Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Building new Gaming computer on a bugdet ( kinda )


  • Please log in to reply

#1
killemall2425

killemall2425

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
hello there , I need to replace my current pice and build a new one ASAP , my budgent would be around 1300 for the cpu , gonna keep my current mouse, keyboard, etc , So I just need the new cpu , this is what I've picked so far, let me know what yall think

Case : NZXT LEXA-NP Black/ Silver Aluminum Construction Plastic Front Panel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Hard Drive : Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD6400AAKS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s

Video Card : EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio

Power Supply : OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI 600W ATX12V

RAM : OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664

Motherboard : ASUS Maximus II Formula LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel

Processor : Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core



Thats a total of 1257 , any thoughts? Did I miss something ? Im gonna be running vista 64 bit
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
jorgehevia

jorgehevia

    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 5 posts
TR's Summer 2008 system guide
Recommendations for building the right enthusiast's PCs

I found that page full of useful recommendations. Hope you find something too.

As for cutting down the price of your build, maybe using dual-core 3.0Ghz instead of a quad-core 2.4Ghz can give better gaming results for a bit less money. Even chosing a more economical motherboard with cheaper ddr2-800 memory(with tight timings though!) won't reflect in a significant fps decrease in games. Also latest ATI card builds seem to give slightly more performance for your money (but the 9800gx2 sure kicks a$$ anyway :) ).

What i mentioned above were just some thoughts and minor details, but your build seems very nice to me. I'd say the room to increase the price/performance of your build is very small.

Edited by jorgehevia, 12 August 2008 - 08:45 PM.

  • 0

#3
killemall2425

killemall2425

    New Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
I dont really need to decrease the price, Im still 50 dollars under my budget, I could still upgrade something :)
  • 0

#4
Troy

Troy

    Tech Staff

  • Technician
  • 8,839 posts
You could upgrade that Q6600 to a new Yorkfield...
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP