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Old 03-16-2005, 09:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, I'm relatively new to the computer tech world and was thinking about buy a new computer this summer, mainly for gaming :P, Mostly to run Half-Life 2 and Battlefield 2. Specs are as follows below. All comments are welcome, help is needed.

GOT A NEW BUDGET, $ 2100!

Ok so far this is what the NEW P.C looks like:
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Monitor:
SAMSUNG SyncMaster 710N-2-Ivory 17" LCD Monitor -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Case:
Thermaltake Silver XASER III LanFire ATX MID Tower Chassis with 420W power Supply, Model "VM2420AU" -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Heatsink:
ZALMAN Aluminum + Copper CPU Cooler for Socket 775/478/754/939/940, Model "CNPS7700-ALCU" -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Motherboard:
DFI "LANPARTY nF4 SLI-DR" NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Chipset Motherboard For AMD Socket 939 CPU

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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CPU:
AMD Athlon 64 3800+, 512KB L2 Cache, 64-bit Processor, Socket 939 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-465&depa=0
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Memory:
Corsair XMS Extreme Memory Speed Series, (Twin Pack) 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3200 - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Hard Drive:
WD High-Performance 160GB 7200RPM EIDE Hard Drive Kit, Model WD1600JBRTL, Retail

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Sound Card:
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0350" OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Speakers:
Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 THX Certified Speaker System -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Video Card:
eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT Video Card, 256MB GDDR3, 256-Bit, Dual DVI/TV-Out, PCI-Express, Model "256-P2-N376-AX" -RETAIL

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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CD/DVD Burner:
Sony Internal 16X DVD+/-RW / Double Layer Drive Black, Model DW-D22A-B2, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Floppy: (LOL)
SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Operating System:
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition with Service Pack SP1a - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...factory=BROWSE
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Thanks for all the help possible.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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first off, for the mobo, i'd suggest getting an nforce4 s939 board. dfi and msi make good boards. then get a 3000 or 3200 winchester cpu. the ram i've never heard of, maybe think about getting something namebrand like corsair or ocz. and finally get a 6600gt over the 6600, a bit more money for a huge performance gain.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you'd specify your budget, I'd be more than happy to suggest something.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the posts so far, I'm relatively new to this, never built a P.C

If it's allowed to post links, I could show you the memory, or PM you?

My budget is around $1,900
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yes you are allowed to post links. and the cpu and motherboard are not compatible with each other. the mother board is socket 939 and the cpu is a socket 754.
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Well on Tigerdirect, the motherboard and cpu are a bundle :P and it says they are compatible, I'll put the links under the correct spots.
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well far as i know there is no such thing as a socket 939 3400+
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Whoa, for $1900 you can build a beast of a system. Give me a few minutes and I'll have something.
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Links are now updated, thanks for all the help so far guys.
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Old 03-16-2005, 09:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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1) get the 3200 winchester 939
You can easily overclock to 2.2-2.3, 2.4 is equiv of 64 4000

2) you're going to want 2x 256 or 2x 512, because there is a HUGE boost in memory performance with dual channel.

3) People really use floppies?

4) Buy from newegg, tigerdirect is ick
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