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Old 08-02-2004, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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ok guys, I want a pc which will be used just for gaming (I use my G5 for everything else.) I have no clue what I need. A friend is building me this, he told me to choose the parts I want.

please can you design me a good gaming system, I have $3000 to spend excluding monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc...

please can you post up the full parts names so I know what to order

many thanks

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Old 08-02-2004, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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O_O the potential
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Old 08-02-2004, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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WOW, I would love to have 3k to spend on a computer alone.

Since your'e probably going to get a crapload of responses, I will just talk about sound and video (probably every ones' favorite categories).

I'm assuming that the arrival of Doom 3 has sparked this need for a new gaming PC. Doom 3 is going to be revolutionary in two fronts, video, and more importantly, sound.

As for the video card, ATI is the leader for older video cards and today's mediecore video cards (200 dollar price range). When it comes to your highest quality video cards, NVidia has now taken the cake. As shown in the latest benchmarks, NVidia has done better than ATI. It is painfully obvious that the Radeon X800 Pro’s 4 missing pipelines are subjecting it to a big performance penalty with DOOM 3. So I would strongly suggest the NVidia 6800 Ultra.

VERY useful article:
http://www2.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NjQyLDI=

As for sound, Doom 3 has revolutionized the gaming industry by being the first company to utilize both EAX technology and Dolby Digital. This calls for a need for a 5.1 or a 7.1 24 bit sound card. Your price range leaves alot of room for the very best. So I would suggest Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum Pro PCI Sound Card, Model "SB0360". Also, when playing these games, I suggest hooking it up to a 7.1 Denon Home Theatre System using a long digital coaxial cable (thats if you still have the money left).

Let us all know what you purchase.
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Thats all you need
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Old 08-02-2004, 05:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Buy 20 emachines and connect them all together, now that would be insanley fast.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Intel Pentium 4 550 "LGA775 Prescott" 3.4GHz (800FSB) with HT Technology

Asus P5AD2 Premium 925X (LGA775) Motherboard (MB-070-AS)

Corsair 1GB (2x512MB) TwinX DDR2 XMS2-4200 (MY-054-CS)

Asus DRW-0804P 8x DVD±R/±RW Drive - Retail (CD-008-AS)

Asus V9999 Ultra Deluxe GeForce 6800 Ultra 256MB DDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI out

Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-015-WD)

Western Digital Raptor 74GB 10,000RPM SATA 8MB Cache - OEM (HD-015-WD)

Globalwin Sapphire Super Silent 19dBA 520W ATX Power Supply (CA-004-GW)

Akasa System Exhaust Blower (SY-000-GE)

Coolermaster Wave Master - Black (No PSU) (CA-047-CM)

Vantec SF8025L Stealth 80mm fan - Retail (FG-003-VT)

Vantec SF8025L Stealth 80mm fan - Retail (FG-003-VT)

Vantec SF8025L Stealth 80mm fan - Retail (FG-003-VT)

Western Digital Secure Connect Serial ATA Cable (CB-000-WD)

Akasa Rounded Ultra ATA133/100/66 IDE Cable (0.9m) - Blue (CB-040-GE)

Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 THX - Retail (SC-017-CL)

Vantec Cable Sleeving Kit - Blue (CA-002-VA)

GlobalWin King Kong II (SY-001-GL)

Akasa King Copper 901XT P4 Cooler (HS-006-AK)

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound (3.5g) (AC-000-AC)

Microsoft Windows XP Professional - OEM (OS-002-MS)

Logitech Z-680 THX® Certified 5.1 450 Watts Speakers - Retail (SP-006-LG)

Logitech Cordless Desktop MX for Bluetooth™ - Retail (KB-016-LG)

Viewsonic VP201S Pro Series 20.1" TFT Monitor - Silver (MO-012-VS)

Belkin F8T001UK Bluetooth™ USB Adapter (NW-003-BE)

Vantec Nexus NXP-101 Multi Function Panel (OA-004-VT)


which works out as £3114.01 or $5738.25

Thats pretty much all the shop had to offer at the high end. Will all of this work together ok.

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i think he should go with the AMD athlon64 3700+
its suited for gaming. For a video card get a nvidia 6800gt
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well, I'll build you and awesome PIII 750 with intergrated Vanta graphics, Sound Blaster 16, AND throw in a monitor with an amazing .25 dp and do it all for $2995.99!!!!
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lol



yeah, go with AMD for gaming (64 bit that is...)
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oh yeah, cdrom is xtra
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