computer build question

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  1. Sa7aN

    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    so i got in total from all my gifts ~$2000 to build a pc with, i will add about 1500 to 2000 to that

    so what would you build with up to $4000 as a gaming pc?

    im trying to get idea's, and this isnt the first pc ive built but its been a while
     
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    Nguyen89 I recycle gold. OT Supporter

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    well unless you're going to build some monsterous beast of a machine i really doubt you'll spend all 4000. if you scroll through this forum there have been many posts on comp builds, go through them and see what you're interested in. see how hardcore you want to make this computer and im sure someone like doc will be able to give you a great comp build within your specifications
     
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    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    well i like to build my computers so they last ~3 years at high settings
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Everything including the monitor, mouse and speakers?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    First off, the hot motherboard chipset for Intel right now is the X38, but X48 is due out early next year.
    Same for nVidia graphics cards. New cards are due out early in the year.
    Same goes for Intel cpu's. New ones are due out, you guessed it, early next year.

    The motherboard chipset won't be that big of a deal. But the cpu's and graphics will be.
     
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    Sa7aN STEELERS FTW

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    well i have 2 20" dell lcd's from my current pc but i wouldent mind getting a bigger monitor as my main display, also my current pc wont need a monitor as it will be connected to my tv

    also i would wait for the new stuff to come out for it, or for the price drop on the stuff that is out now
     
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    Case: Antec P182
    Mobo: ASUS MAXIMUS EXTREME
    Cpu: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    Gpu 2x: EVGA 512-P3-N801-AR GeForce 8800GT 512MB
    Memory: Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
    HDD 2x: SAMSUNG SpinPoint T Series HD501LJ 500GB
    psu: Tagan TG1100-U96 ATX12V / EPS12V 1100 Watts
    Monitor: HP LP3065 Black-Silver 30"
    Keyboard: RAZER Lycosa
    Mouse: RAZER RZ01-00170100 Banshee Lachesis Gaming Mouse
    Mousepad: CorePad C1 XXXL

    Monitor choose is rather personal could go for a Samsung 305T or Dell 30" as well, or a 24" or keep your current monitor's to save cash and spend it on a Core 2 Quad extreme or 2 GTX's where ever your prio's lie. If you choose for a monitor make sure you get a TN or PVA depending on your needs (all 30" are PVA/IPS), TN will be more suited for "pro" game'ing due to lower latency's and no input lagg because there is no Overdrive circuit but will give lesser colors and viewing angles.

    As for the Cpu I would wait 2/3 months and get a Core 2 Quad Q9300/Q9550 with 1333 FSB should have no problem running 3000/3200Mhz with those 2 Cpu's by simply running 1600FSB with stock cooling, Altough you should get good speed's with a Q6600 as well w/o to much hassle/effort.

    price is 3868. after rebates excl shipping @ newegg
     
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