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Old 11-25-2006, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default First build for gaming

Right now i have a HP with upgraded ram (from 512 to 1gb) and a better graphics card (Radeon x1300) and it's really not that bad but i want to build my own computer just for gaming.

First things first... does this list look good or is there anything wrong with it?

NZXT TRINITY BLK Black/Silver SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 400 WATT PS2 ATX12V Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146015

MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130491

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4GHz Socket 939 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103529

SUPER TALENT 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820609058

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140

XFX PVT73GUGD3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150182

LG 18X DVD±R Super-Multi DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136103

Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121123

Rosewill RP550-2 ATX 2.01 550W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182017

Samsung 941BW / 19" Wide / 4ms / 500:1 / WXGA+ 1440 x 900 / DVI·VGA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...541412&CatId=0


The mobo supports up to 4gb of ram but im just going to put 2gb in it. Also, do you think i would need the upgraded power supply (550w) or would the one in the case be sufficient (400w)?

I'm trying to keep it to a budget build as best as i can but i want things to run good so i'm not going to skimp out either. The only thing that kills me is the price of 2gb ram so it was the best i could find (there are others on newegg but they arent in stock).

Is there anything different i should be looking at or changing?
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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rather go for the AM2 socket and maybe a dual core processor
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Old 11-25-2006, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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your links arent working for me
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you can also leave the soundcard and use the onboard sound because you arent going with a very big sound system
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They work for me?
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Old 11-25-2006, 12:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This build is better

BFG Geforce 7900GS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143070

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005

pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141199

motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128025
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If you wanna thump more and jam better and have a better gaming expierence go with this speaker system http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836119101
Its alot more than you picked but its so worth it. I just got mine yesterday.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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or maybe the logitech x530 5.1
I have one and its quite good
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i would go with what maroon suggested....you will see much more power per price. The x-230's are good budget speakers if you don't have room for a 5.1 system. The z-2300 are awesome if you want to be able to shake the house without putting down alot of money on speakers, but if your on a tight budget, stick with the x-230's.
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