custom pc build

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  1. Touchnoob0211

    Touchnoob0211 New Member

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    Im going to build my own comp here in the next month or so.

    what i want in it is:

    4gb ram

    500gb HD

    a good graphics card. im not too familiar with whats out there, but the 9600gt looks pretty popular and fast.

    same with CPU, i dont know what would be good.. phenom quad core? core 2 duo? athalon x2 6000+?

    i already have keyboard/mouse/speakers/monitor/OS taken care of.

    ill be using vista ultimate 64-bit.

    ill be using this comp for video editing, photoshop, and some new games, some old. (cod4/5, etc)

    so with that, what cpu and graphics card should i go with?

    i want to stay under $650 (if possible)
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    Build off of a barebone kit from tigerdirect.com

    Its easier to get started like that.
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    My Pentium E5200 outbenchmarked the E8400 when I had it overclocked to 3.8 GHz. The Pentium E5200 is based off the same 45nm Wolfdale chips just with a lower cache. It delivers superb performance when overclocked. If you are not going to overclock and you are on a budget get an E7300. The main reason they went cheap on the CPU is because the GPU is more important when it comes to gaming performance. The CPU contributes very little when it comes to games. Building a gaming rig with a quad-core cpu and a cheap GPU is just stupid.
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    Let me get this straight... Your defense for the Pentium processor is that your 2.5 ghz e5200 pentium processor out preformed a 3.0 ghz Core 2 duo running at standard speeds only when you over clocked your pentium process to 3.8 ghz. Anyone else see something wrong with this? I'm sure its a decent processor but for gaming you probably need something better.
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    The CPU has very little affect in gaming. It's wiser to spend more money on the GPU than on the CPU. The E5200 is a wise-choice when it comes to budget gaming computers. You will get better performance with a Pentium E5200 and a 4870 than an E8400 with a 4850.
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    thanks guys for all the replies.

    those sites have been what im looking at, i just wanted to get an idea of what a good gpu and cpu would be for what im looking to do on this future computer.


    i think im gonna go with amd over intel.
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    The ATI 4850 and 4870 offer the best bang per buck (pound?) at the moment so you'll want to take a look at those.

    As for CPU I'd look at the E8400.

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