Specs For A New Pc

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killypants

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ok, i'm planning to build a new PC in the near future. my budget is about $1500 including monitor, and i'd like to have the most kick-*** gaming machine possible for that price. here is my current parts list:


CASE/POWER SUPPLY:
ASPIRE X-Navigator ATXA9NW-AL/500 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 500W Power Supply - Retail

PROCESSOR:
AMD Athlon 64 3800+ Venice 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3800BPBOX - Retail

MOTHERBOARD:
ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

MEMORY:
CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail
Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT

OPTICAL DRIVE:
SONY Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s - OEM

FLOPPY DRIVE/DIGITAL CARD READER:
MITSUMI Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal USB 2.0 digital card reader with Floppy Drive - OEM

HARD DRIVE:
Western Digital Caviar SE WD2000JS 200GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

SOUND CARD:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

VIDEO CARD:
eVGA 256-P2-N567 Geforce 7900GT KO Superclocked 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

MONITOR:
BenQ FP202W Black 20.1" DVI 8ms Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail

OS:
Microsoft XP Media Center Edition 2005


IMPORTANT QUESTION:
what does "OEM" mean? is that mean its a refurbished product, or an open box product?



MY DAD WORKS FOR LOGITECH SO CAN GET ME FREE KEYBOARD/MOUSE/SPEAKERS..........

anything else i might want to add/change?
 

Gerry_W

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Wow. I wish I could get a free logitech g15, mx518, and z5500's. Lucky bastid. I'd prefer Viewsonic over BenQ for that size monitor. VX2025WM, if you're interested. For RAM you could try G.Skill Value. I recommend you go with a separate power supply from Enermax or Antec. Bundled PSU's can be a pain in the butt.
 

meefle

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I take it u mean either this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194004

or this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194003

and their both good PSUs, but the OCZ has 4 X 12V @ 18A per rail while the other ones have only 2 X 12V @ 22A per rail

but either way, u'll have alot of power thats for sure, i personally am gettin the Gamexstream because thats wut ppl recommended to me @ XS and its a beast... 600W, 77A total on the rails..... thats alot of power

The OCZ also has a blue LED fan ;)
 

meefle

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well the PSUs that come with cases ussually suck and can fry ur mobo, cpu, ram, video card, etc. its really worth puttin money into a good PSU (OCZ Gamexstream ;), Antec PSU, Enermax, PC&C, there are other good companies, those are just off the top of my head though)
 

killypants

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ok, whats the best CHEAP psu that i can get?? (i'm on a $1500 budget...which i've already surpassed)
 

meefle

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Alright well, you can save some money on the RAM and get either:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231012
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820231046

G.skill is an excelent company and great for OCin

and for PSU, i'm just goin to link you to a couple:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817101516
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103929
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104934

hope those are cheap enough but u really cant go to much cheap, the PSU is the main thing you need to spend money on, it can either provide u with tons or power, or can fry everything you have (if u get a cheap one)
 
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