furqan0096

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I am going to build new system for gamming in tight budget. The parts which I am going to buy are:
1 x Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400@2.66GHz
1 x Gigabyte MOBO GA-EP31-DS3l
2 x OCZ 2Gb 800MHz Ram OCZ Titanium XTC OCZ2T800C42G
1 x Nvidia 9400GT 1GB 128-bit DDR2
1 x Western Digital 320GB HDD
1 x Coolmax CA-600 PSU 600W
 

jpdykes

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For a set clock speed you are going to get more performance out of games with a dual core chip.

Your current build is probably going to be GPU (as mentioned above).

I would recommend hunting down a cheaper dual core (E5xxx maybe?), adding a decent heat sink and overclocking it. Which should give you some more money for a better graphics card.

Without a budget and location it is difficult to make exact recommendations.
 

fullmetall

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720be is correct if he wanted to upgrade later on since it is an am3 cpu.

Performs around the same as a dual core E8xxx.

Cheaper, will allow a better gpu for more advanced games.

Good Combo's.

Show a budget and an area there of where you are and will be glad to fill you in on a rig.


"Ill edit that i was meaning to put E8xxx and forgot the 8"