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May 27, 2009 10:03:45 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 500 give or take 20$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:games internet

PARTS NOT REQUIRED:keyboard monitor mouse speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: preferably nvidia graphics card

OVERCLOCKING: dont know what this is

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybee if it is in the buget

MONITOR RESOLUTION:1600:1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: needs to run games like team fortress 2 and cod waw

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May 27, 2009 10:36:00 PM

Take a look at Tom's May '09: $600 Gaming PC.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-2-overclock,23...

You could shave off a few dollars on the case, power supply and maybe the hardrive. Maybe you could get a slightly better motherboard and try to overclock that e5200... I know you're lost on that, but do some research, because it will give you a noticeable increase in performance with your games, since the stock speed on that cpu is a little too slow and will bottleneck that high end gpu.

If you want to save even more, you could get a 4770... I know you said you prefer nvidia gpu's, but that is an excellent video card, up to you really.
May 27, 2009 10:44:16 PM

mid range cards are dominated by ati.

extreme high end, nvidia. but that gap is closing.
May 28, 2009 1:12:03 AM

This is what i think.

LITE-ON 52X CD Burner Black ATAPI/E-IDE Model DH-52R2P-04 - OEM

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM

BFG Tech BFGEGTX260896OCE GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

Nvidia Gift Call of duty - World at war - OEM

OCZ StealthXStream OCZ500SXS 500W ATX12V / EPS12V Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-G31M-ES2L LGA 775 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Intel Pentium E5200 Wolfdale 2.5GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80571E5200 - Retail

about 525 shipped. After MIR it is 495 shipped.

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