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#1 madman6510

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 01:51 PM

Would this build be able to run some of the newer games at a decent FPS? I just need some expert advice before I pay $900 on a potentially crap build. (Don't worry about the DVD-RW drives not being in the list, I already got some.)

EDIT: List updated with different case (downgrade), replaced motherboard, got more quality RAM, upgraded CPU to Intel Core 2 Quad 2.40GHz.

Case: Xion DAZL Black ATX Mid-Tower Case with 500-Watt Power Supply Link

Motherboard: Intel DP35DPM Motherboard - Intel Socket 775, ATX Motherboard, Audio, PCI Express, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID Link

CPU: Intel DP35DPM Motherboard CPU Bundle - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor 2.40GHz OEM Link

CPU Cooling: Kingwin / KA9227 / Socket 775/754/AM2/939/940 / Copper Core / CPU Cooler Link

RAM: OCZ Reaper Dual Channel 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) x2Link

HDD: Western Digital / Caviar SE / 160GB / 7200 / 8MB / SATA-300 / OEM / Hard Drive Link

GPU: Sparkle GeForce 8600 GT / 512MB DDR2 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / HDTV / Video Card Link

Sound: Diamond Xtreme Sound 7.1/24 bit Sound Card Link

Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-3090 3-Piece Flat Panel Speakers Link

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2

Edited by madman6510, 04 October 2007 - 09:54 PM.


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 03:41 PM

No way do you need a 700W power supply for that machine. A high-quality 300W would cut it, although something a little bigger (like 350W-400W) could be good with future upgrades in mind.
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 04:44 PM

beware of tiger direct, that's an old model motherboard with lame memory support

and your memory is lame as can be
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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:53 PM

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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:54 PM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115003


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128059

then when you decide to overclock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835118003

get a big case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827151153

pata drives don't work worth a darn on new intel motherboards

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817153052
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