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    opinion on build please

    well am trying to put together a decently priced pc for my mate. he will be using this pc for watching videos and surfing the net and some light gaming. this is what i have so far

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    your opinions would be greatly appreciated

    thanks in advance

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    Re: opinion on build please

    i'd say upgrade to 4gb ram
    and maybe that graphics card instead
    http://scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=752310

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Could get away with a smaller PSU with those. HD3650 wouldn't be my choice unless the gaming was very light. Perhaps if we knew which games a solution might be easier.

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    Re: opinion on build please

    well he mainly plays world of warcraft sometimes halo

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Consider a 9600 graphics card maybe.

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Thanks for the help i changed to spec to the following

    Intel Core 2 Duo, E7200
    512MB Palit/XVision 9600GT
    Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L
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    anything else i could do to it ?

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Quote Originally Posted by Ciber View Post
    Consider a 9600 graphics card maybe.
    LOL, I thought you meant ATi!!! Was the best GPU of Halo's time anyway...

    edit: Yeah it looks great, I'd go for a 640Gb HD coz they are much faster (higher density platters ), since you won't have many cables you could consider a modular 450W Be Quiet Dark Power Pro or a 520W Corsair HX, both great PSUs.

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    Re: opinion on build please

    lol wouldn't know wasnt really into pc gaming back then more of a console man, although pc gaming all the way now

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Yeah its kinda wierd, Halo was pretty much my childhood but now I hardly ever touch my 360. It's PCs these days for me...

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    Re: opinion on build please

    yeah know what you mean i have a wii and all, barely touch the thing

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    Re: opinion on build please

    What? You haven't bought into this Wii Fit nonsense?

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    Re: opinion on build please

    hahaha. . .no that is a total waste of money, i got titles like super smash and no more heroes

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Back to the original question then the 9600GT can probably cope with those titles, but if you can stretch a little further the 8800GT is superior (then comes the 8800GTS, the 9800GTX, and the ATI HD4850 in order of increasing price and power).

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    Re: opinion on build please

    uhhh dunno i think am gonna keep with the 9600gt since he does extremely light gaming on his pc

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Yeah WoW is not demanding at all and Halo is a very old game! A 9600GT would chew through them.

    A 640Gb hard drive would be much faster because they use denser platters than 500Gb drives. They're about a tenner more though.

    Have you considered a small modular PSU like a 520W Corsair HX or 450W Be Quiet Dark Power Pro? You won't need many cables in that system so it would be best to take out the cables you don't need

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=446788
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=801618

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    Re: opinion on build please

    Quote Originally Posted by Dbomb101 View Post
    Thanks for the help i changed to spec to the following

    Intel Core 2 Duo, E7200
    512MB Palit/XVision 9600GT
    Gigabyte GA P31-DS3L*
    4GB (4x1GB) Corsair TwinX XMS2
    550w Corsair VX Series PSU
    500 GB Seagate ST3500320AS Barracuda 7200

    anything else i could do to it ?
    I assume you've got everything else, 64bit vista, case, DVD drive, HFan, etc so I wont comment on that.

    CPU - Probably best value for the purposes
    RAM - Rather than 4x1GB, it'll be cheaper to get 2x2GB, unless thats what you meant
    PSU - Corsair are great but the 520w PSU is a better, quieter model for a little bit more (so might be worth looking at)
    GFX - For wow and halo, 9600 will pith it If he fances getting something better any time soon, he may have to upgrade later, but should be ok til then.

    *Theres a few memory warnings on the SCAN site regarding the Mobo, but its not written well (not sure whether it means Don't use 4 doublesided memory chips or Do , someone smarter might wanna check this out)

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