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Old 08-10-2006, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi.. I am looking to build a new gaming computer as my first build. I play call of duty 1 and am looking to get a high fps which I know from friends' computers seems to rely mostly on the video card and ram.

I am looking to save as much money as possible. Here is what I have:

MSI K9N Neo-F Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 550 MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - $77

AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Orleans 2000MHz HT 512KB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor - $108

G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5400) System Memory - $75 (MSI board says standard is DDR2 800, but those are more expensive)

Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply 115/230 V TUV, UL, CUL, CE, CB, FCC - $70

eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT KO 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3200820AS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

SONY Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - $20


I need a case that has adequate fans, quiet, not too flashy. Is the power supply adequate?

Does anyone see anywhere that I can save money? I really do not want to increase the cost.

Is everything compatible?
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Old 08-10-2006, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Check out the Antec SUPER LANBOY:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129145

or the Antec Performance I P-160W:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129173

or the Antec LifeStyle SONATA II:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129155

or the Antec Performance I P180B Black:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129017

Note, these ain't overly cheap, but they are what you said you were looking for.

Also look at cases by CoolerMaster (the Ammo looks like) and ThermalTake.
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Great build overall. Nicely done research . For the case, I would recommend the P-160 from Antec like Trotter said. If you look at TT, I would check out the Soprano cases.
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You'll be doing well in Call of Duty 2 with that, just go ahead and max out CoD 1 now. Nice Build.
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Heres a less expensive case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

Out the one's Trotter listed, definatley go with the p160...the sonata is definatley too small..


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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145566
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Wow this computer you're building is the exact same one I built about a month ago. Mine runs great. Good computer.
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Thanks for the responses.

So do I need SDRAM DDR 800 or can I save a bit of money by going to something lower like 667?

Is the PSU adequate?
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