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Age of Conan $750 budget build

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June 4, 2008 2:15:48 PM

$90 Case: Antec Nine Hundred
$80 Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$64 Memory: OCZ 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800
$110 Motherboard: ASUS P5K PRO ATX Intel Motherboard
$90 Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream 700W Power Supply
$132 CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 2.53GHz LGA 775 65W Processor
$180 Video Card: EVGA GeForce 8800 GT
Grand Total: $746

Currently have:
Lite-on DVD drive
Saitek Eclipse Keyboard
Logitech G5 mouse
Dell 20" Widescreen Monitor
Soundblasted X-fi Soundcard

My thoughts:
Case has nice fans, including the 200mm on top.
HD has large capacity, 16mb memory, good brand.
Mem is 4GB instead of 2, low Cas, good brand.
MB is Asus, SLi ready, and not uATX.
PS is 700W, decent brand, on sale.
CPU is best bang for buck, on sale.
Vid is good brand, I could go for two if needed for Conan.

Your thoughts?
June 4, 2008 2:31:32 PM

Where did you get that the P5K is SLI-ready???

Get a P5N-D if you want the ability to add a second 8800GT later in SLI. Your 700W GameXStream and the Antec 900 are good for that already.

Apart from that, all good.

Get an E8400 if you can stretch the budget a bit. If you can also afford a HDT-S1283 cooler for overclocking that would be even better.
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June 4, 2008 2:51:01 PM

1) Yesterday someone posted a link to newegg for a $200 8800 GTS OC (g92) - look for that.

2) try to get a Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 HDD

3) A 550W Power supply will be sufficient

4) If at all possible, i know tight budget but it be worth going $50 over... try to get e8400

June 4, 2008 3:11:26 PM

Ive been playing Conan on a Q6600 @ 3GHZ, 8800GTX, 24" monitor (see profile)... I run everything on high and 1900x1200 usually around 35FPS.

You will want a 8400 and GTS to run it good.
June 4, 2008 3:11:54 PM

Get about 600W and take E8400.It will be much better.Other looks good.
June 4, 2008 3:24:09 PM

You including price for OS?
June 4, 2008 3:24:27 PM

$89.99 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$59.99 Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$194 Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


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$209 MSI NX8800GTS 512M OC GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


this setup costs $71 more but destroys...







June 4, 2008 3:39:16 PM

Unless your gonna use the step-up to get one of the new GTX260/280 cards, I would go with the MSI GTS linked above for $40 less, maybe spend that extra $40 towards an 8400?
June 4, 2008 6:18:02 PM

LOL, how could they possibly miss that one in testing???
June 4, 2008 9:49:26 PM

The game really is a pig.... I was shocked to see my FPS. To be honest i think Lord of the rings online (lotro) looks far better then AoC too
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