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New build; quick check needed.

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December 17, 2007 9:02:33 AM

I just finished assembling a new build for my friend (midrange, little gaming, mostly working (CAD)) and wonder if I forgot anything or messed something up...

E6600
Gigabyte P35C-DS3R
2 X 1GB Patriot DDR2 800MHz PC6400
XFX 8600GTS, 256MB
Thermaltake Toughpower 600W
Viper Midi case

Input appreciated.
December 17, 2007 9:59:54 AM

I would say go with nothing below 8800gt !!!
December 17, 2007 10:36:41 AM

switch the E6600 for the E6550 or E6750. (or Q6600)
would change the gfx card to a 3850 at least.
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December 17, 2007 12:11:59 PM

ramo said:
switch the E6600 for the E6550 or E6750. (or Q6600)
would change the gfx card to a 3850 at least.


E6750 sounds reasonnable...

And for the GFX; I'm on a tight budget and can't get a 1950...
December 17, 2007 12:28:36 PM

e6550 or e6750 is newer and cheaper than a e6600. I'd get a 3850 GPU, since the e6550 will save you about $65 in savings. You won't regret getting the 3850 over the 8600gts!
December 17, 2007 1:36:19 PM

You can pick up a 8800gt 256mb for ~$200.
December 18, 2007 6:24:45 AM

cory1234 said:
You can pick up a 8800gt 256mb for ~$200.


The stores I buy at and trust (Switzerland) don't have the 256 MB version of the GT :( 
!