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dr_deathspike

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I want to buld me a new computer. My neihbor is helping me but i wanted an impartial info pool.
Its primary function will be for gaming, but i also use it for school
the minimun sys reqs i want are:
40 Gb on the hard drive because thats all i really need
512Mb ram
3D graphics card, good for gaming
good sound card
and whatever else you can recomend, please offer brands and what not please
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Welcome to Geeks to Go, dr_deathspike.

About the smallest drive you can buy readily is well over 80 gigs nowadays. Think more in terms of a 250 gig drive. I no longer install less than 1 gig of memory on any computer i use. The prices are so cheap ( $100) why bother with less. A good basic graphics card is the 6600 or 6800 Nvidia card. It will do most everything you want. A ATI 1900 card is comparable to the 6800 nvidia. For sound you cant go wrong with a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy card. I like Gigabyte, Abit, DFI, and Intel motherboards. Get the Intel Core 2 Duo CPU if possible(slightly expensive right now). And insist on a good power supply like a enermax or silverstone.

http://www.build-you...p-computer.com/

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Edited by SRX660, 10 January 2007 - 05:32 AM.

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Jeez those are expensive,
perhaps you could recomend somtheing more in the price range of $700(or as close to that as possible for the whole system
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Is the $700 just for the system itself or do you also need to get a monitor, keyboard, etc. and still remain in the $700 range?
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i have an old... archaic monitor and have the mouse and keyboard for now
i can always upgrade later
if not couldnt i somehow route the image through my laptop, atleast then i have a viable LCD screen?
So i guess for just the tower and guts to it

Edited by dr_deathspike, 11 January 2007 - 10:40 AM.

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Here are some reference points for you (obviously it's a slow day at work). The total on this hardware is $735 before any mail-in rebates. I went with SLI cabable mobo and PSU so that 6 months from now, you can just stick in another 7600GT if you need a performance boost. There are many ways you can cut costs, but this should give you a good start. Go to Newegg.com and put together a wishlist, post it here, and we'll give you suggestions. Keep in mind that this does not include the OS, which will be another $100 or so.

Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $49.99   $49.99
Update Model #: CAC-T05-UB
Item #: N82E16811119047

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GIGABYTE GA-M57SLI-S4 Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail $118.99   $118.99
Update Model #: GA-M57SLI-S4
Item #: N82E16813128014

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XFX PVT73GUGD3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $145.99   $145.99
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Item #: N82E16814150182

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Antec SmartPower 2.0 SP-500 ATX12V 500W Power Supply - Retail $69.99   $69.99
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Item #: N82E16817103937

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+(65W) Windsor 2.0GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADO3800CUBOX - Retail $134.00   $134.00
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Item #: N82E16819103733

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CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X1024A-6400 - Retail $137.00 -$15.00 Instant   $122.00
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Item #: N82E16820145566

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Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JSRTL 160GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - Retail $59.99   $59.99
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Item #: N82E16822136036

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LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model LH-20A1P-185 - OEM $34.99   $34.99
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Item #: N82E16827106049

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