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Old 03-14-2005, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, I apologize in advance because I know that there are many "Help me build a PC" topics out there. However, I've been reading through these forums for about...8ish hours between yesterday and today, yet in doing so I became somewhat confused (reading older threads by mistake and so on). And I figured making my own topic would be easier to understand why to get so-and-so over so-and-so. Now, my confusion is not to say I havn't learned anything, I (believe) have learned a good amount of information and that's benefit enough.

Anyways, now that the "Hey, blah blah blah" stuff is done, it's the, er, "meat" of the topic I suppose.

As given in the title, I am considering (aka 95% sure) making a new computer and I'd like to hear your advice (seeing that many of you, could bludgeon me to death with your knowledge of computer technology).

I want this to be a pretty good gaming computer (I have speakers, keyboard, mouse, and monitor, so you can exclude that from the expenses).

As of right now I was considering, as far as the CPU and GPU go, an AMD 3200+ (or 3000+ if need be), and a 6600GT (or, if possible, maybe a 6800GT).


Sorry, I'm kinda long-winded, sooooo

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<$1,000
Gaming Computer


Thanks in advance.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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alright just leave the hardware parts to uncle.phosho510

amd athlon 64 3200+ / $150
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1

dfi ut nf4 / $145
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...136-152&DEPA=1

6600gt / $200
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...130-220&DEPA=1

1gb ram /$110
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...144-310&DEPA=1

80gb hd /$75
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...148-040&DEPA=1

cd, dvd drive / $60-100

480watt psu / $50
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...153-007&DEPA=0
case / $50-150


all should be around $920 you can use the extras to get led fans or upgrade heatsink and etc...
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the quick reply.

I've heard good things about Thermaltake and UFI (well, read, but that's beside the point). What kind of RAM do you (or anyone, I like a wide variety of opinions) reccomend? I've seen many different types (I know things like Corsair and Kingston are good brands, but I don't really know the technical stuff behind all the numbers, yet).

Thanks again.
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Old 03-14-2005, 09:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Corsair, Kingston, OCZ, all good.

I like Corsair myself.
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if you do not like geil, than go with corsair.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1

or this kingston.
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...141-423&DEPA=1
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I think that phosho recommended a great setup. As far as the RAM goes, I would just buy whichever of those three is cheapest or on sale at the time. All three are very good brands.
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Yeah, I've seen those two before, they seem like great deals. I guess I read too much into the "value" word (guess I'm used to stores where it's a "value" to have something break in a few days, haha).

That looks really great overall. Any suggestions for heatsinks/cooling/possible GPU fan or something (no watercooling, though)? I feel like I'm asking for too much, haha. Thanks for everything so far.

All opinions are welcome.
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Unless you're doing extreme overclocking, the retail GPU heatsink and fan should be more than adequate.
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G.Skill is the absolute best memory you can buy, I tested out some a few days ago for a friend, and I can safely say it is the best and most pleasing memory I have ever used.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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AMD Athlon 64 3200+ ; $190
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-502&depa=1

DFI "LANPARTY UT nF4 Ultra-D" ; $144
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...136-152&DEPA=1


GeForce 6600GT ; $196
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...130-220&DEPA=1

Corsair Value Select (Dual Pack) 512MBx2 ; $103
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...145-440&depa=1


Seagate 80 GB Barracuda 7200RPM ; $70
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...148-040&DEPA=1


Thermaltake W0014 Silent Purepower 480W ; $55
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduc...153-007&DEPA=0

$758

So far.

And, I like all of my components running cool (overclock or not, sometimes my room gets a bit warm, etc.) and I'd be a complete novice at overclocking, but it sounds interesting (I know somewhat about it).

It also turns out I forgot I had CD/DVD drives. Anyone know a good case/have some suggestions for the above listed?

Thanks for all your help.
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