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Old 08-21-2007, 03:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I don't know much of anything about computers but I need to buy a new one. I'm looking to spend about 2k. Would anybody know what is the best computer for gaming with my budget? I appreciate any help.
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Look at my sig man... that plus Windows Vista Ult, monitor, keyboard, and mouse, speakers you should be right around 1800 - 2k I think
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Ya his rig is pretty much what i would have done if i hadnt gotten lazy and went to microcenter with a credit card. I would suggest the p35-ds3r motherboard that i have unless you really need the wi-fi that comes with the asus board. If you do decide on getting a q6600 make sure to order it from somewhere that guarantees a g0 like clubit.
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Does a computer w/ those specs have any trouble playing new games? And where do you suggest I buy the parts from? Newegg?
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It will play anything out there, and future games as well. Mechtech3000, has an awesome gaming computer.
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With two grand you could probably squeeze in a GTX
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take mechtech's build, go to 2gb intead of 4 and get an 8800gtx
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Do I buy all these parts separate then have somebody put them together? Because I would have no clue how to. Is there like an online tutorial? I'd like to learn.
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You can have somebody, assemble it for you, if you are unsure of yourself. Or you can follow the many PC building guides. Like this one:
Build Your Own PC » PC Mechanic
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Building your own pc is actually quite easy. After you do it once its a piece of cake. Your best bet is to get your cpu from clubit (if you get a q6600) and then just use Google Product Search to find the other parts. Newegg is a good bet for most of the parts though.

Building a pc is basically just a few steps.

1) open case
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6) install cpu on motherboard
7) install heatsink on cpu
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9) turn on and install windows
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