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Thread: Gentlemen, what are your thoughts on this system configuration (asap):

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    **** major update see a later post! ****


    B]CPU[/B]: (Socket AM2) AMD Athlon™64 X2 5200+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

    MOTHERBOARD: (Socket AM2)MSI K9N4 SLI-F nForce 500 SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA-II RAID MBoard w/ Dual 16x PCI-Express

    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory

    VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI Express x16

    HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD

    Optical Drive: 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER


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    Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

    extras: a briefcase, t-shirt, 2gb usb flash drive, hdtv tuner

    Price: 750.00 Shipped
    Last edited by slim150; 04-01-2007 at 01:34 AM.
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    You're actually gonna buy vista?

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    Ditch the CPU and motherboard...why would you not go Intel at this point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clocker View Post
    Ditch the CPU and motherboard...why would you not go Intel at this point?
    thanks for the input.. what suggestion would you have for intel, E6400?


    p.s. i sort of fell out of touch with hardware, not up to date on whats great i'm afraid. maybe overclock the e4300?

    OK, major update.

    CASE: RaidMax Smilodon Med-Tower 420W Case w/ Side-Panel Window

    CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4300 CPU @ 1.80GHz 800FSB 2x1MB L2 Cache EM64T

    MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Mushkin Xtreme w/ Heat Spreader)

    VIDEO CARD: NEW !!! NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

    Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BEIGE COLOR)

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    no vista

    price 752.00 shipped
    Last edited by slim150; 04-01-2007 at 01:35 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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    First of all you must have 2gb ram! and I think you should consider buying a larger HD, at least 250gb and try to get one with 16mb cache. And what kind of PSU do get along with that case, u know the psu is very important espcially if u want to overclock! And a better motherboard, such as abit ab9 QuadGT or a Gigabyte DS3 or DS4 since you need it to be stable a high FSB.

    that's all good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim150 View Post
    VIDEO CARD: NEW !!! NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16 (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

    HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

    Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BEIGE COLOR)
    Why so secretive about posting the make(s)/model(s)? You even made the extra effort to point out that the video card is "(Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)". Why not just say which brand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virtualbody1234 View Post
    Why so secretive about posting the make(s)/model(s)? You even made the extra effort to point out that the video card is "(Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)". Why not just say which brand?
    VB, this has to be a pre-assembled PC off the internets...the manufacturer isn't telling him what brand the card is, probably because it changes depending on supply/cost.

    The Raidmax case and power supply suck.

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    If I were you I'd get on Newegg and start pricing components and plan on assembling this myself.
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    aye clocker,

    what about this psu

    parkle ATX-400PN-B204 400W 20/24pin Power Supply
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-FS400PN


    or this one:

    CoolerMaster SLI Supports Power Supply Unit(600 Watts eXtreme Power)
    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-600PCAR
    Last edited by slim150; 04-01-2007 at 03:17 PM.
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    Before all this, is this your own gaming rig or what? and what's your budget?

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    $750 or less is what I want to spend, and it is going to be my primary gaming pc but aside from WoW I haven't been gaming a lot really (except on consoles) so it doesn't have to be top of the line. I would like it to last a while though, and be able to handle newer games.

    I know I need more memory, but I will add that later.

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    Thank you all that are reading this and giving me criticisms, its what i wanted.

    From suggestions, I've come up with this build.. thoughts..:

    CASE: NZXT Nemesis Metal Mid-Tower Case 400W W/ side-panel Window (WHITE COLOR)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146030

    PSU: CoolerMaster SLI Supports Power Supply Unit(600 Watts eXtreme Power)

    http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=PS-600PCAR

    CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4300 CPU @ 1.80GHz 800FSB 2x1MB L2 Cache EM64T

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115013

    MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus P5N-E nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142


    MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)1GB (2x512MB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Mushkin Xtreme w/ Heat Spreader)


    VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB PCI Express x16


    HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (160GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)


    Optical Drive: 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (SILVER COLOR)


    SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD


    $807
    Last edited by slim150; 04-01-2007 at 04:13 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
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