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Old 01-30-2008, 08:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so i'm building a new gaming PC, and probably won't be buying the parts till the end of February or early March. I need your input on this stuff. If you have suggestions please post them!

Case - Don't know yet, anyone know of a good case for under $150?

Processor - Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775

Motherboard - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS P5E LGA 775 Intel X38 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

Video Card - 8800 GTS 512

Sound Card - not sure, I want surround sound though!

Speakers - Looking for good surround sound speakers

Memory - OCZ Reaper HPC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

Monitor - Need some input, was thinking of this one.
Newegg.com - BenQ FP241VW Silver-Black 24" 6ms GTG DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with Tilt Adjustment and 1:1 Pixel Mapping 500 cd/m2 1000:1 - Retail

Power Supply - CORSAIR CMPSU-520HX ATX12V v2.2 and EPS12V 2.91 520W Power Supply 100

Coolers - Tuniq Tower 120

Hard Drive - Not sure...

Also, is newegg the place to buy all of this, or should i look around?
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Old 01-30-2008, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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switch 8800 GTX to 8800 GTS 512
Its cheaper and just as good due to the g92 chip in it. The GTX is too expensive for the performance.
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Onboard Sound is adequte, go with a 8800gts g92 over the GTX, get the OCZ Reaper 4gb Kit over that kit you have, PSU: Corsair 520hx, Cooler: Tuniq Tower 120
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You might try this as your monitor. Has around the same specs, cheaper and four inches bigger.


Newegg.com - Hanns·G HG-281DPB Black 28" 3ms Widescreen LCD HDMI Monitor 500 cd/m2 800:1 Built in Speakers - Retail
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I really like that monitor, will 800:1 or 1000:1 make a big difference, or the grey to grey?
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slightly less contrast ratio, you won't see a difference really, unless your testing how bright your monitors can go, i would suggest sun glasses when your doing that
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**** 6 bills for a 24 is insane. I'm sure the picture quality is nice but thats alittle too much. I've seen the Hanns G in person and it is really nice.
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so the 28" Hans one?
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Yeah for sure the 28 hans g, as darksideleader said, you are not really going to notice the difference.
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the thermaltake armor JR. case is good, i'll be using it for my new build
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