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Old 01-11-2006, 08:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2500$ Budget for an Overclockable PC?

Ok i want a nice gaming PC for 2500$ as my budget not including the monitor, speakers, keyboard/mouse etc. Just the Tower.

I was thinking this:

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227056
Hard Drive (2 of These):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160
Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103529
Sound Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102190
Case (Comes with 2x 400 Watt PSUs):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811165003
DVD Drives (2 Of These):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131352
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130248
Liquid Cooling:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118111
Total Without Rebate = $2513

Any suggestions?
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's an expensive case. Why not go for something like the Antec P180. I have one and I love it. Do you really need two PSUs? Also, why not get a 250GB SATA hard drive instead of two Raptors? You could use the money you saved and put it toward a Dell 2005fp or whatever they call their 21" widescreen LCD. Why do you need two DVD burners?
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I guess I dont need 2, I like the case though, and I want the PSUs to last me a long time. Since i play games like BF2 i want the raptors to load my map fast so i can be first to get the chopper lol, Im gonna take away that other DVD burner, but I already have a decent monitor, and I can just get one for my birthday which is just in 3 months, I can wait that long. Right now i have a 17" HP LCD Monitor
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Get this case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040

And this power supply:
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...hp?show=T51SLI

you can also get that power supply from newegg but it's more expensive. BTW, if you feel for some reason that you really need 800w (actually the psus that come with the case are by an off brand and would oprobably be sketchy, and not even produce 800w, but thats aside the point), then get this power supply:
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...hp?show=T85SSI

PC power and cooling makes the absolute best power supplies, and when you get an expensive pc like that, you dont want to skimp on the PSU.
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Old 01-11-2006, 08:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I think im gonna go with what 003 Said, I wasnt sure about a case but that PSU u mentioned, i had already seen it and considered getting it, so I guess Ill go with what you said.
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$2500 budget, you might as well go SLI 7800GTX's and switch the processor/case/psu's, for gaming you don't need to spend the extra money on a dual-core processor. Just curious, why do you plan to buy 2 expensive dvd drives?
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Old 01-11-2006, 09:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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He's got money to burn...
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You want a X2 4400+ not the 4000+ as it uses the Toledo Core.
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Old 01-11-2006, 11:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
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The 4000+ is single core, right? Apposed to the X2 4400+ which is dual core.
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yes, but if he is going to be gamining I suggest an FX, because when gaming with the X2 series you might need to tund off a core, but games will soon be taking advantage of dual cores...
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