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Old 04-22-2005, 05:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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--this is a present im getting for somebody and it has to be less than 1500 bucks not including a monitor. Make sure its pretty decent and can play all the latest games on high settings no problem if you could thanks.
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For 1500 dollars.....Lets see.......

processer-amd athlon 64 3200+
mobo-dfi nf4 ultra
memory-OCZ or G.Skill RAM
video card-eVga 6800GT
PSU-Antec Neopower 480
Sound Card-audigy 2 zs
disk drive-NEC cd-rw/dvd-rw
Hard drive-2 80 gig western digital drives in raid 0
case- Anything you want really, if you want looks and performance get either thermaltake or aspire, i personally have an x-navigator.

You can get the above and more for under 1500 bucks. Maybe even upgrade to raptor hard drives and a faster AMD processer.
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Old 04-22-2005, 05:55 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I should have got you links.

Here is a good processer-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103502

Here is a nice mobo-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813136152

Here is a good deal, I paid 15 bucks more for this ram just a couple weeks ago-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820146883

Sound card-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102162

Video Card-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130215

Hard Drive-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822135106
Or This preferably-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144160

Cd drive-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152035

PSU-http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103924
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damn. does that include monitor, keyboard, mouse etc...
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pc gamer, all from pricewatch.com
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Originally posted by Sw1tCh[FX]
pc gamer, all from pricewatch.com
i own and read pc gamer magazines and i would never trust them with hardware recommendtion

you should get:

amd 64 3200+
dfi lanparty ultra-d
1 gig of g skill LD's
eVGA 6800gt pci-e
2x 80gig SATA hdd in raid0
NEC 3510A dvd-rw
for the case, it's your taste, IMO a $70-100 thermaltake is very nice
for the psu, it's either OCZ mod/powerstream 450, fortron bluestorm 500, or antec neopower 480
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Old 04-24-2005, 12:18 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, yeah PC gamer truly sucks for reccomendations, look at all that crap! 6600GT for a 1500$ computer? Plus a better PS and all that gaming pad crap and sound card is optional. A 6800GT is essential for a computer at that price...
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before i knew anything about computers, i bought a piece of sh*t gateway for 2k bucks that was "top of the line" material. and guess what it came with?-- a geforce4 mx440 128 meg
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I personally wouldnt go with Asus, had lots of problems with the ASUS A8V, Spent many hours angry just not worth the hassle, MSI or DFI
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