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Old 08-24-2006, 05:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So here is the deal. I have about 1600 dollars to spend for a new computer. I am using an old dell which gives me about 40 FPS in HL2 games.So I came across this website and saw this gaming rig. The link is http://www.digitalstormonline.com/twisterproamd02.asp So how good is this rig compared to my old Dell 4600 Dimension (2.4ghz ,Geforce 6200 with 256mb, 512 MB ram). How good would this be in playing newer games like BF2, and new games coming out like Crysis. I am a noob when it comes to computers, but feel I know enough to build one. Would it be cheaper to build it? What is the best way to go with $1600 and can I get more bang for my buck in place of that rig? I would greatly appreciate it if someone would help. Thank You.
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I can promise you that not only would it be cheaper for you to build one... you would get the parts you want, and probably better at that. obviously you want a system for gaming? and 1600 os your budget? do you have any parts that you might use from your old system? monitor? keyboard? mouse? DVD burner? etc... or would you want a whole new system to have a second computer in the house?
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have to agree

buy the parts separately and build them. for 1600 for budget, you can get a mindblowing computer....

oh, and it would kick your old dell's butt...
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Well I would keep my old monitor, my old Diamondback mouse and headset and keyboard. I have on old DVD-RW drive thats only 3 months old and a HardDrive thats only 4 months old. But when I go to newegg, and enter in the same stuff or comparable to these custom computer sites its about same price. wats the best way to go
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have to agree

buy the parts separately and build them. for 1600 for budget, you can get a mindblowing computer....

oh, and it would kick your old dell's butt...
How, once I put the parts in it is the same price....Im a newb when it comes to this
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cpu - AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 - 152.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103735

mobo - DFI INFINITY NF ULTRAII-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX - 88.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136015

ram - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) Dual Channel Kit - 156.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231055

hard drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) ST3250620AS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s - 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148144

dvd+rw - Pioneer Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW - 31.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827129001

PSU - Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-480 BLUE ATX12V 480W Power Supply 115/230 - 69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103930

Video card - eVGA 512-P2-N548-TX Geforce 7600GS 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16 - 149.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130021

case - Antec Performance I P180B - 114.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017

OS - Microsoft Windows XP Professional With SP2B 1 Pack - 137.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116059

Monitor - ViewSonic VA912b Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 500:1 - 199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116353

keyboard/mouse - Logitech Cordless Internet Pro Desktop 967461-0403 Black - 25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126168

speakers - Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker - 103.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121122


roughly 1300.0 before shipping...
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hmm.. kick *** pc, 1600 bujet...lemme see, NEWEGG!!!

CASE-65$

MOBO-185$

PROCESSOR-187$

POWERSUPPLY-129$

RAM-187$

HARDDRIVE-140$

dvd burner-30$

CASE FAN-18$

VIDEO CARD-149$

OS-140

monitor-186$

TOTAL COST= $1,565.38(with shipping, socal)
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lol, there you go
and these guys know what they're talking about
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Ok sounds nice.
Here is wat i made.

CD-DVD Burner: Samsung 18X DVD+-R blah blah: 30.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151133

ATX Case. Sunbeam.: 84.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166005

Hard-Drive. Seagate Barracude 200GB. X2 74.99 x 2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148145

Monitor: AOpen 19'' LCD. 184.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824174033

Motherboard. Asus M2N-Sli. 142.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

Video Card. XFX Geforce 7600GT. Will SLI THEM. X2. 159.99 X2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150140

CD-Rom Drive: 12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827134012

Sound Card. 64.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102175

Power Supply 500W. 79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159054

Processor. AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200 AMD 187.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103747

All for a total of 1407.42 including shipping to Cali.
What do you think. And is everything compatable.
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all good, except for sound...the onboard is better..just a ques. but y do u need a cd-rom drive? the dvd-ram will read cd's, but if ur usin it to copy cd's then ya ur good...besides those 2 things, ur good, maybe with the xtra money go for liquid cooling.

EDIT: your going to need a floppy drive for bios updates
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