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ryan29121
03-09-08, 10:02 PM
Alright I'm building a computer for a guy and I need some suggestions on what to get. He has an old computer currently but wants me to build him a better one for gaming. He primarily plays Everquest but wants to be able to play some of the newer games such as Bioshock. His budget is around $400-500. Considering it is extremely hard to build a computer for that amount of money I would say that he could use some of his parts off his old computer to save on some money. I think that his case, HDD, and DVD drive are re-usable. I compiled a list of parts but I am in need of some more suggestions that would give me the best bang for the buck. Thanks in advance for your help and suggestions.

GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128014
XFX GeForce 8600GT XXX 256MB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150229
Rosewill RP550-2 ATX12V v2.01 550W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182017
G.SKILL 2GB DDR800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231098
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103242
ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 92mm CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186010

PlayerZen14
03-10-08, 05:07 AM
Looks fine, except get the latest 9600gt not the 8600gt, which was never a great card to begin with.

PlayerZen14
03-10-08, 05:08 AM
Looks fine, except get the latest 9600gt not the 8600gt, which was never a great card to begin with.

PlayerZen14
03-10-08, 05:08 AM
Looks fine, except get the latest 9600gt not the 8600gt, which was never a great card to begin with.

PlayerZen14
03-10-08, 05:10 AM
sorry about that awesome triple post :o

qube
03-10-08, 06:33 AM
SPAM





WOW 500 POST

crainger
03-10-08, 08:35 AM
Qube Reported...



::D:

Amuro
03-10-08, 08:47 AM
Levis 501

Zapablast05
03-10-08, 09:58 AM
That's a really good motherboard. I had it. It's a good overclocker. I was able to get a 5200+ to 3.3GHz.

Tr1cK
03-10-08, 10:06 AM
I think you would be much better off going with an Intel P35 setup and an E series processor, like the e2200. Overclocking to 3.0 is practically a guarantee. It would futureproof the design a bit more. I also agree with getting the 9600gt instead of the 8600gt.

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116063

nekrosoft13
03-10-08, 10:28 AM
I think you would be much better off going with an Intel P35 setup and an E series processor, like the e2200. Overclocking to 3.0 is practically a guarantee. It would futureproof the design a bit more. I also agree with getting the 9600gt instead of the 8600gt.

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128059

Intel Pentium E2200 Allendale 2.2GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116063

yap, much better, going AM2 now is not a good idea