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Old 03-06-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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Default Help to build guys

Ok i have a 4 year old pc and it still goes pretty well but for my online gaming i feel it is time i upgrade to a newly built machine.

My current pc is a s follows

pentium 4 2.8ghz
1.5 meg ram
400 gig hard drive + external 150 gig
1x dd drive x 8 speed
7800gt nvidia card
2 x 22' wide screen flat screens
not sure what the sound card is but i just upgraded it


so i want to give this one to the mrs and build me a new pc.
what would the best combo be,

dual core or quad core, amd or intel
how much ram etc , what sound card etc

can you guys help , obviously with a budget in mind but not sure how much.

let loose with your thoughts guys, i do play alot of online gaming cod4 esp.

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:16 PM   #2
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Is this PC for gaming mostly then and what would be an estimate budget for you? Do you have experience building computers? Once you've answered these questions then we can get started.
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Is this PC for gaming mostly then and what would be an estimate budget for you? Do you have experience building computers? Once you've answered these questions then we can get started.
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budget would be 1500 to 2000

build on previously in my sons room.

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i would get
intel core 2 qaud 6600
nvida evga 780i motherboard
and nvida evga 8800gt
2x2=4G of ram
and the rest is depending on what you need
like hard drive space case cd/dvd/blu
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Yeah, something like this
Quad Core q6600
evga 680i or 780i motherboard
nvidia 8800 GT video card
2x2(4gb) dual channel ddr2 ram
power supply - anywhere from 500watts or higher should be ok (i think)
also get a zalman 9700 cpu fan if you want.
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:54 PM   #6
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gaiming and work

budget would be 1500 to 2000

build on previously in my sons room.

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16819115037- CPU. If this PC is for gaming then I recommend a Wolfdale E8400. Almost all games are single threaded and cannot take advantage of quads, therefore, a higher clocked dual core will almost always give better results in games. Here are some benchmarks to prove it: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...ml#sect0Please remember that 3DMark06 is a synthetic benchmark real life performance will not give the same results.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16813130098- Mobo, this is one of the best P35 motherboards currently available. It has excellent heatpipe fanless cooling and great overclocking capabilities.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16817703005- The PSU is the part of a PC you do NOT want to skimp on and PC Power & Cooling make some of the best available. Plus it has one large 12V rail instead of several smaller ones which is better as with split lower powered rails, some may become overloaded.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16820145034- RAM, I recommend two sets of this if you will be running Vista for a total of 4GB, when I went from 2GB to 4GB, I noticed a nice boost. If you are running XP, then 2GB will be sufficient. I forgot to add that this memory can reach 1100MHz, want proof? Here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16822152052- I have this very HDD and would recommend it to anyone. 500GB is a great size ATM.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16814130325- GPU. Aha! So now we come to the video card, the most important part of your shiney new gaming machine, this features 128 stream processors instead of the 8800GT's 112 and has a better cooler (The 8800GT's reference cooler isn't anything to write home about). And this new 8800GTS G92 delivers 8800GTX performance. If you're gaming at very high resolutions however then I would recommend the new ATI HD 3870X2 (The fastest single card on the market): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102723
And finally to cool your nice Intel C2D E8400, you're going to need a nice aftermarket cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835202005
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2E16827151152- Disk drive.
As for the case, it's just a personal preference really, but I like the Thermaltake Armor.
If you need any other info then please ask.
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