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September 15, 2007 11:08:28 PM

I have been looking to buy new computer for 2-3 years now and I finally am going to force myself to do it! I want this computer to play world of warcraft, bioshock and half-life 2 episode 2 when it comes out. I wanted to spend $1000. My main concern is if I am spending too much or too little on any one part or if any part stands out as being a stinker. Please review this before I buy it tonight or tommorow. Thanks.


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SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
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COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
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A-DATA Extreme Edition 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVD1A16K - Retail
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EVGA 320-P2-N815-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6550 - Retail
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September 15, 2007 11:20:41 PM

That looks pretty good. what monitor do you play one? I would get Corsair, Crucial, or Super Talent Ram. If you want to play more future games, you might want to go with a 640MB graphics card and a better CPU. I'd go with a Q6600.

If you have questions let me know. I pmed you as well.
September 15, 2007 11:30:48 PM

I pretty much agree with solariscs. You are obviously missing some key components like and os, monitor, and the peripherals.


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September 15, 2007 11:38:00 PM

I already have the keyboard and mouse and monitor. I already have windows xp to.
September 15, 2007 11:39:03 PM

I like your selections. You made good choices on how to spend that $1000.
A-Data isnt as well known as other brands but its quality RAM.


September 15, 2007 11:39:47 PM

Ah well than you're pretty good to go. I say if you want to upgrade later, you have a nice set up. If you don't want to upgrade later, I would spend the money now and get a Quad core with the 640MB card.
September 16, 2007 12:31:07 AM

Solariscs said:
Ah well than you're pretty good to go. I say if you want to upgrade later, you have a nice set up. If you don't want to upgrade later, I would spend the money now and get a Quad core with the 640MB card.

I disagree on the 640mb vidcard. Depending on the res, the 8800GTS 320mb graphics card is more than adequate. Just take a look at the reviews. Anyhow technology is outdated real fast so buying anything that's cheaper is always better. Other than that, I'd recommend better ram, like OCZ or Patriot or any of the more famous ones. They have more rep, that's all.
September 16, 2007 12:36:00 AM

I just pulled the trigger! I am so excited. I forgot to mention I will be playing supreme commander to a bit :p  I was a loved TA. BTW, you may or may not have noticed that the 8800 gts is the super clocked version. I hope that was not a mistake. I don't like to manually overclock stuff.
September 16, 2007 12:38:55 AM

cool good luck with your build :) 
September 16, 2007 1:25:29 AM

Evilonigiri said:
I disagree on the 640mb vidcard. Depending on the res, the 8800GTS 320mb graphics card is more than adequate.
Besides the resolution being used there are a few games that seem more sensitive to the size of VRAM.
THG Charts: 8800 GTS 640 vs 320 Dark Messiah of Might & Magic 16x12 AA/AF Max Qual HDR
For other games its a couple FPS difference. And in other games an OC'd 320 will beat a stock 640.

Serious games that just won't be satisfied without the best Ultra quality graphics should lean toward the 640MB card if they can't swing the 8800GTX.
For the more casual gamers that don't mind turning down the quality slider from Ultra to High or are on a slightlly tighter budget the 320MB card makes sense.

For a hard look at the 8800 GTS 640 vs 320 question including GTS OC'd, 8800GTX and SLI comparisons check out the Guru3D article @ GeForce 8800 GTS 320 MB

@ utahraptor
Good luck. Have fun. That 2.33Ghz E6550 really wants to run @ 2.8Ghz for you :D  . In a month or two, after the system is up and running the way you like it look into the different ways to OC your system. It's easier than you realize.

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