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Snipes9

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Hey, I'm new to the computer building business and would like some advice. I am wishing to build a gaming computer to play next generation games like Call of Duty 2. Please help with what I have so far, and what i may be missing. Thanks.

Memory- 1 Gig $81.00 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820141225
Hard Drive- 80 Gig $65 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148040
Video Card- ATI x800 $319 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102543
power supply-----http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153007
motherboard -- $85 Asus A8N-E http://www.newegg.co...82E16813131530R
processor -- $267 AMD athlon 64 3500 http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103533
case--- Can someone suggest a good inexpensive case, as for I am clueless with so many options.

I plan to use the monitor, CD burner and Sound Card from my cheap dell computer. Its a Dimension 4300 LOL.

Plus help me if i am missing anything. One other thing, the motherboard says it has no AGP support, does this mean i won't be able to use my AGB 4x/8x Video Card?

Thanks.
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Ram - Have you looked into Corsair, OCZ or even Kingston for the RAM? Definitely better going with brand name RAM (I haven't heard much about pqi, so am not sure if it is up to scratch - but something to look at).

Hard drive - good, but small. Will it be big enough for you? Look into a Hitachi Deskstar.

Vid card - good choice.

PSU - link didn't work.

Motherboard and cpu - good.

Case - don't skimp too much. Try to find a Thermaltake Tsunami; Coolermaster Wavemaster; Antec P160.

No AGP - that's right, you can't use an AGP based video card. The card you have selected is Pci-E, so no problem there.
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Good ram is a sound investment, generic ram usually doesnt have as good timings and corasair ram has a lifetime guarantee and most comes with a overclocking guarantee as well.
The x800 is a good card will give great performance and will last a good couple of years with top performance, games now are becoming alot more efficient so you have a card thats not going to need replaced to soon and its not too exoensive so replacing it wint be to bad either.
The PSU is fine when buying a psu you have to get a good brand name one not generic.
couldnt load half the pages its easier if you just put in the names of the stuff rather than links. So for a cpu just make sure its venice or san diego core and the mobo is nforce 4.
You may as well get a good size hard drive as thats the only way to get god value 80 gb is the cheapest but isnt much more than 200GB.
A case is a case, you should try to get one with a pair of 120mm fans or room for 120mm fans. Other than that its a completely personal choice and in terms of cost a case for 100 quid isnt much better than one at a 20 so pick one that suit you.
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Thanks guys. I'm very new to this, and I was just checking at what my call of duty clan recommended.

I selected this ram...

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145440

Its Corsair 1 GIG.

And the case I selected was this. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811196005

Is there a cheaper alternative for this?
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The ram is fine at a glance, for the case jeantech make good cheap cases so take a look at some of the cases they have to offer. Antec make cases that arent neccesarilly cheaper until you facor in that they are giving you a psu with it that can sometimes be more than the case is to buy seperately.
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Look at this case!!!!!

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129152
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Not bad.
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Very Nice Setup. BUT...is it really worth getting the 3500+ over the 3000+ or 3200+. You can easily overclock those to 3500+ levels for a lot less cash.

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If you are new to the whole overclocking gig you might want to do a big clock on a expensive cpu straight off the bat. And the 3500 will go to 2.8+Ghz alot easier than the 3200 and 3000 ones do. Trying to work your way past 2.5Ghz is a batty so to speak with a 3200.
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