$1000 budget, help me build a BF2/FEAR system

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  1. Akimbo

    Akimbo New Member

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    Well, I have a thousand dollars to put into building a computer. I can order the parts from probably anywhere, but mostly from one place would be nice (newegg I've heard is good, zipzoomfly as well.). I want to be able to run Battlefield 2 and FEAR. I will also be using it to do my homework, but that shouldn't be a problem. So I'm basically looking for a thousand dollar gaming rig. My last computer's mobo burned up. I don't know if I can re-use anything or if I even WANT to re-use anything.

    -I don't need a floppy drive.
    -I would like two disk drives aka one dvd one and one for burning or whatever.
    -I don't care about case color and that junk, neon lights...
    -I don't need a monitor at the moment. I have a nice 19 inch CRT that will work for the time being until I decide to buy a LCD.
    -I would LOVE to get one of those Raptor Hard Drives for the games themselves, and maybe another hard drive for seperate stuff. But I don't know if that's practical or if the Raptors are even that good.
    -I don't NEED a mouse or keyboard. I have a generic black keyboard and a microsoft optical intellimouse that are fine. Unless it's in the budget, otherwise forget it.

    So if you could give me your builds I'd really appreciate any advice. I *think* I can assemble it as well. Oh yeah, don't forget the networking card.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    i dont think you could do under a grand with a raptor, id go with the 200gig for $89 at zzf and get a mobo capible of sli but set it up with one gfx card so there is room to expand later on
     
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    i dont need a raptor. im just saying. if you can give me a setup w/ links id love that
     
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    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    it's a fact Seagate drives > *.

    Seagate > WD > Cowboy Neil (With Pad of paper and pen) > Maxtor.

    Maxtor drives have the highest fail rate when they changed over their plants some 6 years ago.
     
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    bump for more input
     
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    i'll sell you my computer for $700 and it'll play bf2 on ultra high settings and fear maxed out...
    P4 3.2Ghz w/ aftermarket heatsink running at 3.7Ghz stable for days running anything
    albatron motherboard
    2gb ddr 3200 ram
    x800gto2 running on x850xt bios overclocked past x850xt speeds
    160gb hard drive
    haupaugge tv card
    4 case fans
    nice black case and 650watt psu

    just buy this and buy an ati silencer5 and your raptor maybe even a nice sound card if you do alot of audio but there is a 5.1 onboard card... i ran a 6661 on 3dmark05 with only 1gb of ram so this should be fine for a while
     
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    No thanks

    But it does sound like a solid system.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Maybe you should model your system after his, then.
     
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    Already bought a system anyway
     
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    Monarchcomputers.com had an awesome sale on opterons, but I think it just expired.

    opteron 144 @monarch $150 if you buy w/ mobo
    dfi ultra-d @ monarch not sure how much probably $110ish
    2gb gskill hz @newegg $200
    300gb sata maxtor @ fry's electronics for $119
    520w ocz modstream @ monarch $90ish
    2x nec 3550a @ newegg $40 each
    evga 7800gt @ monarch $260 - 20AR = $240
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=190290&AFFIL=hhd&NR=1

    IBM > Seagate > wd > maxtor, but honestly it doesnt really matter. Just get whatever is cheapest - i'd rather spend money on a better processor or video card rather then a possibly better hard drive.

    $990 before tax & ship
    monarchcomputers has no tax for CA

    This setup is good for overclocking. If you don't overclock, just get the cheapest possible nf4 s939 mobo and the cheapest 2gb kit of ram.
     
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    Do you think he'll benefit from SLI?
     
  16. Shibboleth

    Shibboleth teh mad Plato skillz

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    I'll c&p the comp I just got. It was a little under 1k (no optical drives, though). I strongly recommend this setup.

    $792.02
    Asus A8N-E nForce4 Ultra Athlon 64(FX) Skt939 DDR ATX Motherboard w/Audio, Gigabit LAN, RAID/Serial ATA Retail
    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Processor (Venice) Socket 939 Retail
    Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB Serial ATA 10,000RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer
    Sapphire Radeon X1600 XT PCI Express 256MB DDR3 Video Card w/TV-Out, DVI & VGA Retail
    Corsair TWINX1024-3200C2PT 1GB DDR400 XMS3200 Dual-Channel Memory w/Platinum Heat Spreader Retail

    $25.50 2/13/2006 2:38:26 PM
    GIGA-BYTE WLES PCI CARD|GN-WPKG RTL - Retail

    winxp 64bit pro - $95

    Logitech Cordless Desktop MX 5000 Laser Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse - $117

    total: $1029 shipped

    what it's missing: a case, and an optical drive. PM me if you want more info

    ps. oh, you already bought a computer. nm.
     

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