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Old 08-08-2007, 03:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Final specs on my new gaming PC any last recommendations?

Hey guys I'm sorry for all of the multiple posts but I just wanna make sure I get everything I want and get what is best recommended by everyone as well.

https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...stTitle=New+PC


Check out my list and tell me what you think.

Below I'm going to just list some final details as to the type of user I am.

Hardcore gamer, playing WoW atm and occationaly Counter Strike Source. I'm looking forward to games like Crysis, Shadowrun and other Dx10 games.

I want a system that is future proof and will last me a good 3-5 years.
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Very nice rig, BUT--------

A PC that'll last you 3-5 years? Not likely bro.

It'll work just fine for the next 3-5 years. As far as playing new games like Crysis you're fine.

BUT

A new game that comes out in 2 years that's like a million times better looking then Crysis, that rig won't handle it.

Just look at PC's two years ago. Like my last rig-

7800GT
X2 3800+
1.5 gigs of OCZ
ASUS mobo

That wouldn't even run Lost Planet on all medium/high settings smoothly.

Your rig would absoutely EAT WoW and CSS alive though.
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save your self almost 100 bucks by going with the Gigabyte DS3R that goes for about 130 i think right now, great overclocker.

and you could save about 30 bucks by going with an oem hard drive instead of a retail one, your motherboard/psu already come with everything you need ofr the hdd so retail is not worth it
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That looks like an awesome build there, Mechtech. Why don't you get the Corsair 520HX at buy.com?....it's $99.99 over there, plus free shipping.
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And I recommend this hard drive because it is $10 cheaper and has 70GB more capacity

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Looks good.. However I might suggest a different DVD Burner, unless you really want LightScribe... the discs cost more, and it doesn't seem all too practical. If I were you, I would shoot for this one:

Newegg.com - LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write - OEM

It's a couple bucks cheaper, and slightly faster write speeds too; also I might trust Lite-On more, because I've never used an Asus DVD Burner.

That's just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-08-2007, 06:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Looking good but like TheOtis said very few computers built now will be able to play the new games coming out in 2 or 3 years. However your build is very recommendable and shouldn't require more than a few tweaks over time to get it to play the new games nicely. Such as a change of graphics card maybe even a processor eventually.

Have you considered waiting for the nVidia 9-series?
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Looking at his 8800GTS I doubt that he wants to pay over 1000 dollars for a 9800gtx.
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How does that 90 day step up program from evga work? If 9xxx series comes out then, I could exchange my 8800 GTS for money off a 9800?
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How does that 90 day step up program from evga work? If 9xxx series comes out then, I could exchange my 8800 GTS for money off a 9800?
yeah, and you pay the difference...but you pay the difference in the MSRP, not the newegg or tigerdirect price.
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