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Old 04-20-2006, 03:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building a 'Decent' Gaming PC

I am a serious online gamer and have built all of my PC's over the last few years with these type of games in mind. However I now want to build 2 identical PCs (kids play too) and am trying to decide which MOBO/Processor/Memory etc etc etc to buy.

I have been searching the net and mags trying to get ideas and seeing a forest of information. True this forum may provide the same barrage of info, but hopefully it will give me a guiding light as to which route to take.

I would appreciate anything you can offer. What I am looking for ideally is suggestions for the following:

Case
PSU
MOBO
Processor
Processor Cooling
RAM
Graphics Card

No doubt there are other things I have missed, but am thinking I can scavenge the rest from my existing PCs.

Waiting in dread & anticipation....
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is your budget?
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<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yea, but I would look at AMD dual cores. The X2 or opty's are both good chips. My X2 runs great! The computer I built I think costs around $1200. A graphics card such as the 7900GT is pretty powerful and should run all the current games on high depending on the other computer components.
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<a href=\" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153035\"> Power Supply</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130071\"> Video Card</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136151

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231034

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171009

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119074


All together that should cost $1186.97 plus shipping and tax. Maybe around $1300. And you may want to add a sound card in there. For around $70 (plus shipping and tax) you can get the Audigy2 ZS.
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<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813127222\"> Motherboard</a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145575\"> Memory </a>
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829102188\"> Sound Card </a>
AMD 3800 x2 Socket 939
<a href=\"http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136033\"> Upcoming Hard Drive </a>
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Old 04-20-2006, 05:56 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Wink WOW - Great suggestions

Great guys. You have confirmed alot of what I was getting tugged towards. The only downside I need to find a different supplier...Newegg doesnt deliver to UK, but i can work that out. Going to do some UK online supplier searches and see how things progress. I really appreciate the info.

I wasn't too worried about a budget (wife has other ideas) but these number figure quite well even over here...)

Again thanks.
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