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Old 03-25-2007, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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well my friend wants to make a custom gaming rig for world of warcraft, counter strike source, call of duty 2, battlefield 2 and maybe battlefield 2142 in medium to high video settings or graphic settings
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: friend needs a gaming rig parts list

Budget?
Does he need everything? (Moniter, keyboard, mouse speakers. etc)

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Main parts anyways.
Harddrives and Optical drives are of a trivial matter.

But id want to know how much he has to spend and exactly what he needs before more reccomendations.
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no he doesnt need keyboard mouse or monitor he didn't tell me the budget
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Old 03-25-2007, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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well with no budget no one can really suggest a set list of parts but the listed parts above would be a good start
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do you know how much it will be for those games to be in medium to high setting by any chance?
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Default Re: friend needs a gaming rig parts list

what resolution is his monitor?

If he plays at 1024x764 when I could put together a PC that will max out those games just about for 450 bucks if not let.

If he's playing at 1280x1000 or similar however it will cost about 550-600.

Tell me his monitor size or res.
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If he has a limited budget, the gamaing rig in my signature plays every game you mentioned at HIGHEST settings, 1280x1024 on my 19" SONY LCD. It would probably go for under $1000 new right now.. I bought everything new for just under $1500 shipped about 2 years ago... (cept the x1950XT, that was added after x-mas).

If he has the budget, have him go the Core2 route
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what resolution is his monitor?

If he plays at 1024x764 when I could put together a PC that will max out those games just about for 450 bucks if not let.

If he's playing at 1280x1000 or similar however it will cost about 550-600.

Tell me his monitor size or res.
yea he has 1024x764
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yea he has 1024x764
I just posted this in another topic, $560 total. If you want a core 2 duo setup just replace the motherboard with a Gigabyte ds3, the cpu with an E6300, and get a 2GB g.skill memory kit. It will then cost you $850.

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i think you forgot the RAM
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