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Old 06-07-2006, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys! I have $1900 Canadian to spend on a gaming computer, I have more money but im saving some for a particular monitor. So yeah... any suggestions for a new gaming computer in the $1900 price range?? That equals to about $1700 US.
I appreciate any suggestions, Thanks!!
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get the Dell XPS gaming PC. You can even get a nice 30" flat panel monitor from Dell.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here's my try at it:

Antec P180 Case - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154
Raptor 74GB HD - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe MB - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517
Antec TruePowerII 550W PSU - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ - $229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
Logitech 5.1 Speaker System - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118
GeForce 7950G x2 - $610
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125035
Sony Floppy Drive - $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116
Sony DVD-Rom Drive - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Logitech MX518 Mouse - $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104178
Saitek Illuminated Keyboard - $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103
Ratpadz Mouse Pad - $13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817114151

Comes out to roughly $1525 (American) + tax.
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Old 06-07-2006, 09:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would change the hard drives to a single Raptor w/ 16MB 74GB.

Get the 7950GX2 instead.
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I would change the hard drives to a single Raptor w/ 16MB 74GB.

Get the 7950GX2 instead.
Nice choices...above list changed! Wow, that looks pretty sweet.
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Here's my try at it:

Antec P180 Case - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154
Raptor 74GB HD - $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe MB - $135
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517
Antec TruePowerII 550W PSU - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ - $229
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103539
Logitech 5.1 Speaker System - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118
GeForce 7950G x2 - $610
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125035
Sony Floppy Drive - $10
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821103116
Sony DVD-Rom Drive - $20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131
Logitech MX518 Mouse - $34
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104178
Saitek Illuminated Keyboard - $47
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823175103
Ratpadz Mouse Pad - $13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817114151

Comes out to roughly $1525 (American) + tax.

forgot the ram :P
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And thats only a single core cpu :P
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Get the Dell XPS gaming PC. You can even get a nice 30" flat panel monitor from Dell.
lol... I hope your kidding.

DELL is a ripoff, on watever u buy from them, even XPS the "gaming machine"

But yeah get a better hard drive... and dont get a raptor or a 16mb cache.. cause it will only speed up your loading time, it wont effect your fps or game speed.

I would suggest a plain old 8mb cache 7200 rpm and watever amount of space you could afford.
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Oh shoot , I did forget the RAM..I knew I was forgetting something. As far as dual core goes...it's not really needed at all unless you're doing a lot of multitasking. Single core can perform very well if you're doing gaming. That CPU would do more than fine.
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you'll regret not getting a dual core... i know i did
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