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Old 10-03-2006, 12:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a pc...

First of this is a gaming pc but should be able to do some other stuff (read below...)

ANyways ive got about $600- $1000 i can spend, the cheaper the better but i dont want the machine to suck... I need it to play all current games on the market (that are worth playing of course...) and also be able to run maya, and CAD programs.

I dont know where to post this exactly so ill just post it here...
heres what ive looked at so far and what im considering getting...

CPU: Intel Core 2 DUO E6400
GPX: Nvidia 7900 GTO (new card on the market)
RAM: Cossairs XMS2 (1 gb)
HD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (250 gb 7200 rpm 16mb cache)
PS: i dont know.... something cheap but good and can support all this + more
MONITOR: SCEPTRE X20WC-Gamer 20.1" 5ms Widescreen

the rest i can figure out... (case, etc...)

so anyways just looking for opinions and or other ways to get some good stuff for my money

Just to give you an idea this is what ive got atm...
P4 2.8 ghz
1 gig ram
3 40 gig hds...
nvidia geforce 4 ti 4600
some intel board...
and yeah thats about all thats in it besides dvd rw (nec one...) its a decent machine but i cant play the new games...

also dont ask for specific parts i truly dont know...

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Old 10-03-2006, 01:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey I will recommend parts for you.. This comp will run all new games on Medium/High and will peform great in Windows too...

Cpu: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400, 2.13 Ghz, 2 Mb L2 Cache, 1066 Mhz Fsb, Skt 775 - $224

Mobo: Msi P965-F, Skt 775, Pci-E x16, Intel P965 Chipset - $92

Graphics: Evga 7950GT, 512 Mb, DDR3, 256 Bit, Pci-E x16 - $297

Case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black - $44

PSU: LOGISYS Computer PS550ABK ATX12V 550Watts

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s - $56

Ram: A-DATA V-Series 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) - $99

Total: $812

Money left to get some optical drives and a Os. Have fun And with the build you have now the reson you cant play new games is because you video card is very outdated... Maybe just consider getting a good video card

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3400Mhz
Asus P5B-E
Samsung 400 GB Sata II
Corsair XMS2 2GB DDR2 800 5-5-5-12
Zalman CNPS-9700 LED
Antec Nine Hundred
Hp W2207 22" Widescreen Monitor
Windows Vista Home Premium
Silverstone ST60F 600W PSU
Razer Copperhead Tempest Blue Gaming Mouse
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Old 10-03-2006, 07:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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at least this:

or this:
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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7900gto is faster and cheaper than the 7950gt from what I have read.
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Old 10-03-2006, 08:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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ohh, and I would go with 2gb of ram as well.
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:15 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Allright after reading these posts and some on another forum!!!

heres what ive gotten out of it (knowledge wise...) and what ive changed my plans too...

1. Right now i just want to get a good computer so im thinking about these parts to start with... and then add on later down the road...
GPX: 7900 GTO (out preforms the 7950 GT by alot...)
MOBO: ASUS P5B (has eveything i need and a little more (SATA lol)
HD: 250 segate baricuda (i need the room. i cna already fill up 120 in a few days...)
RAM: 1 gig for right now of something decent 800 mhz dd2 stuff (i will upgrade to 2 when i get the monitor most likely)
CASE: Something cheap that looks cool and can get enough airflow
PSU: Antec True power2 550 W

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