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Old 10-27-2005, 03:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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after deciding to build instead of buy a gaming system i realized i needed to do some research. so after 2-3 hours of reading this board tonight this is what i came up with. price is to be kept under $1500. i plan to purchase the monitor from a local store and i already have a copy of XP Home. let me know what you think of my build and ways to improve and maybe save a little $$$..TIA


Case: Antec Solution SLK3000-B Black Computer Case $50
PSU:OCZ ModStream OCZ52012U 520W Power Supply $109
CPU:REFURBISHED: AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 1GHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Processor - OEM $289
MOBO:DFI nF4 SLI Infinity ATX AMD Motherboard $122
RAM: G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory $222
Vid Card: MSI NX6800GT-T2D256E Geforce 6800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card $298
Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive$90

edit: i plan to buy a nice 5.1 surround in the near future so can someone help me pick out a best bang for the buckk sound card
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can get a non-SLI motherboard unless you plan to purchase another 6800GT anytime soon.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well its nice to know i have the option at getting another one if needed. how does everything else look?
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The Rest looks fine.

Just to check. you dont have listed
Optical Drive (CD/DVD burner)
Floppy Drive

And also most motherboard come with a Decent inbuild soundcard.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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CD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131 - $22.00
DVD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151066 - $40.99


i came up with those. I don't see use for a floppy drive. also, you think i could run far cry and bf2 on top notch settings with this set up?
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Doesn't need to be an SLI mobo and also..... AAAHHHH WESTERN DIGITAL!!! And of course you can run those games on this system, it'll kick their ***.
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western digital isnt the best? can someone please select a better Hard Drive and also a sound card. maybe a case that is quieter or perhaps silent fans.
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DFI infinity series suck get lanparty DFI nF4 ultra-D may i recommend
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Old 10-27-2005, 04:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Quote:
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DFI infinity series suck get lanparty DFI nF4 ultra-D may i recommend
Yeah. DFI LanParty nf4 Ultra-D.

But that sentence you put together doesn't make much sense.



Western Digital are good. Seagate are good also. Don't go Maxtor, they have a tendency to fail.
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whats wrong with wd?
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