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January 24, 2009 4:00:11 AM


Hey

I'm thinking of building a new computer for myself. It will be used for the usual, gaming, movies, music, storage etc. These are the components I plan to put into it. What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
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Motherboard - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

GPU - GeForce 8800GT 512MB

PSU - Corsair 650W

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...

Hard Drive - 500GB Seagate 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

Case - http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Nine-Hundred...

DVD Drive

3GB RAM
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Also. What do you guys think is better geForce 8800GT or 9800GT? Any other help would be appreciated.

Thank you

P.S. Is it work getting a Blu-Ray Drive?

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January 24, 2009 4:16:12 AM

Your links are broken.

8800gt is old technology and the 9800gt is starting to get dated, i wouldnt recommend either. What types of games are you playing?

Do not get 3gb of ram as it will not run in dual channel and you will see a performance hit. 4gb kits are cheap and are the appropriate choice.

Blu ray is only worth it if you have a large enough monitor or tv to take advantage of the high resolution.
January 24, 2009 12:05:25 PM

Blu-ray is still quite pricy, so unless you have the money and a passion for movies I'd wait and stick with standard DVD for the time being.

I would choose the 9800GT over the 8800GT if you prefer nVidia and can't afford to spend any extra, however for roughly the same price you could get a HD4850 which is not so dated.
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