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How is my gaming rig?


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Timbydude

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Here's my rig:
CASE: NEW!!! CoolerMaster Cosmos Silent Gaming Tower Case w/ 420 Watts
Power Supply (Original Color)
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6850 CPU @ 3.00GHz 1333FSB 4MB L2
Cache 64-bit
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core FSB1333) EVGA nForce 680i SLI Chipset LGA775
FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel
Memory (Corsair Value Select or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express (EVGA Powered
by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 16X PCI Express (EVGA
Powered by NVIDIA)
LCD Monitor: NONE
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: NONE
Optical Drive: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL
LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: Creative Labs SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio 24-BIT PCI Sound Card

Again, this computer is meant for gaming (specifically Crysis :)), so tell me if there's anything else I should get; I've probably got about $200 to spare. Thanks!
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Again, this computer is meant for gaming (specifically Crysis tongue.gif), so tell me if there's anything else I should get; I've probably got about $200 to spare. Thanks!

Ok I will just through some things out for you.

Operating System?
Recommended: Vista Home Premium

PSUs that come with cases are usually crap plus it is too small. Get something around 650W. I like Antec PSUs but that is just my preference.

If you get 64bit Vista Home Premium you could add some more RAM.
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Stick with a 32bit operating system.
If you get that PSU, you'll likely fry your hardware (not kidding).
Get the x-fi extreme gamer. This card has additional features specifically for gaming.
James
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Stick with a 32bit operating system.
If you get that PSU, you'll likely fry your hardware (not kidding).
Get the x-fi extreme gamer. This card has additional features specifically for gaming.
James


For the PSU, are you referring to the one I listed in my OP, or the one that was suggested? Thanks.
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The one that comes with the case is what he is referring to. PSUs that come with cases are usually junk, mainly there as a perk to try and make their case stand out from the others.

Edited by jackflash1991, 19 November 2007 - 07:38 PM.

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The one in your original post. Get something like the OCZ GamerXtream or an Antec as suggested.


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I recommend Corsair 620HX for the power supply, it is very reliable

I also recommend either getting the E6750(you can easily overclock it past 6850 speeds) or a quad core q6600 which costs around the same amount as an E6850.
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I recommend Corsair 620HX for the power supply, it is very reliable

The Corsair are indeed a very good PSU, but are often more then what people want to spend.
AS for my post, yes I was refuring to the one you (OP) suggested, there was a long delay between my when I clicked post and when it actually posted, so I never saw jack's reply (I often have 10 tabs open at once, never noticed the wait).
James

Edited by james_8970, 19 November 2007 - 10:44 PM.

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I also suggest you get an Antec 900 instead of the cosmos, i think its too much for your needs; or even a CoolerMaster CM690

Both are excellent cases.
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I am here looking for suggestions also so I can't really give advice, but if you do want that case, then I would make sure that it's not too big for where your going to put it. The Cosmos was one of the cases that I was considering until I seen the dimensions. For some that may not be a problem, but it wouldn't fit in the area where I'll keep mine.

The dimensions are: 24.8'' x 10.5'' x 23.6''
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Look into the OCZ gamexstream 700w power supply as I have always recommended.

http://www.clubit.co...itemno=A6276522

Retail price $149
$117 at clubit

after rebates $92.88..


Thats the best deal you will find on a quality power supply for the money. Thats the cheapest place to find that one also.
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