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Old 12-25-2006, 08:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I am getting the parts to build a gaming computer, and since I am a noob at this I would like to make sure all these things are compatible and that I can maximize my fps in game. Also is this all I need or do I need anything else for this computer. Keep in mind that my budget is about $2000 and thanks for the replies ahead of time.


Western Digital / Raptor / 74GB / 10K / 16MB / SATA-150 / OEM / Hard Drive

Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire and Audio Ports

ULT31368 :: Ultra Dual 12" Cold Cathode Light Kit - Blue

Aerocool Silver Lightning Quad White LED 120mm Case Fan

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.20GHz / 1MB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan

SLI Platinum NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI Ready / Dual Gigabit LAN / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID

Corsair Dual Channel TWINX 2048MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz E.P.P. Memory (2 x 1024)

GeForce 8800 GTX / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card

Ultra / X-Connect V-Series ( XVS) / 700-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / 20/24-Pin / Modular Power Supply
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Old 12-25-2006, 08:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get an Intel Core 2 Duo e6600 processor instead. It crushes pretty much anything, except the higher models of the C2D family. Also if you're getting a 8800GTX, you should get a full tower. Chances are it's not going to fit in a mid tower, or it's going to be touching the hard drive cages. Also instead, get the OCZ Gamesxtream 700W power supply. 700W might be too much power, I think this setup can run off a HIPER 580W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128002 I don't trust Ultra for power supplies. Do you already have the monitor, mouse, keyboard, optical drive, etc.?
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i agree with b1gapl, if you have the cash get the C2D e6600 and a full size case so nothing is squished together or wont fit inside. and the bigger power supply is more opinionated. if you have it, it could save u upgrading in the future.
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Thanks for the help, I switched cases to http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...&sku=T925-2068 and I switched to the gamesxtream 700w. Also I left off the optical drive in my first post but I will get a combo drive for about $40 from sony or something
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That case is very good....and very BIG.
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Ok the
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 2.40GHz / 4MB Cache / 1066MHz FSB / Dual-Core / OEM / Socket 775 / Processor is $315

while the

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2.20GHz / 1MB Cache / 1000MHz FSB / Socket AM2 / Dual-Core (Windsor) / Processor with Fan is $190

So is the Intel c2d e6600 worth the extra because I know guys who say AMD is much better for gaming
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Or get the e6400, which is about $200+. As of right now the C2Ds are the best for gaming. And yes the e6600 is very much worth it.
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Ok so what would you recommend in terms of memory and motherboards etc. if I switched to intel processor?
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These are some good budget boards:
ASUS P5N-E SLI Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

MSI 975X Platinum V.2 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130051

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128012
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If you want a Modular Power Supply.
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