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Old 12-29-2006, 12:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking to build a pretty decent gaming PC from scratch and I've been reading around here and at newegg.com and have found some parts I think I'm going to buy.

Before I make the purchases I want to make sure that they will all work well with each other, I don't want to buy them all then have to take half of the stuff back for something else :P

OK here it is:

(Video Card)

eVGA 256-P2-N624-AR GeForce 7900GS 256MB

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130056

($175.99)

(Sound Card)

Creative SOUND BLASTER X-Fi Platinum 7.1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102190

($178.99)

(Motherboard)

ASUS P5W DH DELUXE/WIFI-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel 975X ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131025

($224.99)

(Hard Drive)

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822136033

($149.99)

(Media Drives)

LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 20X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner with LightScribe Technology

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106055

($37.99)


Sony Black 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827101131

($18.99)

NEC Black Floppy Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16821152005

($6.25)

(PSU)

SeaSonic S12-600 ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100 - 240 V UL, CE, CB, FCC

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817151025

($144.99)


(HSF)

ZALMAN CNPS9500 LED 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Heatsink

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835118223

($53.99)

(RAM)

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820145590

($264.00)


Total:

$1,873

Questions:

* Are there any changes I can make that would be ABOUT the same quality wise but would save me a few bucks?

*I haven't picked out a case yet but can anyone reccomend a case (preferably black, and see-through) that would fit my parts?

*Any reccomenedations on a CHEAP LCD monitor?

THANKS!
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Oh, I almost forgot...am I missing anything?

Hehe, kinda a newb at this stuff..

BTW I will be playing mostly FPS games, WoW, and I'm dying to try Oblivion..
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Old 12-29-2006, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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ditch the X-Fi.... Unless your a serious audio nut, you can get an Audigy2 ZS or Audigy 4 (cards only) and save some pennies...

the Raptor... you can get 2 16MB cache hard drives and RAID them. that will not really save much money, but performance wise it's almost the same.. (or get one 320GB 16MB SATA drive... good drive)

unless your going to OC this thing, you don't really have to go away from stock cooling yet. But I don't see what kind of CPU your going to use... I'm assuming some type of Conroe, by the mobo you have (nice BTW) and the stock coolers on those are pretty good.
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everything looks good to me except you didn't list a processor.

The ozc gamexstream 600w is a little cheaper then the psu you picked, but still a very nice psu.

The asus p5b-deluxe/wifi is also a good mobo unless you were planing to sli with the p5w with hacked drivers.

The CM centurion 5 is a nice cheap mid tower w/ a window. A TT soprano is a good case but a little more expensive. A TT tsunami is sweet case but a lot more expensive.

The samsung 740bx is a good lcd for the price.
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First off, thank you VERY MUCH to both of you!

I'm not really looking to hardcore game or OC, but I want a GOOD computer that can run MOST games out there pretty well.

Any more tips on a decent processor for my money?
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OMG! I love that TT Tsunami, I think I may purchase that now actually.

So is that going to be OK with the parts I have selected?

Thank you very much.
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