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Old 12-03-2006, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Everyone ,

I am new to the forums and am very new to computers as well. I have come from console gaming to PC gaming and am looking to build my own computer. This will be used for both gaming and video editing. What I am looking for is advice on what to buy to build a good machine. Here is what I have come up with now.

Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - OEM

$389.99

Motherboard - DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Expert Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

$172.99

Videocard - eVGA 512-P2-N637-AR GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Superclocked Video Card - Retail

$299.99

HDD - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KSRTL 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail

$134.99

Memory - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 675 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

$252.99

CD/DVD Rom - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology - OEM

$31.99

Case - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

$70 (With power supply (450w))




I am looking to stay under $2000 if possible. Thanks!
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Well first off it'd be good to know (specifically) what games you are interested in playing, as that would definitely give people a better idea of the parts you'll need. If your looking to play the newest games hitting the shelves for months to come than you may want to look into paying a little extra (or waiting a little while for the prices to drop) and getting a card that will support Direct X 10 like this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071

Again, thats gonna be a little more expensive, but it will definitely hold out longer with the new games. Other than that (heck even if you don't go for the 8 series card) it sounds to me like you're gonna have a pretty kickin' system!
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, so many Build Threads.

For that money you can get a C2D system that would Own.
Im thinking a E6800 on a ASUS P5B E board plus 2 GB Dominator DD2.
WIth some OCing that Proc will destroy all. ( I don't know how the X2 5200 Compares to any C2D in benchmarking, but From What I here nothing of AMD's does when the E6800 is OCed.)

I also highly reccomend against using that Power supply that comes with the case.
An Antec 550 Watt, Hiper 580 Watt, Enermax 535 Watt, hiper 530 Watt, and the mushkin 550 watt are my suggestions. Take your Pick.
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