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Old 03-07-2007, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, after trying to buy a dell xps 410 and then upgrade various components I've been told to just build the entire thing. Looking to stay around $2000, I'd be hesitant to spend much more, and I am definitely open to suggestions on lowering the cost. Don't need anything super top of the line, just want a good gaming computer that will last me for a while. Here's what I came up with.

Coolermaster Tower
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119068

EVGA 680i SLI mobo
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813188009

EVGA GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB GPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130080

Thermaltake 700W PSU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153039

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115003

G.Skill 2GB DDR2 800 memory
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231087

Seagate 320MB SATA 3.0Gb HD
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148140

Samsung 226BW 22" monitor
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16824001096

Samsung 18xDVD/48xCD SATA burner (x2)
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151141

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XTreme Gamer 7.1 sound card
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16829102006

Logitech X-230 32W 2.1 speakers
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16836121119

Sony Floppy Drive
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16821103116

Vista Home Premium OS
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116202

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome.
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Old 03-07-2007, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First off that PSU is ok but here is what's known as the very best PSU just about.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139002

Don't worry about it having 80 less watts...a single 8800GTS will run on 400w's and SLI can run on 500 so a 620 one of those will work awesome. It's about the same price I think too.

Next That monitor is overkill, what makes it so good is the 2MS response time. That's nice but 2MS isn't needed. Save yourself a hundred bucks and go with something like this, Acer make quality monitors and 5ms is fine for gaming and everything.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009102

Next I'm not to sure about the PK white model of the G.Skill. I'm sure it would work great but every person I have ever known to have these noted them as amazingly fast ram.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231084

I myself have them and they can hit DDR2-1160 at 2.15v...simply amazing. Not that the white won't work it's just that I KNOW these are fast as ****.
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