Can you computer savey guys critique my semi-game rig build

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  1. xXVERBXx

    xXVERBXx Tungsten Carbide Member

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    I've been working on it for a while trying to stay within a low price, and be able to play some more recent games, but building it to where i can upgrade later if i want to.

    One other question i have is, Ok i dont have a HDD on this build cause i thought i would use the HDD out of the comp im using right now, and use the OS winXP, for the new rig, my question is will i be able to do that, figure it shouldnt be a problem but :dunno:

    Its a 300gb drive and its only like 6 months old.


    Also what do you guys think of this build, is there any thing i could tweek around to make it better but stay in the same price range? :dunno:
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  2. DAN513

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    You would be better off switching the motherboard out for either the asus P5K or the gigabyte DS3L. They both use the P35 chipset that is newer, runs cooler and faster than the nvidia chipsets.
     
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    Not a fan of your GPU. I'm not sure what the prices are like in US, but personally I think the 8800 jump would be worth it.
     
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    xXVERBXx Tungsten Carbide Member

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    only thing is those 2 mobos arent sli.
     
  5. xXVERBXx

    xXVERBXx Tungsten Carbide Member

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    it would be like a $70 jump, i was kinda thinking about it too. i'm still kicking it around.

    this si about the cheapest one. :dunno: maybe the price will go down in a few months or by the time i order every thing.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130082


    I'm gonna check some local places on prices too, if i can get stuff cheaper from local stores, if i can save enough i might bump the card up.
     
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    are you buying 2 vid cards?
    2 8600GTs?

    :rofl:

    SLI is worthless
     
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    xXVERBXx Tungsten Carbide Member

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    no but i would like to beable to do maybe 2 8800gt eventually. :dunno:
     
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    I suggest bumping up to 8800GT. I hate my 8600GT XXX ;x
     
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    is PCIx 2.0 worth looking at, or do you need a mobo that supports PSIx 2.0?
     
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    don't bother
    the 9 series is coming out this Feb
    a single next gen card will always be better, performance and price wise

    PCI Express 2.0 is backwards compatible.
     
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    that bumps my total up to $770 not to bad IMO.



    another thing i have to keep in mind is, my current PC is so old, any upgrade is gonna be an amazing upgrade, my current card is a 6600gt agp x4 :rofl:
     
  12. GooeyGus

    GooeyGus I has Laz0rz.

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    Good choice on the case!! you will seriously LOVE IT. But, unless you're dead set on a more expensive power supply, i would get the same case you have, but get the one that comes with the psu. Its a 500w and the price is only $10 more. I've had mine running for 3 months non stop with an HD3870 and an overclocked AMD 5000+ black edition and have had no problems.
     
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    Ok, after a few sugjestions and tweeking some stuff around, this is what i got...

    Only possible problem i can see is the PSU that comes with that case doesnt have a 8 pin CPU plug, but i think i can just buy a 4to8 adapter for it for real cheap.

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    It has a 6-pin though... thats all my card needed :bigthumb:

    Edit: oh yea, i'm sure the card comes with an adapter too, they usually do.
     
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    Go for the 8800GT, it doesn't cost that much more and it >>> the GTS 320.
     
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    if you want a GPU that is around the price of the 8600 but has more power your best bet is the ATi Radeon HD 3850 going for $150 at bestbuy.com last I saw... plus it has DX10.1 but if you can afford the 8800GT get it, if your stuck at the $150 price, the HD 3850 is your best bet
     
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    Its not PCI-X. Two completely separate things.
     

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