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Old 05-16-2008, 05:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok so I've had this computer since '03 and it's time to get upgrading.....

I look at Tiger Direct and Newegg a lot...don't know which one is better. I have a good knowledge of computer hardware however I'm at a loss when it comes to picking the very BEST parts for a rig to get the most for a certain price.

Basically, I'm looking for the best overall performance(specifically for games) for about 900-1000$.

For a processor I want Intel, and everything else I really do not have a preference.

So, basically, if anyone could give me a solid build for that price from tiger direct or newegg it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.
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Old 05-16-2008, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This build comes to $985 before mail in rebates.

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 20X DVDĪR DVD Burner - CD / DVD Burners

Newegg.com - XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases

Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 ST3500320AS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives

Newegg.com - ECS N8800GTS-512MX GeForce 8800GTS (G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply 90 - 264 V UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC Class B, TUV, CCC, C-tick - Power Supplies

Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix Tracer 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Newegg.com - DFI LANPARTY DK X38-T2R LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

Newegg.com - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor - CPUs / Processors

If you plan on overclocking your cpu I would get this cooler which will add $37 to the price.

Newegg.com - XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler - CPU Fans & Heatsinks

Also if you need an os it will add an additional $95 to the price.

Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - Operating Systems
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Thanks a lot!

I'm checking it out now
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Thanks for the build..it looks great. All these parts work together right? Like the mobo will fit in the tower, the processor is compatible with the mobo?

Thanks again.
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I double checked all the components and they are all compatible.
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you can get the 64 bit for only a little more so why would he get the 32...all the bugs have been fixed for a long time. Then you have more flexibility in the future to get more ram
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Is Vista 64 bit much better than 32 bit?

I read that it only marginally increases performance at the cost of a lot of compatibility issues with 32 bit programs. Is that true?
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The E8400 is a faster CPU than the quad-core in games and will deliver better performance.

Spend the couple extra bucks to get this ram for more GB.
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

It's fast enough stock to max out an E8400 and still have enough juice to tighten the timings for cheap.
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no it does not improve performance it just allows you to have more then about 3.5 gigs of ram. All those compatibility issues have been fixed...well most.
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Hmmmm..I might have to go with the 64 bit..as long as recently released games will run on it..

And the 8400 does look pretty good, and 20 dollars cheaper. Is it the FSB that makes it faster than the 6600?
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