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  • Im Building a comp for CSS

    help me choose:
    ive picked out 2 different setups, one for around $600 the other for about $900.
    im trying to decide if its worth the extra $$ for the better system .I only need this for CSS.

    cheaper one:

    ECS P4M900T-M (v1.0) Via Socket 775 MicroATX Motherboard / Audio / Video / PCI Express / 10/100 Ethernet LAN / USB 2.0 / Serial ATA / RAID

    Intel Pentium D 925 3.0GHz / 4MB Cache / 800MHz FSB / Dual-Core / Presler / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor

    Masscool 8W501B1M3G / Socket 775 / Intel Prescott / Copper Core / CPU Cooling Fan

    OCZ Special Ops XTC 1024MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory

    HIS Radeon X1650 Pro IceQ / 512MB GDDR2 / PCI Express / DVI / VGA / HDTV / CrossFire Ready / Video Card

    Better one:
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6320 Conroe 1.86GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

    ASUS P5B LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

    G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

    EVGA 256-P2-N765-AR GeForce 8600GTS 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

    Antec True Power Trio TP3-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply with Three 12V Rails 100 - 240 V UL, CUL, FCC, TÜV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB

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    Re: Im Building a comp for CSS

    Pentium D is not the way to go. That alone rules out that system. Don't be afraid to see what AMD has to offer; they might offer a system that's well within your budget, and pretty much anything outperforms the Pentium D, so don't worry about that.
    The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. ~
    I have a tendency to key out three or four things and then let them battle for supremacy while I key, so there's a lot of backspacing as potential statements are slaughtered and eaten by the victors. ~
    Feel free to quote me. ~


    • #3
      Re: Im Building a comp for CSS

      Or you could go with a Pentium E2*** series, they Overclock very well on just the stock cooler, and can out-perform a X6850 when OC'd to 3.6Ghz (On stock cooling non-the-less).

      Take a look at this:


      • #4
        Re: Im Building a comp for CSS

        I currently have a Pentium 4 3.0 ghz 2mb cache Ebay around $50, ATI x1800xt Ebay around $250 to $300 , 2 x 1gb Kingston Value Memory Ebay around $150. I didnt build my computer I have a gateway I upgraded but you dont need alot to run CSS I run it and HL2 with everything maxed out at a high resolution and it runs flawless.

        As for the Video card go with something a lil newer than the 1650 my bro has it and it just doesnt preforme like my 1800 also make sure the card has 512 memory it makes a big difference and the crossfire version cost more than the non crossfire unless you intend to buy 2 cards and run crossfire thies no point in getting it it doesnt run any faster than the non crossfire.
        |TG| Plude220




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