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August 30, 2009 5:30:49 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Mid Oct-late Oct

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies/itunes)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Hard Drive, CD Rom, Power supply (depends on needs), mouse, keyboard, monitor.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com, or any cheap but reliable US site.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Mid-Tower case (any brand), Intel, AMD (Depends!!)

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Would like to have a non-lagging computer. Less overheating. Great for playing while recording the games.


Also would consider buying new Ram too.






Okay here are my Computer Specs

OS
Window Xp 2002

Processor
Intel Celeron 2.7GHz
Socket 478 mPGA

Motherboard
MS-6577 (Giovani, Giovani2)

Power Supply
500w

Memory
1 GB
(512mb x 2)

Hard Drive
Western Digital 500GB

Video Card
PNY 8400GS 512mb PCI
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I play mostly Combat Arms.
(Here is link to Specs for game)
http://combatarms.nexon.net/Download/ClientPatches.aspx

Case: Good for airflow, many fan openings, color/looks don't matter as long as it has a good airflow (Case to be no more than $50, also could be from other websites)

Crossfire: Doesn't matter

Playing Settings: Medium

Price Range: $350-$450

Website to buy parts: Newegg.com



Thank you. I would love to hear your suggestions.
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2009 7:13:51 AM

Yes, AMD triple and quad core setups are excellent for multitasking...
August 30, 2009 7:21:26 AM

jbakerlent said:
Yes, AMD triple and quad core setups are excellent for multitasking...

can u get me a combo deal on a case motherboard and cpu link? or links to the parts thanks
a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2009 7:23:42 AM

You'd need to replace some other parts to such as RAM, GPU, and possibly PSU.

AMD Phenom II X3 720 2.8GHz 3 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 95W Triple-Core Black
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE GA-MA790XT-UD4P AM3 DDR3 AMD 790X ATX AMD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Patriot Viper 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-485X-ZDFC Radeon HD 4850 1GB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ500MXSP 500W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Two Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

or preferably

Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Edit: Just noticed that you edited your post to list the purchase date as October... it's simply not possible to make a build for that far in the future, if you're buying now the above would be good though.
August 30, 2009 7:37:12 AM

Before i check all this is it around my budget? i mean i am very tight on money. Also the gpu i am updating in 2010 new cards are coming out so then it would be better and wont need updating for a while
a b B Homebuilt system
August 30, 2009 7:40:19 AM

If you wait on the GPU it comes to ~$430...
August 30, 2009 7:42:33 AM

jbakerlent said:
If you wait on the GPU it comes to ~$430...

that is quite cheap. I will keep those links. I was just getting a idea of what items i should buy. Thanks very much on the feedback. I will come back around Oct. and see what your option maybe.
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