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Old 05-21-2008, 11:03 AM   #1
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Hi guys and gals,

I have been out of the computer hardware scene and will be building a gaming computer here pretty soon and would like some advice on getting the best bang for the buck. I think I am either going to spend 1500 on hardware. If you could suggest the best gaming system I could build for 1500 I would appreciate it.

Also I have no brand preferance when it comes to Intel or AMD or nvida vs ATI

Thanks in advanced.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:18 PM   #2
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This is just me but the new intel chips are supposed to be introduced later in Q4' 2008, the chips are supposed to integrate a new memory controller, I mean if you are interested in building now I would get a core 2 duo or something with a new 9600gt and 2gb ram from newegg.com. I am at school so I dont have access to the website but I will post an ex. comp later.
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wow man lemme help u there. k so

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

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

GFX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121248

those are the basics and that ends up being 1018.96$ and only 15.55 for shipping.

and u still have like 500$ to spare for whatever else u'd like

and then theres these (not added to that price /\ )
u can always change these for your own

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

Aftermarket HSF
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835154001

Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136012

u cant get n e more gaming then that
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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Just a few questions.
Do you overclock?
What resolution do you run?
And what are you doing with the system?
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Thanks for the reply,

New Intel chips huh, Are they going to be the same socket?

I am starting to build one now on newegg, I just don't know the best deals out there right now.

heres what i have so far.



http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227196

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115027
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no dont go for quad, not very programs or games take advantage of it. go for the build i made up there /\ except with the mobo u said
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Just a few questions.
Do you overclock?
What resolution do you run?
And what are you doing with the system?
No overclocking for this build, I want it to be bullet proof seeing as it will get a lot of play time on it, now that its summer. I would like it to resemble a computer you would see at a cyber cafe or LAN center since it will be purely recreational.
I am not sure on the resolution, I think I am going to be getting a 22" monitor.
The system will be a pure gaming system, I don't even plan on installing any office suite because I have another computer I use for any work I have to do.

Mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813141005

RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231166

CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115037

GFX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121248

HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136218

Optical drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827135156

Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16824009094


So here is what I am thinking so far.
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thats a great build right there
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Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it. It feels good to be looking at building a computer again, its been to long hahaha

The only thing I am kinda worried about is the video card, could that card play any game on at least high settings on a 1680 x 1050 resolution?

Any thoughts on this PSU?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171023
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Just one suggestion. Do not buy an Nvidia chipset. Even more so if you're going with the HD 3870X2. The X38s and P35s can reach much higher FSB speeds and support Crossfire. The ASUS P5E is a solid board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131219

Also, there is absolutely no point in going with 1066 RAM because of the limitations of the FSB. Even at 400MHz (1600 quad pumped), the bandwidth is only 12GB/s (DDR800). So until Intel switches to an integrated memory controller like AMD, you will see zero performance benefits from going with 1066 over 800 or even 667. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220293
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