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Please help with wife's gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
September 26, 2008 12:22:37 AM

Ok, so since I got my new computer my wife has been nagging me on getting her one. My budget for her is $1500. She enjoys playing sims, spore, you know, those kiddy womanly games, ect... So here's the build, please let me know if I'm aiming too high for the stuff she does with a comp.

Case: Antec Mini P180 Black Steel MicroATX Mini Tower Computer Case

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor

Graphic Card: DIAMOND 4870X2PE52G Radeon HD 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ES.2 ST3250310NS 250GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM


Ram: CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500)

Mobo: ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard

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September 26, 2008 12:28:05 AM

Antec Three Hundred

DFI Lan Party X38-T2R

Western Digital Caviar 640GB

PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W

Look for those in newegg, and you're pretty much set. However I do think the HD 4870 X2 is a bit too much, she might be fine with just a single HD 4870 depending on the resolution.

EDIT: Might want to get a Visiontek card, since they offer a lifetime warranty on their graphics cards.
September 26, 2008 12:30:09 AM

Well my wifes a gamer, but she doesn't use the HD4870x2 which is serious overkill for that system. Scale it back to a reasonable aftermarket cooling HD4850. Get a bigger hard drive, no reason to skimp on that.