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Mid-range gaming PC under $1500

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January 9, 2007 5:10:30 PM

OK... after suggestions.. went for cheaper mobo and spent more on vid card suggested. here's my updated wish list:


COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
$49.99 $49.99

ASUS P5B LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
$126.99 $126.99

SAPPHIRE 100186L Radeon X1950XT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 VIVO HDCP Video Card - Retail
$249.99 $249.99


OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V CB/CE/CSA/UL/FCC - Retail
$134.99 $134.99


Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6400 - Retail
$221.00 $221.00


CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
$280.00 $280.00


SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - OEM
$7.99 $7.99


Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
$94.99 $94.99


Saitek PZ30AUR Red USB Wired Slim Eclipse Keyboard - Retail
$39.99 $39.99


Hanns•G HX-192RPB Black 19" 2ms DVI LCD Monitor - Retail
$209.99 -$10.00 Instant $199.99


Subtotal: $1,405.92

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January 9, 2007 5:52:26 PM

I dont think that should reach $1500? Could you list the price coz maybe your minitor or something is whats so expensive. Firstly definately change the PSU and get something like enermax, thermaltake, antec or if you want something cheaper than FSP. If its a gaming rig then dont get a 7600GT. I would strongly suggest a ati X1950XT which would last you much longer or a x1950pro if you really cant afford the XT.


Also Im not sure about that mobo but ill let someone else give you a better answer coz im not sure
January 9, 2007 10:44:07 PM

Right. IMO, you'd be better served dropping the a less expensive mobo, especially if you don't plan to use SLI. Use the extra cash to upgrade your vid card. I'd say the 7600 is the only part that makes your rig mid-range.
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January 9, 2007 10:48:50 PM

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Right. IMO, you'd be better served dropping the a less expensive mobo, especially if you don't plan to use SLI. Use the extra cash to upgrade your vid card. I'd say the 7600 is the only part that makes your rig mid-range.


Exactly drop the expensive mobo and get a better video card great deal below

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
January 9, 2007 11:11:46 PM

which mobo would you suggest? i was thinking of SLI down the road, but maybe not.

if not, any ideas?
January 10, 2007 5:47:37 AM

I cant tell if SLI and crossfire are dying or were never alive? anyway, everything point to a single, although more expensive Video card im an ati man myself but if you can aford it get a top level Nvidia otherwise get a nice, cheap ATI that still is top range ie 1950 or XT. But if you keep the mobo DX10 and other factors will come in, so all in all it comes down to what you want (and price).
January 10, 2007 6:00:14 AM

this mobo alright?

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E1681...





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Right. IMO, you'd be better served dropping the a less expensive mobo, especially if you don't plan to use SLI. Use the extra cash to upgrade your vid card. I'd say the 7600 is the only part that makes your rig mid-range.
January 10, 2007 2:50:51 PM

check out my new list above with updated mobo and vid card.
January 11, 2007 1:46:01 PM

Looks good!

Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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