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August 27, 2007 12:53:32 AM

I have done alot of research throughout these forums and have come up with a list of items for a budget gaming PC:

[INTEL] PENTIUM DUAL CORE E2160 1.8GHZ
SOCKET LGA775, FSB 800, 1MB L2 CACHE, RETAIL BOX

[GIGABYTE] GA-P35-S3L
LGA775, INTEL P35, FSB 1333, DDR2 1066, PCIE X16, 8CH AUDIO, SATA, GIGABIT LAN, ATX, CORE 2 DUO SUPPORTED

[CORSAIR] XMS2 DDR2 2GB PC2-5400 DUAL CHANNEL
2x1GB, DDR2 675MHZ, NON-ECC, DIMM 240-pin

[WESTERN DIGITAL] CAVIAR SPECIAL EDITION 250GB
SATA II, 3.5LP, 16MB, 8.9MS, 7200RPM

[LG] GSA-H62NBBK BLACK
DVD±RW DRIVE, SATA, 16RX18WX8RW, 8X DVD+R DL, 12X DVD-RAM, 2MB BUFFER, DUAL LAYER, OEM

SILVERSTONE] ST50EF
500WATT POWER SUPPLY

[MICROSOFT] WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM 32-BIT
OEM, ENGLISH, DVD in stock


I plan to OC but cannot decide on which video card to get. its come down to either a 7900GS or X1950 pro. Any advice/suggestions would be appreciated. thanks

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August 27, 2007 12:57:43 AM

Can I have the link to your processor?
August 27, 2007 1:21:09 AM

The x1950 pro is twice as fast as the 7900gs, it's a good idea.
Add a Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme to the list, and good luck with the overclocking!
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August 27, 2007 1:34:26 AM

wow thanks alot for the quick replies. ive been reading review about that cooler and it looks awesome, might have a hard time finding one in NZ so ill probably just use stock cooler for a while. Heres a link of that proc: http://c1com.co.nz/shop/step1.php?number=11005
August 27, 2007 1:49:47 AM

It would be just a tiny bit better. Those are the best two coolers these days, you can't go wrong with either one. Just make sure your case is big enough, these things are huge.
August 27, 2007 2:05:54 AM

if your planning on overclocking, why not get the pentium 2140 instead? then you can use the money you save on your video card.
go with the x1950 pro.
August 27, 2007 2:30:08 AM

The 2140 is more likely to hit FSB issues depending on which review you read. Most all of them had the 2160 clockin about 200Mhz or more higher. But if the switch does let you upgrade the video card, then I guess that is a good choice.
August 27, 2007 10:53:02 PM

yeah i have also heard that the e2140 doesnt overclock aswell as the others. ill definately go with the X1950 pro, thanks alot.
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