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Old 08-10-2004, 05:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey watsup guys... been checking these forums as a guest alot, and thought i should register

I have around $800-$900 (Screen not included) laying around and would like to build my first computer. I am a gamer so i would like a gaming computer, that could handle games such as Half Life 2, Doom 3, Farcry, Battlefield 2 etc on high settings. People told me to get a MoBo that has an Nforce 3 250 chipset, and an athlon 64 3000+ processor. So what are your suggestions?
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Old 08-10-2004, 05:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Would you mind answering these questions and I'll try to help as much as I can?

-This is only for the computer right, no monitor, speakers, keyboard, mouse, etc.?
-Do you want one or two CD/DVD burner drives?
-What would be the absolute highest price you'd be willing to pay?
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Old 08-10-2004, 05:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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- Yes, just for the computer.
-Only one, a combo maybe?
- max, maybe $950
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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case and psu http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...156-135&depa=1

amd athlon 64 2800+ http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-452&depa=1

asus mobo http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...131-491&depa=1

80GB sata http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...135-106&depa=1

kingston 512mb ram http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...141-424&depa=1

dvd burner http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...152-026&depa=1

6800 gt http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-203&depa=1

thats around $950
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J/W guys, is the nforce chipset better or the VIA?
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hmm.. go here.. www.cyberpowersystem.com !!! and have ur computer friend help u pick out the parts... that website has pretty good prices.. and just mess around with it and customize ur PC how u want it..
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Thx alot,

Still gonna do some more searching
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Old 08-11-2004, 01:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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A friend of mine ordered that case and psu that was suggested:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProdu...-156-135&depa=1

and there is also a SATA harddrive on the list. The PSU to that case did not come with the plug for it, so he had to simply buy a 10 dollar addapter. If you are as anxous as I am when I get a PC to build, you probably want to order that adapter with the PC.
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