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Which PC Hardware/Games/Accessories should I go for ?

Have $267 on Best Buy Gift Card. What should I go for ??? PNY XLR8 NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 - $124.99 Corsair 650 watt ATX PSU - $84.99 HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99 or Western Digital 1TB HDD - $99.99 HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99 HDMI Cable - $79.99 PC Game - $19.99

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  1. PNY XLR8 NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB GDDR3 - $124.99

    Corsair 650 watt ATX PSU - $84.99

    HP - 24x Internal Double Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive - $49.99

    - The high end graphics will be what you want for gaming - or regular computing. You can by a game anytime. The 1TB is nice, but you'll see more of a performance benefit from the 512MB Graphics card. Also - you can buy an HDMI Cable for like 40-60 dollars at Walmart ;)


  2. do what sgriffa282 says. the nvidia graphics card is really nice I wish I had one of those all I got is a nvidida geoforce 6150se thats intergrated with my motherboard. that 650 watt psu is nice a lot cushion for your pc. that dvd drive is nice.

  3. Kind of hard to say since the nVidia card is crap it is under powered and weak and should have a 1Gb memory if anything. The power supply is weak as well and you would need at least a 750-1000W supply to run a good PC any time.

    WD 1TB is good and the HP DVD writer is cool but really what are you going for here, just spending money randomly to spend or are you shooting for something?

    Power supplies: Good supplies have rails, single rail power supplies are a dying breed (1) 12V rail is bad, (4) to (6) 12V rails at 20A-35A each is good and adequate.

    Memory: All PCs need memory and so do graphics cards and if you can;t get a card that has at least 1GB of on board memory then you should look elsewhere.

    DVD-RW/R All that run faster than 12x these days are pretty good just check across the board at the write, read, scan speeds and see that they are comparable to any other and select the best.

    Why do you need a $79 HDMI Cable anyway? You can connect your PC to your monitor or a TV for $28 using a simple cable that has HDMI on one side and a VGA port on the other I don't know who is pulling your leg man.


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