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Old 12-28-2005, 07:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hi boys,

it's time for me to get a new gaming pc and i need suggestions from you on where and what to buy.

i have about $2200 to spend. here is my wish list...

IntelĀ® PentiumĀ® D 840 CPU @ 3.2GHz w/ 800FSB Dual-Core 2x1MB Cache, 64 Bit
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 GTX 256MB 16X PCI Express Video Card
250-300 GB hard drive (non RAID)
1GB RAM
DVD+-/RW, CD-RW
USB 2.0/Firewire ports (front and back of case)
multi format media card reader instead of floppy
i can live with integrated 7.1 sound instead of a card

i am NOT interested in see through cases with all the lights and stuff. a plain case is fine for me. i have a CRT monitor and speakers i will be using already.


i have a couple questions though.

which is the best most reliable vendor? (cyperpowerinc.com, alienware.com, etc...)
do i need a cooling system?
Pentium D vs Pentium 4? (cost vs bang for buck)
what watt power supply do i need?


thanks so much guys!
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are spending $2200 i'd say go for a 64 Bit.
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Old 12-28-2005, 09:47 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would stay away from cyberpower or buyxg as they are sister company's and have been known to tell you of switched parts after its shipped
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www.ibuypower.com or www.monarchcomputer.com

You should defintely go with the X2's from AMD as they crush intel's dual core and they also crush the P4

if possible you should build your own computer, buy parts off of www.newegg.com
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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do i need a cooling system?
r talking about watercooling?

Pentium D vs Pentium 4? (cost vs bang for buck)
Pentium D but recommend AMD's X2 for gaming

what watt power supply do i need?
the Antec TruePower 2.0 TPII-550w PSU cuz ur card is a power hunger

and btw, whos that picture on the bottom of ur post
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and if your budget is 2200 why are u getting 1gb ram

get 2gb ocz platinum
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