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My FIRST gaming build


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monoxidez

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This is gonna be my first gaming PC, and I hope it really goes well. I have a short budget though, I was wondering if you guys can look at the stuff I have in mind.

My budget for now is $670.(budget might change in a few days by only a few $)

case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811164040 $23.99

video card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130318 $199.99

PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817709011 $21.99

cpu - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115047 $179.99

HD - http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=2458 $59.97

ram - http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=C13-2022 $34.97
mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188017 $99.99

heatsink - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233003 $36.99

total $657.88
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Hi monoxidez,

The system you have posted is off to a good start. There are a few component choices I would like to address:

1) Do not get that PSU. You are going for a top-shelf 8800GT, and yet you want to install one of the cheapest, crappiest units you can find to provide power for it? Please, understand that you will need to spend at least around the $80-$100 mark for a good PSU, if you want to keep that 8800GT (or a similar power-hungry card). This would be a good choice.

2) I would recommend this motherboard over your choice, it's $10 cheaper and a proven quality unit.

3) Same concept, different part - get this heatsink/fan, it's cheaper and a proven good performer for the $$$.

4) And lastly, I can see you're on a really tight budget - more on that below - but that case just looks really... well... cheap. I had a quick look at the photos that Newegg provides, and I really believe it not to be the best choice for any kind of gaming machine. The 8800GT cards are quite long, so you could have some hassles physically fitting everything inside. And there's only 2x 80mm case fan spaces, so I think we can do a little better than that. This Cooler Master looks a lot nicer to me - sure it's more expensive, but still a cheap case. And you are going to have to look at this thing!

Now onto the budget. Currently you have not included an operating system, or an optical drive. Once you add these two choices in, you're going to hit closer to the $800 mark, with the changes I've mentioned above. So I'm seriously going to suggest we may need to try completely re-working the choices to fit everything in.

I'm also going to assume that this build is not including a new monitor, keyboard, mouse, or speakers. If these are to be included, then be sure to let us know - as then we'll need to revise further.

Cheers

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case - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811119115 $44.99

video card - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130318 $199.99

PSU - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139004 $99.99

cpu - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115047 $179.99

HD - http://www.tigerdire...a...&CatId=2458 $59.97

ram - http://www.tigerdire...mp;Sku=C13-2022 $34.97

mobo - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128059 $89.99

heatsink - http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835233003

cd-drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827129020 $30.99

total: 777.87$

How does this sound? I need a keyboard @_@. I was wondering if there is a cheap flat keyboard.

Can you find me a decent PSU that is lower than that?

Edited by monoxidez, 18 April 2008 - 04:36 PM.

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This will get the job done for a bit cheaper but it is not as good as the Corsair: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817341010

Most of your links do not work.
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monoxidez

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Links should be working fine now.
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Links for below still doesn't work:
video card
cpu
hard drive
ram
heatsink

I think it would be better if you stick with one store because you'll save some money with shipping unless there's a TD store near you.
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The same thing was happening to Troy's links once. Do you remember what the issue was Troy?

Edited by Titan8990, 18 April 2008 - 10:21 AM.

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monoxidez

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It should be working fine now I think.
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For your case, the link points to the video card
So we just need the link to your case.
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Okay, this time, it should be working, lol.
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Hi there,

It wasn't me with that problem! (Unless you can prove it somewhere... :)) I think HFCG was doing it...

But the problem is being caused by posting truncated links, instead of posting the complete link. The code on this forum will truncate it anyway if it's too long, but if you try and copy/paste the truncated version, it will not work.

Cheers

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For your CPU, it says in Newegg that its a "Deactivated Item", you can't purchase it at this time. Also TD does not have it listed as well. You can get either of this though, depends on your budget -> E6750 or E8400
Both comes with heatsink and fan so you don't have to purchase those unless you want to overclock.
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The same thing was happening to Troy's links once. Do you remember what the issue was Troy?

You guys are copying the shortened text and not the actual URL location. What happens is when you insert a long URL into these forms, it'll essentially be cropped and alot of the middle information will be replaced with periods. You guys are copying the displayed text and not the actual hyperlink. To fix this, follow the instructions below.
Right click the link and click copy link location.
This will resolve you're issue.
James

Edit: Well I missed Troys description, but I'll leave my instructions above posted for others if they encounter this issue.

Edited by james_8970, 21 April 2008 - 01:13 PM.

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For your CPU, it says in Newegg that its a "Deactivated Item", you can't purchase it at this time. Also TD does not have it listed as well. You can get either of this though, depends on your budget -> E6750 or E8400
Both comes with heatsink and fan so you don't have to purchase those unless you want to overclock.


I'll probably get the E6750. Now, I need the keyboard @_@. Needs to be low price, good quality, and flat.
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For your CPU, it says in Newegg that its a "Deactivated Item", you can't purchase it at this time. Also TD does not have it listed as well. You can get either of this though, depends on your budget -> E6750 or E8400
Both comes with heatsink and fan so you don't have to purchase those unless you want to overclock.


I'll probably get the E6750. Now, I need the keyboard @_@. Needs to be low price, good quality, and flat.

Nobody here can tell you a keyboard to get, because it sounds like you have some pretty specific needs. I would advise you to head to any electronics retailer (Best Buy, Circuit City, even Walmart) and try some of their display keyboards. This will make you happier than having someone recommend a keyboard that you end up not liking. Once you find a keyboard you like, you can order it off of NewEgg or TigerDirect, but the best way to find a keyboard is to try a keyboard.
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