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Old 11-21-2005, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gaming PC's : Build Your Own Holiday Guide.

UPDATED – 11/24/05
This list was created by members of Tech-Forums.net
Disclaimer: The following Configurations are solely listed to provide readers an example of current popular hardware in gaming PC's today. This is a reference only. By no means is this the end all of configurations. It's merely a guide to building quality PC's with-in a specific budget.

These PC's are listed in Lowest / Highest Budget
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AMD 64 & NVIDIA
Configuration Submitted by "VaderPro"
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Price Range: $700
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
CPU Cooler: Stock Heatsink & Fan
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939
Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GIG (2x512MB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB
Video Card: GIGABYTE GV-NX66T128D Geforce 6600GT 128MB
Optical Drive: NEC Black Multidrive
Case: Antec PERFORMANCE TX640B Black Steel ATX Mini Tower
PSU: 400w ATX / Comes in case

9 Items @ $641.50 - (S&H & OS Not Included in Price)
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AMD 64 & NVIDIA
Configuration Submitted by "macdawg"
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Price Range: $1000
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Venice
CPU Cooler: Stock Heatsink & Fan
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4-F Socket 939
Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GIG (2x512MB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda SATA 120GIG
Video Card: eVGA GeForce 6800GS 256MB PCI Express x16
Speakers Logitech X-230 32 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker
Monitor DAEWOO L1711MN w/DVI Silver 17" 8ms LCD
Optical Drive: NEC Black Multidrive
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5
PSU: FSP Group 450w ATX12v

10 Items @ $981.46 - (S&H & OS Not Included in Price)
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AMD X2 & NVIDIA
Configuration Submitted by HAVOC2k5
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Price Range: $1200
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
CPU Cooler: Stock Heatsink & Fan
Motherboard: MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum
Memory: Corsair Value Select 1GIG (2x512MB)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda SATA 120GIG
Video Card: eVGA GeForce 7800GT 256MB PCI Express x16
Audio: Onboard RealTek ALC850 8 Channel
LAN: Onboard Marvel Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Optical Drive: LG Black DVD/CD-ROM
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 w/Window
PSU: Antec SmartPower 2.0 400w ATX12v
OS: Windows XP Professional

9 Items @ $1199.42 - (S&H Not Included in Price)
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AMD X2 & NVIDIA
Configuration submitted by "003"
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Price Range: $1800
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: AMD Opteron 170 Denmark
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN CNPS7000B-CU
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
Memory: pqi TURBO 2GB (2 x 1GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB
Video Card: eVGA Geforce 7800GT 256MB
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
Optical:NEC Black 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD/CD Burner
Case:Lian Li PC-65B Black ATX Mid Tower
PSU: Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550
OS: Windows XP Professional

11 Items @ $1,784.36 (S&H not included in this price)
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AMD X2 & NVIDIA
Configuration submitted by HAVOC2k5
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Price Range: $2500
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+
CPU Cooler Zalman 9500 LED
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR
Memory: OCZ Platinum Rev. 2 1GIG (2x512MB)
HDD 1: WD Raptor 74 GIG 10K RPMs
HDD 2: Seagate Barracuda 250GIG
Videocard: eVGA GeForce 7800GTX 256MB
Audio: Creative X-FI Extreme Music Card
LAN: Onboard Marvel & Vitesse Dual Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Optical Drive LG Black DVD/CD-ROM
Case: ThermalTake Shark Black
PSU: Antec Truepower TrueControl 2.0 550w SLI Ready
OS: Windows XP Professional

13 Items @ $2491.33 - (S&H Not Included in Price)
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AMD X2 & NVIDIA
Configuration submitted by "003"
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Price Range: $2500
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo
Motherboard: DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D
Memory: G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB
Video Card: BFG Tech Geforce 7800GTX 512MB
Audio: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS
Optical:NEC Black 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD/CD Burner
Case:Lian Li PC-65B Black ATX Mid Tower
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 SLI

9 Items @ $2426.48 (S&H & OS not included in this price)
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INTEL P4 & NVIDIA
Configuration submitted by "Ridlyn"
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Price Range: $1200
All Components from www.newegg.com

CPU: Intel Pentium 4 551 3.4Ghz Prescott
CPU Cooler: Stock Heatsink & Fan
Motherboard: MSI 945G Neo-F Socket T
Memory: Kingston DDR2 ValueRAM 1GB (2x512mb)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda SATA 120GIG
Video Card: eVGA 7800gt 256mb PCI-E x16
Audio: Onboard RealTek ALC850 8 Channel
Lan: Onboard Marvel Dual 10/100/1000Mbps
Optical: LG Black DVD/CD-ROM
Case: Cooler Master Centurion 5 w/Window
PSU: Antec SmartPower 2.0 400w ATX12v
OS: Windows XP Professional

11 Items @ $1,210.37 (S&H not included)
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What is this?
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What is this?
it appears ot be some christmas gift mechanism, hmm stange specimen indeed.
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Old 11-21-2005, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it's a guide for people who don't know what to buy.
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I think it's a guide for people who don't know what to buy.
Thank you. Some intelligence for a change.
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For $2500, you could build a MUCH better system than that:

Case - Lian Li PC-65B Black ATX Mid Tower Case - $125:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040

Optical drive - NEC Black 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD/CD Burner - $39.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058

Motherboard - DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D - $125:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136152

CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+ Toledo - $497:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103546

Video card - BFG Tech Geforce 7800GTX 512MB - $749:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814143044

Sound card - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty FPS - $275:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102189

RAM - G.SKILL Extreme Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) - $265:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231034

Hard drive - Western Digital Caviar SE16 250GB HDD - $130.50:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Power supply - PC Power & Cooling Turbo-Cool 510 SLI - $219.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703001

Total cost - $2426.48
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This is a good thread, gj havoc
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You could get even more if A you didnt get X2s or B you went w/ the Opterons for the OCers.
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Yes, those others are good too. And the other suggestions as well. The more input the better. My three are my opinion as what to buy. All of the components i've listed are obviously my suggestion. There isn't a right or wrong, or this PC is better then those. It's just a basis or median for people to go by. So if more of you would like to contribute like, "003" did. Please do. But make sure you format it nicely.

"003" - You forgot an OS? These are OEM machines.
Also, you're is good, but it's not better then mine for $2500. Case is preference, you went down on your CPU & up on your Video Card. You made small trade-offs to conpensate for budget. A $749.00 video card doesn't belong in a $2500 Gamer. It's not smart to put 33% of your budget into a this PC. It should be spread around evenly so that you can get a well rounded build. This is purely in my opinion though.
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well if your just a hardcore gamer then obviously you kind of want the best your money can buy you
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