what can i get for 2k - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-02-2006, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 4
Default what can i get for 2k

I am looking to build a pc for around $2,000. I am pretty much only going to use it for gaming. F.E.A.R. and other FPSs. I already have a 20" monitor. Money is not much of an issue so I could spend 500 more if its really worth it or take off 500. I have no idea what the performance increase would be for a $1500 pc to $2000 to $2500.

jdm44 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 08:27 AM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 132

omg.... your computer will be so good. Get this mobo


, i would give u more links but im in college and dont have time.

  • AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
  • MSI K8N Neo2 Platinum nForce3 Ultra
  • TwinMos 1GB PC3200 Dual Channel
  • HIS Excalibur ATI Radeon X800 XL ICEQII 256MB
  • Dell 19\" UltraSharp TFT
  • Razer Diaomondback
  • Pioneer DVD-RW
  • Asus TA-210 Case
fury36 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 03:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
True Techie
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 109

Some major components that will kick ***.



2 of these HDD

Shocker is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 03:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,280
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya

Lol....the FX-60 is a good processor but its not worth the price you pay. Just get a dual-core Opteron and OC it, and you will have an awesome processor. Save the rest of your money for future upgrades when Windows Vista and DX10 come around this summer.
beedubaya is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 03:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,306
Send a message via AIM to Brtnboarder495

Your forgetting case, media drives, memory, PSU ...

And the 7800GT isn't that great when you have a $2000 budget. I'd aim for an X1900XT (and OC it to XTX speeds, only less than 50mhz, not hard at all and you save ~$50-100), and go with an Opteron 165 or 170 and OC it alot. For memory, go with some higher-end OCZ, kingston or XMS 2 gigs. 1 of those HD's will suffice, if you need more room, simply buy another. Media drives are up to you, just definetly buy one with the ability to write and read CD's and DVD's. For case, go with a higher end Thermaltake or Lian-li. You need a stable PSU to tie everything together, so I'd reccomend any PSU over 550w or 600w made by Antec, PC power and cooling or OCZ.
Brtnboarder495 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 04:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
ulater6000's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Alaska
Posts: 757
Send a message via AIM to ulater6000 Send a message via Yahoo to ulater6000

You can actually build one **** of a pc for 2k
CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA Routing & Switching
ulater6000 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 04:59 PM   #7 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 16

Why do you guys always choose AMD processors.

For 2k, you can have an awesome Computer. I am in the process of researching different hardware and learning how to put a Computer up from scratch.

For what I learned, it seems you guys are choosing pretty weird components...a processor that is 1k isn't needed...that can be used on more important things. No game needs 4Gighz processors

Graphics card you can get two XFX GeForce 6800GS..they are pretty much the 2nd best GFX cards on the market ATM.

For the Motherboard I would get the best ASUS SLI with intel and Nvidia chipsets. *maybe this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131564* AMD is cheaper for a reason...get a good intel chip...at a clock speed of 3.0, you can always OC it, but the Processor isn't the most important thing in the universe.

I would get two 74GB WD Raptors and put them in RAID zero. This will be used for your OS and most used games/programs. Put the OS on one decently sized partition for OS, and another for the games, ect. Then get a nice storage drive, maybe you can get the new 500gb HD out there.

Get a nice 2GB XMS Corsair kit with the lowest latencies.

Get a nice cooler master case without psu, and buy one from the top nme brands, and the model that is infamous for silence.

For cooling, get a nice water cooling kit.

get a sweet sound card.

Good monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001070
defzeppelin is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 05:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 432

Originally posted by defzeppelin
Why do you guys always choose AMD processors.
cause their currently the best its been proven
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego
eVGA GeForce 7800GT 256MB
Corsair Ram 1GB (2x512)
NEC DVD Burner
Western Digital 160GB Hard Drive

biggjoee5790 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 05:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 46

**** yeah, AMD owns Intel for gaming!
C1!m@t3 is offline  
Old 02-02-2006, 05:16 PM   #10 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 16

Where has it been proven? Not being snotty, it is just that I have been hearing how AMD is better for gaming, AMD is better for gaming. But I hear that Intels are more stable and reliable, I don't know what to believe. A lot of computer techies are biased and annoying, no offense.

defzeppelin is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.