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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Matrix17, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Matrix17 New Member

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    I have a budget of about 800-900. I want to build a great gaming pc .

    XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811208021

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140

    pqi TURBO 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820141062

    GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813128017

    OCZ GameXStream OCZ600GXSSLI ATX12V 600W Power Supply 100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341001

    SAPPHIRE 100176L Radeon X1950PRO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102061
    Or


    Case: http://www.xoxide.com/xopacl1.html 58.99
    600 watt psu <....looking for a good price on one or better
    Motherboard: $188.02
    (http://www.partspc.com/Recommend.asp?Qty=1&ProdID=7659&imageField3.x=55&imageField3.y=5)
    ECS Pentium 4 550 3.4GHz with cpu - Intel Pentium 4 550 3.4GHz LGA775 800 FSB Prescott Hyper-Threading - w/Heatsink & Fan - ECS P4M800Pro-M - DDR 400 & DDR2-533 - AGP8x & 3 PCI - Audio - Int. Video - LAN - & 256MB DDR400 PC3200

    Sata drive: $89.99
    Western Digital WD3200JS WESTERN DIGITAL WD3200JS 320GB 3.5inch 7200RPM 8MB SATA II 300 HARD DRIVE WD3200JS 320GB 7200RPM 8MB Buffer Serial ATA II 300 3.5 Inch 8.9Ms Seek Caviar Series
    http://www.3gplaza.com/estore/control/Computer3G/productdetails?id=49881&srccode=PW

    Ram: 2 gigs 146.00

    Video card: $115.63
    Sapphire 100181L SAPPHIRE Radeon X1300PRO 100181L Video Card SAPPHIRE 100181L Radeon X1300PRO 512MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X 8X Video Card
    (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814102074&ATT=14-102-074&CMP=OTC-pr1c3watch)


    If you have better ideas plz post I'm open to suggestions.
    I want a new pc to completely replace my ps2 consoles. Im tired of them breaking and other crazy **** happening so I figured Id hop on over into Pc gaming.
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    Thats a pretty good system, imo tho ud do better with a Asus P5B Deluxe and this PSU.
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    Or go with a 975 chipset. I've tested them both and my opinion is the 975 is the pentium and the 965 is the celeron. I like my 975 alot better then the 965 no matter what I about the 965 being faster. I went thru 4 boards to finally settle on the Intel d975xbx2. Awesum board. Stable. Very cool running as opposed to the p5b and p5w asus boards. It's a bit more expencive at $199 but it took my e6600 to 3.5ghz on air plus this board has 3 pcix slots for crossfire+physics (if it's proven it works) and the audio controller is WORLDS BETTER then the realtech pos asus used.
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    in performance tests, P965 chipset has proven to give more than 975X, as all around 975 is better ;)
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    It's been argued. The final word was there's no difference in performance, which was the hype on the 965 having a faster mch. There are 3 versions of the 965 and I don't know all the differences or which was tested against the 975x. I chose the 975x because it has -real- crossfire support not "cheating" thru the southbridge to add a second pcix slot like the 965 does.
  6. Matrix17 New Member

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    freaksavior To infinity ... and beyond!

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    ley me comment on the CPU cooler you chose!

    E6400 @ 3.4ghz
    idle 30c
    load 39c

    but don't pay $60

    if your a "flebay" member you can get it for $28 right now!

    Same cooler on ebay for cheaper!
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    not bad stuff especially the hdd, altought i think i read somewhere that the fortron psu sucks ass :ohwell:
    what's your budget for the case?
  9. Matrix17 New Member

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    I really don't know about the case.
    I'm on xoxide.com looking at cases.

    What would you recommend?
  10. pt

    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    depends if you want a big case/small case
    lots of fans/few fans
    side window/or not
    aluminium/steel
    expensive/cheaper
    color
    etc...

    i recommnend this one, i have it and love it :D
    http://www.xoxide.com/aerocool-aeroengine-2-black.html

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