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June 16, 2007 5:04:35 PM

Hello everyone ive posted questions on this site before, and i can tell that u guys help alot.

I want a new mid-range gaming computer to high-endish one for about 800 dollars. Ive already picked out several parts and here they are-

g.skill 2gb (ddr 2 800)- $80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Asus p5n32-e sli plus lga 775 nvidia nforce 650i- $184.99

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

Intel core 2 duo e6600- $222.90

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

and i only need two more parts, cuz i already have everything else. I just need a new power supply and video card.

can anybody suggest anything. I only plan to spend about $800. and feel free to lower the motherboard price to compensate for the video card, just make sure its similar to the motherboard i picked.

Also this computer will be bought after july 22nd, whic only affects my desicon on the processor, only on the processor.

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June 16, 2007 7:45:57 PM

Here are the items you might wish to get.

1] OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply > $139.99 ($114.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you wish for a bit more power they also have the 720w PSU. OCZ last month bought out PC Power & Cooling.

2] EVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO > $149.99 ($129.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or

2a] EVGA 256-P2-N636-AR GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP > $199.99 ($179.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you get either these cards, as you know EVGA has a Step-Up program that you can use if you wish to upgrade card in 90 days from time of purchase. Also they have Full Lifetime Warranty on all their graphic cards.

Your cost will be between $733 and $783, counting your picks.

Here are some other options you might wish to look at.

The ram below uses the MICRON D-9 Chip, you might want to use these instead.

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit > $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For a few more dollars you could try this motherboard. It is a great MoBo with a lot of features for overclockers, the nVidia tools that come with the MoBo are great and easy to use.

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard > $199.99
($189.99 after $10.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Even with these changes, you are still around your $800 limit. A little under and over, but these options would make your system top notch.

Good Luck now...
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June 17, 2007 4:46:30 PM

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Here are the items you might wish to get.

1] OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply > $139.99 ($114.99 after $25.00 Mail-In Rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



the 700w power supply isn't needed for this type of configuration. at the most he would need 500 if that.

that would save him money. but he could get the 700w power supply if he wanted to.
June 18, 2007 12:42:18 PM

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I'd get an 8800 GTS 320 MB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

This leaves only a couple of bucks for the PSU, so you'd have to find another $100 or so until the end of July, but it's worth it.


why get a 300 dollar video card?

unless this guy is gaming everyday on his computer he doesn't need this.

i would get a p5b duluxe motherboard. great for ocing also.
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June 18, 2007 1:54:59 PM

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I'd get an 8800 GTS 320 MB.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

This leaves only a couple of bucks for the PSU, so you'd have to find another $100 or so until the end of July, but it's worth it.


why get a 300 dollar video card?

unless this guy is gaming everyday on his computer he doesn't need this.

i would get a p5b duluxe motherboard. great for ocing also.

Well, he did say "gaming computer" in the original post. The 8800 GTS 320 is the best bang for the buck these days IMO. If you disagree then please suggest another card. Maybe the X1950Pro?

Plenty of benchmarks on the Web to help him decide. :p 

Clonecommander, take a look here:

http://www23.tomshardware.com/graphics_2007.html?modelx=33&model1=707&model2=725&chart=294

Pick your favourite game(s) (if they are on the list), pick the resolution of your monitor, then try to find a card that gives you at least 30 fps. 60 fps is very very good, but even 30 is good enough for a lot of people. More than 60 is useless if your monitor has a 60 Hz refresh rate.

For example the x1950Pro is a good card and cheaper than the 8800 GTS. It won't feel the same but you can keep the $150 difference and use it later to buy something even better than the 8800 GTS. Your choice.
June 18, 2007 2:02:27 PM

i think i will get the 8800 gts 320 mb, what do u guys think?

i do gaming almost everyday by the way, and i plan on playing games at very high settings.
June 18, 2007 2:04:49 PM

oh ok then. well get the 8800gts


i never understand video cards because my ati A-I-W x1900 suits me just fine with every game i throw at it on high settings. ( oced of course :)  )
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