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Old 11-20-2004, 08:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Good gaming build for shuttle(updated)

Can anyone help me get a list of all the things I will need to make this http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE in to a good gaming computer? So I can play Half Life 2 and Doom 3 with great graphics.

1.I will also need to do homework, so will I need to buy academic softwares and of course windows XP all saparately?

I will also use it for downloading a lot of songs and movies,

1. DVD/CD-RW Combo Drive
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...151-051&DEPA=0

2. Samsung 160GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Model SP1614C, OEM Drive Only http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...152-015&DEPA=1

Will these 2 products work for the shuttle?
3.Do I need a pentium 4 processor?

So basically I need a ok school comp, good media center type of comp, and a awesome gaming computer all in one!

Help me out please

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Old 11-20-2004, 09:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Tell me ur budget and ill try to cook something in the oven.
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My budget maybe on 700
i have a really low budget
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just looking at that thing makes me grin. It only has 2 PCI slots. One Rom bay and probably not room for two hard drives. That is NOT a gaming case. Its a space value case.
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Old 11-20-2004, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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than can you suggest anything else?

I just remebered I still need to buy saparate monitor, keyboard and mouse, printer, and softwares which cost a lot!

uh oh
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well Gaming computers are the best out there. So if you want a gaming computer its gonna have to cost a nice buck. You dont have to buy everything at once. Im almost done with mine and i been making money/ordering parts for 3 months. Heres a link to a good case.

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...133-133&DEPA=0

I would say 1200 is a budget for a real gaming computer.
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Old 11-20-2004, 11:28 PM   #7 (permalink)
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what about a decent gaming computer with a mix of media center.

I cant spend that much just for the comp.
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Why do you need "acedemic software"? I've been in skool 11yrs. and have yet to use any kind of software to do my homework (besides M$ Office...which came with XP and is so common i dont consider it academic...it's essential)
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well yeah all i need is microsoft word or anything similar to that .
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Old 11-21-2004, 01:30 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Are you going to be moving a lot between college and home? If you are I say stay with the shuttle. It can be just as powerful as a full tower for 700 bucks. Get these though:

Barebone $192:http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...101-416&depa=0

Vidcard $238: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...102-297&DEPA=1

Ram $155: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...220-037&depa=1
I just bought that myself and it's awesome!

You have two choices on a CPU:
1. PM $439: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...111-161&depa=1
2. P4 $182: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...116-163&depa=1

HDD $81: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-017&depa=1

CD/DVD $66.99: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...131-234&DEPA=1

Optional:
Card Reader $36: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...176-815&depa=1
Sound Card $109: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-171&depa=1
CPU Cooler $23.99: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...106-032&depa=0

Total With P4(no optionals): $914.99
Total With P4(all options): $1083.99
TotalWith PM(no options): $1171.99
Total With PM(all options): $1340.98

I think the best bet would be to get the P4 with just the Audigy 2 ZS Gamer. which is: 1023.99
If you want to go AMD(I suggest) get these:
Barebone $319: http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...101-457&depa=1
CPU $149: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-499&depa=1

Sorry for going over budget, you can change the parts to make it cheaper.
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