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Low-price gaming pc (non-overclock) help

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November 5, 2007 2:48:14 PM

So yeah, I've been doing alot of research for the pass 2 months waiting for the holiday sales and have chose out SOME parts for the computer.

This is for a non-overclock, non-SLI/Crossfire gaming PC [For upcoming games Ex. Crysis]

Current components

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ~ $45
Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 600W ~ $90 (w/o rebate)
Ram: A-Data Extreme Edition 2GB PC2 6400 (4-4-4-12) ~ $70 (w/o rebate)
CPU Heatsink: ZEROtherm BTF95 ~ $45

Either (CPU and MoBo)
Intel C2D E6750 w/ Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ~ $300
-or-
AMD X2 5000+ w/ Gigabyte GA-M61P-S3 ~ $200

No worries about the graphics card, hard drive, or DVD things. I already know the ones I want. *coughHD3800

And this is all that I have chosen. Wondering if I should change anything since its non-overclock and non-SLI/Crossfire.

Let the opinions roll away (or not)
November 5, 2007 3:40:22 PM

The difference between the intel e6750 and the X2 5000+ is pretty vast. I imagine that you'll see a significant difference in gaming performance when comparing the two. The E6750 is a far superior CPU.

If the question is: Is it $100 superior? I would have to say yes, it is.
November 5, 2007 3:49:01 PM

The X2 6000+ or X2 6400+ may be good deals if refusing to OC for some reason.

However the E6750 is likely still faster.
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November 5, 2007 4:01:58 PM

Well, I forgot to mention this, but I'm familiar with the 5000+ black edition, so I CAN overclock it to 3.0 GHz, but just that cpu.

Can you guys give tell me a good CPU thats pretty good non-overclock? Cause I don't feel like overclocking things unless I already know how to.
Intel or AMD it doesn't matter. Just want to build a comp. that will handle Crysis when it comes out.
November 5, 2007 4:03:17 PM

E6750 will smoke it.
November 5, 2007 4:14:43 PM

If you don't plan to overclock, buy the Intel setup and get rid of that aftermarket cooler. The stock coolers do pretty well, and that'll save you $45. If you absolutely insist on getting an aftermarket cooler, the Freezer 7 Pro is great, and only $19.99 right now. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Really though, you don't need it if you're not overclocking. ;) 
November 5, 2007 4:33:35 PM

So lets see, I have:

Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 ~ $45
Power Supply: OCZ StealthXStream 600W ~ $90 (w/o rebate)
Ram: A-Data Extreme Edition 2GB PC2 6400 (4-4-4-12) ~ $70 (w/o rebate)
CPU + MoBo: Intel C2D E6750 w/ Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L ~ $300

Extra (free from friend/connections):
Hard drives: 7200RPM Barracuda 80Gig + 7200RPM Barracuda 1TB
Graphics Card: MSI 8800Ultra 768MB GDDR3
Drives: Sony DVD Reader + Sony DVD writer

Need any other changes to become better/cheaper?

EDIT:
Should I change the PSU to a:
CORSAIR CMPSU 450W ~ $80 (w/o rebate)
or keep the one I have on right now?
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