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Old 05-15-2007, 11:50 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I'm looking to build a good gaming computer. So, I've got around $2500 to spend. Anyone think they can help me out and find all the parts I need for one? It would be greatly appreciated, this is the first time I've tried to make one from ground up, so you think you guys could help me out?
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2500?? For the computer or including everything (monitor, speakers, keyboard mouse)
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2500?? For the computer or including everything (monitor, speakers, keyboard mouse)
everything, it's all I got right now, am I gonna need more than that?
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Old 05-16-2007, 12:49 AM   #4
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For a case you should choose your own, newegg.com tigerdirect.com or xoxide.com
Antecs, Lian Li, Raidmax, and Coolermaster are some decent brands.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131074 $330

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115002 $320

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227189 $90

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072 $560

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256006 $180

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011 $180

CPU cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134 $35

thermal grease:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007 $6

Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005 $100

DVD burner: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151141 $39

Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126179 $72

Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191 $46

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001095 $240

Speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120 $303
Total is $2,555. That would be including a $100 case.
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For a case you should choose your own, newegg.com tigerdirect.com or xoxide.com
Antecs, Lian Li, Raidmax, and Coolermaster are some decent brands.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131074 $330

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115002 $320

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227189 $90

Video Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130072 $560

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817256006 $180

HD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136011 $180

CPU cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835186134 $35

thermal grease:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835100007 $6

Sound Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16829102005 $100

DVD burner: http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827151141 $39

Keyboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16823126179 $72

Mouse: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826104191 $46

Monitor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824001095 $240

Speakers: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16836121120 $303
Total is $2,555. That would be including a $100 case.
Oh man, thanks!, that things gonna work like a dream. Haha I can;t wait to get this baby built and runnin.
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I have that DVD burner and it's great, the SATA is a plus too, it'll leave your one ide channel open for a couple ide storage hard drives if you have them like I do.

To be honest, I would have went with AMD over Intel.
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Old 05-16-2007, 09:07 PM   #7
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hell no man wait for the price cuts ( you wont have to wait long) and get an intel quad core, you wont regret it. $2500 is hell of a lot of money you can get high end if you choose wisely.
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Stay away from teh Striker. I've seen nothing but problems with it. Seen 10 sold at work in the last month. of those, 4 were DOA, and 5 ate up any memory you put into it.

This is my baby. I think you'll like it. and it is cheaper than the striker too. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813188013
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I would go with the DFI 680i board. You're going to have a to wait a little bit to get it as newegg is out of stock as of now. But it uses the LT chipset which is basically a new revision of the 680i chipset. And get an E6600 over the E6700. The price difference doesn't justify the price difference. And get some better ram too. Something along the lines of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231065 a lot better than the RAM above. It will consistently do 1000mhz 4-4-4.
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isn't the LT a lower-end chipset? every board i've looked at with it is cheaper than the normal. I don't know if its just the differnt chip or what.
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