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Old 07-29-2007, 03:57 AM   #1
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What should I use (minus OS) to build a gaming computer for under 1000 dollars.

I am more into Frames per second and Graphics than sound
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:01 AM   #2
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Do you want the monitor/keyboard/mouse included or just the main computer itself?
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Do you want the monitor/keyboard/mouse included or just the main computer itself?
Just the computer... I got an extra moniter or two laying round the house... Moniter/Keyboard I got...
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DDR3 RAM are too expensive so I'm going to go with DDR2. The cost is going to be tight more or less of $1,000. So here goes:

ASUS P5KC LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131188
$149.99

Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
$319.99

Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148069
$159.99

EVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130071
$344.99 (after rebate)

LIAN LI PC-7A plus II Silver Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811112068
$99.99

Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS 160GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822144415
$48.99

Rosewill Stallion Series RD550N-2DB-SL-BK ATX 12V V2.2/ EPS 12V Black 550W Active PFC Power Supply - SLI Ready Auto Switching ( 90-264V ) UL, FCC - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817182089
$67.99

Feel free to play around those ideas. You can choose to upgrade any of those components I listed or downgrade some of them if you wish. It's just a baseline as to what I feel is good for you.
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And another question.... What is better? AGP or PCI Ex?
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PCI-express x16 is the best. AGP is really old technology that should NEVER be considered unless you have no choice.
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Pci-ex 16x is a bagillion times better than AGP.
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Pci-ex 16x is a bagillion times better than AGP.
And that is 1 and how many zeroes? :P

Is there a new imporved type coming out any time soon?
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They're working on it, but not anytime soon.
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Ok...

Another Question (I am getting questions as I do more shopping (well, just looking)...

Which is better?
One PCI-Express 1 GB
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Two PCI-Express 512GB w/SLI Connection?
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