Need Computer Build

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Mirage., Sep 24, 2006.

  1. Mirage.

    Mirage. Well-Known Member

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    Hi. I need a computer build of around $1500-$1600. Here are some requirements:

    -Graphics Card: An inexpensive one that can last until DX10 arrives, along with a supposed Gforce 8's series
    -In general: Compatible for Vista/DX10
    -For Photoshopping, hard core gaming, and some multitasking
    -Please include recommendations for mice and sound system ($50 range please)

    Thanks! I'd appreciate it alot.
     
  2. Blooper008

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    I just have to go, wait for xelink or johndapunk, they'll help you :)
     
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    Mouse is good.
    Speakers is good.
    Ram is good.
    GFX card...I'd say wait it out and get a cheaper one.. What games will you be playing in the mean time till dx10?
    As for HD, it might be nice to keep an eye out for local tech stores to see if they got nice deals.
    This PSU instead here
    or if you dont plan on getting SLI and want to save 20 bucks this shoud work: here
     
  5. fuRiouS_

    fuRiouS_ Well-Known Member

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    How can you list all that and skip on the PSU....
     
  6. Mirage.

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    K. thanks for the tips guys. Much apprec.

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  7. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    need a monitor?

    and is the DX10 card included in the cost?
     
  8. Mirage.

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    Yes, I need a monitor :P and DX10 I need it included
     
  9. johndapunk FTW

    johndapunk FTW Senior Member

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    Between now and when you buy, regularly check slickdeals.net. They just had a deal posted for a 19" Samsung flatscreen for $100. Those kind of deals come frequently (that current deal is now expired.)

    If you are going to go with the corsair XMS series, you better be going with the gigabyte ds3. with the right ram, that thing can be a great OCer for a good price (good life, great price!)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813128012

    processor, i'd go with what viper said.

    ram, same
    vid card: i'd go x800gto or x850xt until g8o, but i'm not certain if current boards will be compatable with the g8o series (probably will be.)

    hard drives: same as above, but go 2x on it.

    case: seems good choice. i definally go with full tower, but i prefer this one:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16811133154

    for a solid 19" monitor, i'd go with this:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16824009087
    for a nice widescreen:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16824009094
     
  10. xlink

    xlink GR's Tech Enthusiast

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    on the RAM-

    I suggest some Team memory, the stuff is insane, excellent overclocker

    review
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=101692

    store
    http://www.tankguys.biz/ddr2-3338-p-1676.h...e969b3b21caefba

    2.15V
    http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/3738/opb2m6xg0el.jpg
    1GHz on the RAM with that tight of timings... it's insane.

    Micron D9GMH, not quite a fatbody(no longer produced) but the next best thing

    also a good clocker, G. Skill HZ
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustRatingRe...N82E16820231065

    here's something few people tend to remember though... conroe is more limited by the speed of the system bus than of the RAM, and 1:1 is optimal, the performance diference ebtween running on a 5:4 ratio and a 1:1 is almost negligeable, unless you're able to hit 3:2 it's pointless. Really you could probably ghet by with somewhat cheaper RAM. PAtriuot LLK won't win any records but it is 80$ cheaper and quite competative

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    my suggestions

    c2d e6400
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16819115004
    gigabyte DS3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16813128012
    2GB patriot LLK
    http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820220095
    x850XT PE
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16814102052
    Enermax Liberty PSU
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16817194003
    coolermaster stacker case
    http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetai...ductCode=141623
    250GB baracuda
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16822148144
    scythe infinity
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16835185027

    comparison shop
    didn't add it all up... i think it's around 1100$ that leaves 400-500 for a monitor and a GFX card upgrade in the future.

    then on the GFX card if you have the x850XT PE(very comapreable to the 7900GS in terms of performance at 2/3rds the cost), you could probably get by for around 6-12 months before actually needing a card and by then prices will be down a lot as everything drops like a rock, could probaly(pure speculation) get an x2800 or 8800 for around $250

    on the CPU, e6600 is great, but why not just ratchet the FSB up slightly higher and let extra memory bandwidth and bus speed make up for the l2 cache diference? i mean both chips will be obsolete at the same time so why pay almsot 50% more? also 6600s OC worse, they are the lowest Binned conroes VS. the 6400 which is the highest binned allendale.
     
  11. johndapunk FTW

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    i honestly don\'t know, but i would check the compatablity of the ds3 and the patriot llk ram before buying. i think i posted a review on the ds3 on newegg giving a link to compatable ram with it. i suggest checking it out.
     
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    I dunno, do you?
    john has a really good point, I know my ram would work because there was a reveiw posted on newegg about my patriot RAM being compadable with the DS3. But apparently that reason it worked was because it is low volt ram.

    v reveiw of my current RAM v
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?...N82E16820220070

    I think that LLK RAM would end up working just fine acutally, worst case senario is you get the ram and is does not work with the baord. So you would just return if for a refund, no harm no foul.
     
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    Either message me or AIM me.

    I can build a PC 10 times better than these fools can.
     
  14. johndapunk FTW

    johndapunk FTW Senior Member

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    rofl copters. gotta love these people. 12 posts and already in negative reputation. gj.
     
  15. XMasterX

    XMasterX Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i love his posts *sarcasm*

    anyway, I agree with you three, not the spammer, LLK should work fine, if not, do what Turk says
     

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