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Old 11-01-2006, 05:31 PM   #1
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Challenge: build a computer for me for a max budget of $1450-1500 american with router.

I plan to play these games on maxed out settings:
F.E.A.R
CoD Series
Company of Heroes
Maybe some Half life
And all my prev. games

I already have my hardware in mind, I just want to see what you guys think i should get. i will post my ideas later. also, make sure it has arctic silver 5 thermal paste and that zalman CPU cooling fan for $40.
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Old 11-01-2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Core2Duo E6600 - $350
Asus P5N Mobo - $100
2 GB DDR2-667 RAM - $200
Geforce 7950GT - $300
Creative X-Fi and some decent speakers - $200
WD Caviar 250GB - $75
500 watt PSU - $75
Cooling - $50
DVD Drives - $50
Router - $50

That fits the budget nicely assuming you don't want a monitor.
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Old 11-01-2006, 07:03 PM   #3
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Two, things, probably dont need the sound card, I'd get a mobo that can overclock that E6600 like crazy, i heard my 1.86ghz e6300 could be OC to almost 3ghz, with a 120 mm fan, so get some decent cooling and a mobo that can OC that E6600 to amazing speeds, I dont know the Ghz on the E6600 but I'm guessing its around 2.5 so you should be able to get it up to 4ghz with the right mobo, correct?
Also save some money from the sound card and get a directX 10 card and Vista.

Good Luck
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Old 11-02-2006, 05:49 PM   #4
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OKAY here goes:

Case: Coolermaster Centurion 5 w/ side window:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16811119077

Logysis cold carth light: (2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16800888026

CD/DVD: Sony Black:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16827101131

Cooling:
Arctic Silver 5:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16835100008

CPU Fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16835118115

Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16822136062

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16819115003

Video:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16814102045

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16817103932

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16813128018

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16820145015

Modem:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16825122106

(but will get it cheaper on EBAY)
Total: $1498.89 but theres a few rebates





umm so what do you think? can I get anyparts cheaper anyware else?

and whens like "the time to buy"? like before xmas or after xmas?



Thanks
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