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Old 10-26-2005, 09:57 AM   #1
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Default A question on building a PC...

I am thinking of building my own ultimate gaming PC and I was wondering how much this would cost?

I would like all the latest components (dual core processors, fastest and most powerful graphics card, the whole works except a sound card).

Could you guys give me a list of all the best stuff and how much (roughly) it would cost to build (power supply, cables, HDD, dvd drive etc included).

I'm English so I don't know whether there is a price difference in the US of A

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Old 10-26-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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well for all the best stuff you could get up to $5000. Are you willing to go that high or are you talking more like $3000, $2000...
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Old 10-26-2005, 11:22 AM   #3
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Your looking into the 2k zone...You'll want an AMD 4800+ with 2x 7800GTX's

AMD 4800+ = 600!!!!!!!
7800 GTX = 400 each

Then you have all the other stuff which is going to be about another 500...
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Default Re: A question on building a PC...

Wow, I didn't realize it could cost up to $5000. My limit would be around $2500
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Old 10-26-2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: A question on building a PC...

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Your looking into the 2k zone...You'll want an AMD 4800+ with 2x 7800GTX's

AMD 4800+ = 600!!!!!!!
7800 GTX = 400 each

Then you have all the other stuff which is going to be about another 500...
That's quite much it. Just remember to get a good PSU, I'd say atleast 500W. And ofcourse make sure the other parts are also good quality. Oh and get 2GB RAM. And I don't know if that 500 will be enough for the other parts but I think u can get the whole thing with under 2500.
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:10 PM   #6
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Default Re: A question on building a PC...

Well, still, for $2500 you can get a plenty good pc, just not the best on the market right now. I personally would wait until amd's m2 mobo'se come out. They come with ddr2 and who knows, maybe crossfire will be more popular. I'm going to get that myself... ddr2 and a crossfire mobo with dual x1800xl's. WOO! hot... lol...
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Old 10-26-2005, 04:02 PM   #7
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my pc costed around 3500. but i had a fx 57 processor and dual 6800ultras. i mean wat kind of gaming u going to do? i mean i am a serious gamer now since i built the pc. i play everthing on high. if ur looking to play games on medium 2500 will be more than enough.
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Default Re: A question on building a PC...

I would say...$2000 easily probably only like $1800
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Old 10-26-2005, 05:40 PM   #9
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Hes in the UK!!!!!! Prices are so diffrent here!
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Old 10-26-2005, 07:49 PM   #10
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my pc costed around 3500. but i had a fx 57 processor and dual 6800ultras. i mean wat kind of gaming u going to do? i mean i am a serious gamer now since i built the pc. i play everthing on high. if ur looking to play games on medium 2500 will be more than enough.
Dude, you can still get a massively awesome pc and play settings on high for $2500... you don't have to have a $3500 pc to play games on high. You can overclock, etc. to achieve an amazing setting...
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