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Old 10-21-2004, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello guys... I am new to the forum here and was hoping you guys could help me out. I'm looking to build a pc for the new game coming out EQ2. I'm sure most of you are familiar with the game. I am going to have about $900 to spend on this. I need to get the full tower and a monitor at least 17" (I'm trading my dad the 17" for his 21" so quality doesn't matter much, its just gonna be for browsin the web). I want to have at least 3.0ghz processor and 1gig of ram. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-22-2004, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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check out
awesome place... note, the deals might only be for 1 day.

anyway... building a PC is not "hard", but putting the right pieces is the trick. Then pricing them out on the web, takes time.

A good idea would be to look at various member's "sig" as they list hardware that makes up their system. Its good to get ideas on what to buy.

Good Luck...

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Old 10-22-2004, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Get these basic specs: Asus K8V Deluxe mobo, Athlon 64 3200+, Radeon 9800 Pro, 1GB Corsair RAM. These basic specs in addition to a good case, HDD, etc will make for an excelent upper-mid range gaming system.
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Old 10-22-2004, 02:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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but, if u want it to b upgradeable, you should go with a socket 939 system.

AMD 64 bit 3500+ Socket 939
MSI K8N Neo 2 Plat. Socket 939 mobo
Corsair TWINX1024-3200 RAM
Nvidia GeForce 6800 GT Graphic Card
Altec Lansing 5051 Speaker system
Creative Sound Blaster live 7.1
Maxtor SATA 200Gb HDD
Plextor PX-712A DVD±R/RW Drive
Wired Mouse/Keyboard by Logitech
Samsung 795MB Flat Screen CRT
Raidmax Scorpio 868W Casing
Antec Truepower 430 or 480
Thermaltake (Pipe101) Heatsink
Thermaltake Street Fighter Fan
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Old 10-22-2004, 08:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This might help structure your decision better...

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