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Old 12-10-2007, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello folks!

As a start, I would like to thank you guys very much for answering my question. I know some of you guys will, and boy, will that help me out!

I am looking for a high end gaming machine. I will be moving to the USA in about a month or less, and im excited about the chance to build my dream pc.

I have made some research, but im a very bad researcher. I have seen the Alienware website, and as much as i would love something like that, the price tag is WAAAAAAY to much for me.

I will have around 3k dollars to build myself a pc, and i would like to play games like UT3, Oblivion, and all those really heavy games.

Thanks agaion for the help!
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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3k???

DANG I advise you to spend no more than 2k on a rig... this is what i have in mind:

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Abit IP35-Pro or the ABIT IX38 Quad GT
Crucial Ballistix ddr2 800 kit (4gb should be enough..)
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choose a Case
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Choose an Optical Drive
PC Power and Cooling 610
Add a Monitor if you want one

that pushes you actualy like $1800... hmm.. i guess.. you could go SLi if u want with the 8800Ultra and get a 680i SLi board instead, or maybe get a QX9650 instead of the Dual 8800Ultra.. or maybe get two HD3870's?
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Bah screw the ultra, just buy 2 3870s and run crossfire.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I second the Abit IX38 quad GT motherboard. Mine will be here shortly.
I will be able to say more once I overclock on it.
Heres a review:
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Thanks for the specs. I said 3k just because I will be needing a monitor, sound system and everything.

That and, of course, because i have NO idea of how much it costs to build a pc in the USA (it can get very expensive in brazil)

Ill keep those specs in mind (saved on my laptop actually), and do you have any ideas about the other hardware i will be needing( sound system, monitors, etc)
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Its pretty cheap to build right now. Prices have hit an alltime low for memory and quad core cpus.
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That actually made me remember a good question.

Where?

Do you guys order all those parts by the internet or do you have a prefered store? Ill be going to Cincinnati, Ohio, and know next to NOTHING about where to buy stuff there
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Wait until you get within the US boarders before ordering. This way parts will be cheaper and you have many more places to order from.
The main websites I have ordered from are.
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!
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www.clubit.com

There are many others though.
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Weee!

Lots of researching material! Thanks a lot!
Looks like January will be a happy month for me!
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3k???

DANG I advise you to spend no more than 2k on a rig... this is what i have in mind:

q6600
Abit IP35-Pro or the ABIT IX38 Quad GT
Crucial Ballistix ddr2 800 kit (4gb should be enough..)
8800ultra
choose a Case
Choose a HD Size
Choose an Optical Drive
PC Power and Cooling 610
Add a Monitor if you want one

that pushes you actualy like $1800... hmm.. i guess.. you could go SLi if u want with the 8800Ultra and get a 680i SLi board instead, or maybe get a QX9650 instead of the Dual 8800Ultra.. or maybe get two HD3870's?
looks good but add that he will probably want to run RAID 0 and have a full tower aluminum case
and don't get the ip35-pro for CF because one slot runs at 4x
and a TRUE would be nice

:EDIT: wait since he's ordering in january he should probably get a penryn?
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