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Old 03-28-2006, 11:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys i was puting together my first build (its gonna be a gaming comp and i mostly play CSS and DoD:s) and I was wondering what you guys think? Any constructive critisim would be awesome. BTW my budget is $1700 with everything.


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Mouse and key board are going to be the g15 and g5 (respectivly)$59.99 and $49.99
and the Speakers are the Logitech z-550 $180

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Old 03-29-2006, 05:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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we can't see your shopping cart. we just see what we have in our carts.

nice choice of mouse and speakers. i however don't knwo the keyboard.

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks great. I want it.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I am not sure if you relaized or not, but that Motherboard you linked us to is a REFURBISHED unit... I personally would spend a little bit more and get a NEW one. Looks good other than that.
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, otherwise it looks good. Man, I want that case though, they don't sell it where I live.
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Old 03-29-2006, 02:53 PM   #6 (permalink)
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the psu that comes with that case is generic crap , i suggest youll take these case+psu instead
thermaltake tsunami black case
antec smartpower 500w psu

this wd 250gb have 16mb buffer for just 7$ more

the mobo as alredy mentioned is *REFURBISHED* so i dont recommend getting it , better pay a bit extra for the asus a8n-e

good choice on the ram , but youll better take this one instead (same price after rebate and better timings)

might wanna consider getting the x2 3800 instead of the 3700 just a little bit more

359$ for 7900gt is an overkill , you can get the leadtek for 309$
the evga is clocked bit higher but you can easily overclock the leadtek to same speeds and maybe even higher, i dont think its worth the extra $
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanx alot guys.. I might just buy a used gaming comp does anyone have one?
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You should seriously just build your own. There arent really any "used" gaming machines with 7900 gt's in them because they are so new. Well actually i guess there could.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:09 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Ya I would just buy a used comp and slap some new stuff in.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:11 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Does this look like an ok monitor?

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