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Old 01-30-2005, 07:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, here's the deal. I don't know too much about computer parts or how much they cost. But I am getting into computers and I would like to have a good gaming computer put together.

Basicly what I want is for you guys to give me some computer specs and the prices, like:
  • CPU
  • Motherboard
  • Memory
  • Hard Drive
  • CD Drive
  • Video Card
  • ect.

Try to stay within a price rage of about $1500. If you go over by like $100 that is still ok. This will give me a idea of what to get. I want to be able to play games like Far Cry, Half-Life 2, Halo, Doom 3 and Unreal Tournament 2004.

Please help me out. I want to know which parts I should be looking for.
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Old 02-01-2005, 09:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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AMD ATHLON 64 +3500/$269.00

ASUS "A8N-SLI Deluxe"/$265

CORSAIR 184-Pin 1GB ECC REG DDR PC-3200/$255.12

Seagate 200GB 7200RPM IDE Hard Drive, Model ST3200/$117

Plextor 16X Double Layer DVD±RW Burner/$134.00 ($30 mail in rebate)

MSI nVIDIA GeForce 6600GT Video Card, 128MB GDDR3/$222


total: 1262.12
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Old 02-04-2005, 01:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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that would run real nice... but I would go with a 9800 pro, or a 6800 instead of the 6600gt. Both the 9800 series and of course the 6800 series have a 256 bit system as opposed to the 128 bit 6600gt. My friend has a 6600gt and I have a 9800 pro and I score about 9000 higher on aquamark3 with the exact same machine specs (cpu, RAM, etc) plus the 9800 pro is the same price if not less. The 6800 is obviously nicer but is about 100 more than the 6600gt.
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I prefer the 6600 GT since it has GDDR3.
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Old 03-12-2005, 10:31 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree, plus the 6600 GT offers an upgrade path via SLI.
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Old 03-17-2005, 03:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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it looks like you'll have 200-300 bucks left, why not get the 6800 then?
It'll probably be worth the money.. §
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nah Nvidia geforce2
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the 6600 will perform better than the 9800, however I would suggest the 6800 GT by eVGA

I would also suggest either Kingmax, or G.Skill RAM over corsair
Kingmax if you don't wanna spend so much
G.Skill if you want really good performance and overclockability
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