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Old 06-25-2010, 02:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Putting together a new gaming PC

Hey everyone, this is my first post on here, so....Hey! I'm Daniel.

Anyway, I've decided it's time to upgrade to a new build. If you could go over my list and make suggestions that would be awesome

Also - I'm using my same Hard drive and OS so no need for those.

DVD Drive - Lite-On IHAS22406 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, SATA, Lightscribe (OEM) at TigerDirect.com

RAM - Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz E.P.P. Memory (2 x 1024) at TigerDirect.com

MOBO - ASUS P5N-D Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID at TigerDirect.com

PSU - Ultra LSP750 750-Watt Power Supply - ATX, SATA-Ready, SLI-Ready, 135mm Fan, Lifetime Warranty at TigerDirect.com

CPU - Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Processor BX80580Q8300 - 2.50GHz, 4MB Cache, 1333MHz FSB, Quad Core, Retail, Socket 775, Processor with Fan at TigerDirect.com

Case (comes with 3 120MM fans) - NZXT LEXS-001BK Lexa S Crafted Series Mid Tower PC Case - ATX, mATX, Baby AT, Black at TigerDirect.com

GPU - BFG BFGEGTX260MC896OCDE GeForce GTX 260 Overclocked MAXCORE Video Card - 896MB GDDR3, PCIe 2.0 x16, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, Dual VGA Support at TigerDirect.com

I'm mainly a WoW player, but I do play LFD, LFD2, Borderlands, Crysis, Bioshock, etc.... So I need to be able to run those decently well.

The goal is to keep it under $800

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Old 06-25-2010, 06:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For $800 you should spend your money on an AMD system.

The Intel Core2Quad, DDR2 and the GTX 260 are borderline obsolete. The nForce 750i chipset was nothing special and they run Hot. Ultra makes the worst Power Supplies in the World, they may not be the worst but their getting closer everyday.

I'm sure you'll get a few better selections from some of the other guys that are more familiar with budget parts. If not I'll shop around for you in the morning.

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That's a far superior system. Muffin Man to the rescue
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