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WaspSYF

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#1 11 years ago

I only have about an hour until I have to buy this computer and I was hoping you guys could see if it all fits/and is awesome, I was only thinking about spending 6-700 bucks and to me I think this thing will kick ass completely.

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 532 RC-532-SKN1 Black Aluminum bezel, SECC chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Conroe 2.33GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

Motherboard: ASUS P5K-E Newegg.com - ASUS P5K-E/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

RAM: Corsair XMS2 Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

PSU: Rosewill RP550 Newegg.com - Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W Power Supply 115/230 V CSA,UL,TUV, FCC - Retail

Graphics: XFX 8600 GTS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150228

Total adds up to around 660.

So, is everything cool in here or what? Please help me as I need to order this almost immediately!




SteVen

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#2 11 years ago

If your going to use this for gaming you won't get much out of a 8600GT. They are pretty low-endish. For your price range I really must suggest the X1950 Pro. Its DX9 yes, but its miles ahead of a 8600GT in speed for the same price. BTW: If your building this from scratch I hope you know that you don't have a CD/DVD drive, Harddrive, or Operating System in your list.




WaspSYF

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#3 11 years ago
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#4 11 years ago

Yeah, I'd go with Steven, change the video card. The ATI should work well for you, the higher bit interface will work a lot better for gaming.




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#5 11 years ago
WaspSYF;3986709Im changing the graphics to this, but it wont update Newegg.com - XFX PVT84GUDF3 GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

The X1950Pro I linked in my first post is still faster than the 8600GTS and cheaper.




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#6 11 years ago

Id change that crap Rosewill PSU with Antec EarthWatts 430W or Seasonic S12 430W or Corsair VX450W. Also you can get cheaper RAM Newegg.com - OCZ S.O.E 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail




WaspSYF

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#7 11 years ago

Well, good news I got all the parts today... except the case from a different site which will be coming any day now.

Now Ive helped make computers before, but not entirely... could you guys give me a quick run through or link that will? Also, what do I have to do about BIOS and whatnot?




EpicLoad

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#8 11 years ago

Just read all of the manuals, they should tell you exactly what to do. As for the BIOS, I just had to load optimal settings, your mobo might say to do something different.




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#9 11 years ago

See if you can afford a lower end of the 8800 brands, that'll out perform the 8600 by a landslide.




WaspSYF

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#10 11 years ago
SteelSabre;4000077See if you can afford a lower end of the 8800 brands, that'll out perform the 8600 by a landslide.

Dude I already got the parts... lol, the case was in Kansas yesterday and I live in florida so I expect it tomorrow... although its crappy fedex, so who knows