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Old 09-01-2006, 08:40 PM   #11
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I would like to apolgize, and say thxs at the same time. I've been sitting at home wondering why no one responded to my post. I thought maybe I stunk or something. I decided to look one more time and happily everyone responded yesterday! I'm looking to spend near 2g's. My main problem is compat issues, and all the diff brand and kinds of memory, I got on alien's website and built a computer on there then just tryed to match it on newegg but I ran into issues with the diff types of motherboards under the search, and I had no idea about power supply ect ect. I was thinking of going with intel proccessor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115001]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115001[/URL] couldnt figure out the motherboard, i wanted at least two gb's of memory but there were so many diff brands and types i wasnt sure which one to go with, and I was looking at 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ 7900 GTX video card, I think at least 512 is what is needed. I was thinking about raid 0 hard drives, 2 - 250gb ones, but wasnt sure about those. I didnt know about power supply either. I dont need a new monitor i have a bradn new dell 20" LCD and brand new logitech wirless mouse keyboard combo. I would like to go as cheap as I can and still have a good system that will last for some years.

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Old 09-02-2006, 07:01 AM   #12
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well I'd call that cpu and overkill. It's an AWESOME cpu, and will last for a long time but I wouldn't be paying that much for a cpu. I'd go with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115003 it's alot cheaper and still has a great performance.

2gb of ram is almost a must for a high end gaming computer, I've always used kingston and I have been happy with it everytime, but I've also heard that mushkin, ocz, corsair and crucial are also very good. And I know that I probably forgot to mention some other good ram brands, there is just so many that are good. U should probably get something like ddr2 800mhz ram.

for the vid card a 7900GT would be a very good choise, u could also go with the GTX version if u want to, it's a little better but also costs more. I'm just saying to get the 7900GT since it will give u great performance on current games, and u will probably want to upgrade to a dx10 vid card during 2007. So a 7900GT should last u until then, and if u don't want to get a dx10 card the 7900GT will still be a decent card when dx10 games come out, u just won't be able to enable all of the detail settings because the card doesn't support dx10. Same problem with every card currently on the market.

And for the psu, something like 600W would be great, just make sure it's good quality.

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Old 09-02-2006, 07:18 PM   #13
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Ok thxs for the help im going to do some more reasearch on products and ill come back with an updated list to see what you guys think. Appreciate the help.
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Old 09-05-2006, 05:32 PM   #14
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115004 – Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 Conroe 2.13GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Custra...82E16813128323 – Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-965P-DQ6 Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144 - Memory: Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit System Memory I might drop down to
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220095 - Patriot 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit System Memory because some of the reviews say the mobo has trouble at higher voltage mem.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140 – Hard Drive: (2x) Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130033 – Vid Card: eVGA 256-P2-N584-AR Geforce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152026 – PowSup: RAIDMAX RX-630A ATX12V/ EPS12V 630W Power Supply 115/230 V CB, IEC, TUV, UL, CSA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118003 – HS:
ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink. Needed for oc'ing correct?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827152058 – Drive: NEC Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner
If i’m going to be using my old computer for all burning projects is there a reason for housing two drives?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102178 – Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS SB0350 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Interface Sound Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811166004 – Case: Sunbeam Transformer IC-TR-BA Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case Should I upgrade the stock fan on this?

If i'm missing anything or anyone has any advice please let me know

Total cost $1,440.16 Minus tax/Deliv I believe
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:12 PM   #15
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This is just a personal opinion, and you definitely don't have to go with me on this. Instead of getting a 7900GT (though my brother has it; it's a dang good card), I'd get a X1800XT. It has about the same stats of the 7900GT: 800 less shader ops. per second; ~6 extra GB/s of bandwidth. Plus, the main thing, it's almost $100 cheaper. You can use this $ to get an E6600, supposedly a really really good processor; or you could just save ~$100.

Or if you've got a little extra money to upgrade, you could get an X1900XT 512MB, which is way faster than both these cards for only $40 more than the 7900GT. 30000 shader ops. compared to the 7900GT's 10800, and ~46GB/s, compared to the 7900GT's ~42.

I always have to throw this in when comparing video cards for people; here's a comparison of the 7900GT and the X1800XT, though I have already stated what are probably the most important facts. For $100 less, it should probably match up with or maybe even be faster than the 7900GT. You can change one of the cards to the X1900XT to see its stats if you want to.

I've always liked NVIDIA, and all of their card's I've bought have lived up to their expectations. I cannot say the same about ATI, because I've never bought one. I probably would buy one sometime, but for right now I can't (or at least don't want to) because I bought an SLI-ready board and am stuck with it for a while (though I'm not dissatisfied one bit).

Remember, this is just what I'd recommend. It looks to be for the better, but it's your money; you do whatever you want. Get some suggestions from others before deciding.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:44 PM   #16
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Hey thxs thepiguy thats exactlly the kind of feedback I really want I appreciate the time you took. Any other suggestions people?
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Old 09-06-2006, 12:05 AM   #17
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P5B Deluxe over any Gigabyte board.
RAM: Team Group will be better. (www.tankguys.biz)
PSU : Your old one NEEDS to go! Get a OCZ GameXstream or a Silverstone Zeus ST56ZF

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