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Old 02-28-2008, 06:51 PM   #1
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Hello,

I'm thinking of getting a new gaming computer, and I've been told that the way to go is building my own. Now, what is the best way to go? Should I build one from IBuyPower, or order my individual parts from NewEgg (although I wouldn't know how to check compatibility since this would be my first time), or go to the small shops I could find and have them build one for me... If anyone has another option I'd like to hear it, or tell me which one is the best option,

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Old 02-28-2008, 06:55 PM   #2
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Newegg all the way. + If you need help with parts just post and we'll be glad to help you. That's what CF is for.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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I could probably spend arround $1000 for a new computer, so what would be a good choice for a motherboard and the 8800GT video card, links would be nice =)

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1000 is nice..is it gonna be a gaming pc?
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Yea, a gaming PC, and less than $1000 would be better if I could find a way to make it happen.
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It's also possible that instead of the 8800GT I could use the 8600GT if they are not that far apart, I'll be looking at some charts for both to see.
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8800GT is far better than the 8600GT.
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Old 02-28-2008, 07:57 PM   #8
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Motherboard - $120
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131142

GFX Card (Your 8800gt) - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130318

Memoryx2 - $65 (Compatible with your mobo, low latency, and is the maximum speed supported by your mobo)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146565

Processor - $239 (45nm technology on the wolfdale core, plus its a beefy 3.0ghz dual core for plenty of processing power)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

Harddrive - $170 (10,000rpm to keep up with the processing power of your processor, plus its 150gb so its a good size)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012

PSU - $120 (610 watts and huge 12v rails, and is sli certified in case you decide to go sli with your motherboard in the future)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703005

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All that comes to $945. With that you get a high performance gfx card, two gb's of ram, a fast, big harddrive, a nice motherboard that supports sli, a sli-approved psu, and a very beefy processor.
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Get This GPU, Its $50 more but a worth the difference

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130325
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Do you need a new monitor and Dvd drive as well?
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