Build Me A Computer Pleez

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  1. Niosis

    Niosis Well-Known Member

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    Well, my PC stopped satisfying me because it was so crappy, so I made the switch to console gaming.

    Worst decision ever. (The online pales in comparison to PC)

    Anyways, I need some help with everything really.

    I'm interested in buying the parts and building it, which I've never done before but am willing to try.

    My price range is $600-$800. I could go higher if necessary.

    I'm interested in this for gaming. I'm willing to play some games at low settings later on. I did it with CS:S for years.
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    what computer do you have now? an upgrade might be all you need.
     
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    sorry for the delayed response...

    It's a pentium 4 3.2 gighz with hyperthreading
    1 gig ram
    fx 5300 geforce

    I dunno about the mobo it was a premade computer...

    model name is medion composer 5300

    BTW/Offtopic: WHo's the one man in this election who has fought for me?
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    that would be McCain, which for reference is NOT whom I am voting for(though I have been a fan of the man for the past decade, I'm writing in Paul though)

    as for your budget
    e5200
    cheap p965 or p35 board
    2GB RAM
    8800GS/9600GSO
    320GB seagate 7200.11
    450W corsair PSU
    cheap case

    viola enjoy your gaming.
     
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    I want to vote for the guy who isn't old, black or a woman. Is there one of those?

    +1 vote for the system above, however. Clock that E5200 for all it's worth and you'll get some nice performance in your games.
     
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    I lol'd...hard.
     
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    So uhh, why shouldn't I but the PC that RedNara posted... someone tell me.

    Is there some comprehensive guide I can read on the net about building a PC that isn't completely outdated? It seems like everything I find turns out to be from the 90's and that doesn't really help me help myself to find what I'm looking for or even realize what I'm looking at.
     
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    Well, I really don't know much about US pricing. $699 instinctively seems like a very good price to me, however, at this point in time, the US dollar is worth about twice what the NZ dollar is worth, so if I were to directly convert US to NZ $$$, it would cost too much.

    One thing really not that great about it, is the E7200 begs to be overclocked to get it's peak performance, and with a G31 chipset motherboard, you'd hit a dead end, and fast. The chips have high multi's, which does work in favour of having a cheap motherboard, but you still will probably max out at a pretty low FSB. Also, the one that RedNara linked probably has a piece of crap PSU, so chances are it can barely handle the system at stock.
     
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    probably some $20 psu. My guess is that would probably cost around $575 to build yourself
     
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    Exactly, consoles were made for gaming. Computers were made for work.
     
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    Consoles are BABIES!
     
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    Consoles are yesteryear's technology (literally) that is poorly priced but performs optimally. As much as the console developers marketing departments might like you to think otherwise, they have very limited capabilities. If the entire console market migrated to PC, we'd have a single API (DirectX, possibly, with time, OpenGL) to be standardized, and we'd actually see some decent multi-thread development in games.

    Contrary to popular belief, consoles do not contain any new, or groundbreaking technology. Xbox360 and PS3 use the GeForce 7800GTX and Radeon X1900XT, respectively. The PS3 Cell processing unit is simply a single core CPU with 7 (or is it 8) Logical Cores (AKA HyperThreading. The technology many Pentium 4's used). While this is a very efficient and effective way of increasing performance, and genuinely reducing a lot of task managing overheads, the support in applications is only present in console applications. This is because they are the only platform with total component consistency.

    Nehalem will utilize hyperthreading, which means, theoretically, it's an OctoCore CPU. However, this will mean squat all performance gains for gaming (probably loss as opposed to running the same CPU without HyperThreading), as even the latest and greatest releases barely will utilize more than 2 cores.

    /end tangent

    That said, I have in the past, and will again in the future, purchased gaming consoles.
     
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    Computer controls suck, consoles don't. Therefore I prefer consoles.
     
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    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread...age=1&pp=15

    and amazingly you fail to realize that you can use the console controllers with a computer...


    well RSX is a dieshrink of the 7800GTX
    and xenos while based on the x1900 is more an ----- step between R500(x1900) and R500(2900) in that it uses a unified shader architecture
    cell is... well it's non traditional. it has a single central processor of modest power and then 8 week coprocessors(SPE), each has the ability to handle 4 threads... cell is a great design for... anything but gaming, basically Sony is pushing it's defective chips onto the consumer channel via the PS3(cell has horrible yields since so much of the chip is core logic and Sony is using partially defective chips in the PS3s and just disabling the defective parts and then running the CPUs slower than normal)
    also consoles aren't all that overpriced, they're usually sold at a loss. it is the games, accessories and online subscription services which are overpriced.
     

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