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Old 10-06-2008, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, ive recently decided to build a new gaming PC for games such as:

COD4
Warhammer online


Im looking for a pc build in the range of $1000-1500, if needed i may be able to go over this budget.

My current hardware consists of:

Intel pentium 4 CPU 2.66 GHZ

Asus P4S533MX mobo

nVidia Geforce 6600

80 gig HDD

250 watt seasonic PSU

Ive been using this pc build for around 4 years and its time to upgrade. Im looking for a build to blow this out of the water.

Ive done some research on what to buy but im new to this and its all pretty overwhelming.

What brand names should i stick to when putting together a gaming pc?

What parts would you recommend buying for a budget of $1000-15000


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Old 10-07-2008, 01:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1000-1500 ay

Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TPower I45 LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
or Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Newegg.com - POWERCOLOR AX4870 1GBD5-PPH Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

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

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks with this: Newegg.com - XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

then some case, nzxt tempest, antec 300/900/1200, cm 690 are all pretty popular

~$970w/ dual core $1100 with quad

leaves u room for a monitor os keyboard/mouse if u need them if u dont get another 4870 and crossfire them or get a 4870 x2
should stomp through those games u want
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Cheers for the reply mate.

From what ive read about crossfiring, is it really worth that extra dosh for another card for 50 % increase in performance?

Do you personally crossfire, is the performance enhancement worth that extra cash?
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well it depends, a single 4870 should do fine for what u want to do, but if u want to start benchmarking the performance is nice but if u just want to game, save the cash and get a single card

and no i dont use crossfire but i use nvidia's equivalent calleds SLI because i have a nvidia motherboard and gfx cards
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Crossfire/sli doesn't offer a 50% performance increase, it usually only scales on high resolutions.

Stay with a single 4870 and stalins build.
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Old 10-07-2008, 04:16 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers for all the info

Ill check out and hopefully purchage the hardware once i can get onto newegg.

Is anyone else having trouble getting onto newegg?
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its workin fine for me, did u decide between the dual core and the quad yet?
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its workin fine for me, did u decide between the dual core and the quad yet?
Yeh mate, decided to get the quad.

For the case its either:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

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Newegg.com - SIGMA ORCA ORCA-WB Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
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How bout the Antec 300?

OT: I think everyone has the exact same idea of the perfect build because i would have posted the exact same.
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I think he should go with the 1200 with all that hardware, plus I'm sure he will wanna upgrade cooling (water or more fans)
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