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Old 01-15-2008, 12:33 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Hows this for $1500 Gaming Computer!

I was just wandering your views on this computer:

CPU/Processor Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz) LGA775 (SLACR) $319.00
MotherBoard Intel S775 Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 (DDR2) Version 2.0 $132.00
Desktop DDR2 Ram 4GB Kit (2x 2048MB) PC6400 800MHz GeiL Ultra $187.00
3.5" HDD SATA-300 500GB 16MB Samsung (HD501JL) $125.00
Video Card PCI-e (nV) 8800GTS 512MB Sparkle (650/1940MHz/D-DVI-I/HDTV/HDCP) $429.00
Gaming CASE Apache H-21BK (Huge Fan on the side) $99.00
Power Supply SilverStone ST65ZF 650w $170
5.25" DVD Buner/Rw ASUS Light Scribe DRW-1814BL Retail/Black $40
Just over $1500.



EDIT: OR alternatively:


1 x Coolermaster RC-690 BLK W/O PSU [$95.00]
1 x THERMALTAKE Tough Power 750 Watt Active PFC 14cm Fan Cable
Management [$220.00]
1 x Intel CORE 2 QUAD Q6600, 2.40GHz CPU [$325.00]
1 x Corsair TWIN2X4096-6400C5 4GB (2x XMS2 2GB) PC-6400 (800MHz) DDR2
RAM [$205.00]
1 x Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3 [$145.00]
1 x XFX 8800GT XT 512MB DH DVI Xtreme Edition [$392.00]
1 x Samsung 500GB SATA 2 HDD (HD501LJ) [$135.00]
1 x Asus DRW-1814BL-BLK IDE [$42.00]

Which is from www.ddcomputers.com

Yeah?
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:50 AM   #2
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Looks good! Are you getting 64 bit vista?
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Old 01-15-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Should i be getting it?

But i have the XP cd so i think ill use that unless i do get vista...
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You don't need 4 gigs of RAM, and I don't believe it will all register in a 32-bit OS, which is what I think he was getting at. 2 will run just about anything exceptionally. Also if I were you I would cut the quad and just go with a cheaper dual, quads are kind of useless right now and I don't see them becoming fully utilized for another 3 or 4 years. We all know how well dual cores are utilized now.

But everyone here seems to be quad core crazy. You will see much better gains in gaming by spending the money saved from the dual on a nicer GPU, or just saving it altogether.

Also if you're a fan of big fans (lol) take a look at this case. It's a little fancier, might be your style.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811196025
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:01 AM   #5
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or just find a kid with a nicer comp that is smaller than you and take it :-D
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:04 AM   #6
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Hmm ok...

Do you think this computer will be able to run Crysis good?

I think it should run it fine
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Yeah it should run it quite well.
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Old 01-15-2008, 01:11 AM   #8
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Ok cool,

I will defiantly over clock it so ill get even better performance.

Thanks,

any other suggestions?
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A good CPU cooler. Don't know about Intel coolers but I do know Arctic Cooling makes good products for pretty cheap, may want to look into those.
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i'm running the q6600 at stock speeds and i'm having no trouble running crysis. and D-lew, the quads do make a difference when multitasking. may not run the game faster than a quad though, not sure how crysis handles quad cores
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