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Old October 25, 2008, 06:35 AM
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Need help with some parts regarding my build. I want to be able to play Far Cry 2

Far Cry Recommended System Requirements.
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Family, AMD 64 X2 5200+, AMD Phenom or better
RAM: 2GB
GPU: NVidia 8600 GTS or better, ATI X1900 or better

Budget $500.00

Parts Needed:
Motherboard: SLI cable and overclockable. Nothing insane just to go from say 200 FSB to 333 FSB.
Processor: Intel
RAM: at least 2GB
DVD: SATA, Black.
PSU: Can handle SLI and dual core processor, preferbably Corsair. The OCZ PSU's won't reach from the bottom of my case to the top of my case. CM690.

I already have a 9600 GT and will get another in a few months or so.
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Old October 25, 2008, 07:38 AM
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I highly suggest you consider 4GB of ram.
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Old October 25, 2008, 08:01 AM
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This is what I put together off NCIX, I'm sure you could get the price down with a quick pricematch.

Intel E5200 2.5 GHZ -$118.21
Asus P5N-D Board - $170.85
Corsair XMS2 PC2-6400 2X1GB - $54.91 - $41.91 after MIR
LG GH22NS30 Black SATA Burner - $36.57
Corsair VX550W power supply - $111.73 - $91.73 after MIR

Total of $492.97.

If you have the funds available I would bump the ram up to 4GB like the G-Skill 4GB PC2-8000 kit for $89.32.

I assume you don't need a viedocard since you have a 9600GT.

Man, have prices ever gone up lately!
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Old October 25, 2008, 08:20 AM
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Prices have gone up.

Direct Canada has the EVGA Nforce 750I SLI LGA775 - $162.69

I don't think the VX550 will be enough for SLI.

Direct Canada has the TX650 for $88.88 after $20 MIR.
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Old October 25, 2008, 09:01 AM
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Here is what I came up with.

Corsair TX650W 650W - $88.88
Corsair TX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan - DirectCanada
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 - $107.67
Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 Dual Core Processor LGA775 2.5GHZ 800FSB 2MB Retail Box - DirectCanada
EVGA Nforce 750I SLI LGA775 - $162.69
EVGA Nforce 750I SLI LGA775 ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA RAID Sound GBLAN Motherboard - DirectCanada
LG GH22NS30 Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 - $25.99
LG GH22NS30 Black DVD+RW 22X8X16 DVD-RW 22X6X16 DL 16X/12X 2MB SATA OEM - DirectCanada
Mushkin EM PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-18 - $82.01
Mushkin EM PC2-6400 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-800 CL5-5-5-18 240PIN DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada

Total: $467.24
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If you have the funds available I would bump the ram up to 4GB like the G-Skill 4GB PC2-8000 kit for $89.32.
Pricematch! Canadian Prices: G.Skill - G.SKILL F2-8000CL5D-4GBPQ PC2-8000 4GB 2X2GB DDR2-1000 CL5-5-5-15... - F28000CL5D4GBPQ
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Man, have prices ever gone up lately!
When I PMed the same RAM that I linked to I got it for $71.02.
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The OCZ PSU's won't reach from the bottom of my case to the top of my case. CM690.
Depends on the PSU. My EliteXStream 800W does, but my ModXStream 600 does not.

VX550 should be enough for SLI'ed 9600GTs, but yeah, the 650 would be the safer bet.
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I have an ocz stealthXstream 600w that i payed $80 for 2 months ago, the wires easily reach everything in my antec 900, its a pain having a bottom mounted psu and 2+ sata devices though
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I have an ocz stealthXstream 600w that i payed $80 for 2 months ago, the wires easily reach everything in my antec 900, its a pain having a bottom mounted psu and 2+ sata devices though
I had the exact same PSU and the way I went to route my cables for cable management the cables weren't long enough.
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