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Ok guys, Here it is. We have $2000 Canadian bux to spend on a PC upgrade for a bud of mine. We want one of the TOP graphics cards ( he wants NVIDIA ) and we want 1GB of ram to start off with. What else should we purchase and can someone provide a good list of items we should consider buying?

 

Thanks for all the help guys and I will check this post a couple times today.

 

I appreciate all feedback regarding this because I am someone who likes to do their homework before purchasing and finding out you made a big mistake :)

 

I think we will probably need mobo/cpu/ram/videocard/soundcard/watercooler/psu anthing I'm missing?

 

 

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I am open to debate on this subject. I personally have an Intel P4 2.6 at home and I find no problems with it WHAT so ever. For the sake of speeding up the process, lets say either Athlon 64 or Intel can be used. And I believe that we will go with a 6800GT or Ultra. Which ever is around $600CDN.

 

Also I have listed my system specs if you want.

 

2 - 512MB PC 3200RAM Kingston Value 400MHz(CAS 3 rated)

1 - Intel 2.6GHz on Asus P4P800

1 - Sapphire Radeon 9800 PRO 128MB

1 - Sound Blaster Audigy2

1 - 80GB Seagate ( Games Partition )

1 - 30GB Seagate ( Windows Partition )

1 - 1GB Swap file ( From 30GB Windows Seagate, partitioned )

1 - Evercool 5.25" EC-WC-101 Water Cooling Kit ( Generally Runs no hotter than 29 degrees @ full load during farcry or Doom3 )

2 - rear case fans ( 2 exhaust )

1 - front intake fan

1 - side window intake fan

1 - 420 WATT RaidMax PSU rated 18 on 12V rail. ( I said 16 cuz I missed it )

1 - Viewsonic g90fb monitor capable of 160hz @ 800X600.

 

p.s. I play doom3 on ULTRA QUALITY in 1024X768 with no problems or slow-downs.

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I would say

Amd fx-53 S939

giga-byte K8NSNXP-939

Windows 64 bit (free)

1 gig dual channel ram ( im not the ram man )

Raid 0 raptors

Custom dangerden W/c

Thermaltake Butterfly 550

ATi X800xt ( Better than nvidia ) but if has to be nvidia 6800 U

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I would say

Amd fx-53 S939

giga-byte K8NSNXP-939

Windows 64 bit (free)

1 gig dual channel ram ( im not the ram man )

Raid 0 raptors

Custom dangerden W/c

Thermaltake Butterfly 550

ATi X800xt ( Better than nvidia ) but if has to be nvidia 6800 U

AMD ATHLON 64 FX-53 PROCESSOR S939 2.4GHZ 1MB CACHE RETAIL BOX = $1,209

 

thats more than half the budget I put on here for one part... Any other suggestions?

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Maybe like a 939 3500+ or 3800+ instead.

 

Edit: Wait, are you upgrading your system or building a new one? I'm confused as to why you listed your specs. If you want to upgrade yours get better RAM and a new vid card, and that's all you need. And what the heck is a 16V rail on a power supply???

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