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Old 09-26-2006, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buying A New Gaming Rig That Will Be Easily Upgrded.

Basically I want a computer that will play any game I throw at it for a solid year.

I plan ot upgrade to Vista and to get the new generation vid cards some time next year and I don't want to have issues doing so.

Any recommendations for a build for now? I have between 2-2500 to spend and I was leaning towards an e6700 for starters...
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You can go for the e6600 to save you some money, just overclock it. For the graphics a 7950GT can hold you for a year or a X1950XTX. Definitely 2gb ram. Raid 0 two raptors.
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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CPU- Core Duo 2 E6600- $320
Motherboard- ASUS P5B Deluxe- $230
RAM- 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800- $320
Optical Drive- Samsung DVD Burner x2- $60
Hard Drive- Raptor X 150GB- $250
Hard Drive #2- WD 250GB 16MB Sata300- $80
Video Card- eVGA 7900GS- $200
Power Supply- OCZ Gamestream 700W- $150
Case- your choice

Total- $1610, spend the rest on a hella nice monitor.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info guys, good stuff.

Will overclocking be difficult to do? I have 0 experience doing such things.
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even if you dont it is still fast as **** dont worry if you dont want to just read up first if you do.
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Will that 7900 GS vid card be enough to handle some intense games even a year from now? Any other suggestions besides what persianxballer has suggested?
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I wouldn't get the GS.. I'd recommend a GT with your money.

Also, I would get 3 harddrives, 2 raptors for RAID 0, and 1 320gb hd for storage :\
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Something like this?

7950GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130061
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Yeah, thats a good buy
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do not get 7900gt get 7950gt
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