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Old 10-12-2008, 05:06 PM   #1
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iv'e been trying to build a gamign computer for under 1000 dollars(sorry don't know how to translate) anyway, i was wondering if this is a good build.
By the way its tigerdirect.com






O261-8038 :: OCZ SLI-Ready Dual Channel 4096MB PC6400 DDR2 800MHz Memory (2x2048MB) (0.6 lbs)

2 for $139.98




M501-1154 :: Sabrent 8-Channel 7.1 High Performance Surround Sound 3D PCI Sound Card (0.35 lbs)

$14.99




S457-1116 :: Masscool 8WA741 / Socket 775 / Copper Core/Heatpipes / CPU Cooling Fan (1.05 lbs)

$29.99




TC3G-4010 :: Power Up 80mm Case Fan - Sleeve Bearing (1 lbs)

2=$5.96



P450-9826 :: XFX GeForce 9800 GT Video Card - FREE Call of Duty 4 PC Game, 512MB GDDR3, PCI Express 2.0, (2) Dual Link DVI, HDTV, VGA Support (2.2 lbs)

$134.99




A455-2808 :: Asus P5N-D Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 750i SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (2.75 lbs)

$149.99




TSD-500H3 :: Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 16MB, SATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs)

$64.99




CP2-DUO-Q6600 :: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Processor HH80562PH0568M - 2.40GHz, 8MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Kentsfield, Quad-Core, OEM, Socket 775, Processor (0.1 lbs)

$189.99




ULT40182 :: Ultra Grid ATX Mid-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Audio Ports and Ultra LS-Series 600-Watt Power Supply (23.4 lbs)

$99.99




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Old 10-12-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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for gaming i wouldnt recommend quad core, no game is going to take up all 4 cores, i'd prefer dual core and add the saved moeny onto video card.

i also wouldn't buy from tigerdirect, its just a little bit expensive than newegg
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Old 10-12-2008, 05:51 PM   #3
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Oh ok i was wondering because when i order from newegg.com it cost 100 dollars more lol and thanks i will probaly switch to duo AND what video card do you suggest?
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hmm depends what games you play, but the 9800 is already a very decent card. If you don't play high-end games, the card you have is good enough. If you want to up it a little bit more, try the 9800gtx
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thanks and im not afraid to try a diff brand btw
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If your willing to spend a bit on a video card I would have to recommend a ATI 4870. It's $300 but with mine, I can play Crysis at 1280x1024 on very high and get 20FPS. It's playable but to make it smoother I turn it down to High. Remember this is with 4x AA on Edge-Detect so it looked fantastic.

If you get a ATI 4870 you won't have to buy another video card for a good while.

If you can't spend the money, then get a ATI 4850 and a crossfire motherboard. If you do that, you can upgrade later to two 4850s which is quite a steal.
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not that bad of a build, but go with Newegg
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OP: I, personally, like the route you took with the C2Q. The 6600 is capable of great OCing. The reason I like the quad is because it's very future proof. If you keep a computer for 3-4 years like me, then this is the way to go. You won't have as good of a performance as you would with an E8400+, but in the future, when games are written with multi-threading in mind, you will notice a difference in performance. I would also take Need Wow Now's advice and switch over to the HD4850/70. You can then get a motherboard with an Intel chipset which are far better overclockers. I would also like to point out a possible change in hard drives. The Samsung Spinpoint F1 is known to be the fastest 7200RPM. You can get a 320GB, 500GB, or 1TB. I would also switch HSF from that Mascool to a Xigmatek.
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I would recommend changing the CPU cooler. Get the Xigmatek HDT S1283. It's $6.00 more. But, it's worth it. I own it and get amazing temperatures on stock and overclock. It performs as well as the high end coolers. But, it's half the price and weighs a good bit less.
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If your willing to spend a bit on a video card I would have to recommend a ATI 4870. It's $300 but with mine, I can play Crysis at 1280x1024 on very high and get 20FPS. It's playable but to make it smoother I turn it down to High. Remember this is with 4x AA on Edge-Detect so it looked fantastic.

If you get a ATI 4870 you won't have to buy another video card for a good while.

If you can't spend the money, then get a ATI 4850 and a crossfire motherboard. If you do that, you can upgrade later to two 4850s which is quite a steal.

I agree with this man. Id go crossfire, I personally like crossfire so much more than sli.

and im pretty sure you can get the 4870 on newegg for 249.99 now.
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