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August 28, 2007 6:13:17 AM

Hello.
I'll be buying my parts for my first homebuilt system in a couple of days, so I just wanted some opinions and all. By the way, I'll be buying everything from a local store, cuz if I were to order them from the internet, it would cost alot more (shipping, customs values, etc...) since I live in Lebanon.
Here are the parts:

- Intel C2D E4400 ($143)
- Intel DP35DP ($127)
- 1GB x2 DDR2-800 ($120)
- 320GB 7200RPM S-ATAII ($90)
- Samsung SH-S182M ($40)
- Sapphire ATI Radeon X1900GT 256MB ($177)

I know the prices are somewhat higher to what you guys get outside, but it's what I have to make-do with. Would I be able to play some of the latest games with that config? Is the VGA card good enough? I won't be overclocking anything by the way.

Thanks in advance guys.

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August 28, 2007 6:42:56 AM

Everything is good but if you can put your money where the CPU & graphics card is, there you will notice performance the most. With that CPU & GPU it would be a strain on you computer playing newer games like Bioshock, Oblivion and GRAW 1 & 2. If you could go with E6600 and a 8800GTS 320 then that would be great. I don't think it would cost that much more.
August 28, 2007 6:55:33 AM

CPU wise, I'm gonna switch to the E6750 -- it costs $220, I can take that. The 8800GTS 320 however costs $400. I just can't afford that right now, heh, and personally, I don't think it's worth $400.
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August 28, 2007 7:10:32 AM

macncheese said:
CPU wise, I'm gonna switch to the E6750 -- it costs $220, I can take that. The 8800GTS 320 however costs $400. I just can't afford that right now, heh, and personally, I don't think it's worth $400.



Good choice on the CPU. Your right the 8800GTS 320 isn't worth $400, what about the x1950xt Pro 256MB or x1950xt 512MB. Either of those is a great card.
August 28, 2007 11:17:44 AM

I thought about the Sapphire ATI Radeon X1950Pro 512MB. It costs $230. I'm getting my parts from http://www.pcandparts.com/price.htm in case you wanna check out the high prices I have to deal with, heh. By the way, if you're checking out the site, you have to add 10% to the price for VAT.
I set up my limit for the VGA to $250, with a roof of $260 max.
August 28, 2007 1:38:09 PM

I think I'll stick to the X1900 GT for now. Seems like my best option for that price at the moment.
August 28, 2007 5:21:34 PM

systemlord said:
In the OP he stated he lives in Lebanon, so prices might be different there.


Is it really that expensive in there?

August 29, 2007 2:27:16 AM

macncheese said:
I think I'll stick to the X1900 GT for now. Seems like my best option for that price at the moment.


The X1900 GT is on par with my 7800 GTX and I can run almost everything with good frame rates.
August 29, 2007 2:49:39 AM

The XT or pro are a lot better than the crippled gt.
August 29, 2007 2:59:52 AM

uberman said:
The XT or pro are a lot better than the crippled gt.


He knows that but where he's at (Lebanon) prices are quite different, $400 for a 8800GTS 320 is way to much.
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