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Old 11-07-2007, 12:31 AM   #1
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i want to build a gaming computer. i dont know much about what parts i should get but i want 2 build it with new parts. can anyone help me with parts, the computer is gonna be used for games only and i have a budget of about 700-800 dollars. please some 1 help me
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Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz:good processor(good peformance)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115005
$171.99

ASUS P5NSLI LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI Intel Edition ATX Intel Motherboard(supports the socket for the processor above. nforce)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...=asus%2bp5nsli
$54.99

XFX PVT80GGHD4 GeForce 8800GTS XXX 320MB: Here is where you will spend the most money on. a 8800 GTS is good for a budget and this is already factory overclocked so it should get u good peformance for the money and it will run Crysis.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150173

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400):good memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034

basically these are some parts i picked
you will have to pick the case(just make sure it can fit the gfx card in it) the gfx card is about 9"
u should get a 550W or above power supply and pick out your screen/keyboard
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DONT get a 8800GTS!!! get a 8800GT, there better and just as cheap! also it will NOT run crysis, i was playing it on my 8800GTS just 5min ago on very high and it lagged when you go into combat.

also get a better motherboard, get an evga 680i, most people will reccomend the A1 revision but the cheaper ones are just as good. another thing i would do is get A-Data instead of corsair, i like corsair but mail in rebates are a pain in the arse, i have a-data and i am VERY pleased with what i got, the only thing different would be that the timings are looser but that doesnt make too much of a difference when gaming, if at all.

also when choosing a PSU, dont go with roswill, mine is TERRIBLE. ive already had to replace 2.
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I would go for this cpu:
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103773

And this motherboard:
GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128014
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unless your going to OC then get the AMD, the 6000+ has simmilar performance to the E6600 which is 60$ more i think.

dont know about the motherboard though, looks good on paper though.
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DONT get a 8800GTS!!! get a 8800GT, there better and just as cheap! also it will NOT run crysis, i was playing it on my 8800GTS just 5min ago on very high and it lagged when you go into combat.

also get a better motherboard, get an evga 680i, most people will reccomend the A1 revision but the cheaper ones are just as good. another thing i would do is get A-Data instead of corsair, i like corsair but mail in rebates are a pain in the arse, i have a-data and i am VERY pleased with what i got, the only thing different would be that the timings are looser but that doesnt make too much of a difference when gaming, if at all.

also when choosing a PSU, dont go with roswill, mine is TERRIBLE. ive already had to replace 2.
it will run crysis on medium. true a 8500 GT is about same or a bit less costly(and way better) but i was afraid that it wouldnt fit in the case.
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get the 8800 gt deff!
and deff core 2 duo they over clock so well
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seriously get a aftermarket cooling(great for overclokcing)
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Do you need a monitor, OS, Keyboard, and Mouse? Without that stuff (can easily salvage from old comp) you can get a pretty good comp:

(I'm not really an experienced computer builder... built my first one about a month ago)

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115029

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128059

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...pk=hec%2borion

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130303

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119068

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231114

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136074

Total (before shipping): 815$

I used a lot of those parts for my own build (CPU, PSU, Case, and HDD). I had pretty much the same price range as you, but I had enough to get a slightly better mobo (680i). I would suggest that you take the plunge, pay 80$ more, and get a quad-core. It's a lot better bang for your buck, and a lot more future proof.

Also, I would suggest getting an after market cooler for the CPU, the stock HSF's (HeatSink & Fan) absolutely suck.
I got this fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835200013

Also, just to be safe, get this adapter for the PSU (it doesn't have enough 12v rails... most don't):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812887002
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unless your going to OC then get the AMD, the 6000+ has simmilar performance to the E6600 which is 60$ more i think.

dont know about the motherboard though, looks good on paper though.
the q6600 is by far superior to the 6000+ AMD....trust me. Benchmarks are quite a bit higher
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