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Daemon Hunter

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#1 11 years ago

Okay, after consulting you guys, and the people at Microcenter, I got my computer stuff with an $800. budget. So, here it is:

CPU: Intel Core i5 3.20GHz Quad i5-650 4MB Cache 219.99

MoBo: Asus P7P55D 149.99(sale)

VideoCard: GeForce GTX 260 896MB DDR3 189.99

RAM: Corsair XMS3 4GB DDR3 119.99(sale)

Power: ATX12V 650 Watt 69.99

Optical Drive: DVD Rewritable 29.99

Case: ElementT VK9000 59.99 (sale)

Was gna get a 550 watt, but they only had a 650, and it was just $10 more. Also was gna get a GTX 275, but they best they had was the 260 without going over.

Total was $818, including 2yr insurance for 39.99

So, is this a decent buy? Or are they things I could switch out for better?




Mr. Pedantic

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#2 11 years ago

When was this consultation? I seem to recall this was quite a while ago...

1) The Core i5 650 is not a quad-core processor. It is a pale, weak, feeble imitation at being a quad-core processor, and it fails in almost every aspect in comparison to the Core i5 750, which has an MSRP of around $200 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=core_i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product). Probably not a good choice. It doesn't seem to be available at Microcenter, though. 2) Depending on which GTX260 you have, that could be an awfully good deal, or an awfully bad deal. What's the manufacturer? Any overclocking? Other features? 3) That sounds like an awfully cheap 650W PSU. What brand is it?




Daemon Hunter

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#3 11 years ago

1) Yea, I was worried about the CPU, They didnt have the AMD one that was recommended. Phenom II I think. 2) Says GTX260 MaxCore 55, which I never heard of. So no, I dont trust it. 3) BFG Tech; GS Series; ATX12V 2.2 650 watt is everything thats on the box. Supports Dual Graphics cards and the "new" 8pin PCI express.

Is everything else ok though?




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#4 11 years ago

BFG have good power supplies(I actually have a 800watt one), & are made by Topower(very good brand). The gtx 260 must be a BFG also, seeing as they are the only ones that sell a "maxcore 55", again, a very good brand with excellent customer service. I am not sure why you would need to purchase insurance, seeing as almost all those parts, except the cpu, & mobo have lifetime warranties. I think you will be very hapy with your new rig.




Daemon Hunter

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#5 11 years ago

yes, I just put it together, and got the i5 750 instead of the 650. Put it together myself, and its awesome. However, there is one problem.

When I start crysis, it says the videocard is unsupported. I do not know what to do.




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#6 11 years ago

What OS are you using? And are you using the video drivers that came with the card?


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Daemon Hunter

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#7 11 years ago

windows xp home, and yes i installed the drivers from the disk. I am very sad :'(




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#8 11 years ago

Ok then, I'm assuming it's an older service pack, so if you don't have it, download Service Pack 3 because it is very important if you want to run Crysis. Also, it is wise to use the latest drivers, but don't throw away the disc cause you may need it later on.


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#9 11 years ago

ah, that makes sense. I will start updating then.




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#10 11 years ago

Good idea, trust me, Service Pack 3 surprisingly makes a big difference. I was having some major glitches and errors with Splinter Cell: Double Agent, which in itself is a very glitchy game, but when I updated to SP3, there were a lot less errors.


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