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July 30, 2007 4:00:00 PM

Hi all i have $650 to spend on a rig and i am asking for your help what i should buy;

Of course my rig is for a gaming! so far i have this; (this is what i think i should buy so far)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813128050

Intel Coe 2 Duo E4400-Dropping to $126

Corsair XMS2 64000 (800mrz) 2gigz $70 (why is this cheap?)

I need help on the GPU
$165 8600 gts www.newegg.com (need to browse other recomended ones)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102067 X1950XT 256MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6&Tpk=EVGA %2b7900gs GeForce 7900GS 256MB

X1950Pro There are loads so i choose this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814161081


$130 to spend on both
PSU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817153028 made by thermaltakc im not sure what are good names but i need to stick to new egg or a shop (eg staples, bestbuy, ciruit city, micro center)

Case = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119115 cheers emp

Future upgrades
250 gig Western Digital 16meg 7200RPM ~65
CPU + GPU

suggestions what i should change? i am thinking the GPU and CPU will last until this Christmas or next Easter then ill upgrade but will the motherboard psu be enough for future upgrades?

Or what should i change and buy instead?

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July 30, 2007 4:07:27 PM

Pay the extra $20 and get a Gigabyte P35-DS3R motherboard.

Don't get an 8600GTS for gaming; they're **** for that purpose. Go for an X1950XT, X1950Pro, or 7950GT instead if you can't afford an 8800GTS.

The PSU is *okay* but probably not all that future proof. Rest looks fine.
July 30, 2007 4:10:09 PM

Actually I hadn't looked at the case, I just assumed it was a Sonata III. No idea what the PSU with your case is like tbh, could be a bit of a risk. You don't really want to skimp on a PSU in gaming rig; it's probably the second most important component after the video card.
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July 30, 2007 5:49:53 PM

what about this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... still may not be future prooth but i can also get a new one; and is the cpu as good as i can get?

i also found this on another post and tweak it a bit;

Intel Coe 2 Duo E4400 $126
Corsair XMS2 64000 (800mrz) 2gigz ~70 or 2GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2 667 RAM-$85
Xion Hydr case ~40
OCZ 600 watt SleathxTream ~85
Saphire X1950XT 256meg ~145 or other?
MSI P6N SLI-FI ~110 or P35-DS3R MOBO

Future upgrades
250 gig Western Digital 16meg 7200RPM ~65
CPU + GPU
July 30, 2007 6:58:30 PM

I approve Core 2 Duo E4400, Corsair XMS2 DDR2 800 memory, X1950XT, and P35-DS3R. (Case I suppose it's fine, it's a matter of personal preference)

Drop that PSU, StealthXStream ARE NOT the same as GameXStream. Get any of the following:

Corsair 520W SLI Certified Modular ATX Power Supply - CMPSU-520HX

http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w-sli-certified-modular-atx-power-supply/q/loc/101/203270716.html

Antec NeoPower 500w ATX 12v Power Supply - NEO HE500

http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-neopower-500w-atx-12v-power-supply/q/loc/101/202014022.html

Antec NeoPower 550w ATX 12v SLI Ready Power Supply - NEO HE550

http://www.buy.com/prod/antec-neopower-550w-atx-12v-sli-ready-power-supply/q/loc/101/202014042.html

These PSUs are units of top notch quality that will power most single graphics card solution systems (I have a NeoHE 500 powering my GTS-320 system and still got plenty of current to spare). If you try to go SLI GTX they might struggle though, but they are not meant to take those loads either.
July 30, 2007 7:22:23 PM

cheers ^^^ i didnt like the case either but i heard it was a good case and a good powersupply so i asumed but yeh i could get one of your power supplys and just get a new case altogheter
July 30, 2007 7:24:44 PM

If you want a decent, affordable, known case, try the Coolermaster Centurion 5 for about $40-50
July 30, 2007 7:26:43 PM

Don't get a Rosewill PSU. ;_;

Get this great deal from the retailer too).

This is a decent case without costing the earth.
July 30, 2007 7:36:32 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Coe 2 Duo E4400-Dropping to $126

Corsair XMS2 64000 (800mrz) 2gigz $70 (why is this cheap?)

I need help on the GPU
$165 8600 gts www.newegg.com (need to browse other recomended ones)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... X1950XT 256MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... %2b7900gs GeForce 7900GS 256MB

X1950Pro There are loads so i choose this one;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$130 to spend on both
PSU = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... made by thermaltakc im not sure what are good names but i need to stick to new egg or a shop (eg staples, bestbuy, ciruit city, micro center)

Case = http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... cheers emp

Future upgrades
250 gig Western Digital 16meg 7200RPM ~65
CPU + GPU
July 30, 2007 7:37:05 PM

Didn't I just say the exact same thing? the centurion 534 is very similar to the Centurion 5 anyway.
July 30, 2007 7:37:52 PM

i agree 100 % with foxrocks, dont get rosewill, i had one of there PSU's and it blew, almost frying my whole system! the case he recommended also is i think the best case for that price range.
July 30, 2007 8:01:56 PM

Emp or foxrocks is the psu okai? (i need to stick to newegg, cicuirt city, microcenter and staples cause of parents) and is the ram okai i mean it seems to cheap for 2bg
July 30, 2007 8:02:54 PM

POWERCOLOR X1950PRO512MBAC Radeon X1950PRO 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Newegg $159.99

BFG Tech BFGR7950256GTOCE GeForce 7950GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 OC HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg $149.99

POWERCOLOR X1950 PRO 256MB Radeon X1950PRO 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
Newegg $119.99
July 30, 2007 8:05:17 PM

The low-end CoolerMaster cases offer decent cooling and tool-free design; definitely good value.
Here's another PSU suggestion; this one is perhaps the lowest price you might go and maintain quality:
FSP Group (Fortron Source) AX450-PN ATX12V 450W Power Supply 110/240V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 30, 2007 8:08:38 PM

cheers jtt283 but will that be enough watts for future upgrades say an 8800 gts gpu?
July 30, 2007 8:10:39 PM

APEVIA ATX-AS600W-BL ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply 115/230 V CB IEC 950/ TUV EN 60950/ UL 1950/ CSA 950 - Retail
Newegg $69.00
July 30, 2007 8:15:11 PM

Neither the Apervia nor the FSP are good for high performing system, and the X1950XT believe it or not, I would still consider it a high performing part. And no they won't handle a 8800GTS properly.

If you need to stick with Newegg.com then search for the Antec NeoHE 500 (I use this on my GTS-320 system and has an amazing 38A output, so you're pretty much covered for any future SINGLE card solutions, but this won't handle SLI GTX) and the Coolermaster Elite 330, you can't go any cheaper than that for such good reliability, quality, and power.
July 30, 2007 8:15:30 PM

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Newegg $39.99

Comes with case fans. 1x80mm 1x120mm
Side panel window
July 30, 2007 8:17:42 PM

save money on shipping by buying from zipzoomfly.com, then get a better CPU maybe a e6320.
July 30, 2007 8:25:05 PM

Thought you had the graphics card covered man? Sapphire X1950XT 256MB from newegg? It's the best price/performance ratio at that price range, the next jump would be to the 8800GTS 320MB.
July 30, 2007 8:27:14 PM

well i think everything is settled then thanks
July 30, 2007 8:28:31 PM

Aight, have fun with your PC.
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