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Old 10-04-2005, 11:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Alright, I've just about finalized my build for my new gaming computer.

MB: DFI Lanparty SLI-DR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136157

CPU: AMD 64 X2 3800+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103562

RAM: OCZ 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Platinum
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

PSU: Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...&ATT=TruePower

GPU: eVGA 256-P2-N537-AX Geforce 7800GT
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130239

HeatSink: ThermalRight XP-90C
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109122

HardDrive: Western Digital Caviar SE 160GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811196001

SoundCard: Creative Audigy2 ZS
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178

Speakers:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121118

Throw in some fans and other misc accessories and that's my final build. I've already got the disk drives I need.

Total Cost: About $1600

Any last minute suggesstions?
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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thats not really a high budget comp... why not an FX57 CPU? or atleast a 4400 so u have 2x1MB instead of 2x512k cache.
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I'm spending $1600. That's a lot of money, and I don't really want to have to spend more when I can simply overclock to get more performance.
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I don't really want to have to spend more when I can simply overclock to get more performance.
can you OC the cache from 2x512 to 2x1mb?
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No, I can't overclock a cache. Do I want to spend an exta $200 on this computer? Not really. Will the additional cache size really make that much of a difference?
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I'm spending $1600. That's a lot of money, and I don't really want to have to spend more when I can simply overclock to get more performance.
Yeah, $1600 is a lot of money. But when it comes to gaming PC's I see it more like this...

LOW-BUDGET = $1000 - $1500
MID-BUDGET = $1600 - $2500
HIGH-BUDGET = $2600 and up

Before you know it... MID-BUDGET will be comsidered LOW-BUDGET... and so on...
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Old 10-05-2005, 01:10 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Alright, call it what you want, but I think $1600 is high budget. Now then, can we stop arguing about that and talk more about the parts I'm getting?
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Looks good to me.
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