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MilesJ

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Hello, I am looking to build a rig for gaming. Mainly games such as Battlefield 2142, COD5 and future games like Star Trek Online and ArmA 2. Could you please look of these parts and point out any compatibility issues or recommend parts you believe are better than what I picked out. Thanks!

CoolerMaster CM690 ATX Mid-Tower Case - $89.99
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=C283-2032

EVGA nForce 730i Motherboard - $104.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=E145-2052

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Processor - $179.99
http://www.tigerdire...u=CP1-DUO-E8400

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card 1GB - $59.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=E145-9504

PC Power & Cooling / Silencer / 610-Watt / PCI-Express / SATA-Ready / Copper Power Supply, 80Plus - $84.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=P227-1000

2x Patriot Dual Channel 2048MB - $9.99 Each (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdire...mp;sku=P33-5010

Sony DRU-V200S/BR DVD Rewritable Drive - $39.99
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=S167-4520

Seagate 500GB SATA HD/Windows Vista Ult 64 OEM - $189.99 (Bundle)
http://www.tigerdire.....D-500GB2 VU64
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pertsavk

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Hello, I am looking to build a rig for gaming.
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EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card 1GB - $59.99 (After Rebate)
http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=E145-9504
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You might wanto to swap this one to something better. It's a nice all-round graph card but I'd not use it in a gaming rig. Not knowing your budget I suggest you get at least a card of 9800 series if you want to stick with nVidia. ATI also has some interesting choices, like the new 4700 series which I suggest you take a look at.

Otherwise the system looks good to me, though I have to admit I didn't check the defaults like whether the CPU and RAM are compatible with that board.
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MilesJ

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Okay hows this compare?

http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=3669
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Hi MilesJ, welcome to Geeks To Go!

I suggest going with the video card below as it beats the two you listed above, also this is cheaper and performs better than 9800GT

EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX + Video Card - 512MB - $134.99 (with $10 Mail-In-Rebate)
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked Video Card - 512MB - $149.99 (with a $20 Mail-In-Rebate)

Note that the second video card is factory overclocked so it performs better than the first however you can overclock a video card easily (well after reading tutorials :)).

Hope that helps,
Kamille
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I'd recommend the GTS 250, which is essentially the same card as the 9800GTX+ (which is essentially the same as the 9800GTX, which is essentially the same as the 8800GTS 512MB... Gotta love NVIDIA's naming system) but with slightly higher clock speeds and a cheaper price ($119.99 after MIR).

Edited by stettybet0, 06 May 2009 - 03:27 PM.

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