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Old 12-05-2006, 10:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well some of you guys might already know me as the guy that wines about getting a gaming laptop and *****es about his parents not allowing me to keep my computer in my room.
Well guys I finally convince my parents to allow me to keep my computer in my room. So here is where you guys come into the picture , I need you all to help me build a very good gaming desktop for $1200. Is this possible, cause I would like to know your replies on the topic I am planning to buy this computer in january.
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Conroe CPU DDR2 800 RAM Socket LGA 775 MoBo
~$566

DVD Burner - Retail
$30

7900 GT w/$40 rebate
$235-40=195

17" Monitor
$170

Solid PSU
$90

Case $70

thats $1121
u might want a wide screen monitor, my benq is sweet...

i rec'd the 7900GT instead of the 7950GT because a) theres a rebate right now b) you can volt mod it to go faster than the 7950GT
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Old 12-05-2006, 11:52 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey guys I just came up with something please give me your honest opinion about my selection for this gaming desktop I just designed, all the parts will be bought off new egg.

1) Mother Board - ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131011

2) Processor - AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ Windsor 2.6GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103030

3) Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3400620AS 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148138

4) Case - Broadway Com Corp 9968 Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 550W Power Supply

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811162030

5) DVD Drive - SAMSUNG Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write, LightScribe Technology - OEM

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151136

6) Memory - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

7) Video Card - XFX PVT71JYHE9 GeForce 7950GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP ExTreme Edition Video Card

Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150189
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not bad, i forgot HD's for ya... sory

i gotta tell you though conroe blows away any AMD processor out there.

also, WD Raptors are awsome... especially in RAID 0
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DONT get an amd they are not nearly as good as they once were.

Core 2 is the way to go for right now and for awhile coming
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DONT get an amd they are not nearly as good as they once were.

Core 2 is the way to go for right now and for awhile coming
+1 on that. Even going with a Core 2 Duo E6300 is more than enough for gaming. And all this is coming from an ex-amd fanboy haha.

EDIT: Might I suggest a Gigabyte 965 S3, or DS3, or one of the new EVGA nForce 680i motherboards?
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+1 on that. Even going with a Core 2 Duo E6300 is more than enough for gaming. And all this is coming from an ex-amd fanboy haha.

EDIT: Might I suggest a Gigabyte 965 S3, or DS3, or one of the new EVGA nForce 680i motherboards?
yeah I agree. I have amd now but reading about the conroe's and from other posters, it is the superior chip by far for the moment.

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well this goes back to my thread, i only wanted brand name PCs so i can get the express upgrade from windows vista......... but unless i can get it for freee looks like i'm gonna have to buy one.........
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Well guess I think I will just stay on the AMD boat cause AMD is sure to come out with something to wow everybody. So in other words what do you think about the other specification guys.
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that all looks good to me....if you are determined to stay on the amd boat. it's not sinking, just ridin a little low in the water, haha.
only one thing, you could buy a 3800+ or a 4200+ and over clock either one of those to the stock speed of the 5000+. and it's fairly easy if you do some reading. depending on which one, you can save a little bit of dough.
they are all 3 good cpu's. the 4200+ that i have was almost double it's current cost before the release of the conroe. sooo...actually they are just as good as they have ever been, it's just that now conroe is better(faster) and the amd's prices have dropped tremendously.
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