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Old 07-27-2005, 08:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK guys i have been noob posting in here asking questions for a while now. But my laptop sold on ebay and now is the time to place some orders! woo hoo! I need a good gaming build for under $900.

What I already have:
Copy of Windows XP home SP2
15" LCD Monitor


What I think I should get based on this forums responses:

Case:
ATRIX CSCI-L8005-C43 Black/Silver Computer Case With Side Panel Window
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811209002

Optical Drive (Will eventually get another, but on a budget):
NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152047

Hard Drive (same as optical, getting another soon):
Western Digital Caviar 80GB 3.5" IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?

Motherboard:
DFI nF4-DAGF Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136160

CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103535

Video Card:
eVGA 128-P2-N368-TX Geforce 6600GT 128MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130214

Cooling fans:
MASSCOOL FD08025S1M4 80mm Sleeve Cooling Fan (10 for $10 and i dont care how they sound really)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835150007

RAM:
CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

Misc:
Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...82E16835100010

Sound Card:
If needed i can get dynex 7.1 for <$20




Ok as i am about to order all of this stuff please let me know if there is anything I am missing/need to replace. To my knowledge all of this stuff IS compatible. Thank you in advance for your time and input.
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......"copy of windows and sp2..." im hoping u mean a legit windows disc
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Yeah, its legit windows disk and key. =)
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why does it matter if its legit forget that man uve gotta have a fake copy layin around if uve got a lot of pc's and as long as u own it u can own a hacked copy of it if u own it
everything looks good
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Sold my laptop with the OS.. so i got another on ebay for >$60. But timmer will that build work? And on a 1-10 where will I be sitting with no overclock. What all games can I run well.
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Thats a nice build. You will be able to play all games, just not on the very highest settings for the most demanding games.
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Thank you truebe, ordering on newegg today. I'll let you guys all know how it goes once she is up and running.
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$900 is a pretty good budget, I think you could do a little better. If budget works out consider:

mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

SATA hard drive

Better memory - if you have any plans to OC

6800GT

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Arctic Silver ACN-60ML (2-PC-SET) Thermal material Remover & Surface Purifier
What is this for? Are you getting an aftermarked HS? This is just the remover you know, not thermal compound.
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His memory is not even on there!

I think he should stick with the 6600, since he is on a budget. And as per Idiotec, that is not the compound. It is just a surface cleaner, and, as it says, purifier. You can use that if you want, but you still need compound. And I dont know what that kit will do that some alcohol wont.
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