Gamin Computer

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  1. DoomedKiller

    DoomedKiller Well-Known Member

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    ok i am lookin for a computer for 1 of my friends his budget is 900 i think it has to be gaming computer he wants to play cs:s and halflife two and all those games please help
     
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    umm, okay go to newegg.com find parts and put them together.
    for graphic card i suggest getting a 6600GT because thats the cheapest best graphic card you can buy, plus it can play cs:s and half life 2 no problem.

    cpu: amd athlon 64 3000+ venice
    memory: 1 gb 2x512mb pc 3200 400mhz
    motherboard: ASUS A8N SLI deluxe
    case: thermal take tsunami


    powersupply, get any power supply that has a power connector of 24 pin and make it at least 450watts and over.

    the rest you and your freind can do
    -dvd rom
    -cd rom
    -dvd re writer
    -hard drive
    -cooling
    etc....
     
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    -=DaRKSTaR=- Senior Member

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    hm..rather than spending on a decent case go for the lower one like the Soprano - The stuff inside matters not the case :D

    Go for the AMD64 3500 Venice core thats decent - Im running on that now very good

    Yep You need atleast 1GB memory or if low on $$ get a decent 512mb and that would run those games said

    Motherboard good - Running the A8N-SLI as well ;) amazing features

    Go for a powersupply atleast 460-480W to meet demands for current and future use and go for a reputable company like Antec

    HD atleast 100GB+

    Cooling - The Thermaltake soprano that i got has 3 installed fans - 2 big fans (1 front & 1 back) and another one installed on the side window (small) This cools m processor quite a bit and my other parts - My temp hasnt gone above 32degrees so far :D so good cooling

    GFX card - GO for a SLI compatible card for future use - hm.. i think the 6600 would do the trick even tho the GT version is better (i got the GT version ;) ) atleast 128mb

    I hope this info will help :D
     
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    thanks guys ur very helpfull


    and i love havin neg reps because i tell it lik it is
     
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    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    =======Proc:
    AMD Athlon 64 3000+ 939 pin [venice]

    =======Mobo:
    MSI K8 neo4 platinum, SLi not necessary, by the time your card is outdated, you could just buy a new one and have more power and give away or sell your old card

    =======HDD:
    SATA Seagate or Maxtor
    100gig 7200rpm 8ms seek

    if you can, try to get two smaller HDDs, you can set page filing to the second and maybe even setup RAID0 in the future if you get the same sized and make HDDs.

    =======PSU/ Case:
    something decent, My case has a 420W PSU and cost only 70$ if I went to FRY's a day earlier I could have gotten a 500W PSU/Case for only 30(the one I got is "nicer" but I wanted simplicity)

    =======GFX card

    If he is into Steam games, he may actually want to go ATi as opposed to Nvidea. I hear they over clock really well. One x1800 over clocked to hell and beyond can actually outperform not one, but TWO 7800GTXs in SLi.

    I suggest an ATi x1600 GFX card
     
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    If he's spending around 900 on a computer... you should have no problem buying better CPU, ram, hardrive, or graphics card... you can do better than a 6600gt... ATI is better for gaming ne ways.
     
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    lol I seriously doubt he will buy 2 x GF 7800GTXs for $900 plus the other stuff :D
     
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    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ 939 pin [venice]
    MSI K8N Neo4/SLI
    OCZ Gold Edition 1GB (2 x 512MB)
    ePOWER Tagan TG-480-U22 ATX 480W Power Supply
    XFX 6800GT

    That will be a solid pc good for gaming.
     
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    hey r u going to OC? if not then go for winchester and not venice. venice is more expensive than winchester.
     
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    no they are no they are the same price. if anything I have seen winnies for more.
     
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    lllAE86lll GR Since 2005

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    just get a good graphic card ( good one ) and 500mb 3.2 GHZ .... it worth :P
     
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    ooo snap rofl ! my bad man ! i meant newcastle xD !! rofl

    sorry xD ! and yeah winnies are more ! xD sorry for the confusion !!!


    .Defuzion u r the 1337sauce btw :) u know ur stuff :)
     
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    thanks.

    From what I know though the Venice core is in fact a revised version of the Newcastle core. The newcastle is 120nm and the venice is 90nm. This means the venice core heats up less and therefore uses less power. So it will be more efficient to purchase a venice core also I don't believe many places stock the 3500+ newcastle anymore.
     
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    I use eMachines for me (pssh to you custom people, i will get one soon!)

    best buy has one for $600 after a $50 mail-in
    Athlon 3500+
    1GB RAM DDR
    200GB hard
    DVD Burner
    PCI-Express Slot

    then for $300,
    ATI x800 XL 256mb, (16 pipelines, you live a long time :))

    Takes up the budget and is awesome (if you need monitor... o well... :()

    Addition: its the one i use (still saving for the card, maybe price lower when x1000 series is more popular), it runs awesome for everything... and its not bad for WoW and Counter Strike Source.
     

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