Gaming computer questions

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by cttt300zx, Jul 22, 2005.

  1. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright guys, I am looking in to building a gaming computer. I have nothing what do you guys recommend. I have about 2 grand to spend and I know nothing about it. And no I will personally not be building the computer, a guy I work with will. But I wanted to see what you guys think I should go with. Let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    monitor required? kb/mouse required?
     
  3. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

    Joined:
    May 22, 2005
    Messages:
    28,741
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    lauderhill, fl
    $2000?!

    damn, i wish i had your budget

    i could get dual xeon....

    oooooooh i'm gonna salivate at the thought
     
  4. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    $2000 isn't really a huge budget :ugh2:
     
  5. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    i need absolutly everything. case, kb, mouse, moniter.
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price

    Update SILVERSTONE TEMJIN SST-TJ06B-W Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #: SST-TJ06B-W

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $141.49 -$10.00 Instant $131.49

    Update ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: A8N-SLI Premium

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $179.00 $179.00

    Update XFX PVT40AUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
    Model #: PVT40AUDF3

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $284.00 $284.00

    Update ENERMAX EG425P-VE SFMA 2.0 ATX12V 420W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: EG425P-VE SFMA 2.0

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $79.99 -$10.00 Instant $69.99

    Update AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BIBOX - Retail
    Model #: ADA3200BIBOX

    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only.
    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $193.00 $193.00

    Update CORSAIR XMS 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model TWINX1024-3200C2PT - Retail
    Model #: TWINX1024-3200C2PT

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $133.43 $133.43

    Update Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: WD740GD

    In Stock
    Mail-in Rebate
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $186.00 -$5.00 Instant $181.00

    Update Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: ST3250823AS

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $121.00 $121.00

    Update Logitech Cordless Desktop MX3100 967513-0403 2-Tone PS/2 RF Wireless Standard Keyboard Mouse Included - Retail
    Model #: 967513-0403

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $113.98 $113.98

    Update BenQ FP91G+ Black 19" 8ms LCD Monitor - Retail
    Model #: FP91G+

    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only.
    **Dead Pixels Policy: Replacement or Refund for 8 or more dead pixels only.
    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $349.00 $349.00

    Update NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
    Model #: ND-3540A Black

    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $42.00 $42.00

    Update Microsoft Windows XP Professional X64 Edition 1 package - OEM
    Model #: ZAT-00007

    **Software delivered damaged and/or defective may be returned for an identical replacement.
    In Stock
    Remove Add item to Cart
    $149.95 $149.95
    Subtotal: $1,947.84


    I do believe I'm good ;)
     
  7. Goonigoogoo

    Goonigoogoo Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2004
    Messages:
    14,765
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ditto, with a 2000$ budget you can get something much better than a 3200+ I'll make a list tomorrow, too tired right now.
     
  8. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    you can NOT get an x2 amd chip using components of the same quality I posted.
     
  9. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    32-bit XP is only $2 cheaper... so that's a dumb excuse.

    that case is badass, and I want to kill everyone that trys to use shitty cases for good computers.

    you will NOT be able to afford an x2 amd with his budget, needed monitor and everything, without skimping out on component quality.
     
  10. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    now what about nvidia video cards I heard they were great.
     
  11. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    and actually i wont need an operating system either.
     
  12. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    ATX Computer Cases
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update SILVERSTONE TEMJIN SST-TJ06B-W Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
    Model #: SST-TJ06B-W [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $141.49 -$10.00 Instant
    $131.49
    Internal Hard Drives
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: WD740GD
    $20.00 Mail-in Rebate Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $186.00 -$5.00 Instant
    $181.00
    Update Western Digital Caviar SE WD3200JD 320GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    Model #: WD3200JD
    $25.00 Mail-in Rebate Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $165.00 $165.00
    AMD-compatible Motherboards
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    Model #: A8N-SLI Premium Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $179.00 $179.00
    Sound Cards
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update CREATIVE Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS GAMER Limited Edition 70SB035000013 8 (7.1) Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail
    Model #: 70SB035000013 Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $114.00 $114.00
    Power Supplies
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update ENERMAX EG425P-VE SFMA 2.0 ATX12V 420W Power Supply - Retail
    Model #: EG425P-VE SFMA 2.0 Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $14.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $19.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $79.99 -$10.00 Instant
    $69.99
    Service
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price 1 Skype VOIP Starter Pack - Retail
    Model #: SP-30
    **This item may only be returned for a replacement of the same make/model. [​IMG] $10.00 -$10.00 Sale $0.00
    Memory - System
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update CORSAIR XMS 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model cmx1024-3200c2 - Retail
    Model #: cmx1024-3200c2 Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $145.02 $290.04
    Processors
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester Integrated into Chip FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3200BIBOX - Retail
    Model #: ADA3200BIBOX
    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. [​IMG] Select An Optional Extended Warranty Plan1 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $29.992 Year Service Net Replacement Plan -- $39.99
    [​IMG] Remove [​IMG] Save [​IMG] Move To Wish List
    $193.00 $193.00
    Combo
    Qty. Product Description Unit Price Savings Total Price
    Update NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM
    Model #: ND-3540A Black [​IMG] Remove
    $76.00 -$5.00 Combo
    $71.00 LEGACY 4.7GB 8X DVD-R 100 Pack Disc - Retail
    Model #: R8X100CB
    **This item is warranted through the product manufacturer only. [​IMG]
    Subtotal: $1,394.52 Shipping
    Zip Code: GO FedEx Standard OvernightFedEx 2DayFedEx Express SaverAPO/FPO-Military ONLYFedEx International Economy-PR ONLY
    *Enter your Zip Code and select a shipping option to determine your shipping cost. Shipping: $0.00
    Redeem Gift Certificates
    Claim Code:
    Security Code: Redeem
    Click here to add another Gift Certificate.
    Gift Certificates $0.00 Apply Promo Code
    Promo Code: Apply
    Total(before tax): $1,394.52


