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Old 11-04-2006, 03:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would this make a good gaming PC, and are all of the parts compatable? Are there any ways to make it cheaper, but still be just as good?

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003 - $316.99

GPU- 3D Fuzion GeForce 7600GS 3DFR76256GSE Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143054 - $88.88

Mother Board- ASUS P5ND2-SLI ATX Intel Motherboard -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131578 - $85.99

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701 - $79.99

Case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132 - $115.99

PSU- OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155 - $99.99

Optical Drive- SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133 - $30.99

Sound Card- Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Sound Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102188 - $121.99

RAM- OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227076 - $229.99

Total - $1170.40
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im not an expert at building pcs and i dont have time to look through lots of websites BUT just from looking at your post i can see your GPU isnt the best? id get the GT version or maybe a 7900GT if you can afford it, you will get much better performance in games
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yepp looks good that 7600gs . is a lil dated but still a decent card... not 100 percent but one of the gs cards can be modded and unlocked a clocked up to gt standards no prob.....
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I'm gunna get rid of the sound card an get a better video card, my PC already has Sound Blaster Live!
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yeah ...... i think that sounds goodd.... you can always add a sound card....
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Ok updated specs, is everything compatable?

CPU- Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003 - $316.99

GPU- eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 KO Video Card - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056 $185.99

Mother Board- GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard -
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012 - $146.99

Hard Drive- Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701 - $79.99

Case- Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132 - $115.99

PSU- OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104155 - $99.99

Optical Drive- SAMSUNG 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black E-IDE/ATAPI - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133 - $30.99

RAM- OCZ Gold Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227076 - $229.99

Total - $1,185.92
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I would drop the CPU to an E6400 and then put some more money into a graphics card, unless you really really want the E6600.
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Drop the Tsunami and get a Centurion 5... 115 dollars for a case... is that neccesary?
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Old 11-04-2006, 10:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ok this case: COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119077 - $49.99
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I would drop the CPU to an E6400 and then put some more money into a graphics card, unless you really really want the E6600.
How much performance difference would this make?
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