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Old 10-22-2006, 09:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heya, I'm trying to throw together (well, carefully place together) a high quality gaming PC, but I'm not very sure on what to get. Was wondering if anyone could guide me in the right direction, or give me a site that could help me with the new stuff that's coming out/high quality gear of today. I'm just starting my trek into PCs after a while with macs, so I'm a noob :P Thanks!
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just posted this in another topic a few minutes ago.

Motherboard: ASUS P5W DH DELUXE $239.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=247085

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 $312.80
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ductCode=80860

Ram: Corsair 2GB DDR2-800 $278.00
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...ctCode=85025-5

Hard Drive 1: Western Digital Raptor 74GB $152.40
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...tCode=101222-1

Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB $77.90 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...Code=101220-12

HD Cooling: Vantec Aluminum Hard Drive Cooler $13.99 http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=370811

Graphics: eVGA Geforce 7900GTO 512MB $259.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=322835

Sound: Onboard - Realtek ALC882M

Lan: Onboard - Marvell 88E805

Optical: SAMSUNG Black 16X $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151136

Case: Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS $159.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=371252

Power: OCZ GameXStream 700W $139.99
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=316505

Monitor: SAMSUNG 205BW Black 20" $289.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001081

Total- $1957.03
After Rebates- $1897.67
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks a ton! I will defiantly use a lot of this. I'm not buying it til after Christmas (Sales!), but this will give me an amazing base Thanks!
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lol, that's the same build you suggested in the other thread. It works tho.
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lol, that's the same build you suggested in the other thread. It works tho.
Your correct, thats why I said, " I just posted this in another topic a few minutes ago."
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Your correct, thats why I said, " I just posted this in another topic a few minutes ago."
Oh, I didn't even see that lol. Sorry.
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i would suggest a pioneer dvd burner because they recognize every dvd out there. as far as i know pioneer makes the best dvd burners for the same price as the samsung one.http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...burner&Ntk=all
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Sweet, thanks. What about processors? Intel or AMD? I was thinking about waiting til the Intel Quad Cores came out in December/January area...but I still want some opinions
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YOU will not need a quad core cpu. the only people that need one of those are media people such as graphic designers and music editors. And, people who are crunches numbers all day.

I guess if you want to improve the size of your e-peanis, then go ahead.

Stick with the core 2.
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Jumping beans choice of components is good, but if you're looking to build a machine to OC then heres another choice of components...

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 $315.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003

Asus P5W64 WS Professional Core 2 Duo/ 975X/ 4PCIE x16/ A&2GbE/ ATX Motherboard $293.55
http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=MB-P5W64WS

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

connect3D X1950 XTX 3060 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Video Card $409.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814142076

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (x2) $139.98 ($69.99 each)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144417

NEC 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE / ATAPI Model 7170A-0B $31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152076

COOLER MASTER CM Stacker STC-T01-UW Black/ Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case $145.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119042

SeaSonic M12 SS-700HM ATX12V/ EPS12V 700W Power Supply $209.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151031

Total $1845.49
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