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final parts list. I Need your opinions.

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February 24, 2008 12:43:11 PM

Im a newbie when it comes to building a pc. But i have been researching alot. I dont play FPS games on the pc. Mainly RTS games. I already have a WD 320 GB hdd, dvd burner, monitor, keyboard and mouse.
This is what i have picked out so far(just need a case). Tell me what you think.

cpu - intel allendale E2160 1.8ghz $74- I have read that it is highly reccomended to overclock
mobo - GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L $90
Memory - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
vid card - SAPPHIRE 100206L Radeon HD 2600PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported $60
- can i get away with using a cheaper graphics card since i dont play FPS
PSU - Corsair VX 550W Power Supply $80

I am going to be ordering the parts soon. I just wanted to get some opinions before i did.
February 24, 2008 1:06:08 PM

Hey there.

Go for the E2180, it's $80 and has an x10 multiplier, which makes it easier for OC'ing. (At least that's what I go told yesterday here :D )

Great Mobo, think it's on sale at Newegg for $80 right now.

Good ram choice.

I think you should look at a better graphics card in the future, if you choose to go with this one now. Some new RTS games require a decent amount out of a graphics card.

There's this 512mb version of the 2600pro at newegg for 66.99: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

As for PSU, that's a good one, you could also get the Antec NeoHE 550w for $75 at newegg.

Oh for OC'ing too you may be wanting a third party cooler (or may not, some people say they can OC on stock) either way you could look into the Arctic Freezer 7, it's only 26.99 and gets good performance ratings.
February 24, 2008 4:13:37 PM

Im willing to spend $80 on video card. Any suggestions.
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February 24, 2008 4:27:19 PM

Pous made a good one.
February 24, 2008 4:35:38 PM

Actually i say dont get the E2180 (to u to Pous). Its much more power hungry than the E2160 and appears to have a limit at about an FSB of 300 (others will agree and others will disagree) and overclocks less.

A good case for overclocking is the Antec 900.
February 24, 2008 4:56:10 PM

Silverion77 said:
Actually i say dont get the E2180 (to u to Pous). Its much more power hungry than the E2160 and appears to have a limit at about an FSB of 300 (others will agree and others will disagree) and overclocks less.

A good case for overclocking is the Antec 900.


The antec 900 looks too expensive for me. Do you have any other suggestions on a good case for overclocking?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
February 24, 2008 6:26:11 PM

CoolerMaster CM690?
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