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Old 04-07-2006, 08:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I am in the market to buy a new gaming desktop. I tried building once, and I messed it up.

BUDGET: 1200k or less

GAMES: BF2, WoW, Oblivian

I would appreciate any help you could give to a n00b like me.

Thanks,

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Old 04-07-2006, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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k which parts do u already have when you tried building one but you screwed up? Name them all and we'll tell you which ones to replace and stuff like that.
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k which parts do u already have when you tried building one but you screwed up? Name them all and we'll tell you which ones to replace and stuff like that.
Im sorry, let me rephrase. I messed up my old computer, but someone fixed it...that was like 3 years ago. Now I am looking for a whole new rig.

Sorry for the confusion
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:53 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oh ok......here is something to get you started...

DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D about $120
AMD X2 3800+ somwhere around $300
eVGA 7900 GT $300
OCZ Valueram 2X1gb dual channel $160
Logitech G5 Mouse
Saitek Eclipse Both should add up to about $70

thats pretty good.
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oh ok......here is something to get you started...

DFI Lanparty UT Ultra-D about $120
AMD X2 3800+ somwhere around $300
eVGA 7900 GT $300
OCZ Valueram 2X1gb dual channel $160
Logitech G5 Mouse
Saitek Eclipse Both should add up to about $70

thats pretty good.
Thanks, I appreciate the response. I am more interested in buying a complete system. Your repsonce though encourages to try to build my own again.

I have looked at dell, cyberpowerpc, alienware, velocitymicro.
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Dont buy dell thats all i'll say. Buildin is better and saves u lots of money
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try monarch computers..
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I would also shy away from Alienware. You are only really buying the name. If you want to buy a prebuilt system try Puget Systems Or Falcon NW. Both have great Tech Support and are pretty patient when it comes to new buyers.
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Old 04-07-2006, 09:38 PM   #9 (permalink)
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your better off building , as youll get much longer warranty & higher quality parts & know exactly what parts your getting & its cheaper & cuz of all those reasons youll get the best bang for the $

i built you one , incase youll change your mind..

ASUS A8N-E MOBO / 92.99$+4.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530
Seagate 160gb sata2 8mb cache / 83$+4.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105
G.SKILL Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) / 132.99$ after rebate+4.81$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ / 295$+0.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
eVGA Geforce 7900GT / 319$+4.65$ with shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
NEC 3550 DVD BURNER BLACK / 38.99$+free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
NEC BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE / 5.99$+4.89$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W EPS12V / 99.99$+6.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932
Thermaltake Tsunami Case Black / 93.99$ after rebate+15.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
total with shipping/rebates: 1210.24$

edit fixed a typo on the hd , its a 160 not 120
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your better off building , as youll get much longer warranty & higher quality parts & know exactly what parts your getting & its cheaper & cuz of all those reasons youll get the best bang for the $

i built you one , incase youll change your mind..

ASUS A8N-E MOBO / 92.99$+4.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131530
Seagate 120gb sata2 8mb cache / 83$+4.99 shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148105
G.SKILL Value Series 2GB (2 x 1GB) / 132.99$ after rebate+4.81$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ / 295$+0.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562
eVGA Geforce 7900GT / 319$+4.65$ with shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130281
NEC 3550 DVD BURNER BLACK / 38.99$+free shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058
NEC BLACK FLOPPY DRIVE / 5.99$+4.89$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W EPS12V / 99.99$+6.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103932
Thermaltake Tsunami Case Black / 93.99$ after rebate+15.99$ shipping
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132
total with shipping/rebates: 1210.24$

Wow! Thanks...ok, I will build it!! Ordering the parts tonight, will let ya know how it goes. BTW, thanks everyone for helping me!
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