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Mikey127

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welp im building another pc and the total is 1450$ right now i need to make it around 1350~ and i dont know what to ditch.. so you get to decide :tazz:

lets start with the case!
Aspire dreamer 2(uhh who cares it looks cool and its 40$ with a temp guage on front) --- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144026

Mobo
Asus a8n sli premium(i really want a cheaper/better mobo i dont need sli i just wanted it for the heatpipe XD --- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131540

Graphics card
eVGA Geforce 7800gt with quake 4(kinda want this because of quake4) --- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130249

Ram
Ocz 2gb(i dont wanna ditch the ram!!11 2-3-2-5 timing stock) --- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820227210

Proc
Amd athlon 64 x2 3800(not sure between this overclocked and a overclocked 3700 san diego) --- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103562

Moniter!
Nu QL something something something.. 8ms(looks good and cheap)--- http://www.newegg.co...N82E16824198001

currently have a ata100 80gig 7500 rpm hd but cant afford to another right now so tell me
how bad would that affect performance?ive never been good with hds ><
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first of all, the cheapest way is to find bundles on newegg.

But first of all, why do you need SLI?
Single cards are good too.
Go lower, MSI K8N Neo and non-premium ASUS A8N MoBo's are still good. Plenty of features, none of the huge prices.

A San Diego 3700+ WILL NOT dissapoint and is good for overclocking I hear.
I would always just save up a little later but.

Also, you also get a free CoD 2 with every 7800 GT so check on that too.

That should save $100 (or more) but, I'd look for a different case. I have read reviews. Apparently, it is very flimsy and the power supply dies. If you are going to make a good system like that, the 1 thing you don't want to skimp on is the power supply. Imagining powering up your new gaming machine. And after a very litle bit, having to buy a new processor. Go with an Antec or ThermalTake case. They are both quiet and come with good power supplies. ANtec is actually primarily known for good quality power supplies.

Anyways, good luck m8.
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abit has good boards for around the $109 range. They also have more expensive also but the $109 range is very nice.
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tigerdirect.com has a combo deal. An EVGA graphics card and SLI mobo for $359
Dual cores make little difference in games, A 3500 would do just fine. Corsair is cheaper, go with their XMS series.

also always check http://www.tigerdirect.com/ for other great deals
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sorry .........stupid DSL
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You should keep the X2 if you have the money to afford them it offers the biggest degree of future proofing and is handy.

Case definatley get another one, the case only has 80mm fans so cooling inst going to be great and the PSU isnt powerful enough.

You will be better and probably cheaper with corsair memory they are the best. Maybe get some PC3500 if you want to overclock.
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But first of all, why do you need SLI?
Single cards are good too.
Go lower, MSI K8N Neo and non-premium


I'm reading in this section, so when I upgrade or purchase I will know what I'm talking about and what to look for. Would you be so king to explain all the above lingo, like SLI and MSI????
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LOL

Sli is a technlogy for nvidia video cards using the pci express 16x slot now days.

It is the actual slots on the motherboard that lets you install 2 of the same identical cards and get better performance in games. They are connected using a small bridge which is a small circuit board.

It helps in the graphics intense games somewhat but all you really need is one video card. For some games the sli doesnt even help much at all. It is intended for games that allow the sli enabled in the newer pc highly intensive games like call of duty... Its not really worth paying that much but it would be nice to have it.


Msi is a manufacturer that makes motherboards. :tazz:
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sorry havent been on much lately, i bought the stuff this morning ^_^ i got the x2, 7800gt, 2gb ram, 8ms moniter, asus a8n premium(didnt want chipset fan only $30 more)

also got dvd burner to use as cdrom drive http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827152058
some logitech speakers http://www.newegg.co...N82E16836121125
a pc(ps2-like) rumble pad dual analog http://www.newegg.co...N82E16826127207
unreal tournament 2004, some $7 24 pack dvds come with combo
and..... a xion case with 450w power supply reviews said it didnt fail http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811208001
71$ for 2 day shipping~ 5$ more than 3 day lol
quake 4
total price: $1470

heres the funny thing :tazz: guess what my current pc is! its so godly!
currently using a --........
Amd duron spitfire 800mhz!~(i think its overclocked but bios is so old and pathetic its impossible to tell anymore)
256mb sdram
nvidia riva tnt2(yea it is pathetic)

what do you think my first reaction to new pc is gonna be lol
thanks for help guys that case would of been bad: current is 1 80mm 1 120mm with side door
what do you think about that moniter?
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Lmao, You wont know what to think mikey. The video card by itself will awe you. The dual core will be powerful and you wont know what to do with it.
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jrm20 your right about the sli not helping much :) not even sure if i would buy another vid card its just i stared at that mobo for like a month and finally bought it :) 30 to 60 bucks dont really matter if it leaves the possibility for upgrade in the future. :tazz: pc should last a long time without becoming useless
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I wouldnt play many games with that controller online, otherwise you will get owned, controllers arent as good as an old keyboard and mouse for speed andaccuracy.
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yes true. Racing games are good for controllers like that though.
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aye, they can be, but i use a wheel for them or my joystick, i dont like racing games all that much myself far to repetitive for my tastes.
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LOL

Sli is a technlogy for nvidia video cards using the pci express 16x slot now days.

It is the actual slots on the motherboard that lets you install 2 of the same identical cards and get better performance in games. They are connected using a small bridge which is a small circuit board.

It helps in the graphics intense games somewhat but all you really need is one video card. For some games the sli doesnt even help much at all. It is intended for games that allow the sli enabled in the newer pc highly intensive games like call of duty... Its not really worth paying that much but it would be nice to have it.
Msi is a manufacturer that makes motherboards. :tazz:




Thanks for the info!!
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