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May 30, 2008 4:56:39 PM

:hello:  Hey i could use a little help building my future PC i would like to spend under $600 if i could but i could probably bump that up to $650 if needed. My goal is to run age of conan on full or close to full settings with little to no lag. I already have a 550w rosewill power supply, a hard drive, cd drive, and sound card i just need the rest. If any of you would change anything in there please tell me why and what product you would replace it with. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks :D 

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May 30, 2008 5:39:26 PM

AMD X2s are a HUGE no-no right now. Don't even think about getting one. Any Intel chip will kill an X2.

Personally, I would go for a Core 2 Duo E7200 processor and a Gigabyte EP35-DS3L motherboard. Throw a Tuniq Tower or a Xigmatek cooler (or a Freezer 7 if you are a cheapskate) on there and you will have 3.8 GHz easy.

I would also change the case to a Cooler Master Centurion 590
or RC-690

You might also consider the MSI 8800 GTS (G92). Just $180 AR.
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May 30, 2008 5:50:10 PM

I would probably be running it at 1024 x 768 to answor you question Zenthar.

The reason i didn't choose intel was because i have no experience with them I'm still kinda new to all this. I also don't have much experience with overclocking.

thank you both for your help :D 
May 30, 2008 6:01:57 PM

At this resolution a 8800GT would probably be enough, but, for the price difference, you should consider the GTS.

I kept switching from AMD to Intel for the past 10 years (damn that makes me feel old) and there isn't much of a difference between building one or another beside the socket and HSF mounting.
May 30, 2008 6:23:43 PM

Yeah, you won't have a problem switching to Intel.

Even if you aren't overclocking, the E7200 will kill a 6000+, and it is cheaper.

Zenthar is right; the 8800 GT will be fine. You might even consider going for an 8800 GS or Radeon 3850 if you will be running at such a low resolution. What games will you be playing?
May 30, 2008 6:46:09 PM

AMD X2s are a HUGE no-no right now. Don't even think about getting one. Any Intel chip will kill an X2.

Bring your computer over to my house and sit it right next to mine. Play the same games and do the same programs and tell me if you notice a difference. Please Do It cause I would just love to see your face when you realize you don't see a difference. That is untill you render 3Dmark's bull****

The funny thing is I admire Intel, they are doing a great job, but why the hate towards AMD, like as if they hurt your feelings. They still make awesome chips and they are not that slow, and the price difference.

just my stupid 2CENTS
May 30, 2008 8:33:51 PM

Cpt Deadboots said:
What games will you be playing?

I'll be playing age of conan and would like to run crysis also.
May 30, 2008 10:00:48 PM

The simple mention of Crysis would make me push more toward the GTS, with it you will be able to play Crysis at VeryHigh Dx10 ~25FPS under Vista (Just did the benchmark on my machine). But, with a little tweaking, a GT would do a great job as well.