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Old 05-30-2006, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default $1500 to spend

Ok I got 1500 to spend on a gamin rig, Ill be using it mainly for gaming, and a few other things, word proccessing, videos etc... but mainly gaming.


So help me build a computer
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:19 PM   #2
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Well I'm just going to assume you don't need a montior, keyboard etc.

Processor: AMD Opteron 165 - $327
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103588

CPU Cooling: Thermaltake Big Typhoon - $45
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106061

Motherboard: ABIT AN8 SLI - $95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127207

Memory: OCZ Platinum Edition 2GB DDR 500 - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227225

Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar 250GB 16MB cache - $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144701

Video Card: eVGA 7900gt signature series - $360
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130018

Power Supply: Antec Neo HE 550W - $118
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103941

Case: Lian Li PC-65B - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112040
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The same stuff execpet using AM2
Processor: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4000+ - $321
http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=120993

Motherboard: MSI K9N SLI Platinum - $136
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813130048

Memory: G.SKILL 2GB DDr2 800 - $250
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065

The total for socket 939 is $1390 without shipping. The total for socket AM2 iis $1445 without shipping.
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i agree with what amish kid posted. it sounds really good
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just a suggestion, you could go for an AM2 processor/motherboard and take advantage of ddr2 since socket939 motherboards do not support ddr2 RAM
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just a suggestion, you could go for an AM2 processor/motherboard and take advantage of ddr2 since socket939 motherboards do not support ddr2 RAM
Yeah you could do that too, I will edit my first post with AM2 options also.
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what about a pretty good sound card??!?!?...just get better sound and a couple more fps...always good...also in the future maybe the physx card
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whoops, wrong thread. sorry. free bump.
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okay, i was thinking of a nvidia 6600 or ati radeon 9600
6600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814133149
I dont get it.
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wrong thread. sorry.
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:59 PM   #10
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On anther forum they gave me this
http://secure.newegg.com/NewVersion/...Number=1879228

which is better?
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