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Old 01-26-2007, 08:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok ive compiled a list of parts for my future gaming rig, plz if you would suggest what parts i should put with which I'd like to keep the cost under $900. plz and thank you. when you recomend the parts put the links im going to give you in your post so i know, again thanks so much, this is my first build! PLZ TAKE SOME TIME OUT OF YOUR SCHEDULE TO LOOK OVER THE PARTS IVE LISTED!

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1156203598151
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1158318232989
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1158316172526
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...819103861#spec
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121021
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...813131013#spec
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...MP=OTC-B1zrat3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102011
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814121008R
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152043
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1155072371459
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1142294266760
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7630&CatId=107
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...?EdpNo=2207256
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...333&CatId=2320
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=5161885
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...150&CatId=2545
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...163&CatId=1558

THANK U SO VERY MUCH I NEED THE HELP! if price go's over $900 post your idea for my gaming rig out of these parts PLZ THANKYOUIFYOUHELP!
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Before I propose a build, can I ask why this specific list of parts?
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order all your **** from newegg youll save alot of money 80 nucks for a dvd burner, **** go on newegg and get a 30 dollar samsung it will do you perfectly
also the sound card is not important use onboard
dont go with that cpu its ****, go with a core 2 e6600 it out performs it by a long shot and is alot cheaper, and get an asus p5b motherboard for it
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No reason just id like to use those parts but if youve found a better deal than what ive found, go ahead and post it. u dont have to use the parts ive listed.
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NEWEGG FTW!!! I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO... IF I CAN STAY AWAKE :P
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Alright, here's my suggestion, designed for a $900 budget. Should be able to run every game right now with decent settings.
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86Ghz - $187
Motherboard: Asus P5L-MX LGA 775 Intel 945G - $75.99
Memory: Kingston 1GB DDR2-667 - $85.49
Video Card: eVGA GeForce 7900GS 256MB - $175.99
Power Supply: FSP Group (Fortron) 450W - $53.99
Hard Drive: Western Digital 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s - $59.99
DVD Drive: Samsung 18X DVD+/-R w/ LightScribe - $29.99
Monitor: Sceptre 17" 1280x1024 LCD - $147.99
Case: Xion Solaris Black w/ Green Led - $39.99

Total: $856.42 + Shipping

We're still missing Keyboard, Mouse & Speakers. If you don't have those laying around, we'll have to squeeze them into the budget.

Also, if you already have a monitor, we could save a good amount. A second GB of RAM is the first thing I'd upgrade here, and the video card next.
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what will that CPU overclock to, i found a case w/ power supply and good fans. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144108
i found a cheaper mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131032R
i have a moniter, keyboard and mouse
What vidcard should i upgrade to since ive knocked off about $100's from the case, mobo and moniter
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what will that CPU overclock to, i found a case w/ power supply and good fans. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811144108
i found a cheaper mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813131032R
i have a moniter, keyboard and mouse
What vidcard should i upgrade to since ive knocked off about $100's from the case, mobo and moniter
1) The E6300 has an outstanding overclock potential. Its default frequency is 1.86Ghz and people have pushed it as far as 3.4Ghz (in tests). Stable overclocks (for everyday use) reach to 2.6-2.8Ghz easily.

2) The case is ok, but you should know that included power supplies are usually low quality. That means it's more probable it fails within the first two years, in which case you'd have to buy another one. The real problem, however, is that when it dies, it can take another part of your computer with it.

Now, I've used case-included power supplies for a long time (no money to buy good ones), and although they do tend to fail, they've never damaged any other component. Maybe I'm lucky, I don't know.

So basically, it's a risk. But since you're on a budget, it might be worth considering; just keep the potential consequences in mind.

3) As for the motherboard, I'm not sure about the one you proposed. It has an nVidia chipset, but Intel chipsets are better for overclocking Core 2 Duos. The only reason to get a board with an nVidia chipset right now is if you want SLI, but it doesn't fit in a budget PC (and it's not even worth it anyway).

I upgraded the motherboard to the next category anyway. Read further.

4) I'm glad you have a monitor, because that gives us some extra $150 to work with.

I started by upgrading the RAM to 2GB (instead of only 1GB) of faster DDR2-800 RAM. It even comes with heatspreaders, so it's ready for overclock.

With the faster RAM I had to upgrade the motherboard as well. I suggest the Gigabyte S3. It's one of the best Core 2 Duos motherboards out there; it has tons of options and is excellent for overclock. The price is also very reasonable.

Finally, I upgraded the video card to an X1950Pro (512MB version). It should easily outperform the 7900GS we had initially conceived.

Here's the updated build. I decided to keep the Fortron power supply; it's reliable and powerful enough (two 18A +12V rails). You can save the one included with the case for an emergency.

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 1.86Ghz - $187
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-S3 Intel P965 - $108.99
Memory: G.Skill 2x1GB DDR2-800 - $184.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon X1950Pro 512MB - $209.99
Power Supply: FSP Group (Fortron) 450W - $53.99
Hard Drive: Western Digital 250GB SATA 3.0Gb/s - $59.99
DVD Drive: Samsung 18X DVD+/-R w/ LightScribe - $29.99
Case: Apevia X-Plorer Black - $69.99

Total: $904.93 + Shipping

It's a little over budget when you include shipping, but trust me, it will be a killer gaming rig! Heck, better than mine.

If you absolutely need it under $900, we can definitely tweak it a little bit to meet that requirement.

How are you liking it so far?
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So when are you ordering?
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