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  1. #1
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    Default Is this a good build?

    Build

    AMD-

    ---Processor--- -

    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Brisbane 2.6GHz Socket AM2 65W Dual-Core Black Edition Processor Model ADO5000DSWOF - Retail

    $81.99(newegg)

    ---Motherboard--- -

    ASUS M2N-E AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 Ultra MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

    (1 month old from friend)

    $50.00

    ---Graphics Card--- -

    ASUS EN8800GT/G/HTDP/512M GeForce 8800 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    $159.99(newegg)

    ---RAM---

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-5300PHU2-2GBNT - Retail

    $38.99(newegg)

    ---CPU Cooler----

    Dynatron A5JG 77mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler - OEM

    $34.99

    ---DVD DRIVE---

    ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T - Retail

    $32.99(newegg)

    ---HARD DRIVE---(not final, will get a better one eventually.)

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3320613AS 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    $69.99(newegg)

    ---POWER SUPPLY UNIT---

    OCZ EvoStream OCZ720EVOSLI 720W ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V Power Supply - Retail

    30$

    ---CASE---
    Athena Power CA-2852B Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

    18.99(newegg)


    TOTAL:
    $568.92
    +shipping
    Last edited by Aipha; 07-01-2008 at 05:32 PM.

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    Default Re: Is this a good build?

    To me it looks like a good build for the price and should play every game on the market for awhile (at medium to high settings). I'd prolly be looking at getting a better CPU ( 6400+ ?) if it doesn't push the budget too much.
    Antec 900 case (4 120mm and 1 200mm lighted fans + UFO flashing light set + 2 12" and 1 6" Mutant Mods meteor lights) - Aerogate ll thermal controller - Asus M2N-e SLI - AMD 64 X2 AM2 6400+ - Corsair TX650 PSU - MSI 450GTS Cyclone OC - 2 X 2GB Patriot Extreme Performance PC2 6400 RAM - SATA 320 GB Seagate HD, SATA 300GB Maxtor HD and IDE 80 GB Samsung HD - Floppy Drive/Card Reader Combo - LG SuperMulti Lightscribe 18x DVD RW - Plextor PX-716A DVD r/rw - Windows 7 Home Premium 64

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    Default Re: Is this a good build?

    Yeah I thought about upgrading the processor, but then I considered that this is a cheap build, not meant to be too awesome just yet. If I manage a little bit of extra cash I'll consider upgrading to MAYBE a 5400. Just depends on deals and such.
    ---LAPTOP BUILD---

    AMD Dual Core Turion-64 Gold edition 2.2 Ghz Processor
    ATI Radeon 2400 HD 128 mb
    3 gb DDR2 RAM
    Windows Home Premium 32-bit
    Plantronics Over the head PC Gaming /w Noise canceling Mic
    Microsoft Comfort Mouse 3000

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    Default Re: Is this a good build?

    Well, i think the CPU is a problem. Must it be one of AMD? Ever thought aubout the E8200 or even E8400 from INTEL? I´ld say the performance is so much better that the higher price can go with it very well. The GPU is a good idea. But I must say I don´t know what´s the price of those where you are from. Here in Germany they´re sold for a bit over 100€. Interesting would be to know what you want to do with your PC and what´s the resolution of your Display. But all in all the System as is is a good thing for that little money!

    Best Greetings from Ge,

    badday

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    Default Re: Is this a good build?

    For gaming and general use, you'd see NO benefit from going Intel over AMD. I'd save the money for better things.
    GIgabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
    AMD FX8120 @ 4GHz
    Patriot 1866MHz EL series 2X4GB DDR3
    Powercolour HD 6970 2GB w/XFX 8800GT 512MB Hybrid PhysX
    Creative X-FI titanium HD w/Technics class A 300W amp and tower speakers
    PC P&C 500W PSU
    2TB Seagate
    Coolermaster 690II w/Corsair H100 tucked under the hood

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