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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by OrbitzXT, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. OrbitzXT

    OrbitzXT New Member

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    I recently discovered the Wish List feature on NewEggs site, I never noticed it before...it makes making new builds much easier to eventually pick from. Anyway the goal of this build is to be cheap, cool, quiet, and semi-powerful. I plan on doing some gaming, but nothing intense like Crysis. I think Oblivion and Bioshock would be the most intensive games I'd be playing.

    I enabled sharing of this list, here is the link for it. Critiques are welcomed, I imagine some will tell me to get a different PSU, but I've used that specific one in three builds now and never had a problem, so for the price I'm pleased with it. My other PSU of choice is OCZ's Stealth Stream.

    I plan on overclocking this system to 400FSB for a nice even 3.2GHz and 1-1 FSB-RAM ratio. I've also used this A-Data RAM in four builds now and its cheap and stable, it just doesn't overclock at all but I won't be OC'ing the RAM.

    What'd I really like to get out of this thread is maybe a few tips to cutting the cost as much as possible. I decided to go with the 3870, I had a 8800GTX then sold it to buy a 8800GT. The GT performs well but is a little loud for my taste, and even the GT has more power than I need. I figure the new 3870 is the perfect level of performance I need for now, I also read its cool and most surprisingly of all...quiet! I've owned a couple ATI cards in the past and they were all ridiculously loud, specifically the 1800XT.

    I thought of going with the 3850 but I'm just not feeling it, its too mid-range for my taste. So yeah, if anyone has any thoughts I'd love to hear them. I often make high end builds and then realize I never do anything or play any games that require that much power. I usually play FFXI, WoW, WC3 and a few other oldie but goodies. The latest games more often than not don't interest me, but I want to have enough computing power to at least play them on decent graphic levels. I play at a low resolution of 1360x768, so again I think the 3870 is good for me.
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    OrbitzXT New Member

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    On the off chance that link doesn't work...


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    NZXT Alpha Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Open Window - Retail
    Model #: CS-NT-ALP-WOW
    Item #: N82E16811146041

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    $59.99 $59.99

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    LOGISYS Computer CLK12RD2 12" DUAL RED COLD CATHODE KIT - OEM
    Model #: CLK12RD2
    Item #: N82E16811994003

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    GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: GA-P35-DS3L
    Item #: N82E16813128059

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    DIAMOND 3870PE4512SB Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    Model #: 3870PE4512SB
    Item #: N82E16814103050

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    $219.00 $219.00

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    Rosewill RP600V2-S-SL 600W SLI Ready-ATX12V V2.01 Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: RP600V2-S-SL
    Item #: N82E16817182032

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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    $79.99 -$20.00 Instant $59.99

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    Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
    Model #: BX80557E6750
    Item #: N82E16819115029

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    A-DATA 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model ADQVE1A16K - Retail
    Model #: ADQVE1A16K
    Item #: N82E16820211066

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    $53.99 $53.99

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    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: ST3250410AS
    Item #: N82E16822148262

    Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy

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    $69.99 $69.99

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    LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK - OEM
    Model #: LH-20A1S OEM BK
    Item #: N82E16827106070

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    $28.99 $28.99

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    Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
    Model #: 70SB079000000
    Item #: N82E16829102007

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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    Mail-in Rebate
    $65.99 $65.99

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    ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink - Retail
    Model #: CNPS 9500 AM2
    Item #: N82E16835118004

    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

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    Subtotal: $899.90
  3. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    It looks like a good system to me and it will run Crysis no problem ;)
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    Wow. Very nice system build you got there, that price is a dam steal I tell ya!
    I'm jealous :p
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    whoever said u could run crysis dx10 with the hd3870 was wrong unless they meant with medium settings and at a resolution of 1280x1024 or lower.my bro can only run crysis at 1440x900 at high with no aa or ap and it still only gets 26fps avg(he has a 8800GTX,e6850, and 4GB ddr667 ram)

    now with crysis dx9 yea u can run it with no prob on a HD 3870 but y would u want to do that, if ur buildin a pc for gamin im pretty sure its to play the latest games with decnet to nice eye candy

    i would recommend spendin about 40 bucks more for hte 8800GT. though it still can only run crysis as good as the gtx, no at max settings
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    OrbitzXT New Member

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    Actually as I said in my first post, my last four builds have used all top of the line components. And never do I really play anything or do anything that needs these expensive parts. I don't plan on playing Crysis, just some older games, but as I said I want to have enough power to be able to try some new games. So Crysis on Medium would actually be alright to me to just try. If I ever found a new game I really got hooked too and it was graphics intensive, I'd probably just build a new rig at that point.

    I build a new computer fairly often, I'd say every 4-8 months. So this one is just to hold me over until early next year when theres a whole new slew of goodies to spend more than I should on.
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    yes it does :toast:
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    change the psu and then i'll approve of it :)
    (see post 5)
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    That audio card you got there doesn't support hardware acceleration. The second cheapest - eXtreme gaming, does.
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    OrbitzXT New Member

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    Actually I won't be using that sound card. I am keeping the CMI8788 chipset soundcard in my current system and selling my system now as it is but with the Creative sound card in it. I really like Optical Input for my Logitech Z-5500's. NewEgg doesn't have the same bgears sound card in stock right now and only has some $150+ soundcards with the same chipset.

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