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Old 06-21-2007, 05:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am intending to build a new custom based high performance computer. I have a budget of about 1300 (US Dollars). I will mainly be using for gaming, web surfing and I hate lag! Any recommendations for a new built? Eg. the processor? the motherboard? the graphic card etc etc etc.
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my new custom based high perfomance computer included an E6600 cpu, 965P-ds3 mobo, 8800GTS graphics card, 2x250Gb SATA II hdd. just some parts u might want to consider
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my new custom based high perfomance computer included an E6600 cpu, 965P-ds3 mobo, 8800GTS graphics card, 2x250Gb SATA II hdd. just some parts u might want to consider
How much had you got your 8800GTS for in US Dollars? And is it the 320MB or the 768MB? And it is built by XFX, Sapphire, Leadtek or?
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just get any 8800 gts you can find but if you play on hi res (above 1440 x 900) then go for 8800 gts 640mb or 8800 gtx if less than the above then 8800 gts 320mb. also E6600 is pretty good and you might want to get a rock stable motherboard that allows overclocking like mine Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 so here is the price for the components if you build it yourself...

E6600 $223
8800 GTS 320MB / 640MB $300 / $400
Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 $130
DVD-RW drive $40
Case (really up to you) around $30-60 depending on what case you are getting
Power Supply (not sure but a decent one might be around $80-100)
2 250GB SATA drives $140 ($70 each)

So this will mean it will cost around $1k-1.1k which is around your budget. you could try and go for gtx which will cost extra $200 which will go for your budget limit $1300. There will be no way to get decent SLI system unless you want to pay more. Oh and monitor is not included but a monitor will cost around $160 which will cut your GTX into 640MB or 320MB. The 320MB should max in any game with no lag except oblivion outside.
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LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK - $32.99

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $139.99

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Windows 98SE/ ME/ 2000/ XP - $7.99

(x2) Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - $139.98 ($69.99 each)

Hanns·G JW-199DPB Black 19" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor - $169.99 after $20.00 Instant

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - $379.99 $30.00 Mail-in Rebate

Rosewill RP550V2-D-SL 550W SLI Ready-ATX 12V V2.01 Power Supply -$60.99 after $10.00 Instant

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ -$104.99 after $40.00 Instant

GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - $134.99

Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 Conroe 2.13GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6420 - $186.00

Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - $59.99 after $5.00 Instant


Total cost: $1417 but can be lowered by taking off the 19in widescreen and/or by changing from a 640mb to a 320mb 8800GTS.

This is my new setup with the only change that might possible happen is I may change from the E6420 to the E6750 after July 22.
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Case - Antec 900 or your choice...
Motherboard - Gigabyte P35-DS3R or MSI P6N Platinum(For SLI and other features, not future proof like the DS3R though)
CPU - Intel Core 2 Duo E6420
RAM - G.SKILL 2GB HZs
Graphics - EVGA 8800GTS 320MB or EVGA 8800GTS640MB (If you play at resolutions higher than 1440 x 900)
Power supply - Cosair 520HX
Hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB
Optical drive - Sony NEC Optiarc DVD-RW+/- Burner
Optional aftermarket CPU cooling - Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro or Tuniq 120(If you have the extra money)

If you pick the 8800GTS 320mb the total comes under $1300. And if you pick the 640mb version, the total is just over $1300.
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Newegg.com - ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
If you don't mind having only 1 IDE channel. SATA > PATA anyways.
What kind of motherboard would you consider future proof?
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Why you got to go and out-do me with your bold and pretty links b1gapl? I see how it is. Game on!
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Newegg.com - ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
If you don't mind having only 1 IDE channel. SATA > PATA anyways.
What kind of motherboard would you consider future proof?
The P35s are future proof, because they will support the upcoming 45nm Penryn and Wolfdales.

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Why you got to go and out-do me with your bold and pretty links b1gapl? I see how it is. Game on!
lol...I was just trying to make it easier for him to see the parts.
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lol...I was just trying to make it easier for him to see the parts.
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