New multi use computer

severus

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I'm putting together a new multi purpose computer.
There will be some gaming, CS 1.6, CS:S, UT3, DOD:S, etc.
Some school work, and mild photoshop (VERY MILD)


I already have the processor,

X2 5000 Black Edition

The rest of the parts I am looking at are as follows:

2GB G.Skill ram. Quite cheap and seems well reviewed.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16820231098

ATi Radeon 3850 or ATi Radeon x1950xt (whichever is in stock at the time of final order)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16814161211

Cooler Master 690
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16811119137

GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16813128014

Corsair 520W HX Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...817139001&Tpk=CORSAIR%
2b520

Lite ON DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/...x?Item=N82E16827106057

I will be reusing my old IDE Hard drives for the build. I will also get a good cooler, maybe an Arctic Cooling one.
 

heymrdj

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Are you building a budget? Those Black Edition processors are just about worthless, and an Intel Core 2 system even not overclocked can beat it hands down.

I like the 3850 ATI card.
 

severus

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I am on a budget. I already have the processor. I got it real cheap so I'd like to stick with it. I don't need 12839713 FPS in every game so I'm not concerned with getting the latest Intel processor or 8800gt graphics card. I can spend roughly 600 for the rest of the parts.
 

Blain

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Originally posted by: severus

ATi Radeon 3850 or ATi Radeon x1950xt (whichever is in stock at the time of final order)
* 3850 = power sipper
* 1950XT = power hog
One good point is that you didn't list the 2900XT which is more power hungry than either of them. :roll:
 

oynaz

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Looks fine, but I agree with Blain. the 3850 is the better choice.
 

Roguestar

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Go for the 3850! I bet it's quieter than the x1950 too, which on full fan is a leafblower :).