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Old 01-19-2007, 10:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to make a pretty good gaming computer, not sure what parts to use though, there's too many choices, so I'd like to see what kind of parts you can help set up for me.

I want an E6600 or E6400 C2D, 2GB RAM, a 512MB or higher Video Card, unsure on the RAM, MoBo, PSU, etc.

Max of 1,700$ USD budget, I'm willing to wait for the ATI cards to come out to save some money.
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Depends on your budget. What is it?
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c2d e6600- zalman9500 or tuniq tower aftermarket cooler
Gigabyte DS3 965p Motherbaord
2gb G skill ddr2 800mhz Ram
8800gtx/gts videocard
320gig WD sata2 hard drive
cm stacker full tower case
ocz 500watt power supply. (or let trieclipse fill us in )
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$1,700USD before tax is my max.
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Old 01-19-2007, 10:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree with what lance suggested.
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Same, dunno if that is around 1700 or not though
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Well then get the 8800GTS and everything else, you will be right in the budget.
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"2gb G skill ddr2 800mhz Ram", my local place doesn't have that so any substitute for that ?
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get it online.


or try for xms2 ddr2 800mhz. but that is going to cost more.

You arent buying this from a local place pre built are you?
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Nope, I'm buying all pieces from Canadacomputers.com and they have a local place near me.
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