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Old 05-12-2006, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not trying to spend a lot of money, but I also want a decent gaming PC (that can run the newer, more demanding kind of games). My current computer is dying, so I'm going to build a new one.

I wanted to ask: have you got any suggestions for a good build, or specific parts? I'm pretty okay with choosing ram and the like, but I need advice on the CPU, Video Card, Motherboard and such.
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Old 05-12-2006, 10:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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what's your price range?

I'm going to purchase either an opteron 165/170, an ASUS A8N32 Deluxe Mobo, and a eVGA Geforce 9700gt KO
which prices between $800-$900 on new egg
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PRICE RANGE!!! people always forget that.. and what games r u gona play?
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I would recomend an 3800x2 (then overclock it) and a 7900gt. + 1gb ram.
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we can't tell you anything until you tell us how much money your willing to spend
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Old 05-12-2006, 06:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Eh, I don't really have a price range. I was going to base my decision on what I should spend on how much the decent parts cost - or, until I see a few good builds that I can compare the prices to.
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Old 05-12-2006, 09:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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built two , prices include VAT
diffrences - the first have athlon 64 3800 dual core processor & 250gb hd , the second have athlon 64 3700 single core processor & 160gb hd , the video card is very good although there are better


#1 , £733.62 total
Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case With Antec SmartPower 450w psu / £72.29
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Antec_160.html
DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D / £93.94
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...t_939_520.html
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 3800+ Retail / £199.69
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...64_X2_567.html
G.Skill 2GB DDR ZX PC3200 (2x1GB) / £152.69
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Skill_557.html
BFG GeForce 7600 GT / £119.95 *this week only*
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...eries_356.html
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 250GB ST3250624AS SATA-II 16MB Cache / £68.09
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...agate_191.html
BenQ DW1650 16x16 DVD RW Dual Layer ReWriter / £26.97
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...rives_185.html

#2 , £672.52 total
Antec Sonata II Piano Black Quiet Case With Antec SmartPower 450w psu / £72.29
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Antec_160.html
DFI LanParty UT NF4 Ultra-D / £93.94
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...t_939_520.html
AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Retail / £152.69
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...4_Bit_263.html
G.Skill 2GB DDR ZX PC3200 (2x1GB) / £152.69
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...Skill_557.html
BFG GeForce 7600 GT / £119.95 *this week only*
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...eries_356.html
Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 160GB ST3160812AS SATA-II 8MB Cache / £53.99
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...agate_191.html
BenQ DW1650 16x16 DVD RW Dual Layer ReWriter / £26.97
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...rives_185.html
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i'd take the price cut and go with a MSI K8n neo4-F, i doubt your gonna be needing the DFI for VERY ADVANCED overclocking. and then add that money to get a 7900GT to build #1 and thats all you will need.
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you shouldn't save cash on the GPU when building a gaming PC, so go for a san diego core 3700 or something in its price range and get a 7900GT
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Old 05-13-2006, 06:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Jeremy's first build looks very nice for the price, but if you want to spend a little more for extra performance go with a 7900GT instead of a 7600GT as said already.

That's my two cents.
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