Looking to build a new computer

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Aug 4, 2008
  1. DSGamer64
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    Here is what I require:

    Must be capable of running Hackintosh
    Must be dual core
    Good motherboard that won't have to be upgraded for a couple of years but won't cost an arm and a leg, must have Nvidia chipset support
    Graphics card capable of running Crysis at medium settings
    Case that isn't too big.
    Monitor

    Hard drive is covered, I have an ATI RX600 PCIe graphics card if I wind up stretching my budget of 600 CAD so at least I will be able to play WoW on it. I know Asus makes the best motherboards but I don't know what to look for, I was thinking of getting an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0 Ghz because it seems like the best bang for my buck compared to other dual core CPU's. Not sure about the RAM though, I am looking for a pair of 2GB RAM sticks for 4GB's so that way I can just add 4 more later on. There are a lot of brands out there but I know Crucial and Corsair are two of the best, I want something that will be good for overclocking as well.
     
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    The E8400 is an excellent choice. Quad cores arent really useful yet.

    Get mobo with P35 chipset, such as the MSI P35 Neo-F


    Heres a really good deal on ram : http://www.canadacomputers.com/index.php?d...cid=RAM.346.307


    case and monitor, well its up to you. A geforce 8800GT should be more then enough for your need, unless you can afford the new ati 4870 or something but i would wait. Your psu should be at least 300watts.
     
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    I was thinking about the 8800GT if I can get one for a good price, dunno what a good gaming monitor is but nothing bigger then 19 inches would be fine. A case that cools well is important, so I was thinking an aluminum one.
     
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    I know all about Hackintosh, but I want to know what are good parts that will be compatible with it.

    I already have a 200 GB Maxtor internal hard drive, need a sound card, video card, RAM and motherboard. I am not worried about Windows hardware compatibility, but more about running OSX on a non Apple machine. I don't really want to spend more then 700 dollars on a build.
     
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    Just click on the link, there are items..
     

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