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Old 09-27-2007, 07:23 AM   #1
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Default Building a gaming rig help please :)

Hey guys I am planning on building a new tower and i need some help i am wanting to spend 1500-1600$ tops no more on a tower i need it to be amazing for games like world of warcraft battle feild 2142, like i want it to be able to run full AA and almost max res without lag. also i want it to be great for multi tasking such as running the internet msn games music and all that fun stuff so i would really appreicate somones help on this, and please get all the parts off www.ncix.com and make sure to click canada on the side because i need it in all canadian prices thanks
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:30 AM   #2
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Wow you will have no problems building a PC for that price that will run WoW and BF 2142! Id suggest a Intel Core 2 Duo (E6400 or higher) 2 gigs of DDR2 RAM, 8800GTS, thats the basics I would suggest. If you want me to put together a complete rig post back and ill grab you some Newegg links
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:12 AM   #3
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First thing you should put on your list:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel

Quad Core, Majorly overclockable, and future proofed.

They don't mention wheather you'll get the older B3 stepping though, or the newer G0 stepping (runs cooler). Basically, its the newer revision they released.

We could buy the rest of the parts from here, but for the processor, to make sure you get a G0, another online retailer may be best, as most allow you to pick out of the two. Unless, you can make sure your going to get the latest g0 stepping (SLACR on the box)
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #4
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This are not the Canadian prices, this is something that I posted on another thread, someone was asking for a build for $1500 build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811129154
Antec Performance One P180 Silver cold rolled steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129154
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148140
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
Item #: N82E16822148140
Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy
$79.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072
EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB 384-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
Item #: N82E16814130072
Return Policy: Limited Non-Refundable 30-Day Return Policy
$529.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817341002
OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
Item #: N82E16817341002
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$139.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220144
Patriot Extreme Performance 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model PDC22G6400LLK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820220144
Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy
$97.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128050
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3R LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813128050
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$129.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115017
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115017
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$279.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001
Tuniq Tower 120 P4 & K8 CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835154001
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
$44.99

Subtotal: $1,432.92


eVGA has a 90 day step-up program, so you can upgrade your 8800GTX to a 9800GTX when they come out in November (no need for SLi when you're running 9800GTX)
I picked the cheapest DDR2 800 CAS4 sticks after rebate, but you could swap the Patriots for Crucials and hope for D9 chips for better oc'ing.

If you decide to go with my build, and let me say that this is the TOP OF THE LINE RIG ON TODAY MARKET get the quad-core Q6600 G0 step from here
http://clubit.com/product_detail.cfm?itemno=A1938452
They garantee u the G0 step. G0 = better cooling (its juts a better version of a Q6600) newegg I think still ships the G3 step
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First thing you should put on your list:

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...ufacture=Intel

Quad Core, Majorly overclockable, and future proofed.

They don't mention wheather you'll get the older B3 stepping though, or the newer G0 stepping (runs cooler). Basically, its the newer revision they released.

We could buy the rest of the parts from here, but for the processor, to make sure you get a G0, another online retailer may be best, as most allow you to pick out of the two. Unless, you can make sure your going to get the latest g0 stepping (SLACR on the box)
With the amount of stock NCIX moves, what they have now are all G0 steppings.

For that amount of money you are spending, this is what I would recomend.

Processor: http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...l&promoid=1060

RAM: Any 4GB of DDRII 800. You have alot of choices, depends if you want to overclock the ram, and depends if you want to use rebates or avoid them.

DVD Burner: These work great.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...r&promoid=1060

Motherboard: eVGA 680SLI (NF68 revision). These are a great board and one of the better ones for overclocking. You could look at cheaper boards like the 650I or P5K however. http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...A&promoid=1060

Power Supply: 500W silverstone element. The most electrically sound power supply in it's class, will power your rig quite nicely. If you want a crazy hard drive setup or sli, i'd recoemd a more pwoerful power supply.
http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...y&promoid=1060

For the case, just pick something that looks good and has great cooling, and for the graphics card as you said, get any 8800 you can afford. Hard drives, Seagate and Western Digital are both great brands, get the amount of space you need. Personally I wouldn't get anything over an 8800GTS as spending much more money is rather pointless. Also i'd recommend a 64bit OS to go along with this computer as a 32 bit will not see all the ram. With hard drive prices nowadays, I'd dual boot Vista 64 and XP.
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PSU is the most important part in the computer, so I would get a better 1, 500W seems low 2 me.
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I'd say 550 is minimum, 600 recommended for most systems to have room to upgrade.
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alright sweet thanks alot guys that sure helped im make sure to get the G0 stepping seeming how its alot cooler. and for that 90 day step up program how does that work do i just send my 8800 gts/gtx in then get the 9800 for free or what?
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for mother bored get a nvidia 680i a1 version
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