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Old 7th September 2007, 09:57   #1
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For that very reason, we started writing these System Buying Guides a few years back. We have three categories of Buying Guides: Budget, Mainstream and Performance. Our Budget Guide has a spending limit of $650, the Mainstream limit is $1,200 and we allocate $2,000 for our Performance Guide.

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I have a sub €500 system in for test, interesting to see if it can provide you with a good PC experience
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that guide is screwed

they get a motherboard that isn't for overclocking with a CPU that isn't meant to be overclocked either and stay on onboard graphics, then add expensive PC6400 memory and a 650W PSU

To get the irony even higher the website is called overclocker intelligence agency =P.
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AMD sponsors budget system ..... how about telling me on both sides.
No mention of Vista. I know some people don't like it. But, we are the high tech advance troopers, right? On one hand, we talk DX10, Quad Core, high FSB, three steps ahead of chip maker's memory speed requirement.

Any new system must include Vista; because 90% consumers buying OEM PCs and laptops are using Vista except the guru world people.
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that guide is screwed

they get a motherboard that isn't for overclocking with a CPU that isn't meant to be overclocked either and stay on onboard graphics, then add expensive PC6400 memory and a 650W PSU

To get the irony even higher the website is called overclocker intelligence agency =P.
Last I checked that "expensive" PC6400 RAM was cheaper than any other DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 RAM kit out there.

The PSU is a little on the overkill side, but if the person ever upgrades to G80 or G92 then it'll quickly become needed.
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not here


It would be important to mention that the cheapest memory usually works just as good as more expensive one.
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Just bought a pair TRANS TX800QLJ-2GK R - Retail (Qty=1, Price=$74.99)
Good review and will go ~1,000.
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