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Old 12-28-2005, 06:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile need help with a new gaming pc purchase

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)
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? (,, 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, 06:48 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, 08:47 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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Old 12-28-2005, 08:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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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
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:30 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

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 2.83Ghz || 4GB OCZ 1066 DDR2 RAM || GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3P Motherboard ||
PNY XLR8 GTX 470 || Raptor 300GB 10,000 RPM HDD RAID0 || Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
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Old 12-28-2005, 07:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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and if your budget is 2200 why are u getting 1gb ram

get 2gb ocz platinum

PC Specs:

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13ghz
Gigabyte P35-S3 Motherboard
A-DATA 2x1GB DDR2 800mhz memory
Geforce 8600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI-Express
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