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Old 05-20-2006, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Revised List 1st time builder MMORPG computer?

revised list with better choices ?

1st time builder and need to know what is bang for my buck and also which parts help me most for mmorpgs. my budget is under 1,500 including monitor and speakers

ok with updated list now..
will play mostly WoW and other MMORPG's so keep in mind

CPU
Athlon 64 X2 3800
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
-any thoughts on that? should i buy a cheaper one mayb?
which paste?
Do i need a better heatsink/fan?

M-BOARD
A8N5X ASUS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131569
-should i get the sli to upgrade later mayb? would sli do alot for me on mmorpg's especially World of Warcraft?


HD
Raptor 74g 10,000 rpm
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144160
think that 10k rpm would help me alot? im thinking i am gonna stay with this..


Vid Card
7600gt evga
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130283
looks good from the reviews, think anything better for that price?


Case
Have no Idea what to get
i want to make i will stay cool and no need to be fancy.
also no need for a psu since i will prolly buy a seperate one.


Ram
Need good 2gig (2x 1gig)
prolly will OC since cant get enough ram for mmorpgs


Optical Drive (dvd)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135063
good enough? dont really need the features but its cheap so its ok i guess


PSU Power supply
What would be a very Reliable one and how much would i need max? like 550 would be good also to make sure its cool and cooling the case too since i will prolly OC


Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824021019
decent?

anything else im missing help out
thnx alot
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Old 05-20-2006, 08:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, for starters you don't need another PSU cuz the case comes with one.
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Actually, I say never use PSUs that come with cases. Well, actually OTHER people say it, but I quote.

As for cutting the price down, I got you covered. Kill the SLI. You DON'T need it. I'm on a $1000 budget (-I don't need monitor) and here's my set up, with comments relevant to you. I ordered today, but I did COPIOUS amounts of research. Waited months to order.
Sooo.... :
-Athlon 64 X2 3800:
That's what you're getting, that's good. Speed on a budget is a
good think, I say.

-GeForce 7600 GT:
Go ahead with the 7900 if you like, but why 2? SLI isn't worth
doubling the price yet. One 7900 will run everything fine.

-A8N5X ASUS Motherboard
Looks pretty good, half the price because it's not SLI capable.
That way, when you NEED SLI, you can just sell/upgrade your
mobo and add a graphics card. Don't buy them now, at high
price when they're overkill.

-OCZ RAM, can't remember specifics, but it's slower
If you aren't doing serious OCing you don't need that kick@$$
fast Corsair ram. Especially for MaMorpGas() and occasional
FPSs.

-XION II Case
The X-Navigator looks like overkill. Why do you need a
thermostat? And 5 fans? Look at the XION. It's beautiful.
People say they running it cool with ***2*** fans. And
it's all meshy. No hot air. And it's 60 bucks. Not $232.
232 is enough for a good [i]monitor[i].

-160 GB HD for $80!!! (on newegg)
Why pay more than a hundred bucks for ???74Gigs???
I don't get that. Why's it so expensive? Look for a cheaper
one.

-ASUS DVD drive, $38
Not much worse than your posted drive, and half the price.
And according to the reviews, Plextor suck$.
Plus I got a handy discount on mine with my mobo combo.

-Power Supply (PSU(unit)) ANTEC
Can't see what you picked, you put the wrong link. But judging
by your other choices, it'll be more than you need. Just get
as much as you need, and READ REVIEWS!!!

As for a monitor, you can probably do better than $200 for a nice flat screen.


GOOD LUCK!!! btw I'm using newegg, too. My grand total for a kick butt system was $1015 or something.
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Wow man thnx for the advice, the reason I picked that hd because of the rpm speed, and ill prolly do your setup with a few tweaks. Like better ram. Got advice n speakers and monitor? Thnx a lot tho
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Alright. My complete set up is on the thread in this forum (still first page) called "Please check my list". As for speakers, I just get what's cheap and works. I don't know anything about monitors, I have a CRT.
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-160 GB HD for $80!!! (on newegg)
Why pay more than a hundred bucks for ???74Gigs???
I don't get that. Why's it so expensive? Look for a cheaper
one.
because that is a very nice HD. 10,000 rpm is much faster than standard 7,200 rpm. and especially for mmo's (particularly WoW) you will want that. stick with the hd you have if you play MMO's a lot and DEFINATLY keep it if you play WoW.

WoW draws from the hard drive a lot to load textures and whatnot. there just simply isn't enough RAM (even with 2gb) to hold everything it has to show. so its constantly hard drive thrasing to find its stuff and the faster your HD the faster the game will be able to load it's stuff. im sure other MMO's (and i say particularly MMO's because they are most always the biggest play area) have a lot of info that wont fit in the RAM. for those of you who play wow and use a 7200rpm HD, you suffer the most in thunderbluff. thunderbluff has the most MTPSF (misselanious things per square foot ) and that takes more memory than RAM has to offer.
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Good point. And he's got $ to blow.
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id say go for viewsonic vx922 as ur monitor...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116375
or...for $300 get this 20.1" lcd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824014105
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saxofoner read the sig rules. Your sig is way too big, I suggest fixing it before SigSanta comes around.
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Oh man, I'm sorry. I have read the rules, it was just a mistake. It did come out way too big. I apologize!

Edit: I fixed it. Please forgive me.
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