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Building a Gamming System


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crawlins

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I am an amature at building a computer, but I have a friend to help me. What I need help with is selecting the parts to have him help me put together.

My budget is aprox. $800-$1000 and want the best gamming system that can get me (That is not including the monitor).

I am not sure what other information I could give you that would be helpful so just let me know what I forgot to mention :tazz:

Thanks for the help
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Here is what I think.

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130238 (Free with Video card)

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

Graphics Cards: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130238

Memory: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145579

Hard Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152031

Case: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129155

Operating System: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16837102059

Optical Drive: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827131357

Thats about it. If you need anything, just reply.
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Thanks for the help!!! I have two questions for you...

Would it benifit me to go dual core or not? I was thinking that was what I may want.

Also, I read here on these boards that I should get a case that doesnt come with a power supply and that I should buy one and add it to a case. Is that true? Is there a major difference in power supplies?

Thanks again for the help :tazz:
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Thanks for the help!!! I have two questions for you...

Would it benifit me to go dual core or not? I was thinking that was what I may want.

Also, I read here on these boards that I should get a case that doesnt come with a power supply and that I should buy one and add it to a case. Is that true? Is there a major difference in power supplies?

Thanks again for the help :tazz:


It depends which one you would want to get. I have a dual-core and I am loving it. But I don't think dual-core is a big difference for gaming, but if you are running multiple programs at once, it kicks butt!
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I would go ahead and get the 3800+ dual core x2 atleast it would be future proof and you wont have to worry about upgrading for awhile. You will probably say, dang I wish I would have gotten dual core if you dont. :tazz:


Right now for alot of the games you have to force the game to run onto one core until the dual core supported games come out more. That doesnt bother me at all though.

Edited by jrm20, 23 January 2006 - 06:12 PM.

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Yeah but jrm20, it is hard to go dual core for under $1000. Plus I did this in Photo class 1st period this morning :tazz: . But anyways, your power supply is fine. I chose Antec bc Antec makes good quality PSUs and that is what they are known for.
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DFI LanParty UT nF4-D ATX AMD Motherboard

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813136159


AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Dual Core Processor

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103562


CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM System Memory

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820145579


eVGA Geforce 6800GS

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130267


Microsoft Windows XP Home With SP2

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16837102059


PLEXTOR Beige IDE DVD Burner

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827131356


Western Digital Caviar SE 250GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822144154


That stuff came out to be $1,060 at the time I posted.

** All you need is a case and power supply** I usually let the person pick out their own case because people have different tastes on cases. If you get the case that he listed above it comes with a good power supply already so just add $99.99 to the price of $1,060 and thats the final price. There is shipping cost of course, but thats everything. You can make the pc cheaper if you wanted by choosing a cheaper motherboard but I would keep the Dfi motherboard they are really high quality boards and plus you would be getting a dual core processor. Whatever you choose, Do NOT get a ide harddrive, make shure you get a sata (serial ata) harddrive. You can always get just 1gb of memory for now also and it will save you some money, I would definately get dual core now because it is future proof. On a budget build of under $800 I usually recommend the amd 64 bit 3200+ venice but there is much better like the dual core 3800+ x2 that I picked out for you. This system is not much more that the one he configured and its dual core and much faster and it will last alot longer. Dual core is the future. :tazz:

Its all up to you bro. You make the decision, both are good systems but I can tell you this will last alot longer and is worth the money. The difference between the 6800gs and the 7800gt is very slim because the both have the same Gb/s "gigabytes per second" the 6800gs is the better and smarter buy.
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Wow...thanks again for the help guys....

I'll use all the info and most of the parts you guys have mentioned.

Doughnuts are on me this week :tazz:
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Wow...thanks again for the help guys....

I'll use all the info and most of the parts you guys have mentioned.

Doughnuts are on me this week :tazz:



no problem, which one did you decide on???

Dual core??
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Dual Core :tazz:
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Dual Core :tazz:



lol good. You will enjoy it. :)
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Good Luck m8. And **** you win again jrm :tazz:
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