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Old 08-19-2007, 12:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I'm looking to buy a high end gaming computer ( not extremely high end like running crysis at max when it comes out, but at least run it where I can enjoy ). I've browsed a bit and put this together.

Hard drive - I already have a 150gig, that's enough.

Case - Newegg.com - APEVIA X-Dreamer II ATXB4KLW-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 420W Power Supply - Retail
I noticed people taking about the antec and whatnot but 120$ seems expensive for a case, is it really worth $60 more?

Video Card - Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Does this card allow to project the PC on the TV? By SD video I think or whatever.

RAM - Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Processor - Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
Again I'm not sure if it's worth $70 more.

Motherboard -
Customer Reviews Of GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

I already have a 17' LCD monitor and a dvd writer, I may get new ones at a later date but it's not really a big priority for me.

So does this all go together nicely, I wouldn't mind paying 80-100$ more if I'd really see a big increase and performance. Also I keep hearing about overclocking a lot and have absolutely no idea how it works and how to do it. I'd really appreciate info .
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Good choice for most of the stuff.

For psu most will say coresiar 520, but I like seasonics more.

Crysis wants E6600 or E6700 and a GTS for ULTRA High. So go with the quad b/c Crysis will take advantage of it. What monitor are you going to play on>?
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i dont think youll need a quad core the dual will do you fine
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Does the case I posted come with a power supply and is it worth it or should I buy an antec case and a good psu for 200ish dollar?
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get a case you like and then a good powers upply
the Xcilio goodpower is about 55 bucks and is really good for the price
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Does the case I posted come with a power supply and is it worth it or should I buy an antec case and a good psu for 200ish dollar?
Id buy the case you want, and get a seasonic b/c I dont buy cheapy power supplies.
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Just get a case you think looks nice that is around your budget. Then buy a separate PSU. The PSU's that come with the case is usually pretty crappy and dies within days/weeks.
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Would the difference between a Xcilio goodpower and a seasonic be really noticeable to warrant at least double the price? And do you guys know if the video card can output to a TV? Thanks btw you guys have been a great help.
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The video card can output to TV, if your TV has either a VGA or S-video input port.

Both XClio and SeaSonic power supplies, are very good. It's just a matter of budget.
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Warranty shouldn't be a matter well in many cases, it shouldn't at all. Xclio GreatPower 500W is a pretty good PSU, or if you want to invest some more money into your PSU then you can get the Corsair 520HX.
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