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Old 08-31-2009, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
Well I have an old AGP P4 gaming system now that's just not getting it done anymore. I worked a lot this summer and would like to get a brand new machine to revive my PC gaming days. Thing is, I've been out of technology for quite a while and I'm not so much up to date on all of it anymore.

I'm looking to spend around $600-700 and I would like to buy all the parts from Newegg.

Anyone up for putting together a list of the parts for a decent gaming rig?

Cheers

EDIT: I already have: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and an operating system.
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Old 09-01-2009, 01:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Anyone please?

What about these parts so far?

Case: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-WW Black/Silver Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Hard Drive: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500418AS 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Power Supply: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX 450W ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies

Processor: Newegg.com - AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops

Memory + Mobo: Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, Digital Cameras and more!

Graphics Card: Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N871-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Would this work? And what kind of performance could I expect?

It comes to $697.45 shipped. Is this a good deal?
looks like a solid setup
might want to get a better gpu, gtx260 are cheap
or get the 4890
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This one good? Newegg.com - BFG Tech BFGEGTX260896OCE GeForce GTX 260 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
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Newegg.com - XFX HD-487A-ZHFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

This is cheaper, better, and it has a double lifetime warranty.
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Sweet, thanks. The mobo/memory combo ended, what about this mobo: Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-MA790X-UD4P AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 790X ATX AMD Motherboard - AMD Motherboards and this memory: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-4GBPQ - Desktop Memory

Also, I'm going to need a heatsink for the CPU, what's recommended?
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Yea, that RAM will be fine.

Here's a heatsink suggestion: Newegg.com - Sunbeam CR-CCTF 120 mm Core-Contact Freezer CPU Cooler W/TX-2 - CPU Fans & Heatsinks
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Edit: NVM


Looks solid, what resolution are you going to be playing at?
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For the resolution I'll just use the highest I can get away with and still get good FPS,I'm not so picky about this.
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