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June 15, 2008 7:19:26 PM

Yo. I'm building my computer from AvaDirect. It's going to be used mostly for gaming and i just want to know if this is going to be able to handle most games out there at a decent graphics setting. mostly call of duty 4.




PC BAREBONE, Core™2 DDR2 Value Barebone Kit

# LINKWORLD, LC323-03 Black/Silver Mid-Tower Case, ATX 20+4 pin, 430W PSU

# NSPIRE, NSP-500V2.0BF12 Power Supply, 500W, 24-pin, ATX12V 2.2, 120mm Ball Bearing Fan, Retail

# ASUS, P5B-VM, LGA775, Intel G965, 1066MHz FSB, DDR2-800 8GB/4, PCIe x16, SATA 3Gb/s /5, VGA, HD Audio, GbLAN, 2x FW, mATX, Retail

# INTEL, Core™ 2 Duo E8400 Dual-Core, 3.0GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache, 45nm, 65W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail

# DDR2-800, 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz CL5 SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

# eVGA, e-GeForce 8600GT 575MHz, 1GB DDR2 800MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, VGA+DVI, HDTV Out, Retail

# SAMSUNG, 250GB SpinPoint P Series, SATA II 300MB/s, 7200-RPM, 8MB cache

# SONY, CRX320EE Black 52x32x52-16A DVD-ROM/CD-RW Combo Drive, EIDE/ATAPI, OEM

# CREATIVE, Sound Blaster® Audigy® SE, 7.1 channels, 24-bit, 96KHz, PCI, OEM

# MICROSOFT, Windows XP Home Edition w/ SP3, OEM

# WARRANTY, Assembled and Tested (1 Year Parts, Lifetime Labor Warranty)

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June 15, 2008 8:03:18 PM

wow, crap parts all around. get a name brand psu like antec, corsair, pcp&c. get vista because its 40 bucks cheaper. get an x-fi xtremegamer if uve got good speakers. buy them together or speaker first. get wd 6400aaks for speed. get crucial, mushkin dd2-800 ram 2x1 or 2x2gb. get a p35-ds3l or those new p45 motherboards. 8800gt 512mb or 8800gts 512mb. get a better case like antec solo or antec sonata, 900. etc
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June 15, 2008 8:04:55 PM

if u have to skimp somewhere, do it on cpu cooling if u dont oc, or skimp on processor if u must if it means the diff between a 8600 series or a 8800 series card. try to get a e8400 since it kicks butt, or go for e7200.
June 15, 2008 8:07:33 PM

May i suggest the 9600GSO? Really good price to performance ratio.
June 15, 2008 8:19:51 PM

9600GSO is just like a 8800GS repackaged. I would go wih a P35/P45 mobo instead of the G965 mobo.
June 15, 2008 8:57:08 PM

pcgamer12 said:
wow, crap parts all around. get a name brand psu like antec, corsair, pcp&c. get vista because its 40 bucks cheaper. get an x-fi xtremegamer if uve got good speakers. buy them together or speaker first. get wd 6400aaks for speed. get crucial, mushkin dd2-800 ram 2x1 or 2x2gb. get a p35-ds3l or those new p45 motherboards. 8800gt 512mb or 8800gts 512mb. get a better case like antec solo or antec sonata, 900. etc


I guess i should of stated that this computer is mostly going to be used for school and gaming whenever I have free time. I mean if i just want to play a couple games(cs source and call of duty 4 mostly) how important is it to get a better graphics card and better ram. Would what I have right now be good enough for those games? I don't know too much about computers so I'll definitely listen to you but I want to keep the price around $900, preferably lower.
June 15, 2008 9:15:11 PM

If you get the antec sonata 3, it comes with a decent power supply (500watts antec). Then you can get the P5Q-Deluxe (good reviews), a 8800GT (prices are dropping for these), At least 2 gb of ram. The E8400 as the cpu. You can get the arctic cooling freezer 7 pro as cpu cooler. It will allow you to overclock if you plan to do so in the future. The WD640 has good reviews, so +1 for pcgamer12.
June 15, 2008 9:19:57 PM

dude, u can definitely go below 900 and get really good parts.
June 15, 2008 9:42:36 PM

+1 on the P5Q-Deluxe
June 17, 2008 4:12:59 PM

does this look better?


# COMPUCASE (HEC), 6C28 Black/Silver Mid-Tower Case, 585W PSU, ATX

# GIGABYTE, GA-EP35C-DS3R, LGA775, Intel P35, 1600MHz FSB, DDR2-1200/DDR3-1333 8GB/4GB 4/2, PCIe x16, SATA 3.0 Gbit/s RAID 5 /8, HDA, GbLAN, ATX, Retail

# INTEL, Core™ 2 Duo E8400 Dual-Core, 3.0GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 6MB L2 Cache, 45nm, 65W, EM64T EIST VT XD, Retail

# KINGSTON, HyperX 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC2-6400 DDR2 800MHz CL4 (4-4-4-12) SDRAM DIMM, Non-ECC

# eVGA, e-GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 650MHz, 512MB GDDR3 1900MHz, PCIe x16 SLI, DVI /2, HDTV/S-Video Out, Retail

# WESTERN DIGITAL, 250GB WD Caviar® SE, SATA II 300MB/s, 7200 RPM, 8MB cache

# SONY, Beige 52x CD-ROM Drive, IDE, OEM

# CREATIVE, Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeGamer, 7.1 channels, 24-bit 96KHz, PCI

# CASE FAN, 80mm Case Fan, Black or Clear
June 17, 2008 4:29:15 PM

I'd have to agree, that 2nd listing is much better than the first. What's the price on the 2nd list?
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