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I've decided to build it! What do you guys think?


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mfarre03

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I decided rather then paying $200 to update my 2600+ system I will spend $600 and build one. What do you think?

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148262

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138102


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150229


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146565


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103194


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835185042


http://www.tigerdire...e...4&CatId=106



Soooooo...I am eager for some feedback!! I really appreciate all your help in advance. I think this should be a pretty good budget machine. I have a new LiteOn DVD writer and I think the PSU that comes with that tower should be more then adequate.

Is there another video card I should be looking at for around $100????

Thanks,
Mike
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What are you trying to do with this system?

because if your trying to play games, then AT LEAST get a 8600gts. The 8600gt is soon to be replaced by the 9600gt on the 21st (~$150)

Also, if your not planing to SLI anytime soon with 8800gts(s) then a 700w is overkill IMO
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Ok, great advice.

The 700 watt was just a bonus, that was the case I wanted and at $100 I couldn't go wrong.
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What are you trying to do with this system?


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Hi there,

I really wanted to point you in the direction of our Mid-Budget Build. We have just finished discussing the cons and pros of each part. Please check it out and let us know what you think.

Of course, you do need to let us know your uses for the system. If you do wish to do some gaming, you could pretty much keep everything the same and upgrade the video card to something a little more powerful.

Cheers

Troy
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I definitley will do gaming, I like first person shooters mainly, ie. R6 Ravenshield and Vegas, Fear etc. The reason I decided to build a new system was that I bought R6 Vegas and my Radeon 9600 PRO won't run it. So I figured for the money it would be better to just build a new machine.

So the Biostar MOBO that I picked above isn't as good as the Gigabyte mobo?

I was looking at the 5000+ Black which I think is the same price as the 4800+, why not just get the 5000+ does it not run as well?

Thanks,
Mike

Edited by mfarre03, 20 February 2008 - 03:51 PM.

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What are you trying to do with this system?

because if your trying to play games, then AT LEAST get a 8600gts. The 8600gt is soon to be replaced by the 9600gt on the 21st (~$150)

Also, if your not planing to SLI anytime soon with 8800gts(s) then a 700w is overkill IMO



What do you think about this:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127284

Would this be better then the x1650Pro? or 512mb x1650Pro?

or wouldn't spending another $60 on the 8600GTS be worth it?

You guys kick [bleep]!
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you know. I would wait till tomorrow when they release the 9600gt's :) then we can see the prices. because the 9600gt should out perform all 8600's


but if you are on a budget, that would be the one to go. that was my backup card if i couldn't get my 8800gt
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Seems pretty good. The only thing I would consider upgrading is the motherboard. Memory standards upgrade so fast I would consider a board that supports 1066 rather than just 800. Otherwise, that seems like a decent build to me.
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I didn't really look at that, I guess since its taking me 4 years to upgrade my current system then I wouldn't notice a diff. btw 800 and 1066. Other then that, the $30 savings looked pretty good. I was goign to use this Biostar board, which seemed pretty cheap:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138102

It was suggested that I move to this board:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128081

Was this just because of it taking a faster Ram? or was there more reasons to switch?
The Biostar was $30 cheaper but as for reliability, overclocking etc. which would be better?


(I may overclock someday but not on my list of things to do right now)


Thanks,
Mike

Edited by mfarre03, 24 February 2008 - 09:03 AM.

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