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HELP ME BUILD MY COMP!

by GiantsFanMan21 / September 7, 2008 4:36 PM PDT

Let me say I know littil to nothing about computer. So I'm buying a new computer from this website www.ibuypower.com. I heard they are legit and won't scam me so thats why i picked it. I want this computer just for myself and too play video games on only. My parents have a ****** old comp that can run everything else. My max bugget is 2k. So here are my specs for my rig.


Tower: Xion Dazl Gaming Tower Case w/420W Power Supply

(I picked this just because it cheap and looks cool lol)


Lighting: None
(*** do i need lighting for?)


Power supply: 650 Watt -- Corsair CMPSU-650TX Power Supply SLI Ready

(I heard anything over a 500 watt power supply will be fine for anything im doing.)


Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E8600 2x 3.33GHz/6MB L2 Cache/1333FSB

(I heard duo cores are better then quads for gaming. Is this true? I picked the highest one.)


Processor Cooling: [=== Silent ===] AVC Silent Intel CPU Fan and Heatsink Silent & Overclocking Proof

(I dont overclock so i dont think I need liquid cooling. I just picked it over the standered fan because it silent.)


Motherboard: [SLI] Asus P5N-E SLI nForce

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(NT) For a router you'll need a NIC.
by Coryphaeus / September 8, 2008 8:50 PM PDT
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other info
by repete_smile / September 10, 2008 7:22 AM PDT
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4 Gigs of RAM needs a 64bit OS to go with it.

Graphics: something with ati radeon 4870 X2
I thinks its the fastest Graphics card out there. Expensive, but todays game (example Crysis) need an awesome to Graphics card for high quality mode/ high resolutions.

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With 4 Gb RAM ...
by Kees Bakker / September 10, 2008 7:27 AM PDT
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you don't need a 64-bit OS. The usual 32-bit is fine. It will report (and probably use) 3.3 Gb or so, but that's more than 3 Gb anyway.

Kees

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COMP
by floyderman / September 17, 2008 10:41 AM PDT
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It looks like a good laptop but...

You probably dont need 500 GB hard drive. A video game on a lap top takes up 7 GB at most, so unless you are going to have 60 games and alot of music and stuff, I would get 320 GB. Save you some money, for something better.

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