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Old 11-04-2006, 02:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would this make a good gaming PC, and are all of the parts compatable? Are there any ways to make it cheaper, but still be just as good?

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003 - $316.99

GPU- 3D Fuzion GeForce 7600GS 3DFR76256GSE Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143054 - $88.88

Mother Board- ASUS P5ND2-SLI ATX Intel Motherboard -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131578 - $85.99

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701 - $79.99

Case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132 - $115.99

PSU- OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155 - $99.99

Optical Drive- SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133 - $30.99

Sound Card- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Sound Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188 - $121.99

RAM- OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227076 - $229.99

Total - $1170.40
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I don't think your CPU is compatible with that motherboard.
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Unless you're into sound edition or something like that, save up the money of the sound card (integrated sound is enough) and get a better video card (much more important for gaming). Give a look at 7900GS, they're cheap and outperform a 7600GS by far.
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I think that they are both socket 775, so that means that they are, right? I'm not sure.
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Would Sound Blaster Live! be good? I have that already.
For the video card - eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056 - $185.99

That a good one?
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The socket might match but the bios might not support it.
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How do I figure out if the bios supports it?
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When you go look at the specs it usually says.

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CPU Socket Type Socket T (LGA 775)
CPU Type Intel Pentium EE/Pentium D/Pentium 4 HT/Celeron D

Something like that.
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Would Sound Blaster Live! be good? I have that already.
Yes, much more than enough. And you already have it, excellent.

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For the video card - eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056 - $185.99
That a good one?
Absolutely. I just bought a 7600GT, and I (just now) tried 15 mins of FEAR at max settings (1024x768 tho) - a breeze. The 7900GS is better than the 7600GT, so you'll run pretty much everything on high settings.

As for the motherboard, I'm afraid he's right, the one you chose won't fit a Conroe. If you want cheap and good, go with a Gigabyte GA-965P-S3. If you have a bit more money you can go DS3, or even an Asus P5B (got that one, it's beautiful).
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Ok updated specs, are these compatable?

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819115003 - $316.99

GPU- eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056 $185.99

Mother Board- GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012 - $146.99

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822144701 - $79.99

Case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811133132 - $115.99

PSU- OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817104155 - $99.99

Optical Drive- SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827151133 - $30.99

RAM- OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820227076 - $229.99

Total - $1,185.92
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