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Old 08-26-2007, 06:41 PM   #1
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Well, I'm kind of tired on waiting three minutes for a map to load and playing at 18 fps if the server has more than 32 people so I'm opting for a new rig. I think I will be getting xp so Direct X 10 shouldn't be a concern. But I haven't the slightest idea of what to choose when it comes to motherboard, psu, and cases. I will salvage my sound card, monitor, and input devices from my old PC. Now here is the stuff I think I'll get. Please give me any comments on it.

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

Vid Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143070
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127284

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

I don't know which vid card to choose, but I just want PR running at a constant 80 fps with everything high 1280x1024 . Will this cut it?

Also, as I've said, I'd appreciate if someone could give me a hand on choosing the motherboard, psu, and case and explain why i should get one over the other.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:18 PM   #2
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As to your question on VC performance, I am not entirely sure, but I would change that Seagate to a Hitachi, I used to use Seagate and I never realized how loud they are compared to my new Hitachi.

Tomshardware has a good feature on comparing Video card performance based on certain settings, etc.

GL
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:26 PM   #3
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Cooler Master Centurion 5 Case $50
Gigabyte P35-DS3L- $95
Core 2 Duo e6750 $200 (better than what you picked and less expensive)
evga 8800 gts 320mb $250-280 (will run any game max at that resolution)
Corsair HX520 watt PSU - $90 dollars from buy.com
That ram and hard drive are good.
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:44 PM   #4
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Can't seem to find the PSU on Buy.com

What about this one on NewEgg
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002

Edit, here is my new system then:
Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...yte%2bP35-DS3L
CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%2bDuo%2be6750
Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119047
Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130082
PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144
HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148262

Will this all work together and work real well with current games?
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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It will work together but you dont need that PSU. It's pretty expensive and its not modular (meaning youll have a ton of extra cables in your case instead of only the ones you need)
http://www.buy.com/prod/corsair-520w...203270716.html
Heres the one I was talking about
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Old 08-26-2007, 07:59 PM   #6
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Ok, so before I go ahead and buy all this, can you give me an idea of exactly how well it will run something like PR on max settings, and how well it would run something like ArmA or anything else in the near future.

Would I also need to buy a new Windows XP key or can I use the one from my old computer, sorry if this is a noob question?

Also, thanks alot for helping.
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Old 08-26-2007, 08:20 PM   #7
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You should be able to use your old CD Key, MS help desk is usually okay if you can understand them They help to activate your XP.

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Old 08-26-2007, 10:31 PM   #8
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It depends on which version of windows you purchased. If you got the OEM version, then you will need another copy.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:51 PM   #9
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Obstacle number 2, does anyone have a website that can show my parents that building a PC is just as reliable as buying a prebuilt one? I feel its very unjust of them of preventing me to buy my parts with money that I earned over the summer, but they heard rumors that home-built PCs s*ck.
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Old 08-26-2007, 11:58 PM   #10
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Just tell them they are stupid, no offense lol.
There is no website, just tell them you're not an idiot and it's easy to do.
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