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Old 10-20-2005, 03:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok So I want to get a gaming pc and I am thinking about gettingthis stuff and I want to hear what you guys think.

Asus A8N SLI Deluxe nVidia Socket 939 $170
AMD Athlon 64 3800 w/fan $350
2x Corsair Value Select 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz $240
2x XFX GeForce 7800 GTs $740
Diablo 550 watt power supply $50

Total: $1,544

P.S. Already have a case.

P.P.S. I am getting this stuff off tiger direct
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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go with a company trusted Power supply like antec, Thermaltake, or enermax
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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For that price on the PS you could a far better one.
And alot more trusted.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104154

Also if you plan on overclocking the value RAM just isnt going to cut it.
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What other Ram is good for ocing?

but isn't two gigs enough for gaming?
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Yeah, Its great for gaming.
What do you plan to overclock though?
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Old 10-20-2005, 03:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I plan to OC my 7800 gts and my cpu

is there any other RAM that I can get for cheaper or the same price that is better?
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Well just keep the value RAM then.
Your better off with a DFI mobo though since they are the best for overclocking.
Since your going to use SLI then the Lanparty would be the best.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...229464&CatId=0

Its actually cheaper than your current one as well.
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dude just get a dfi sli board, and upgrade that cpu to a dually:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103547
or the 3800
and you don't really need 2 gig if you are overclocking, but whatever. also you won't need 2 7800's right now I say get a GTX and later get another.
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Ok So I want to get a gaming pc and I am thinking about gettingthis stuff and I want to hear what you guys think.

Asus A8N SLI Deluxe nVidia Socket 939 $170
AMD Athlon 64 3800 w/fan $350
2x Corsair Value Select 1024MB PC3200 DDR 400MHz $240
2x XFX GeForce 7800 GTs $740
Diablo 550 watt power supply $50

Total: $1,544

P.S. Already have a case.

P.P.S. I am getting this stuff off tiger direct
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

your not going to get far with 2GB of ram, let alone not very far with valueselect. get DFI asus sucks with amd. dont get XFX, get eVGA leadtek gigabyte. get a better psu
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:39 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Aren't single cores better for gaming than dual?

By the way if I was going to upgrade to a dual core then I would might as well upgrade that to an FX-55

Any suggestions on the Ram or PSu
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