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Old 02-02-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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This is my first time posting here at the forums and also the first time im building a computer from scratch. Im looking to build a good gaming rig for home not really for LAN parties so the size is not a factor. Ive gone through various components and have put this together. Id like some insight on how it will be and if there is anything ive overlooked or i should change. Ive priced it out at around $2700 which is where Id like to keep it. Thanks in advance for any comments.

Motherbaord- Asus P5AD2-E Premium
CPU - IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Processor Prescott 3.4GHz, 800MHz FSB, Socket 478, 1MB Cache
Video Card - ATI Radeon X800 XT Platinum Edition AGP 8X 256MB DDR3 Video Card w/TV-Out, DVI & Video-In
Hard Drive 1 - Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB Serial ATA 10,000RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer
Hard Drive 2 - Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B200R0 200GB Ultra ATA/133 7200RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer
Sound Card - Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer
Speakers - Logitech Z-5300 Speaker System
Memory - Kingston KVR533D2N4/1G 1GB DDR2-533 PC2-4200
Power - Antec TruePower TrueControl 550 550W ATX12 Power Supply
Monitor - NEC MultiSync FE2111SB-BK
Case - wasnt sure of name hers link http://www.colorcases.com/Cases/mesh_black_deluxe.htm#
Mouse - Logitech MX510 Performance Optical Mouse
Keyboard - Saitek PC Gaming Keyboard and Command Pad
and 2 80mm fans for extra cooling
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Old 02-02-2005, 09:41 AM   #2
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Have you considered AMD cpus? I find them to be faster and more stable than Intel especially for gaming and I'm sure many others will agree with me here. Otherwise I guess everything is alright. It all depends on what kind of games you play if it is really worth blowing all that money. :P My system cost me less than $1000 and I can play any game I have ever wanted to. And it's not a pos either, it's able to fully run Doom 3. :P
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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I did consider an AMD but if I was to go that route what would be the right mobo to choose. As far as the money goes i want to build a pc that i wont have to upgrade for awhile and its like a present for myself. I appreciate the insight.
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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Hey BigGee56 ,

Welcome aboard !! Sorry to jack your thread, but since you made you introduction here... Have fun 8)
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Old 02-02-2005, 12:29 PM   #5
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That looks a very good rig mate . It should be brilliant .
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MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra Socket 939
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Old 02-02-2005, 02:34 PM   #7
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no! amd! if ur gonna spend that much money, and it looks like you have a lot of it by ur comp parts, get the amd fx 55. lot cooler, lot faster, and just an all around better processor! pentium's just heat up too much... i kno... i have one right nowl... i wish my old comp hadnt broken down... it was sweet... amd 64 3400+. man it was nice.,
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Have you considered AMD cpus? I find them to be faster and more stable than Intel especially for gaming and I'm sure many others will agree with me here.
btw, i totally agree with you. lol.
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MSI K8N Neo4 Platinum nForce4 Ultra Socket 939
Yeah, thays the best one, However, mabye you should consider, a SLi mobo from MSI

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...130-487&depa=0
only $189

and for a GPU try 2 of these babys.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...122-201&depa=0

also for a Cpu try this
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...103-498&depa=0

you want this b/c you can OC lioke crazy.

But if you want superior prefromance get a Sli mobo like the one above, then get one 6800gt then wait and get another when you have the money.
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ok here are the bench marks of SLI;
Half-life 2 1600X1200

Dual 6600 Gt:103.0
Dual 6800 Gt: 110.6
Dual 6800 Ultra: 111.6
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