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I finally decided to get a new PC.

 

Had a chat with a local guy about what I want/need and he came up with the following.

 

What I need it for?

 

playing Combat Mission, old (2002-2004) game

photo/picture editing

new games (finally, haven't played new ones in YEARS)

multi-tasking (I always do several things at the same time)

 

comments on the components and the combination are welcome....

 

components:

 

Case: Tybotech Extreme Gaming Black

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CPU: Intel C2D E8500 3.16GHz (review: http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/intel_e8500/)

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Motherboard: Foxconn P45A DDR2-1066 (review: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813186148)

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Memory: Patriot Viper DC DDRII 2x2Gb

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DVD/CD: Lite-On 24x SATA (products: http://www.liteonit.eu/nl/optical-storage-dvd-rw-internal/)

 

Hard-drives: Seagate SATAII 1x 80Gb for OS/XP / 1x 500Gb for data storage (already got 2 external HD's)

 

Graphical card: Point of View GeForce Nvidia 9600GT DDRIII 1024Mb(+HDMI)

product: http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_9600gt_us.html

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together with XP should cost me 779

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ahum...I should mention I'm bit in a hurry...so your comments would be very much appreciated :unsure:

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ahum...I should mention I'm bit in a hurry...so your comments would be very much appreciated :unsure:

id get an e8400 and clock it to 3.16 or whatever it is

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It would be easier to comment if you let people know your maximum budget. The new i7 processor is the way to go if funds permit but ...

 

You've put together a fairly solid system there but I would go with what CowKing says and fit an E8400, its cheaper and the performance difference is marginal.

 

The graphics card you are looking at isn't the best gaming card but not knowing your budget it hard to suggest another.

 

What power supply do you intend using?

 

Cheers

 

Paul

Edited by paulktreg

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the 1gb isnt that big of difference compared to 512mb and you'll only see differences in games like GTA 4 which require alot of Vram.

Go with the E8400 since its same thing just lower multipler. I would reccommend going with a after market cooler and easily overclocking the cpu to 4ghz. 3.6 ghz can be reached with stock volts.

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id get an e8400 and clock it to 3.16 or whatever it is

 

I must say that I'm a total noob in 'clockwork' :unsure:

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It would be easier to comment if you let people know your maximum budget. The new i7 processor is the way to go if funds permit but ...

 

You've put together a fairly solid system there but I would go with what CowKing says and fit an E8400, its cheaper and the performance difference is marginal.

 

The graphics card you are looking at isn't the best gaming card but not knowing your budget it hard to suggest another.

 

What power supply do you intend using?

 

Cheers

 

Paul

 

my budget, well, I'm looking for a good combination of price and quality, I would like it to be between 750-1000

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the 1gb isnt that big of difference compared to 512mb and you'll only see differences in games like GTA 4 which require alot of Vram.

Go with the E8400 since its same thing just lower multipler. I would reccommend going with a after market cooler and easily overclocking the cpu to 4ghz. 3.6 ghz can be reached with stock volts.

 

I suppose you're comparing the grahic card with 512 & 1Gig?

 

and putting an aftermarket cooler on the CPU?

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I had an email back from the builder

 

replacing the E8500 to a E8400 and the 9600 to a 9800GT won't cost me extra?

 

better combination?

 

which 9800GT should I select, I see there are several 9800's?

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ah...

 

when I keep the CPU E8500 and upgrade to the GeForce 9800GT GPU Core there's 20

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Where is the psu? Save the money, and get the e8400, then clock it to whatever you like. Make sure you buy a aftermarket cooler though. You could stretch your budget alittle and get the 4850.

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Where is the psu? Save the money, and get the e8400, then clock it to whatever you like. Make sure you buy a aftermarket cooler though. You could stretch your budget alittle and get the 4850.

 

psu?

 

why do you prefer the 8400?

why an aftermarket cooler? better performances? which one?

 

what's the 4850?

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