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So at the suggestion of a few on this forum I've decided to look into buildin a good gaming com. Right now I have about $2000 and live in NE Ohio. How the heck do I get started?
Thank you in advance for your advice .
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Everything is a choice from processors (AMD or INTEL) to video cards (ATI or NVIDIA) to memory (KINGSTON' CORSAIR' OCZ ect) to motherboards (ASUS, GIGABYTE, ect)

A fast CPU, or processor, will aid the video card in drawing up to 51 billion polygons per second in first person shooters and MMORPGs (massively multiplayer online role-playing games), alike. Some systems include powerful quad-core processors. Also a good fan for you processor will always help it's performance, stock fan will do a good job but if you plan on making your machine work hard you should think to upgarde to a better one.

Large amounts of memory allows the computer to quickly access frequently used information or programs; a critical component for gaming. A gaming PC should have at least 1 GB (2 and up recommended)of RAM and sufficient hard drive space to have multiple games installed at a time. Some games can occupy over 12GB of hard drive space.

A game is only as good as the graphics card supporting it. Many games have life–like, real–time images that require a powerful graphics card. ATI and nVidia graphics cards are the most common amongst gamers, and at least 512MB of proprietary video RAM is needed for most current games.

Power Supply
A high end gaming machine will require lots of power so a minimum of 650 should be considered and for a few extra dollars a higher one would be better. Look at the reviews for the real power consumption for an 80%+ efficiency and a known brand is always better.

A gaming PC sound card, integrated or not, should be capable of reproducing 5.1 or 7.1 channels of sound so you can know where your enemies are approaching from.

A well ventilated case will always help a gaming pc and make sure all your components will fit in it and not make it to cramped.
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Hello again jaysama.

Been waiting for your post.

Just a few general tips.

Take your time, don:t rush in selecting your parts, where you buy and especially building the PC.

On line buying sometimes looks very good but, shipping has to be taken into account. I have heaps of computer stores here with excellent pricing, so prefer to buy over the counter.

I will follow your progress with great interest..
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