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Old 27-06-06, 05:26 AM
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please help with my new computer

hey i want to purchase a new gaming computer. i am still learning about computers, parts, how it works etc so even though i might be able to make it myself i have decided to just purchase it from ibuypower.com. the only real game i play is call of duty 2 which doesn't need that much power to run. ive think i have build my self a pretty nice comp here but im on a very tight budget. Does any1 have any suggestions of things i can decrease, cut, make a bit worse to get this price down. Thanks a lot.

Case ( NZXT Trinity ATX Mid-Tower Case w/400W Power Supply Silver )

Power Supply ( ** iBUYPOWER Recommended ** NZXT PF-500 500 Watt Power Supply )

Processor ( [939-pin] AMD® Athlon-64 X2 3800+ CPU w/ Hyper Transport Technology )

Processor Cooling ( Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink + 2 Extra Color Lighting Case Fans )

Motherboard ( eVGA nForce-4 SLI Chipset Dual DDR w/7.1 Sound, Gb LAN, S-ATA Raid, USB 2.0, Dual PCI-E MB )

Memory ( 1024 MB [512MB X2] DDR-400 PC3200 Memory Module Corsair-Value or Major Brand )

Video Card ( Nvidia Geforce 7600GS 256MB w/DVI + TV Out Video )

Hard Drive ( 80 GB HARD DRIVE --- [iBUYPOWER Free double the size to 160GB] [Serial-ATA-II, 3Gb, 7200 RPM, 8M Cache] )

2nd Hard Drive ( None )

Raid Configuration ( None )

CD/DVD Drive ( 16x DVD-ROM + 52x32x52 CD-RW Combo Drive Beige )

CD-RW/DVD-RW Drive ( None )

Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )

Speaker System ( 600W PMPO 3 PCS Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System )

Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )

Floppy Drive ( None )

Monitor ( None ) (already own a dell 19' LCD

Keyboard ( [New !!!] Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard )

Mouse ( None ) (already own the logitech G5

Operation System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )

Power Protection ( None )

Warranty ( Warranty Service Standard 3-Year Limited Warranty + Lifetime Technical Support )

Shipping ( Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee) No Rush, Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days )

FINAL PRICE= $926.00

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Old 27-06-06, 07:43 AM
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Looks good for the most part to me. Maybe try and spend a little extra on that PSU - Cheapo PSU's will most likely give you nothing but grief.
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Old 27-06-06, 08:38 AM
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Looks a pretty decently specced system to me apart from that PSU. I'd shell out a little more on a good brand like Tagan, Hyper, enermax, OCZ, PCP&C etc
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Old 27-06-06, 09:14 AM
ßūŁŁēŦĐōĜ ßūŁŁēŦĐōĜ is offline
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Psu

yeah psu is important i read that the 7600gs is a very nice mid range card so that hsould run nicely
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Old 27-06-06, 10:08 AM
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what would you guys suggest. should i upgrade the video card to the 7900gt 256? also i was wondering will the X2 4200 be a great difference from the X2 3800. Lastly i do not know anything about motherboards what should i be looking for in upgrading it. Thanks guys your a great help!!
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Old 27-06-06, 10:24 AM
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Are you only wanting to game on it mate? Or are you going to overclock it as well? But as has been previously stated, a better brand of PSU would be beneficial. The ones that Kemp identified would be the shortlisted PSU's to look at. Best of luck with your new system too redsox38
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Old 27-06-06, 10:28 AM
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I wouldn't bother with the X2 upgrade. Those 3800+ are good CPU's - and as long as you get a nice motherboard with the PC then it should overclock a treat.

An upgrade to a 7900GT would certainly be noticible and would allow you to take advantage of all of todays games at very high detail levels. Here is what I thought of the 7900GT.

The 7600GS is a decent mid-range card tho
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Old 27-06-06, 03:57 PM
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yes this comp would be pretty much for gaming. like i stated earilier im still learning my way around the computer and dont know much about overclocking. on my past setup i overclocked my 6600GT card but other than that i dont know much about it and what you can overclock. Also i need some advice on a motherboard.
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Old 27-06-06, 04:03 PM
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how about if i put this power supply in instead: Antec TPII-550 550Watt ATX 12V Power Supply. also the 7900gt though looking good is a bit out of my price range and with vista and dx10 comming out should i really make the investment on that high priced of a card. What about uprgading the 7600gs to the 7600GT.
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Old 27-06-06, 04:05 PM
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save your money for a DX10 card when they come out
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