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Old 02-18-2009, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying my first gaming pc. Plz let me know what you think about my choices.

COMPUTER # 1 $786.00

# CASE: ($20 Mail-in Rebate) Apevia X-SniperG Mid-Tower 420W Case (Silver Color)

# Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Extra Case Cooling Fan (2 x Fans)

# POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 580 Watts Power Supplies (SLI Ready Power Supply)

# CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E8500 CPU @ 3.16GHz 1333FSB 6MB L2 Cache 64-bit

# COOLING FAN : XtremeGear Ultra Heatpipe Cool Copper Heatsink CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof)

# MOTHERBOARD: Asus P5N-E SLI nForce 650i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard

# MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

# VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
# VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

# MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor

# HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

# Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)

# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

COMPUTER #2 $796.00

# CASE: ($20 off Mail-in Rebate) Xion III Gaming Mid-Tower 420W Case with Side Window (BLACK COLOR)

# Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Extra Case Cooling Fan (2 x Fans)

# POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 580 Watts Power Supplies (SLI Ready Power Supply)

# CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 940 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

# COOLING FAN : AMD ATHLON64 CERTIFIED CPU FAN & HEATSINK

# MOTHERBOARD: MSI K9A2 CF-F AMD 790X CrossFire Chipset DDR2/1066 Dual 16X PCIE SATA RAID MB w/GbLAN, USB2.0, & 7.1Audio

# MEMORY: 2GB (1GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

# VIDEO CARD: ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)
# VIDEO CARD 2: ATI Radeon HD 4670 512MB DDR3 PCI-Express DVI-I & TVO (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

# MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor

# HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

# Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)

# SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

COMPUTER #3 $$825.00

# CASE: ($20 Mail-in Rebate) Apevia X-SniperG Mid-Tower 420W Case (Silver Color)

# Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Extra Case Cooling Fan (2 x Fans)

# POWER SUPPLY Upgrade: 580 Watts Power Supplies (SLI Ready Power Supply)

# CPU: AMD Phenom™II X4 940 Quad-Core CPU w/ HyperTransport Technology

# COOLING FAN : XtremeGear Ultra Heatpipe Cool Copper Heatsink CPU Cooling Fan (Extreme Silent at 20dBA & Overclock Proof)

# MOTHERBOARD: MSI K9N SLI-F V.2 NVIDIA nForce 570 LT SLI Chipset DDR2/800 SATA RAID PCI-Express MBoard w/GbLAN, USB2.0, & 7.1Audio

# MEMORY: 4GB (2GBx2) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair or Major Brand)

# VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
# VIDEO CARD 2: NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT 1GB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)

# MULTIPLE VIDEO CARD SETTINGS: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor

# HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD)

# Optical Drive: (Special Price) LG 20X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)

# Optical Drive 2: 16X DVD ROM (BLACK COLOR)

# SOUND: 3D WAVE ON-BOARD 5.1 SOUND CARD

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So let me know your thoughts... keep in mind i really have no clue what I'm doing with this stuff... i know a lil bit, but if i knew for sure how it would all work together, i wouldn't be asking youguys.

thanx again
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Buying my first gaming pc. Plz let me know what you think about my choices.

Don't get any of them... we can help you put together something and guide you on how to build it. you will learn in the process, get what you WANT, instead of what's given, and assure yourself you can fix it if there is a problem.

but please don't get those... non of them would be very good for gaming. you can fins a much better deal elsewhere. Even in SLI of Crossfire, the graphics cards suck. about the only thing that is good about those is you get an OS already installed.
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Don't get any of them... we can help you put together something and guide you on how to build it. you will earn in the process, get what you WANT, instead of what's given, and assure yourself you can fix it if there is a problem.

but please don't get those... non of them would be very good for gaming. you can fins a much better deal elsewhere. Even in SLI of Crossfire, the graphics cards suck.
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What do you recommend?

BTW... I need the rig to run COD world at war
and be under $800 ...or at lease close to $800

...best case scenario..?
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$825:

Phenom X4 940 or Core 2 Quad q9550
Biostar 790GX or Biostar I45
HD 4850
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale - 165.00
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
ECS P45T-A LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX - 100.00
Newegg.com - ECS P45T-A LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition - 215.00
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 - 55.00
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W - 80.00
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
WD Caviar 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB - 60.00
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R - 22.00
Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners
Antec Three Hundred Black - 60.00
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MS Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit - 100.00
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

757.00 without shipping and the OS. Add 100.00 for the OS
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Ooh, that's a nice build Nukem
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Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale - 165.00
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
ECS P45T-A LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX - 100.00
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EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition - 215.00
Newegg.com - EVGA 896-P3-1262-AR GeForce GTX 260 Superclocked Edition 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 - 55.00
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W - 80.00
Newegg.com - OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
WD Caviar 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB - 60.00
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD5000AACS 500GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R - 22.00
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Antec Three Hundred Black - 60.00
Newegg.com - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases


MS Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit - 100.00
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit for System Builders - Operating Systems

757.00 without shipping and the OS. Add 100.00 for the OS
That's great for $800 Nukem, maybe change the ECS p45 board to the Biostar TP45HP..

and if he can't afford an OS, he could use Windows Server 2008 free as a temporary solution



Mine was solid for $700
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That's great for $800 Nukem, maybe change the ECS p45 board to the Biostar TP45HP..

and if he can't afford an OS, he could use Windows Server 2008 free as a temporary solution



Mine was solid for $700
hmm... that build sounds nice... wut would be an advantage of getting vista as my OS... i have XP home ed. sp3 to put on the new comp.
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if you already have an OS, then great... saves you money... but MS will be discontinuing updates of XP sometime in the future, so Vista/Windows 7 will be the next thing. That's the only reason why I chose Vista
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