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Old 08-18-2008, 02:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am interested in building my own gaming rig, I'm new to building computers but I would like to be able to build one. I was wondering if you guys could help me out. My budget is around $1000 but I can go higher if needed. The games I play are mostly MMORPGS. I would like to build a gaming rig that will be able to run these games with no problems or lag. I currently have a 19 inch lcd monitor so I'm not sure if I will need a new one or not. I will also need a new keyboard and mouse. If anyone could recommend a good gaming build for me I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!
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The total is 808.92, this leaves you with around 190 for a case, keyboard/mouse....or a monitor.


Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
169.99

Newegg.com - ASUS P5Q Pro LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
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Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
84.99 AR

Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GV-R485-512H-B Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
149.99 AR

Newegg.com - OCZ OCZTVEND2 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
49.99

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD753LJ 750GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
99.99

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
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Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, TUV, FCC, CCC - Power Supplies
89.99 AR
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Good build with excellent overclocking potential.

Don't need a new monitor unless you want to dual screen or need one for a specific reason, a monitor isn't limited to a single computer
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^well actually I'd highly recommend a new monitor.

Lots of people upgrade GFX cards and their rigs but don't realize that simply getting a larger screen will enhance their gaming experience by quite a bit.

I would say 22" is a minimum these days....a very nice size. Anything past that and you start to pay a lot of money.

Also a higher resolution will give you more desktop space as well as give the GPU more of a chance to stretch its legs. (1440x900 is lower than 1280x1024 after all)....

Something like this would be a great addition to a new rig
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^well actually I'd highly recommend a new monitor.

Lots of people upgrade GFX cards and their rigs but don't realize that simply getting a larger screen will enhance their gaming experience by quite a bit.

I would say 22" is a minimum these days....a very nice size. Anything past that and you start to pay a lot of money.

Also a higher resolution will give you more desktop space as well as give the GPU more of a chance to stretch its legs. (1440x900 is lower than 1280x1024 after all)....
Wow... I'm only at 19''' but I like it, its still widescreen and gives me decent gaming performance, but thats probably the reason I'd be satisfied with an x1800-x1900 card or 8800GS/ HD 3850 if I had one

maybe a I45 though?
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Darkwing? Is that you? Heh, guess i forgot to send you that build didnt i.
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OOOH...

Corsair TX 650W ATX12V Power Supply - CMPSU-650TX - Buy.com

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Thanks for the build gurusan and yeah its me Írion lol. Can I use any case I choose? I want to get something like this...
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Also a higher resolution will give you more desktop space as well as give the GPU more of a chance to stretch its legs. (1440x900 is lower than 1280x1024 after all)....
It may give you a bit more desktop space, but 1440x900 is widescreen and looks better on most monitors than 1280x1024.
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Thanks for the build gurusan and yeah its me Írion lol. Can I use any case I choose? I want to get something like this...
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It may give you a bit more desktop space, but 1440x900 is widescreen and looks better on most monitors than 1280x1024.
Yes I totally agree....but my point was that at 1440x900 the GPU is not going to be doing much work.....most games will be CPU dependent as that's pretty close to 1024x768
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