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Old 10-06-2010, 02:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Haven't upgraded in many a year looking for advice

I finally want to build myself a solid enough gaming pc again, also my gf is gonna use it for her adobe photoshop sessions and such. Just looking for advice as I have no idea whats happening out there anymore. Last time I upgraded was to play elder scrolls oblivion so its been a while. Im gonna be playing alot of games for windows live games since im addicted to my gamerscoooore if that helps you gauge my necessary power

In between 800-1000 dollars would be great if possible, I would most likely want to hook it up to my panasonic viera too (which sadly doesn't have a vga input) Anything you guys could throw at me in terms of getting my feet again or helping would be awesomely appreciated, thx dudes

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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awww no suggestions yet?

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Old 10-06-2010, 07:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This is my gaming rig specs and has worked out quite well:
Motherboard- ASUS P5Q-Pro
RAM- 4-6GBs OCZ 1066
Video Card- Nvidia GeForce 470 GTX
HDDs- 2 500 GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 RPM
CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo 3.0 Ghz E8400 (although Quad Core is where it's at now)

Hope that gives you some idea at least.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:20 AM   #4 (permalink)
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1. AMD Phenom II X6 1055T (Thuban) 2.8GHz 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor (Model: HDT55TFBGRBOX)
2. GIGABYTE Socket AM3 AMD 870 Chipset SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard (Model: GA-870A-UD3)
3. Kingston 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit (Model: KVR1333D3K2/4GR)
4. Antec Nine Hundred + EA650 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 650W Power Supply

Combo Price: $501.99

OS drive - Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gbs 3.5 Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Data drive - Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F4 HD204UI 2TB 5400 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gbs 3.5 Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Cooling Hydro Series CWCH50-1 120mm High Performance CPU Cooler

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SXX460768D5UNM GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total = $932

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