I'm currently in the process of information for building a gaming rig for no more than 2,000 bucks tops or very close, less is better but I also what the best! Price should also include a monitor and keyboard and taxes with for me are around 9 1/2 % So about 1600 bucks purely for a gaming rig.
Heres what I have picked so far:
Hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136073
Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817116001
Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
Operating System: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116202
I really like that case, can that video card fit ast least?
I'm not that much into the sound card, Il just use my old 24 bit cretive baslter one to let the sound processing off the processor.
I im going to use my old dvd drive aswell.
total including all taxes and shipping charges: 2,086.79 bucks
As for the operating system should I just stay with xp? get the 64 bit version of vista? are the games capable of playing under vista or vista 64? My expirence with pc building is mid-level, ive only built 2 pcs one small budget ( 400 bucks w/o graphix card ) and the other the same. thats been about 3 and ahlf years ago, so im not sure the latest! Never one this expensive!
Ive tried alienware but they are rip offs aswell as dells gaming rigs since i can build it way cheaper.
My prev system I built was back when the first x64 bit amd processor were coming out. 1.8, 512mb, 9200 ati ( bought a 6800 vanilla a year later ) xp home, just reguler 420 watt power supply that came with case that got dead and replaced it with a 500 watt. Thats pretty much my expirence with building pc's.
I'm looking for a pc thats good on gaming, looks , without any water cooling stuff or anything, just rock solid problem free system that will last me at least 5 - 10 years and is really upgradable! Its been about of a month of searching for specs and stuff.
Are the new ati graphics better than the nvidias8800 or is it just equalavant. Ive always dealt with amd. Is the duo intel processor good? Not just gaming but very stable system. Thankyou, I like to here your thoughts and suggests before spending 2k dollars!
Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 400GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM Harddrive/w 16 Buffer -
DVD Drive: LG 18X Dual Layer DVD +/- RW Black
Monitor: Viewsonic VX2035WM 20 inch Widescreen LCD
Motherboard: eVGA 122-CK-NF68-TR nForce 680i SLI Socket 775 1333MHZ DDR 1000
Graphics: EVGA 768-P2-NA831-AR Geforce 8800 GTX 768MB GDDR3
Case: Thermal Dream Tower Series Tsunami Mid Tower Transparent Side Window
Operating system: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit edition ( I also have an un used Windows XP Home edition as a 2nd operating system )
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo Conroe Processor 2.4 GHZ 1066FSB, LGA 775, 4MB Cache
Memory ram: Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO 2GB kit DDR2-800 XMS-6400 ProSeries (latency: 4-4-4-12 at 2.0 V 800 MHZ ( EPP standard 4-4-4-12-2T, 2.0V values at 800MHz )
Power Supply: Coolmax CXI-600B 600W Silent Fan Power Supply w/120mm Silent Fan Retail
for about 40 bucks more at 2100. Do you thing the cpu will bottleneck the systems? I know that games wont load as fast if i had a harddrive like the raptors but is it worth those if 2gb of ram are being used? Fast ram at that? do you think Il get glitches alot in games or studdering?