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Old 03-27-2006, 09:10 PM   #1
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I was wanting to know a few things about building a computer from scratch, I want to know:

1. Is it difficult to build.
2. Is there any coding/programming that needs to be done to the computer once it has been built (before software can be added)
3. Is anyone is game enough, could anyone give me a list of hardware that you think would make an excellent gaming computer, with a budget of about $2,500.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:13 PM   #2
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No its not hard at all. No there is no programing needed all you have to do is install the os. And man nice budget 2500 willl get you a nice system. Sorry but i can list everythin im kind of busy but im sure someone here at CF will....And ohh yeaa Welcome to Cf
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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1) Nope.
2) Nope.
3) In a little bit...and damn thats a huge budget.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813127225
Abit motherboard, easy for beginners and supports SLi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103544
Athlon 64 X2 4800+, one of the best CPU's on the market.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130254
2 of these...7800GTX's some of the best cards on the market.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148007
2 of these...amazing ram ballistix is...and thats 2gb!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817194004
nice wattage psu, sli ready, and enough to support your system

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148111
250gb...alot of space...silent.

thats all i can get for a little bit...gotta do some more homework. might post some more a little later. thats at 601$
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I'm not a gamer byself, but I do know some basic guidelines

Buy an AMD processcer for gaming (like the one flipper sugessted)

Get a vid card with the newer monitor connection (don't know what it is called), instead of VGA or SVGA

Get a huge hard drive. You woln't need much now, but someday, you will want the extra space.

Get as much memory as possible. Your comp will thank you

Get a good motherboard. make sure it has room to expand.

Dvd burners are great.

Get a case seperate from the power supply, unless the case has a really good one. (500+ watts, good reviews. If you want a case, but the psu sucks, then buy a good psu, and pitch the cheap one)

Don't leave out a floppy drive/card reader

A wireless desktop can really elminate clutter.

Get a GOOD heat sink for you processcer.

Don't spend too much on one piece. Aim for a $2000 budget, so you have room to blow the bank when you need to.

XP is expensive

I don't think I left anything out. Run a google search on "how to build a hight end gaming computer", and read as much as you can find.

Make sure you know what you are doing.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #6
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$601?? the processor alone is more than that... you must have made a typo. but yeah, the system he listed looks pretty good...you'll be hap[py with that. it's not hard at all...it's pretty much like putting a puzzle together... you do need some knowledge first though
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:41 PM   #7
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1,236...my bad.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:49 PM   #8
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dude his budget is sooo big why not go with the best Stuff?

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103608

Hard drive for storege:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136014

Hardrive for Windows and games:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131517

Ram x2:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231034

Video card Sli:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150137
x2

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811133132

Power supply Sli ready 650wt:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817159056


EDIT: Nevermind...the total for this is $3,283.00......
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:52 PM   #9
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Just to let you all know, Ati X1900XTX's are the best card on the markt.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:32 PM   #10
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yea dont go with NVDIA if your getting high end card the X1900XTX is the best one of the market
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