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Old 04-08-2010, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Sorry if I posted this in the wrong spot I'm pretty new to this forum.

I'm thinking about building my own gaming computer because I'm tired of all the malfunctions, fees, and all the other b.s. associated with the Xbox 360 and Microsoft. (7th 360 in four years) Anyway Iím pretty much a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff, and I was wondering if you guys could help me out. Iím a huge gamer and want something that will make my games look great (hopefully better than the 360) and run extremely fast whether im playing a game or just messing around. I'm into FPS mainly but I also like some RTSís. (COD MW 2, Battle Field: BC 2, CCS...) Iím looking to start from scratch- CPU, Motherboard, Ram, Hard Drive, Graphics card ect... Iíve done some research but itís kind of overwhelming. Iím looking at spending somewhere around $1500 (if thatís reasonable). Finally, my main concern is I will spend all this money and it will be out-dated in a year or two.
-Any help would be greatly appreciated. Sorry for the length of the post and the bad grammar.
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Do you also need a Monitor?

Here's what I get:
Newegg.com - Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD/CD Rewritable Drive - CD / DVD Burners
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - Operating Systems
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Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER ELITE 335 RC-335-KKN1-GP Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Which totals $1210 leaving you $290 for a monitor.
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Just woke up- havent really had a chance to look at what you posted but thanks. Yes I am also looking at getting a 1080p monitor and a blu-ray drive.
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Just woke up- havent really had a chance to look at what you posted but thanks. Yes I am also looking at getting a 1080p monitor and a blu-ray drive.
If you're worried about it becoming outdated I think your only sure bet is to go with AMD over Intel right now.

AMD is going to make Phenom II X6's backwards compatible, and from what I hear, even Bulldozer is going to be. (So you'd be good through 2011-2012 at the very least, for processor upgrades.)

Where as Intel will move onto new processors and PROBABLY new sockets in the next year or two.
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Is the phenom II x6 compatible with the other items he listed?
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You'll have to change the mobo, socket AM3, and get a 2x4GB, it uses dual channel so the number of sticks you should get should be multiples of two.

You can get this combo for mobo+cpu
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I would still get the i7 920 though.
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Do you guys know when the phenom II x6 comes out and how much it will cost?
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Going with AMD over Intel because your worried about it being outdated is a load of crap. AMD switches sockets just as often as Intel. Going with an AMD over the Intel will only give you a less powerful PC.
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Going with AMD over Intel because your worried about it being outdated is a load of crap. AMD switches sockets just as often as Intel. Going with an AMD over the Intel will only give you a less powerful PC.
Though AMD is much better bang for your buck.
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Not with his budget...
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