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Old 02-26-2006, 05:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My original budget was $1000, but can't pass up a 7800 GT and a 10,000 RPM HD. $1000 is coming from the parents and I will put down the remaining sum. I want a fast gaming machine. Is there anything that is not compatible or is a waste of money? Thnx for any/all replies.


Monitor:

ViewSonic VA702b Black 17" 12ms LCD Monitor - Retail

Mouse:

Keeping my Microsoft intellimouse 3.0

Keyboard:

Keeping the old ****ter

CD Drive:

Keeping the old one

Case:

This was recommended for me but does it have enough cooling power on it?

COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UW Black Aluminum Bezel, SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

Hard Drive:

I want blinding fast loading speeds and went for the 74 GB because it was only $50 more than the 37 GB. I also read that the 74 is faster than the 37, although I have had a 20 GB HD for 5 years and have never filled it.

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

Video Card:

eVGA 256-P2-N516 Geforce 7800GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Power Supply:

ASPIRE ATX-CW500WP4 ATX 500W Power Supply - Retail

Memory:

OCZ EL Platinum Revision 2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZ4001024ELDCPER2-K - Retail

Processor:

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3700CFBOX - Retail

Motherboard:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

Total (with shipping): $1,339.71
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Old 02-26-2006, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah that case has pretty good cooling i have that and my temps are pretty good if you have good wire management and only get that OCZ ram if your going to OC if your not just get your valueram
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You posted a link to a hard drive under the video card category :P. That's a good monitor, but this one would probably be better for gaming for a small price increase: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824116314

Get a better PSU. I have this one personally and it's a great PSU along with being modular (no unnecessary cables left hanging in your case): http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=273503

You should get 2 GBs of RAM. Here's what I have and what I recommend (about the same price as your 1GB set): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047

Also consider the best overclocking motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813136159
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How much could I save if I get non-overclocking ram?
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Well, that RAM I suggested is one step above Value RAM, and should give some minor overclocking results. So, judge from that .
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Fixed the video card on the initial post. Thnx for the replies!
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Your parents are giving you $1000 ...
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I'm a senior with a full ride to college...

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Your parents are giving you $1000 ...
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Old 02-26-2006, 07:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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nioce.. haha. looks like a good build, but i recommend a seasonic psu as those are pretty whisper quiet and your going to college so your room mate wont kick your pc out the window =D
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