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Please critique my proposed home build gaming rig

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January 19, 2007 5:44:40 PM

I was shooting for a fairly cheap (less than $900) build that is SLI enabled. video, but only one video card at this moment. It comes out to about $899 and about $830 after rebates. In a few months I'll slap in another video card. I play MMO's mostly, looking forward to Vanguard: SOH and did some EQ2 and WoW and Daoc.


Motherboard:

Asus M2N4-SLI NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID
Available
Price: $104.99
Item # A455-2316

Processor:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 2.0GHz / 1MB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan
Available
Price: $144.99
Item # CP1-AM2-3800X


Video card:
EVGA GeForce 7600 GS / 512MB GDDR2 / SLI / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card
Available
Price: $149.99
Item # E145-7866


Memory:
OCZ Dual Channel XTC 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Gamer Memory (2 x 1024MB)
Available
Price: $199.99
Item # O261-8032

CD/DVD-RW
Sony DRU-120C Multi-Drive / 16x DVD±R Read / 16x DVD±R Burn / 8x DVD+RW / 6x DVD-RW / 5x DVD-RAM / 8x DVD+R DL / 4x DVD-R DL / 48x24x CD-R/RW / Black Only / Retail Internal DVD Burner
Available
Price: $39.99
Item # S167-4219

Case and powersupply:
Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports And Ultra X2 550-Watt Power Supply ( the powersupply is:550 Watt Ultra X-Connect (X2.)

Available
Price: $109.99
Item # TC3J-2145


Harddrive:
Seagate / 320GB / 7200 / 16MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive
Available
Price: $79.99
Item # TSD-320AS
January 19, 2007 6:37:53 PM

What would be a better video card?

And from a newbie point of view. Is the Processor you linked to better in some way or just cheaper over all.

I see that there is a combo with a mother board in your link. Is that Mobo any good?
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January 19, 2007 6:39:21 PM

WOW! when did that come out?
January 19, 2007 6:48:42 PM

For the type of Gaming you want to do your system looks plenty good.

You could in fact though - get a better Vid card for the same cash - roughly.

BFG has the GT version for $139 at newegg... there are also some others ranging around the $150 mark(all 7600GTs)

$50 more bucks and you could get The XFX PVT71GUQF3 GeForce 7900GT 256MB
January 19, 2007 6:53:24 PM

BFG Tech BFGR76256GTOCE GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3

$140 as quoted above but has $50 rebate.
January 19, 2007 6:57:18 PM

K, I did a search on that part number and found this.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...

BFG GeForce 7600 GT OC / 256MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card
View All Products by BFG Technologies

Price:
$149.99
Less Rebate:
- $50.00
Final Price:
$99.99
January 19, 2007 7:25:15 PM

Good deal... if the rebate works
!