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Old 07-02-2007, 09:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Building a Gaming PC - $3500-3700 Budget

Here is my current configuration:


Question:

Any issues with this configuration and do you think it is better to go with dual video cards or maybe a different hard drive configuration. I can't do both and stay on budget?

CASE: CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower 420W Case W/ Side-panel Window
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 CPU @ 2.66GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache EM64T
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ DHX Heat Spreader)
VIDEO CARD: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
LCD Monitor: ViewSonic VG2230WM 22& quot; Color TFT Active Matrix SXGA+ LCD Display Monitor
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (150GB Gaming Western Digital Rapter 10, 000RPM SATA150 16MB Cache WD1500ADFD)
Data Hard Drive: 320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: LiteOn LH-20A1H 20X Double Layer DVD+-RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology (Black Color)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION[/COLOR]
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Here is my current configuration:


Question:

Any issues with this configuration and do you think it is better to go with dual video cards or maybe a different hard drive configuration. I can't do both and stay on budget?

CASE: CoolerMaster Stacker 830 Tower 420W Case W/ Side-panel Window
CPU: (Sckt775)Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6700 CPU @ 2.66GHz 1066FSB 2x2MB L2 Cache EM64T
MOTHERBOARD: (Quad-Core Supports) Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI Chipset LGA775 FSB1333 DDR2 Mainboard
MEMORY: (Req.DDR2 MainBoard)4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DDR2/800 Dual Channel Memory (Corsair XMS2 Xtreme Memory w/ DHX Heat Spreader)
VIDEO CARD: NEW!!! NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX 768MB 16X PCI Express (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO CARD 2: NONE
LCD Monitor: ViewSonic VG2230WM 22& quot; Color TFT Active Matrix SXGA+ LCD Display Monitor
HARD DRIVE: Single Hard Drive (150GB Gaming Western Digital Rapter 10, 000RPM SATA150 16MB Cache WD1500ADFD)
Data Hard Drive: 320GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM Hard Drive
Optical Drive: (Special Price) 18X DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE DUAL LAYER (BLACK COLOR)
Optical Drive 2: LiteOn LH-20A1H 20X Double Layer DVD+-RW Super Allwrite + Lightscribe Technology (Black Color)
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION[/COLOR]
The Asus Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI is a complete waste of money. Look at the benchmarks, less then 5% performance increase from a regular nforce 680i mobo and it costs a LOT more then 5%. How does your system cost 3500? I got a 650i mobo, gtx, 2 gigs, nzxt full tower case, WD raptor 150, 2 dvd burners, no monitor for under 2000...
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He probably bought it instead of building it
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I bought mine too...
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Idk iam just taking an educated guess ask the guy...
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how did it come up to be that high?
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I was wondering too how he got that high
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u should get this:

cpu: q6600
mobo: gigabyte p35 chipset
ram: 2*1gb gskill hz's
gpu: 8800gtx
cpu cooler: tuniq tower
psu: corsair 620watt
HDD: seagate 2*320gb 16mb cache, then raid them
screen: samsung 22'

case: antec 900 or gigabyte aroura
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Obviously on the wrong message board.

I priced the operating system and the hardware on NewEgg.

CyberPower is the company. Take it easy on me. It is definitely a buy but I am not against the build; that is why I am asking about the configuration.

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well here are some suggestions...

1.Don't ever use power supplies that comes with the case unless they are good. Check this post to see which power supply is good : http://www.techist.com/forums/f76/up...-guide-137927/

2.I would reccomend getting one of those P35 motherboards if you aren't gonna get 2nd video card but if you are going to in the future i suggest you to keep that selection.

3.Well high definition sound card... i don't know alot about sound cards but if you are planning to get one then buy some 7.1 speakers when you're getting them or else it will be a waste using a $5 crappy speakers on high definition sound card.

4.I'm not sure if that's good but i reccomend samsung 22 inch monitor or sceptre as some of the people in TF here have.

5.You might want to wait until E6750 comes out in around 3 weeks from now but if you really want it in like less than a week then go for it but i strongly reccomend you to wait for another 3 weeks to get E6750.

6.Get other techies in here to help you... I'm not 100% on everything and this is what i reccomend... others may reccomend my configuration but it's up to you what you're gonna get and what you're gonna pay.
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