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ShaneBelanger

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hey all, this is my try at a gaming computer the total came out at around $1900.00 i'd LOVE to keep it below 1500 but that doesn't seem like a possibility. I was told that this is the place to go if you need help on a computer build so here i am. Plz don't bash me lol :help:... I am looking for some input though, good or bad!

http://www.zipzoomfl...oductCode=80860 *Intel® Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe Processor 2.4GHz, 1066FSB, LGA775, 4MB Cache Retail *

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=247098 *Asus P5B-VM MOBO*

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=273507 *Antec TruePower TRIO 650*

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=324625 *DX10!!!*

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=326042 *physics anyone?*

http://www.zipzoomfl...ctCode=85016-16 *2 gigs*

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=101017 *hard drive*

http://www.zipzoomfl...ductCode=171030 *dvd burner*

http://www.directron...tx.html#caption *1400:1 8ms monitor*

http://www.directron.com/xon002.html *case*

http://www.directron...techx750bf.html *3xfire button mouse*

http://www.directron.../cscmpal01.html *cyba snipa gaming mouse pad*

****** or this monitor****** http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824112006 *edit* (thanks pit :))

as i said above thanks in advance guys, i really need some opinions on this!! :blink: :whistling:

Edited by ShaneBelanger, 16 November 2006 - 07:22 PM.

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Serrik

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Well, just my opinion here.

But if it were me I would hold off on the physics card unless there is some specific game, optimized for it, that you absolutely love.

Although the prices have come down you are still feeling the pinch for being an early adopter. As well, I have heard rumors (not on the web but from friends in the wholesale business) a standard may emerge soon, making current ones obsolete before they really get off the ground.

Edited by Serrik, 16 November 2006 - 09:35 PM.

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i agree on the phyx card, it's not really a requirement right now since only a handful of games can actually use it and they don't even have vista support for the drivers yet. I have 2 suggestions
1.I like the build but i feel that you would benefit greatly by waiting 2-3 month when more dx 10 cards come out, cause you never know ati might pull out an amazing card and the 8800 will be left in the the dust. Plus you'd save a lot of money because competition means price drops. just look at what amd did after the release of core 2 duo.
2.1 aspect that lots of ppl overlook when building mid end and high end gaming system is cooling. I am obssessed with silent kewling so i spent at least 300 dollars just on cooling parts, but that's just me. I would suggest investing in a good cpu cooler and a good vga cooler. I love zalmans because they work very well and are very silent. the two coolers will probalby set you back 100 dollars but you can probably get some very decent overclocks with them.
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I wouldnt bother with any sort of extra cooling all the standard stuff is good quality. I would wait for ATI see what they release by all the noises in the industry ATI will be better, they will also use GDDR4 and are actually using it now on dx9 cards and Nvidia is still on GDDR3. I would wait for a 4 card from nvidia or an ATI.

And no physics cards the things are totally useless.
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ShaneBelanger

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ok, thanks for the replies, but everything else looks good minus the physx card and vid card right? I guess that if i wait three months than maybe the prices of everything will drop, especially that pesky DX10 card. I'd really like some info on the mouse and pad, as well as the two monitors though, i really have no idea on those!

Edited by ShaneBelanger, 17 November 2006 - 08:46 PM.

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I don't know about the monitors but if you want a gaming mouse go for a Razer, or a Logitech. I personally use a logitech right now but I am getting a Razer because they are made specifically for gaming. And in my opinion a mouse pad is a mouse pad.
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you might look at dropping from the e6600 to the e6300 or the e6400, both have tons of head room for overclock and the e6300 can (on the right motherboard) go from the stock 1.86ghz up to 3.3 which is almost twice the stock speed, so that may be something to consider when looking to save some money.
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I would stick to the E6600 its in a different league from the slower core2s. I have a razer mouse and aluminium exactmat, i woldnt reccomend anything other than that combo if someone wants a gaming mouse, they are the best simple as that(if you want a soft mouse mat though i wouldnt get somtehing special i prefer a hard one so i had to go for something a little better.

Have you checked out newegg for the parts they are usually the cheapest.
Monitor either looks ok, they arent anything amazing but they would do, samsung and viewsonic are the two brands i look for first as they are usually cheaper and have the best spec as well.
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