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Old 08-06-2007, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. I'm starting a gaming center in my area, and I need some help on specifications for the PCs. I will be taking out a loan to start with. The place will have 10 xbox 360s and 8 PCs. I'm not sure, though, of what parts I should buy for my PC. I've build PCs before, but this time around I need it to be on a VERY tight budget. Probably 1200 dollars MAX, and thats including the monitor. As you can see here however, performance will be very crucial. If you have to, you can push it up to 1500. Thanks for the help.

Also, I am going to need networking supplies. I need to know where I can find 10+ port wired routers. All the wired routers on newegg are about 800+dollars and a lot more than I could ever need.

EDIT: 9 pcs.. One PC for being the Smartlaunch admin.

EDIT again...: I'm getting awfully confused by routers/switches/hubs. What would you reccommend for a gaming center? I'm going to have two seperate internet connections coming into the store, and each will go to seperate routers/switches/hubs. One for the xboxes and one for the PCs. What should I use? A hub? A router? A switch?
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hmm any $180 monitor
8800gts 320 $280
2 gb DDR2 800 $80
Q6600 G0 $300
P5k Deluxe Mobo $200
Case, Coolermaster Centurian 5 $40
Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers/router $150
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hmm any $180 monitor
8800gts 320 $280
2 gb DDR2 800 $80
Q6600 G0 $300
P5k Deluxe Mobo $200
Case, Coolermaster Centurian 5 $40
Keyboard/Mouse/Speakers/router $150
q6600 might be pushin it just for a gaming center, you might want to consider an e6750 and save yourself $900 over 9 pcs.

the mobos are also overkill IMO, id say either gofor the msi p6n plat or to furutre proof it, gofor the p35 ds3r and suite up for the 45nm chips. (also saving you $630 over 9 pcs)

Total savings: $1530 for my opinion....lucky for you, I only charge $500....jk :-D good luck.
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ehhh...i'd say go with E6550, cheaper, plus you can overclock it a bit to make it as fast as a e6850

p35-ds3r would be the best mobo imo, due to low cost and can handle pretty much anything to come.
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How about this configuration?
https://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion...asp?ID=4723434

And anyone have any comments on the networking?
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hmm...that works
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hmm....i'll put up something soon, it'll be better for less $$$
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dont get the 8600,
Get this:
Newegg.com - EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail

or
Newegg.com - EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
if you plan on playing in higher resolutions.

From what I know, the 8600
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