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Old 08-12-2004, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys I am new here and all. I am a 14 year old guy who lives on Earth. I want a new computer and I want to build it but I dont know what stuff to get. Can I have some suggestions? This is for gaming mainly. I have a budget of $1100-$1200. I need a monitor as well. Is this enough for a computer? Also I was told by my uncle not to use any OEM or used computer parts so if you guys give me a custimazation please dont include any oem or used parts. Thanks in advanced and also I keep hearing that CRTs are better for gaming, is this true cause my dad wants me to get a 17" LCD instead of a big CRT.
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I thought up this custumization.

NZXT Guardian ( H O T ) ( P H A T ) ( D A M N )
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...146-001&depa=0

A sony CD Burner for like $47

A Western Digital HDD, 8mb Buffer 7200 RPM 80Gig

AMD atholon 64 3000

a mobo that goes with it, forgot which one though

Kingston RAM PC3200 2x256

ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB, 256Bit Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...102-361&depa=0

And this monitor
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-189&depa=0

Is this a good gaming machine. I will add a sound card later and I already have decent speakers. So, will this system cut it for me. I plan to upgrade the RAM, HDD, Sound Card around January.
Please assist.
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sorry i am new
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Old 08-12-2004, 07:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I haven recently been building a computer with the help of some talented Tech forum people.

Here's some info:

Ati Radeon 9800 is good..but it's like UBER UBER good. If u want a basic family comp and an LCD screen, you wont be able to get these items and still fit them into your budget.

I am gunna go for somefin lower, like a 9600. I am not an extreme gamer, but it still should give me good graphics for watching dvds.

ooooh..and the guardian is sexy...just make sure that it has a power supply.
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in my opinion its a good gameing computer... i play all games on mine and urs is going to be alot better than what i have now.. The ram is good but for the best gameing experience u should get a gig. that will prevent the system from slowing down while u play.

thats a hot case

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LCDs arent that good for gaming
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ah.. OEM is the oposite of refurbished.. OEM's are brand new, y wouldnt he wont u to use those?
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Old 08-12-2004, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Let's do a quick tally here:
Please keep in mind that I'm a canadian and everything seems to cost more here.

NZXT Guardian ( H O T ) ( P H A T ) ( D A M N )
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-146-001&depa=0
$100

A sony CD Burner for like $47

A Western Digital HDD, 8mb Buffer 7200 RPM 80Gig
$90

AMD atholon 64 3000
$239

a mobo that goes with it, forgot which one though
$100
Kingston RAM PC3200 2x256
lets say $150
ATI RADEON 9800 PRO Video Card, 256MB, 256Bit Graphics Card
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-102-361&depa=0
$250
And this monitor
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-103-189&depa=0

$329

total= $1305 b/4 tax
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Thanks guys. I think your right. I little more flaterry and my dad can give me an extra $80 and I can get some more RAM> Lol. Hey i no this isnt the place for it but i need an overclocking question answered. Can I overclock with this system and what level can I reach overclocking this system. If i do overclock i think i will need more fans, right?
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u will most likely need more fans
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I'd say, add extra fans. They go for about $4-6 dollars and it wont hurt to have a lil extra airflow. Especially if u're gunna be gaming.
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