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Old 10-30-2007, 11:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i need help on making a pc for gaming. I dont know much about monitors so i need some help on that, i was wondering if i could get a good one at best buy or something, mostly because i can get a discount there but if it comes with a good monitor that is fine, also i dont need a mouse/keyboard for the same reason. I want to get the best performance for gaming. some things i like are:
3 gb of ram
nvidia ultra card (dont know 2 much about sli)
centrino core extreme
not looking for 2 much space in my hard drive mabe 200 gb or more
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all help will be appreciated, thanks
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Old 10-31-2007, 02:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Dual 8800gt. Thats my two cents
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You could do SLI 8800GT's (as mentioned above) for about the same price as an 8800Ultra, and likely have better performance.

I'd normally suggestion an X38 motherboard, but they're just so expensive right now... I think they would go awesome with 8800GT's. Oh well, guess you'll have to settle for a 680i board instead (if you want SLI).

If you don't want SLI, go for a P35 board.

The SAMSUNG 226BW Black 22" Widescreen would be an *amazing* monitor, and is probably the best you could go with for gaming, though it does come with a higher price tag.

Go with 2GB or 4GB of RAM. 3GB just seems like an odd number. I'd suggest getting 2GB now and upgrading to 4GB when you find a game that seems to need it.

I wouldn't get an extreme edition processor. The Q6600 will probably suit you just fine.
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HD - Seagate 250
NCIX.com - Buy Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 250GB SATA2 8.5MS 7200RPM 16MB Cache Hard Drive 5YR MFR Warranty - ST3250410AS In Canada.

That samsung monitor.

RAM G.Skill
NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - F2-6400PHU2-2GBHZ In Canada.
or
Crucial Ballistix
NCIX.com - Buy Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 2GB 2X1GB DDR2-800 CL4-4-4-12 240PIN Dual Channel Memory Kit - BL2KIT12864AA804 In Canada.
to save some money

CPU - Q6600
NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Quad Core Processor LGA775 Kentsfield 2.40GHZ 1066FSB 8MB Retail Box - BX80562Q6600 In Canada.

IF you can get soemone in the states to ship it to you buy it from ClubIT G0 stepping guarenteed, have it shipped to their place, and get them to ship it to you. NCIX sent me a B3 on tuesday. No big deal If I can get this cooling deal, gonna be lame otherwise XD.

PSU - Corsair 620HX
NCIX.com - Buy Corsair CMPSU-620HX 620W ATX Triple 12V 50A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply 120MM Fan 2X PCI-E - CMPSU-620HX In Canada.

GPU - x2 SLI 8800GT
NCIX.com - Buy EVGA E-GEFORCE 8800GT Superclocked 650MHZ 512MB DDR3 PCI-E Dual DVI-I HDTV Out DIRECTX10 Video Card - 512-P3-N802-A1 In Canada.

Someone else can reccommend an sli MOBO. I went with P5K Deluxe, no SLI.

Case of choice.
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NCIX.com - Buy EVGA Nforce 680I SLI LGA775 Conroe ATX DDR2 2PCI-E16 2PCI SATA2 Sound GBLAN 1394 Motherboard - 122-CK-NF63-TR In Canada.
There is a link to a motherboard and as for a case your choices are endless. Would recommend something bigger with good airflow though. Maybe this:
NCIX.com - Buy Coolermaster CM Stacker 830 Evo E-ATX Black Aluminum Case 9X5.25 4X3.5INT No PS W/ 2X120MM Fan - RC-830-KKN3 In Canada.
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O nice case ^^ Good one. Thats a good build between the 3 of us Ryan XD I didn't tally it up but random guess is probably 1800ish.. maybe XD its 6am and I'm too tired to look sorry. Gl
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dont get sli its a waste. might as well save money if GT compares to gtx. and if u do decide to get sli do not get 680i they suk for overclocking quads. i say 1x8800gt and rest of akubanes build
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dont get sli its a waste. might as well save money if GT compares to gtx. and if u do decide to get sli do not get 680i they suk for overclocking quads. i say 1x8800gt and rest of akubanes build
not in this case... 8800gt in SLi beats an Ultra for way cheaper...

but the only limit to SLi is a 680i board... which will cause a price increase compared to a p35 board...
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one GT comes close to a gtx and i imagine it will overclock alot being 65nm and all. so i dunt see sense in buying 2 wen could save ur money instead of getting up to 40&#37; perf for 200% of the price of one GT
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you bought a gtx, so you would have bought 2 gt's if you were buying now because it costs the same as one GTX but gets 2-3k higher in 3dmark
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