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Old 10-30-2005, 04:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've built about 10 computers before but they have all been office workstations. Really simple stuff but the time has come for me to build a gaming pc. Using newegg i've found the goods i want, any input, advice, hating, whatever is welcome.


The case

the os

cpu

HD

dvd burner

the cdrw, dvd rom

video card

tv tuner

sound card

monitor

I need some ram and a motherboard. Still not sure about them.
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uh, dont go with XP media center for gaming, get home or pro, for mobo, go with Lanparty or MSI, ur choice on which one, and memory wise, i recommend OCZ or mushkin
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INTEL?! NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! seriously though, NEVER go with intel if u want to game

go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103529

the 4000+ has more than enough power 4 almost any game out rite now, and u can easily OC it to become a FX-57
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uh, dont go with XP media center for gaming, get home or pro, for mobo, go with Lanparty or MSI, ur choice on which one, and memory wise, i recommend OCZ or mushkin
I remember reading that xp media is simply xp pro with some more crap put in and of course i like its media add-ons. Another thing i was unsure of is the OEM version. Is that the same as a retail version.

As far as ram goes i was unsure what exactly to get. At first i thought maybe 4 gigs but i figure 2 would be fine. I just hope that 3 years down the line i won't need to upgrade to more.
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I agree, AMD is the way to go. I went with a dual core though.
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4 some reason, xp media center tends not to perform as well as pro or home at gaming, and for memory, yeah 2 gig is just fine

try this stuff out: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146970

nezzari, i would recommend a dual core, but they look BARELY out of his price range, but if u want to shell out the dough...definitely
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I want to keep the build under about 1,600 but i don't want to cut corners. I first wanted the pentium d because its dual core, the way of the future. I figure its a reasonable price and all the newer games would work. That ram looks good, now i just need a reasonably priced motherboard that will support everything.

edit:someone also told me its worth it to upgrade the vid card to this here . Is it worth the cash.
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well, then just go with the X2 3800+, its $329 and REALLY good

link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

for a AMD mobo, dont bother getting a SLI board so go with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136163

DFIs are sorta to tricky to install though with memory, but u should be ok

and i u DO want a sli mobo, stick with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157
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