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Old 09-11-2008, 07:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, just wanted to first off say i'm glad I found this site.

I am interested in helping my friend build a new computer for me. I want it to be a gaming computer, of course. I have a budget of anywhere between $1000-$2000 and around $1500 or a little upwards would be the best. I would like the best bang for my buck, though.

I want to play games like, COD4, Crysis, CSS and hopefully the newer games that come out with maxed out settings with pretty good FPS(going to run either 1680x1050 res, or 1900x1200 res), the best possible. Also if anyone has a nice monitor they'd like to reccommend(I'm thinking of getting the Samsung T240, or T260..want some more input).
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well.... i would suggest a quad core and 2 to 4 gb of balistic tracers, a 500 to 750 gb segate 7200.11 drive, a 4870 gx2 or similar gpu, and def spend more and get a good mobo for the future pre one with 45 nm capablilities
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well.... i would suggest a quad core and 2 to 4 gb of balistic tracers, a 500 to 750 gb segate 7200.11 drive, a 4870 gx2 or similar gpu, and def spend more and get a good mobo for the future pre one with 45 nm capablilities
Yeah what he said sounds pretty good.
4870gx2 (freaking amazing)
Either get a Intel Q6600 or AMD Phenom (I would recommend the Q6600, but everyone and their dog is either a fan-boy of one or the other)
A nice motherboard around $100 for whatever CPU you plan to get.
4GB of ram

And your set to go.

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Pretty much every motherboard out now has 45nm support, and if it doesn't come with it, you can be sure to get it through a recent BIOS update.
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Updating in a few on the new build specs.

Ahh...Sorry for the double post. There doesn't seem to be a way to delete it as well. My bad there.






Here is the specs of the new computer I'm most likely going to be building. If you guys think I need any more fans(I want my friend to OC it a bit) just tell me. I also have a keyboard/mouse/mousepad picked out. i am going to be playing COD4, WoW, Warhammer, and other new games. I hope this is a good build for the cost. I am also going to probably add a another HD 4870 sometime over the next few months.

Total comes to $1410 before some rebates and maybe an extra fan(or two?), also excludes the mouse/keyboard/mousepad I picked out. Any advice welcome.

CPU :$190Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Wolfdale 3.16GHz 6MB L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Mobo :$110Newegg.com - BIOSTAR TForce TP45HP LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Card: $255Newegg.com - MSI R4870-T2D512 OC Radeon HD 4870 512MB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

PSU:$83 Corsair TX 750W ATX 12V Power Supply - CMPSU-750TX - Buy.com

HDD:$75Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

RAM: $62Newegg.com - OCZ Reaper HPC Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Case: $55Newegg.com - APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Monitor $480Newegg.com - SAMSUNG T260 Rose-Black 25.5" 5ms Touch of Color Series HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 20000:1 - LCD Monitors

OS:$100 Newegg.com - Vista, Operating Systems

Mouse:$50 Newegg.com - Logitech G5 2-Tone 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Laser 2000 dpi Mouse - Mouse

Keyboard:$80 Newegg.com - RAZER Lycosa RZ03-00180100 Black 104 Normal Keys 7 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards"]Newegg.com - RAZER Lycosa RZ03-00180100 Black 104 Normal Keys 7 Function Keys USB Standard Gaming Keyboard - Keyboards[/URL]

Mousepad:$22 Newegg.com - iCEMAT 2nd Edition BLACK Mouse Pad - Mouse Pads & Accessories
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uhmm why not just take the hd4870x2, the 4870x2 will beat your crossfired 4870 and besides when you decide to buy another 4870 you need to change your motherboard.
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Budget is more of an issue than I thought it would be. I am just going to go with the 4870(I want a good monitor in that budget) so that's what I'm going to do. Why would I need a new motherboard? I don't know much about this kind of stuff.
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You're getting the Logitech G5. That Automatically makes this setup a beast.
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You could get a "24 monitor for $100 less.
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Why would I need a new motherboard?
well you said you might get an additional 4870 in the next few months you will need a mother board that supports crossfire to achieve that.
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drop that monitor get a 24" and use the extra money to get a 4870x2
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