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Old 07-25-2006, 08:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I guess I'm a bit of a newb when it comes to gaming rigs, anyway, so far, this is what I've got. I also need a moniter. Could anyone tell me if this is a good gaming rig, and what I'm missing please? Also any flaws in my system. Thanks.


[_] Windows XP pro
[_] 3 GB Ram
[_] Dual core CPU
[_] 6 or so USB 2.0 ports
[_] Asus A8N nforce 4 sli deluxe motherboard (socket 939)
[_] Nvidia 7900gtx graphics card
[_] Creative x-fi fatal1ty sound card
[_] 4000+ processor (socket 939)
[_] 200gb hard drive (SATA) (prefered western digital make, can be found at wdc.com)
Windows XP pro
[_] 36 GB Western Digital Raptor, SATA I, 10000 rpm, 8MB Cache (http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=61584)
[_] Fatal1ty FS-C77 CPU Cooler
[_] Fatal1ty FS-V7 VGA Cooler
[_] Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
[_] Fatal1ty Gaming Pad
[_] Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Keyboard
[_] Creative Fatal1ty 1010 Gaming Mouse
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Old 07-25-2006, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm guessing you're from the UK? (You picked a UK website for your Raptor)

That looks like a nice build, but Razor makes better keyboards and mice.

Are you wanting to buy from Tiger Direct, NCIX, or Newegg?
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Yes, I'm from the UK. And I'll be handing this info onto a friend of a friend, who's very reliable, so actually aqquireing these parts will be down to him not me.

I'll also look up on some Razor k/b's & mice. Any suggestions on which to get?
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No need for 3 GB's of RAM now, it's actually slower than 2GB's

Get 2x1GB pieces in with dualchannel
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Somebody make him a build.

I would do it, but i specialize in cheap crappy builds
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2 GB RAM (OCZ is great)

The 3800+ X2 is a steal right now, and the 4200+ X2 and 4600+ X2 are also awesome if you have the money.

The Audigy4 wiull be plenty to handle your sound needs.

Get a Zalman 9500 for your CPU cooler. You're only paying for a name with the Fatal1ty.

Same thing with the VGA cooler. The Zalman VF700-CU will do you right.

You're looking at all of the top of the line stuff, but are only getting a 36 gig Raptor?

Also, make sure to get a good PSU, minimum of 500W. Also, get a case with good air circulation.
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