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Old 12-15-2005, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey, Im new and all and this site looks to be really helpful seeing on what Iv read so far. Im looking to make a gaming computer (good one) but Im losing myself in other ppl's posts. So Id like some help otherwise I might end up buying a retail computer game rig at a crazy price.. so Im looking for anyone that can help me, I want a incredible/awesome etc.. game rig. Im willing to spend about 1-5k seeing as price ist all the biggest problem but still cheaper = better, right. I have no clue on what to start with and would like ideas or builds that I can use/buy -(im canadian resident so price varies but when i said 1-5k i mean american, just S&H adds on after awile) Well there I think I explained my problem (me=computer noob lol) Im also wanting to put this together myself just not sure what items to buy..anyhow its 1am and iv got school at 6..dang..thanks for any help.
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Old 12-15-2005, 07:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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welcome to the forums, just to get you started,heres some things to look up:
DFI lanparty type mobo, one with SLI
AMD 3500+ or better
dual eVga 7800gt's running in SLI
2 gigs of ram
for the hard drives, 2- 74 megabyte raptors (10,000 RMP's)
or 1-250 gig SATA (spins at 7,800 RPM) i think thats the right number its somewhere around there
antec true power 550 watt- it supports SLI.
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Old 12-15-2005, 02:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you really have up to 5k to spend, you definitely want to get an AMD dual core processor. (The 64x2 product line.)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ubmit=Property

I personally think that the 4200 there is the sweet spot for price/performance, but it sounds like you have more money to burn than I do, so you might even want to jump up a spot or two.

I'd start with that, find a nice MOBO that meets your needs, find 1 or 2 gigs of RAM (2 is better, but 1 is still great - and yuou can always drop more in later) and get a video card (the 7800 seems to be popular around here)... and then you've got the guts of your new rig. Just add case, PSU, monitor, speakers and hard drives.
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Since youve got that much money you could afford to buy very nice parts. You should look into these:
7800GTX 512mb video card
X2 4800
You definently want 2gb of RAM.
iam_not_2fast4u's choice on hard drives should be very fast
Get a SLI capable DFI
OCZ powerstream 600W psu
Sound card, dvd burner and other accesories

You could make a very sick computer with the budget you have.
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alright thanks alot, ill look into these (spent some $$ christmas lol owell budget dropped abit but no biggy) okie well im gona research for awile now thanks.
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X2 4400+
DFI UT NF4 SLI-DR
2GB's of ram
Maybe two raptors or some 15k SCSI hdds
Lian Lan case
CNPS9500 or the big typhoon
OCZ powerstream 600W power supply
X-Fi
some nice speakers
Viewsonic 2ms 19" LCD MONItor x2
7800GTX512MB if you want 2 then go for it
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hmm well i was gona get alot of the stuff from newegg but unfortunately they dont Ship to Canada soo.. anyone have any really good sites/cheap/large inventory etc.. that'd be helpful and thanks on the helful posts on what to get atm.
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