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HELP NEEDED BIULD A GAMING RIG


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Hi i have been doing lots of research and i have come up witha parts list for a gaming rig. my budget is 1200$ and i will be ordering from newegg. i thought i should post it because you guys have more exsperence and first hand exspereance. so if you could can you look over these parts make suggestions and will they all work together. Also i would like this to last for at least 3 years.

Mobo- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127197

Prosseser- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103539

Case- I will add an other 120mm fan- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129152

Psu- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103932

Hard drive- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144235

DVD burner- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827131352

video card- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102548


I need suggestions on RAM

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I don't see any problems. Looks like a nice rig! :tazz:

You could save a few bucks by going with a cheaper DVD burner, I'm a big fan of Plextor, but they're expensive. You could get an NEC for about $50.

I'd go with 1GB of RAM for a gaming rig, PC3200. Unless you plan to overclock, then you'd want to go faster.
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to me ur case is boring but ur prob not into it for looks.

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That is the uglier version of that case type there is two other models up on that case which look better.
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Can you give me a link to the better looking case.

( It can be a UK link if it has to be or newegg.com )
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This computer will be a sweet build. The AN8 is a great mobo. The software it comes with is the greatest.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145524

here is the RAM I recommend. I have it and it boots windows in 8 seconds. Great overclocker too.

You're smart for getting an Antec case. You wont have to waste the time I did waiting for your new PSU to arrive after your crappy generic PSU burns up like I did.
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this RAM is a little to much money. is there any other suggestions for ram and can you get me a link to that case.
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Hi there, I like most of the parts you have picked out for your Gaming Rig, but let me give you a tip on that case you have in mind. Don't get one with a door that closes over top of your CD/DVD drives.

I have one like that and I basically just have to leave it open as I am so often switching out a DVD or game CD.

Nice looking cases are cheap these days. The one I bought was $70, came with a 420 Watt power supply, three case fans, and a clear side panel and sexy orange and blue lights. If not for the front cover, while at the time I didn't think was a big deal it would be perfect.

But if you don't burn CD's/DVD's very often, or swap out movies, and game disks several times a day you should be okay. But keep it in mind.
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I have a brand new parts list but i still need to pick RAM? PLZ :help: post suggestions. remeber is a 1200$ give or take gaming Rig

Mobo-
ABIT Fatal1ty AN8-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127206
202$
I know this is expensive but its one of the very best out there, isnt it?

Cpu-
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103562
347$
Dual core awesome. Also I didnít know if I should what to get one or get one now. Or should I get this http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103539

Case-
Antec Solution SLK3000-B Black Steel
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129152
50$
I would add another 1200mm fan.

Video card-
ASUS EAX800XL/2DTV/256 Radeon X800XL 256MB 256-bit DDR VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814121530
274$
sounded good but I need your opinion on what video card to get the x800 xl and the 6800 ultra look like the best gpu to me.

PSU-
Antec TruePower 2.0 TP2-550 EPS12V ATX12V 550W Power Supply 115/230 V UL, TUV, CB, FCC CLASS B, CUL
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817103932
110
is it good but what do you with the cables you donít need.

Hard drive-
Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L250S0 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144235
99$
is this good.

DvD burner-
PLEXTOR Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 4X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 8M Cache IDE DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827131352
144$
Has everything doesnít it?

Will all of this be compatible?

Please give sugestions.

Thanks for any help you can give.
Please post need help.
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Would love to but i dont have the time it is the next ones up, comes with a 500 W PSu and is sometimes described as a server case on older websites, the two models directly below it are also good of memory serves.
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Is this a better video card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814102482

Edited by Dragons119, 10 October 2005 - 07:27 AM.

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If youre running short on funds, 1GB of corsair value PC3200 will get the job done. Sorry you gotta miss out on the XMS. The stuff is magical.
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Heck yes. That is a very good card. I would be skeptical though, because it is OEM.
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Go for 2x512mb RAM and configure it to dual channel. It is 2x faster than regular 1bg one stick.
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should i go with a x850 xt or a 6800gt. i dont know wheather to get a masive card or a cheaper card that wiil get the job done. what do you think.
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