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Old 08-28-2005, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi im gonna build a gaming computer, my budget is $1,700.
do yall have any recommendations? this is my first time building a computer so please help me
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Canadian or USD?
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Old 08-28-2005, 10:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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PC 1 (If you want to overclock)

DFI nf4 UT ultra or DFI nf4 SLI-DR motherboard
Athlon64 AMD Venice 3200+ or Athlon64 AMD San Deigo 3700+
OCZ Platinum Revision 2 1GB RAM
Seagate/WD Hard Drive or whatever amount of GB you prefer
eVGA or BFG evga 7800GT

PC2 (If you don't really want to overclock, but considering in the near future)

Asus A8N SLI-Premuim
Athlon64 AMD 3700+
OCZ Platinum Revision 2
Once again any hard drive you prefer
eVGA or BFG 7800GT
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Here is what I recommend:

Case: Antec Piano II ATX Case
PSU: Antec NeoPower 480W
Motherboard: DFI LanParty Ultra nF4
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
RAM: 1-2GB of OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 PC3200
Video Card: eVGA 7800GT PCI-E
HDD: Go w/ Western Digital or Seagate
CD/DVD Drive: Sony or Lite-On

Then any extras, like case fans, Arctic Silver, etc...
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DFi Nf4 ultra-D - 132

AMD athlon 64 3700+ - 272

eVGA 7800GTX w/bf2 - 530

OCZ platinum Revision 2 - 169

Seagate Barracuda 160GB sata150 hdd - 89

antec sonata II w/450W power supply - 109

you can buy another psu if you want but this is good enough if you want to save money

1301 which saves you moeny for keyboard, monitor, mouse, optical drives. or anything else
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Old 08-28-2005, 01:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's a bigger, better case/psu combo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...58#DetailSpecs
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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DFi Nf4 ultra-D - 132

AMD athlon 64 3700+ - 272

eVGA 7800GTX w/bf2 - 530

OCZ platinum Revision 2 - 169

Seagate Barracuda 160GB sata150 hdd - 89

Antec PERFORMANCE TX TX1050B Black Steel Server Computer Case 500W ATX12V v2.0 Power Supply - 139

you can buy another psu if you want but this is good enough if you want to save money
1331 which saves you moeny for keyboard, monitor, mouse, optical drives. or anything else
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Old 08-28-2005, 02:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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by the way i dont need monitor , mouse, keyboard, or speakers.

already have em
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do you need an OS?
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:15 PM   #10 (permalink)
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yeah i do
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