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Old 04-14-2008, 07:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Could you guys please throw together a nice gaming rig that would fall in the 400-500 dollar price range?

preferably intel and one that would be easy to overclock.

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Old 04-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope this is for just the hardware for the tower. I would say...

Intel e2180 (mine does 3.3 and I think if I had a abit IP35-E instead of V it would go a bit higher).
Artic Cooler 7
Abit IP35-E
2gb of on sale ram like ocz which can be found for like $25 after rebate
9600gt
hard drive depending on wants. Watch for deals on the 500gb seagate and WD.
I'd go for a psu from Hiper or FSP for like $50 but I've never been good with knowing good psu models.
random dvdrw
cheap case

You would probably be right around $500 depending on the deals you can find. Check out Clubit.com for the cpu and mobo, I got like $15 off by buying the cpu and mobo together.
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depending on what games you want to play either a 3850/3870 or an 8600 would work if you aren't going to be playing the newest titles on everything maxed.
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I hope this is for just the hardware for the tower. I would say...

Intel e2180 (mine does 3.3 and I think if I had a abit IP35-E instead of V it would go a bit higher).
Artic Cooler 7
Abit IP35-E
2gb of on sale ram like ocz which can be found for like $25 after rebate
9600gt
hard drive depending on wants. Watch for deals on the 500gb seagate and WD.
I'd go for a psu from Hiper or FSP for like $50 but I've never been good with knowing good psu models.
random dvdrw
cheap case

You would probably be right around $500 depending on the deals you can find. Check out Clubit.com for the cpu and mobo, I got like $15 off by buying the cpu and mobo together.
good build, Abit Ip35-e is gone of Newegg

Newegg.com - FSP Group SAGA+ 450R ATX12V 450W Power Supply 100 - 240 V NEMKO, TUV, CSA, IEC, UL, CE - Power Supplies

thats the PSU Dario was talking about
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is there anywhere that I could get the Abit IP35-e mobo?
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Newegg has the IP35-P now. It's possible that it is the replacement for the IP35-E.

Newegg.com - ABIT IP35P LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Another option for the graphics card is the 8800GS. It is slower than the 9600gt but is faster than the 3850 and 8600.

Newegg.com - EVGA 384-P3-N853-AR GeForce 8800GS Superclocked 384MB 192-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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How about instead of a 9600gt, an 8800gs?
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Are there any other good motherboards for cheaper?
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For which component?
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A cheaper Intel core 2 Duo motherboard
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