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Old 07-21-2006, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently in the market for building a new relatively good gaming PC. These are the parts I am about to order. I just want to know if this setup will all me to play all the latest games at MAX settings with no lag.

~ Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

~ AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T - BBA Black SECC 0.6mm ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

~2x Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200JB 320GB 7200 RPM IDE Ultra ATA100 Hard Drive - OEM

~CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400

~ COOLMAX CUG-700B ATX 12V( V.2.2) 700W Power Supply

~ AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ Windsor 2000MHz HT Socket AM2 Dual Core Processor Model ADA4200CUBOX

~ MSI NX7950GX2-T2D1GE Geforce 7950GX2 1GB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Dual GPU Video Card

Thats it. I was wondering if there are any alterations that should be made? I'm amenable to all suggestions.

Please add me to MSN (tony_montana127@yahoo.com)
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Yahoo (N1nt3ndo614@yahoo.com)

All help is GREATLY appreciated. Again, this is my first time building my PC, so I need help.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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everything looks great.


you do know that core 2 duo (conroe) is being released in the upcoming days? for the same price, you can get a much better intel build. if you really wanna stick to AMD, you should wait anyways because AMD plans on cutting prices on their chips to stay competitive with intel.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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WOW, FAST REPLY! THANK YOU! Can I add you to MSN/Yahoo please?
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whats your budget and how much does all of your current components add up to?
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That will play all top games no problem
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I have a budget of about 1000-1300usd, flexible a bit though. The current cost of all that is around 1390 (I downgraded to AMD 3800+ and one 320gb hard drive)
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I was just looking through the forums and saw another thread from a guy asking about layouts for around 2000usd. I was wondering if someone would be kind enough to list a strictly gaming PC. Again, my budget is around 1300usd. I would prefer not to wait too long on the release of new parts because I need a new computer ASAP. Thanks!
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Mobo - eVGA 133-K8-NF41 Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX - 78.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188002

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Manchester 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core - 170 ish
(Goes on sale tomorrow)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

RAM - G.SKILL Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) PC3200 - 179.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032

PSU - ENERMAX Liberty ELT500AWT ATX12V 500W - 104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194003

CPU Fan - Thermaltake Big Typhoon CL-P0114 120mm Cooling Fan - 49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

GPU - eVGA 256-P2-N583-AR Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 - 269.99
(With 30.00 mail in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130032

Hard Drive - Western Digital Caviar RE WD2500YD 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA - 81.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136010

DVD Drive - SONY Black 16X DVD+R\CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner - 30.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827131031

Floppy - SIIG JU-91RW12-S2 9-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader/Write + Floppy - 38.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815150058

Audio Card - Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 Channels - 64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178

Case - NZXT Apollo BLACK NP Black Secc Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower - 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811146025

That's just the machine... not including the input devices... monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc..

Of course this is just an example...
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Will that system be able to run such games as F.E.A.R and Oblivion and World of Warcraft at max settings with not lag or spaz?
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Oh yes... no worries
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