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Old 03-29-2005, 09:54 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gaming Pc or not.

I NEED A NEW PC!! im building my own gaming computer so i can play and run the latest games in a good resolution with it being SMOOTH!! im not sure if this is going to be good enough or not.

I already have the motherboard, its an Asus K8VSE Deluxe (Socket 754)

this is the rest of the stuff im getting

Sapphire ATI Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB DDR TV-Out/DVI - Lite Retail

LG GCC-4521BL 52x/32x/52x/16x CD-RW/DVD Combi Drive - (Black) OEM

Hyundai ImageQuest Q995 19'' Perfectly Flat CRT Monitor - Black/Silver

Creative SBS260 2.0 Speakers - Retail

keyboard and mouse: Creative Wireless Desktop 8000 - Retail

Akasa AK-859 Copper CPU Cooler (Socket 754 & 939)

Western Digital Caviar Special Edition 160GB 1600JD SATA 8MB Cache - OEM

Corsair 1GB DDR XMS3200C2 Pro TwinX (2x512MB) CAS2

Arctic Cooling Rev.2 ATI 1 (9600/9700/9800) VGA Silencer

Akasa Ultra Quiet 460W Paxpower Active PFC ATX2.0 PSU - Black Nickel with Blue LED Fan

AMD Athlon 64 3400 Newcastle 130nm (Socket 754) - Retail

Wud All this S*** connected to a motherboard run quality games like the new half life and doom 3 smoothly in a good resolution like 1024 x 768 at 80+ fps

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Old 03-29-2005, 10:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good, but change the graphics card for an nVidia 6600GT.


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Old 03-29-2005, 10:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes it nice, but the 9800 pro dusnt cut it anymore! the 6600Gt or 6800gt are better
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah, the 6600GT tears appart the 98xx series, and any other cards below them, its only slightly more expensive as well.
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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yeah they would run great, know what'll run better? if you get a 939 socket instead and run the ram in dual chanel THEN you'll be rock solid, just get a nice dfi or abit and you'll be great for gaming

if you get the dfi you can run sli and get two 6600's or two 6800's or one 6800 and then another one later, that'll truly be an awesome rig. good luck
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:23 AM   #6 (permalink)
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With a 6600GT it would run stuff fine.

Don't get a 9800pro, espisally if you want to play doom3
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Old 03-29-2005, 10:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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the motherboard i got only supports +1.5v graphics cards so im gunna sell that and go for 20mm's idea and get a socket 939 motherboard and then get the Asus N6600GT TOP GeForce 6600 GT 128MB DDR TV-Out/DDR,

are u sure 128mb is fast enough?? also whats the best 939 motherboard
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Old 03-29-2005, 01:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
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dont get teh asus
get the msi or evga (msi has better heatsink)
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Old 03-29-2005, 02:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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get the evga 6600, it'll oc better if you chose to.

are you gonna get two 6600's and sli them or get one later. most games don't even use 256mb so you should be fine but if you want the 6800 runs at 256. then you can get another one later then have two 6800's at 512mb.
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Old 03-29-2005, 03:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Don't bother with SLI. It's a complete waste unless you have pointless money to blow. Get a socket 939 motherboard with a PCI-Express video card slot. Don't get AGP. Then get a 6600GT PCI-E, or X800 XL PCI-E. Those are the 2 best deals as far as PCI-E cards go. And I don't want anybody to argue that. Good choice of RAM. But for your hard drive I wouldn't get one 160GB.
I would get two of these and put them in RAID 0 because they will offer you the same storage space but will be MUCH faster than a single drive.

And if you really want a video card cooler, then I would recommend this as it looks very nice.

I'm not sure about your CPU cooler either, this here is one of the top-of-the-line COMPLETELY silent CPU coolers (even at full speed I can't hear it, and the rest of my case fans are 21dba so it's very quiet)

Make sure to get some Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound as well. Took my temps down about 6C or so.

Would also recommend a better power supply, here is one of the best:

Lastly, I hate wireless keyboards and mice, but your call on that.

<font size=\"1\">Intel Pentium 4 3.4GHZ HT-------------------AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Winchester
Intel Stock CPU Cooler------------------------Zalman 7700-Cu
Idle: 51C---------------------------------------Idle: 21C
Load: 72C--------------------------------------Load: 28C
ASUS P4C800-E Deluxe-----------------------GIGABYTE K8NF4-9 NForce4 4X
512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200-----512MBX2 Corsair XMS 2-2-2-5 PC-3200
ATI RADEON X800 XT Platinum Edition-------ATI RADEON X800 XL
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS----------Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Western Digital Raptor 37GB 10K------------2X Western Digital SATA150 Caviar SE 80GB RAID 0
Antec True 480W------------------------------Thermaltake Silent PurePower 680W
Zalman 5.1 Headphones----------------------Zalman 5.1 Headphones
Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone----------Zalman High Sensitivity Microphone
Microsoft Multimedia Keyboard 1.0A----------Logitech Media Keyboard
Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0A---------Logitech MX510
3DMark05: 5,928------------------------------3DMark05: 5,000</font>
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