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Old 05-20-07, 07:40 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Lookin' for a new PC under $1200


Mainly for gaming, but I'm not going into the DX10 business.
And I plan on getting good cooling for my GPU.

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Old 05-20-07, 08:04 AM   #2
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It's a good time to upgrade after the april price drops but if the rumor is right you might want to hold off for a few months. There's another big cut coming in july.

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Old 05-20-07, 09:06 AM   #3
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Old 05-20-07, 10:42 AM Thread Starter   #4
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Old 05-20-07, 10:47 AM   #5
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Um you realize you picked DDR memory for a DDR2 board? You also picked an AMD CPU to stick in a LGA775 socket. No offense but I suggest doing a little bit more reading before you undergo this project.

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Old 05-20-07, 11:26 AM   #6
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Um you realize you picked DDR memory for a DDR2 board? You also picked an AMD CPU to stick in a LGA775 socket. No offense but I suggest doing a little bit more reading before you undergo this project.
Must not of had his coffee yet.
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Old 05-20-07, 01:03 PM   #7
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Um you realize you picked DDR memory for a DDR2 board? You also picked an AMD CPU to stick in a LGA775 socket. No offense but I suggest doing a little bit more reading before you undergo this project.

I also agree with above. Try this. Pick what's most important to you in a system. For example, the processor. Then pick the mobo that fits your processor. Then the memory, so on and on...
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Old 05-20-07, 05:42 PM Thread Starter   #9
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lol, sorry. My brother just sent me the links and I posted them.

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What GPU would I be best off with? *NOT DX10* (512 MB)

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Old 05-20-07, 05:42 PM   #10
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7950

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189

Regardless the 2900XT and 8800's still kick butt in anything.
Get a good PSU, Corsair 520 or something along the lines.

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What GPU would I be best off with? *NOT DX10* (512 MB)
Why not DX10? The 8800 GTS is the best bang-for-your-buck card available, whether you play DX10 games or not.
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Why not DX10? The 8800 GTS is the best bang-for-your-buck card available, whether you play DX10 games or not.
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lol, sorry. My brother just sent me the links and I posted them.

If I get

CPU: Intel C2D E6420
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RAM: 2GB Crucial Ballistix PC2-8500

What GPU would I be best off with? *NOT DX10* (512 MB)
Heh that is a little bit more like it.

As per the previous two posters, why not DX10? If you are a gamer you should definitely pick up a DX10 card if you want a gaming computer with any kind of future proofing. The 320MB 8800GTS is pretty darn cheap right now and would be a much better buy than a 7950, especially for a gamer like yourself.

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