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Eric W. Smith

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Hello i just got enough money for christmas and i finally have enough to buy a good computer!

My spending range is $700-800

After reading many reviews i would like an AMD Gaming Computer.

Im sure this question/buy range, has been answer before in the forum or somewhere else so post link if it has, and If not please help me pick out a good computer. I will most likely be buying all the parts from newegg.com and building it myself for it is my first build.

I was thinking a long the lines of Asus mobo, raptor hd, but i have no idea about all the details.

If it is possible to get a monitor to fit in with my cash limit.. and still have a very nice gaming comp... if not? Don't worry about it.

Thank You~

P.s - All i need is the tower... keyboard/mouse/speakers ect.. i can wait on.

Edited by Eric W. Smith, 25 December 2005 - 12:39 AM.

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jrm20

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Motherboard ABIT KN8 Ultra Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813127222


processor AMD Athlon 64 3200+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103535


harddrive Maxtor DiamondMax 10 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144235


memory CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145505


video card eVGA Geforce 6800GS

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130258


Just that stuff I posted above is right at $655 the time I posted.

You need to pick yourself out a case, powersupply and cd rom drive or dvd burner.

Antec and thermaltake makes good power supplies. You will also need windows xp full home or professional


I picked that harddrive because I have seen tests of those in a raid against the raptors and it is just a hair below the raptors, because of its 16 mb cache even though its still 7200 rpm. 7200 rpm is still fast man, especially with 16 mb cache and you get your space 250 gb. Compare that to a raptors space.

I picked that motherboard because its is a good stable and reliable mobo. I dont like asus. Later on you can upgrade memory and get another 1gb stick, I almost put 2gb but you didnt quite have enough to stay under your budget.

Edited by jrm20, 25 December 2005 - 02:19 AM.

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Eric W. Smith

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What case should i get, i found some good one but the mobo is smaller then what the case requires?

Edited by Eric W. Smith, 25 December 2005 - 11:52 AM.

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I leave that up to the person when I build a system to someone.

Look into thermaltake, aspire, antec, coolermaster or really anything that you like. Make shure its atx case.



I just picked a pretty good case real quick.

an aspire, they come in different colors and they make alot more cases.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811144102

you will need a powersupply also. On the cheaper cases if they include a power supply that isnt so good because most of the time its crap.

If you find an aspire with a powersupply included it will be good enough.

Edited by jrm20, 25 December 2005 - 12:28 PM.

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Speaking of cases.. Jrm knows my set-up.

http://www.newegg.co...080#DetailSpecs

Should i save a lil more and get this case?





I dont think you actually need to buy that case. You could find better. :tazz:
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Eric W. Smith

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Which one do you think then.....
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That case is too much for what it is.


If your going to spend that much I can find you an awesome case for less.



That case is nice but If you want to save some money look at the thermaltake Tsunami,XASER series or the armor.

Edited by jrm20, 25 December 2005 - 03:45 PM.

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The new coolermaster stackers look sweet.
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