my monitor later. Gaming on my 17" LCD is fine for me :) If you currently have a monitor, I would keep it and save. I wouldn't really recommend cutting down any of those parts any further, especially if you are interested in playing future games :)

Comments, anyone? In particular, GECUBE graphics card? chancy4342, how does that look to you?
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that look really good i probably could do that.illl loook more into it later though i got to go to school
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so a AMD X2 6000+ processor wont be able to play games for the next year or 2
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