• Welcome to Overclockers Forums! Join us to reply in threads, receive reduced ads, and to customize your site experience!

Need advice from a gamer coming from the ATI 9800 pro/ 2500 XP era....

Overclockers is supported by our readers. When you click a link to make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn More.
OP
U

Un-Kut

Member
Joined
May 8, 2007
OK HERES THE PARTS LIST FROM NEWEGG..... BUT IM CHANGING THE VIDEO CARD TO THE 8800 GTS AND THE MOTHERBOARD TO PROBABLY THE P5B... NOT SURE YET ABOUT THE MB THOUGH...

AFTER TAX AND SHIPPING, CAME OUT TO $1100



Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
1

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811119068
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$49.99
1

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145034
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$50.00 Mail-in Rebate
$159.00
1

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128012
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$129.99
1

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822144701
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$69.99
1

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817103937
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$69.99
1

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115003
Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$226.00
1

EVGA 512-P2-N635-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130061
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Add item to Cart Add this item to your cart
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate
$219.99
Grand Total: $924.95
 
OP
U

Un-Kut

Member
Joined
May 8, 2007
Peepaw said:
Spend just a bit more and spring for the 8800gts 640mb version.

Edit: I would ditch the power supply also.

how much of a performance increase is the 640mb? and whats wrong with the power supply?
 

Pomegranate

Member
Joined
Jan 25, 2007
If you get the DS3 you might want to leave some room in your budget for a NB cooler because the stock cooler is really lame. Posters here say it gets hot enough that it actually hurts to touch it. That can't be good for the longevity of a motherboard.
 

tenchi86

Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2004
Location
Smoky Mountains, NC
Firstly, I would change from the E6600 to the E6420 and spend the saved money on a good Heatsink.

Secondly, I agree that the PSU should be changed. Try for either the CORSAIR 520-HX or CORSAIR 620-HX PSU models.

Also, if you truly want a budget rig then the 8800GTS is not for you. It is more of a future proof card then one that is cheap but still good enough for modern games. If you do have the money to spend on it though I definitely would go for it. As for the ram difference, IMO you should be OK with the 320 model if your monitor is Sub 20"s.
 
OP
U

Un-Kut

Member
Joined
May 8, 2007
tenchi86 said:
Firstly, I would change from the E6600 to the E6420 and spend the saved money on a good Heatsink.

Secondly, I agree that the PSU should be changed. Try for either the CORSAIR 520-HX or CORSAIR 620-HX PSU models.

Also, if you truly want a budget rig then the 8800GTS is not for you. It is more of a future proof card then one that is cheap but still good enough for modern games. If you do have the money to spend on it though I definitely would go for it. As for the ram difference, IMO you should be OK with the 320 model if your monitor is Sub 20"s.

yeah, i have a 19" and not planning on going any bigger.... and when did corsair make PSU's? interesting... didn't know 500w wouldnt be enough...
 

Peepaw

Member
Joined
May 14, 2005
Location
Warner Robins, Ga
Un-Kut said:
yeah, i have a 19" and not planning on going any bigger.... and when did corsair make PSU's? interesting... didn't know 500w wouldnt be enough...
It's not really a wattage problem as it is Antec. They haven't faired well lately.
 
OP
U

Un-Kut

Member
Joined
May 8, 2007
eek, the corsair 520w is 2x the price of the antec 500w, n/m lol is there anything else cheaper??
 

psi

Member
Joined
Feb 8, 2004
Go with clubit with some of the items they are cheaper then egg
GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Rev. 3.3$114.99

Corsair HX CMPSU-520HX 89.99 *AR
Dont play around with a cheap psu, rather speed a little extra for some quailty.

Wait a week or so and the 8800GTS should be having a price drop.

Also look for some thing used, alot of people have stuff that is in mint condition or still in shrinkwrap for sale cheaper than retail.

Why change to the p5b mobo?
 
OP
U

Un-Kut

Member
Joined
May 8, 2007
dang it, i already ordered the parts.... got the P5B-E motherboard and the enermax liberty 520w..... is that a good PSU???