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Old 06-05-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

This summer me and a couple of friends decided to build a gaming computer. Seeing as this is our first time building one, I decided to ask the experts.

If I want to get a good gaming computer, for games like CS:S, GMod, Civilization and hopefully Gears of War (rumored), how much should I be aiming to spend? So far we have come up with 1,600 but i do not think that that is enough.

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Old 06-05-2007, 01:24 PM   #2
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Hey guys,

This summer me and a couple of friends decided to build a gaming computer. Seeing as this is our first time building one.So far we have come up with 1,600 but i do not think that that is enough.
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Well whats your budget like? IMO $1600 is alot. Could config a good pc in the $900 range. Also is this just for 1 person or are you and your friends each getting a pc?
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Old 06-05-2007, 01:31 PM   #3
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Here is how it all goes down. They want to be able to come over to my place and play a couple of games, and for that they will donate like $100 each. However, the computer is going to be set up in my room so I will be coming up with the bulk of the money.

Can you really configure a good gaming computer for $900?
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well im from uk and i think i could get a very decent gaming computer for more like £600 which is probably about $1100

so if u say u have already got $1600 then stop saving lol give us a budget and we will start reccomending
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Ok, the budget I myself have right now is $1,200. I can dig up an extra $400 no problem, but I would appreciate it being below or equal to $1,200.

Things that I am thinking about right now:
http://www.newegg.com/product/Produc...82E16819103759
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148142

Tell me what you guys think and what else you would recommend.
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VIDEO CARD
EVGA 768-P2-N835-AR GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SUPERCLOCKED HDCP Video Card - Retail
RAM
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
Item #: N82E16820145590
MOTHERBAORD
EVGA 122-CK-NF63-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813188019
CPU
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail
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OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail
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Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250820AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
CD DRIVE
LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black SATA Model LH-20A1S OEM BK - OEM
Total 1,350

Pick out a case and you should be good to go, someone should double check me though
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Dont got with an AMD, go with A Core 2 Duo, I can bring the price of the components down a bit if you need it to be below 1,200. I wasnt even looking at prices since I thought you had a 1,600$ budget.
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Why A core 2 duo? What exactly is the difference, I am not sure.
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simply put they are just alot better, better for gaming, the CPU you picked out isnt bad, but its just a core 2 duo is leaps and bounds ahead of AMD's right now. I own a athlon 64 dual core, its good but I wish i had went with a Core 2 Duo

You can even go with a cheaper core 2 dup if you wanna cut your prices it would still be better.
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Ok, so how about this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115015
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