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Old 10-19-2007, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying a Computer for 2,665 USD ,help appriciated

Hey guys ive been looking for a new gaming sytem for agaes now and by budget is £1200 pounds = $2600

i have made 2 systems online and i need your opinion on them
Gamers Athlon Dual Core 8800 (AMD Dual Core X2 6000 AM2 64, 4Gb Corsair Memory DDR 1066, 250GB SATA Hard Drive, , X-Cruiser Black, Corsair 620Watt PSU, 2 x 640Mb Nvidia 8800GTS graphics card DX10, AM2 - MSI - K9N - SLI (Dual Graphics), 18X DVD+/-RW (Samsung), No Floppy Disk Drive, 19 Inch Yuraku TFT widescreen MA9JBA, 105 UK standard Keyboard Black or Cream, Integrated Sound Card, Trust 2.1 SP-3200 Speaker Set, , Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premiem (OEM), No Additional Software, , 13 Month Warranty, Free Carriage) (remove) £1,333.83

Gamers AMD Dual Core Radion HD 2900XT Crosifre (AMD Dual Core X2 6000 AM2 64, 4Gb Corsair Memory DDR 1066, 160GB SATA Hard Drive, , X-Cruiser Black, Atrix 800Watt Silent Dual Fan , 2 x 512Mb ATI HD 2900XT series graphics card DX10, AM2 - GA-MA69G-S3H-1000fsb-DDR800x4 Crossfire motherboard, 18X DVD+/-RW (Samsung), No Floppy Disk Drive, 19 Inch (DVI) AMW TFT widescreen X1910WDS, 105 UK standard Keyboard Black or Cream, Integrated Sound Card, Trust 2.1 SP-3200 Speaker Set, , Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premiem (OEM), No Additional Software, , 13 Month Warranty, Free Carriage

What do you think? which one is better? and what do i need to change?

I got these built online at cougar-extreme.co.uk

If you can build a better pc for gaming please go ahead..
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You don't need two graphic cards, to play games on 19" screen. The extra processing power of the extra card, will just go to waste. You should only consider SLI or CF, with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 or 2560 x 1600, which is common on a 24" and 30" LCD, respectively. For a 19", I'd say a single 8800GTS 320 is perfect.

Or you can drop one of the graphic cards, and upgrade to a larger monitor...such as a 22".

DDR 1066 doesn't exist, to my belief. And is not compatible with socket AM2. You'd need DDR2 memory.

Also, why not build the computer yourself? Instead of buying a prebuilt. Saves you money, learn a lot about computers, and you get a better computer for your money.

A lot of members here, will tell you to go with the Intel quad core Q6600.
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yea but i dont know what works with what so i cant build it myself and the site cougar extreme soesnt have ddr2
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lol...nubs forgot to put the number "2" in front of DDR.

Like..."Crucial ballstix DDR 800"....suppose to be DDR2, because DDR memory, doesn't go that high.

I would also like to point out, that there isn't a need for 4GB of RAM, unless you're into CAD or heavy duty editing. Other than that, 2GB is all you need.
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also you do not need an 800 watt psu
the corsair 520hx or 550vx are plenty
8800 ultra is a beast for 22'' monitors, but if you only want a 19'' then the GTS is fine
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yea but i dont know what works with what so i cant build it myself
Its really not hard but if you want i supose you can buy one.
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Its really not hard but if you want i supose you can buy one.
might be easy for you guys but since i havent did it before im not very confident.. i know sites that actually shows how to.

Also i dont know what to buy

Can anyone build a gaming system for me... please? i just want the best i can buy with 1300 pounds
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It would be along the lines of:

Mobo - Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU - Q6600
RAM - 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
PSU - Corsair 520HX, 550VX, or 620HX
GPU - EVGA 8800Ultra
HDD - Western Digital WD7500AAKS 750GB
HSF - Tuniq 120
LCD - Samsung 226BW 22"
OS - Vista Home Premium 32-bit OEM

...and a case to your liking.
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It would be along the lines of:

Mobo - Gigabyte P35-DS3R
CPU - Q6600
RAM - 2GB Crucial Ballistix DDR2-800
PSU - Corsair 520HX, 550VX, or 620HX
GPU - EVGA 8800Ultra
HDD - Western Digital WD7500AAKS 750GB
HSF - Tuniq 120
LCD - Samsung 226BW 22"
OS - Vista Home Premium 32-bit OEM

...and a case to your liking.

thnx for the build im gonna make a research now on your recommendations

I just wanna say that if anyone else is going to make a rig for me keep it in mind that my budget is flexible and also i want a pc to last and keep up with new games coming out

Hows this???
Motherboard: AsRock ALiveNF5-ESATA2+ Socket AM2 Motherboard
4 DDR2 / 16X PCI Express / 3 PCI / SATA2 / RAID
Processor: AMD Athlon X2 6400+ DUAL CORE
2X 1MB Cache / 2000MHz FSB
3.2GHz Per Core Operating Clock
Memory: 4GB DDR2 PC6400 800MHz RAM
Video: GeForce 8800GTS 640MB DDR3
PCI Express / DirectX 10
Dual DVI Video Interface
Audio: ALC888 7.1-Channel Windows Vista
Premium Level HD Audio CODEC
LAN: Realtek RTL8111B Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Hard Drive: 500GB SATA 3GBps 7200RPM HDD
16MB Cache / SATA2 Interface
Floppy / Optical: 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
20X DVDRW LIGHTSCRIBE Dual Layer Burner Drive
Case: Black Neon Case with Front USB
with 680W POWER SUPPLY

Motherboard: MSI Q965MDO-FI Socket 775 (4 DDR2-800, PCIe X16, 2 PCI, 6SATA2, 2 IDE, RAID, IEEE1394, VIDEO)
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6700 2.66GHz 1066MHz 4MB LGA775 CPU, Retail
CPU Fan: Thermaltake CL-P0257 Blue Orb II Silent For 945/K8/775/AM2 Dual Core CPU Fan
RAM Memory: 4GB (4x 1GB) DDR2 800MHZ PC6400 DUAL-CHANNEL MEMORY HIGH QUALITY
Hard Drive: 320GB 7200RPM SATA2 Hard Disk Drive
Cooling Fan: Hard Disk Drive Dual-Fan Cooler (RECOMMENDED)
Optical Drive: 18X Dual Layer DVD-RW Burner with Lightscribe
Floppy Drive: 1.44MB Floppy Disk Drive
Video Card: nVidia GeForce 8800GTX 768MB DDR3 PCI Express Video Card - DVI / TV-Out / DirectX 10
Sound Card: Multimedia Sound Card OnBoard
Network Card: Network OnBoard (Cable / DSL / LAN Ready)
PC Tower Case: APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply: 500W ATX Power Supply with Power Plug
Case Fan: Ball Bearing ATX Case Fan (RECOMMENDED)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition
Software: McAfee Internet Security 2007 OEM
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i would go with b1gapl's build...
The current build i have is due to his help...so he is trusth worthy and knows what hes talking about.
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