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Old 01-28-2007, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default If You had 1,500$

if you had 1,500$ dollor to build a gaming computer
what case would you get all the way down to the motherbroad
cpu video card lcd display everthing

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Old 01-28-2007, 10:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go the AMD route.

I would get a new Mobo and use the Athlon X2 6000.

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Old 01-28-2007, 10:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i wud 1 either save up or 2 get the athlon 6200 instead if 6000
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Old 01-28-2007, 11:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Default My $1500 dream build.

It includes everything down to mouse & keyboard. The build is constructed around an E6600 and an 8800GTS, so it was pretty tight; I had to save money on other parts (case for instance) to keep it in budget.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4Ghz - $316
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Intel P965 - $125.99
Memory: G.Skill 2x1GB DDR2-800 CL5 - $184.99
Video Card: eVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640MB - $409.99
Power Supply: Hiper HPU-4K530-MS 530W - $79.99
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar 320GB Sata 3.0Gb/s - $89.99
DVD Drive: Samsung 18X DVD+/-R w/ LightScribe - $29.99
Monitor: Sceptre X9WG-NagaV 19" 1440x900 - $179.99
Case: Xion Solaris XON-406 Black - $39.99
Keyboard: Logitech Black Keyboard & PS/2 Mouse - $13.85
Mouse: (Included in combo above) - $0
Speakers: Logitech S200 2.1 black - $19.99

Total: $1490.76 + Shipping

What do you think?

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Nice build Meithan.

However, I actually use my computer, and a good mouse and keyboard (wireless) is essential. Personally, I would've gotten a E6300 and used the extra cash for a wireless.

EDIT: Found a wireless mouse/keyboard set, but it looks like...gay?
Yeah...$8.50 for a wireless keyboard and mouse, makes you wonder?
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