Help Please (New custom build computer)

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=N82E16820231098

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

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131153

Intel core 2 duo e6600- $222.90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115003

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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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103937

    500w psu. suits you and me fine.

    you could get a 7600 gt. im sure that would suit your needs

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150210

    you could get a 6400 c2d and oc it to at least 3.0

    i got mines oced to 3.4
  2. 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=N82E16817341002

    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=N82E16814130056

    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=N82E16814130074

    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=N82E16820231065

    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=N82E16813188012

    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...
  3. Quote:
    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=N82E16817341002



    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.
  4. 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.
  5. Quote:
    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.
  6. Quote:
    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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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