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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:20 AM

CASE: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) Apevia X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control (Silver Color)
CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 5000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M2A-VM AMD 690G Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/Radeon X1250 Graphic, GbLAN, USB2.0, & 7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD 1: NVIDIA GeForce 7200 GS TurboCache supporting 256MB PCI-E (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Optical Drive: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
POWER SUPPLY: STANDARD CASE POWER SUPPLY



For an addition hard drive I am planning on using my old ones.
Also is the power supply O.K? Do I need a better one?
Does it have USP drive in it as well?

Edited by CalusBlade, 25 July 2008 - 11:22 AM.


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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:19 PM

I'd get a better power supply than what came with the case, if possible. What are you referring to when you say "USP drive"?
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#3 CalusBlade

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:21 PM

Sorry, the USB drive, fash drive.

Oh and I didn't buy it yet. I just set it up like that. I need it for a part gaming part working/school work computer.

Edited by CalusBlade, 26 July 2008 - 01:24 PM.


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Posted 26 July 2008 - 11:11 PM

The PSUs that come with the case are notorious for being of a lessor quality. The PSU is the heart of your system, it's worth spending the money to get a quality unit.

The graphics card that you listed only requires a 300W PSU, but I would go for at least a 400W or larger PSU. Having more power than you need won't hurt anything, and will allow you to expand in the future.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:20 AM

CASE: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) Apevia X-Cruiser Mid-Tower 420W Case W/ WINDOW, MultiMeter Display & Control (Silver Color)
CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 5000+ Dual-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology
MOTHERBOARD: Asus M2N SLI NVIDIA nForce 560 SLI MCP Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, IEEE1394, USB2.0, &7.1Audio
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)2GB (2x1GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)
VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)
Data Hard Drive: 80GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 8MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
Power Suplly: Nzxt PP600 Watt Power Supply-SLI Supports

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 10:58 PM

I would get a Corsair or Silverstone PSU, two highly regarded companies. If you're serious about gaming, go for a better graphics card. Otherwise, this is a good PC. AMD has a few different versions of your processor available, one is a Windsor and another is a a Brisbane. The Brisbane is newer and runs a little cooler, thanks to it being 64nm, so I would go with that one if I could.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:17 PM

not really a hardcore gamer. Maybe just enough to play Upcoming games such as Warcraft 4, Diablo 3, Starcraft 2

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:04 PM

If you can afford it, go for the GeForce 9800 GTX. They are not that expensive and, since the games you mentioned aren't out yet, it can handle newer upcoming games better than the 8400 GS. Or, if you want to save some money the 9600 GSO.

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