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PostPosted: 24 Dec 2006 20:16 
Does anyone mind helping me out with this process?


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PostPosted: 24 Dec 2006 21:39 
DirectX 10. HDCP compliant.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 15:44 
Vitriol wrote:
DirectX 10. HDCP compliant.


talk about the most useless post of the century. like everyone is supposed to deduce 8800 GT(X/S) from that; let alone afford it.

diplomacy, what kind of help do you need? I recently built a new computer aswell.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 15:50 
v0id wrote:
Vitriol wrote:
DirectX 10. HDCP compliant.


talk about the most useless post of the century. like everyone is supposed to deduce 8800 GT(X/S) from that; let alone afford it.

diplomacy, what kind of help do you need? I recently built a new computer aswell.


I'm basically looking for someone to help me get a parts list going. I want to try to build my own because I've been looking at how, and what to do. Though I am not very comptuer saavy I think this will be a great little project for myself, but the problem is I have no idea what I need as a whole for a comptuer. I pretty much know the basics it's just everything else.

Then I'm not sure if I should use multiple sites or just 1 site to get my stuff because I know there are a few cheaper sites than new egg. If someone dosent mind helping me build a computer parts list (around 1k-1.3k) then I would greatly apperciate it.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 16:13 
well the PC I built cost me around 2k$ for a medium-higher end gaming PC. you can buy them from as many sites as you want, just make sure they are compatible (i.e. the RAM speed matches the mobo's RAM speed). although you should note the shipping costs for different e-tailers.. etc.

what you should do is, find the following components (don't worry about parts matching or whatever for now, just consider price range and read up on the reviews for a general overview):

mobo, cpu, ram (most essential parts, everything else is no problem)
gfx card (nvidia/ati? sli/crossfire?)
pretty case


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 16:22 
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo
Motherboard: ASUS (prefferably) board that supports Core 2 Duo, P5 series is the best for the job.
Ram: PC-8000 DDR2-1000 (1ghz) IF AVAILABLE ON BOARD. If not, settle for some DDR2-800 or DDR2-633.
GPU: ATi Radeon X1900XTX/X1950XTX (Rather much teh same card, the 1950 has GDDR4 memory but it doesn't make a huge difference.
Hard Drive: Personally, from experiance, the performance of hard drives (this doesn't count RAID).
WD Raptor>WD Caviar>Maxtor Diamondmax>SG Barracuda

Checkout the prices on hard drives, and see which one would fit you best. Note raptors are really expensive, mainly because theyre the only drive that spins at 10k RPM, and have an incredible seek time.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 16:24 
For overclocking, remember Core 2 Duos are amazing for overclocking, run cooler then AMDs and use less watts on the core.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 16:25 
Guess that works for power saving too... lol


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 16:26 
Oh and try and stick away from barracudas if possible, I can bench 320mbps buffered on barracudas, when for the same price, I can bench 1gbps buffered on diamondmaxes.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 16:49 
the graphics card + memory alone kill his budget lol.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 17:17 
Lets see here.. Might need help with the motherboard, cpu, and memory but tell me what you think. Any help you can offer is much apperciated, also I don't know which case to get but I think all of those I listed were top teir imo.

At most I'll hit the 1.5k mark. But I won't be like playing tons of computer games, mabye a good FPShooter, Xen, and a few games that I'll en dup un installing after a few months. I still want a good card, and a quiet comptuer... Just no slowness.

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131045

Powersupply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817153028

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820145566

GFX Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814150182

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811112102
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811133132
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811112116


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 17:21 
everything looks fine, except for the GFX card.
read this:
http://tomshardware.co.uk/2006/12/12/th ... _money-uk/
it has the best card for your price range. ATI beat nVidia afaik (apart from the top-end card, 8800gtx).

the case doesnt matter, as long as its ATX you can pick whatever you want. try to avoid doors on cases, those get annoying as f- after a while. unless you rip it off the case like I did.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 17:42 
Mind helping me pick a few out? I've got a few here myself... I just want a card that will not make any game slow, or lag whatso ever.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102048
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102050
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102064
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102022


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 17:46 
x1950pro, cheapest card for best performance.
I personally bought the x1950xt which is a little bit better.


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PostPosted: 25 Dec 2006 18:15 
Also take warning that the x1000-1800 range may have higher numbers then the old x800-900s. However, they are remarkably worse.


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2006 04:34 
I might need help finding a decent mobo, I've been reading reviews on it and meh.. Anyone mind helping me find one around that same price?

BTW... Heres the new and almost final parts list.

Video Card:
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications ... 2&NoMapp=0

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817153028

Processor:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116255

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811112116

Memory (Love the Rebate):
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... Code=85236

Harddrive:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... =101220-11

Drives:
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=172678

Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131045


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PostPosted: 28 Dec 2006 08:53 
My advice would be wait until late january to build a system.

Ati's new dx10 cards should be out (r600) and nvidia will be driving lower priced dx10 cards

I recently built my system and half regret it. 8800 XP forcware drivers are buggy as hell and there are no vista drivers as of yet.


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006 18:17 
Why are you going intel if you aren't getting a Conroe? I haven't been up on the PC building scene for the past few months, but I'd think you could get a huge performance gain for the same cash if you switched to an AMD board/CPU (cheaper), then put that cash towards a better graphics card.


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PostPosted: 29 Dec 2006 18:39 
Get a Core 2 Duo


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