    How does this look?
     
  13. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    the sound card sucks. You need TWO sticks of ram... the wd320 drive sucks. you got rid of the monitor/kb/mouse, which you said you needed :rolleyes:
     
  14. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    been out for at least 3 months... possibly more.
     
  15. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    i do, but that stuff is not as important. i can get that stuff just about anywhere. and it is not that expensive. ok which sound card should i go with. So I should go with the memory you said. Can I go with more that two of those? Is it worth it to have more than 1gig of memory? If i need to spend more than 2 grand i will. And thanks for the help.
     
  16. cttt300zx

    cttt300zx New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    183
    Likes Received:
    0
    so can i run 4? and is it worth it?
     
  17. Gaga

    Gaga New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    gET saphire x850 xt pe 256 it rocks i got it lol, get the amd 64 bit 3500+ it's good lol.
    those parts rock lol
     
  18. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    you can run 4... but 2 is fine to start.
     
  19. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    if you want a video card that doesn't have driver issues, and won't be compatible with the new games, then don't get ATi.

    You will not notice a speed diff between 3200+ and 3500+.
     
  20. jag6984

    jag6984 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2004
    Messages:
    991
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rio De Janeiro

    I think you'd need a PCI-E card instead
     
  21. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
  22. Poon

    Poon New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Right next to you
  23. huntz0r

    huntz0r New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,951
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Well here is a basic list for you. I second some of JollyOgre's recommendations, particularly the excellent Silverstone case, and would modify others.

    SILVERSTONE TEMJIN SST-TJ06B-W Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    $131.49

    Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply - Retail
    $69.99

    ASUS A8N-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
    $139.00

    AMD Athlon 64 3500+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500BPBOX - Retail
    $267.00

    Kingston ValueRAM 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model KVR400X64C3AK2/2G - Retail
    $199.87

    XFX PVT45GUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
    $296.00 after $50 rebate

    Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    $166.00 after $20 rebate

    Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
    $121.00

    NEC Black IDE DVD Burner Model ND-3540A - OEM

    $40.99

    KeyTronic KT800PS2BUS-C Black PS/2 Wired Standard Keyboard - Retail
    $14.69

    Razer Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse RZD-1600 Salamander Red 7 Buttons 1x Wheel USB Optical Mouse - Retail
    $38.00

    Logitech THX Z-5300e 280 Watts RMS 5.1 Speaker - Retail
    $138.00

    BELKIN SurgeMaster Maximum F9M923-08 9 Outlets Power Surge Protector - Retail
    $25.99

    Sub-total after rebates: $1621.02
    Shipping: $77 3-day across the country to VA... will vary for your location

    Get a 19" Dell 1905FP monitor for $285.93 (about $300 shipped)
    http://www.dealcatcher.com/dell-home-coupons

    This should all come in just inside your budget of $2000. You might want to wait for the 2001FP to go on sale and spring for one of those... faster, higher res, more inputs.

    You could modify this setup to cost a little less by subbing the 36GB Raptor for the 72 (or foregoing it entirely - but I will tell you, it's very nice having a 10,000RPM boot drive), dropping the CPU speed a couple notches (it's not crucially important for gaming), getting 2x512MB instead of 2x1GB for the memory, or foregoing the ultra-pimp Silverstone case and separate PSU (totalling $200!) for a still-very-functional Antec Sonata.

    I love making up systems :)
     
  24. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2004
    Messages:
    28,491
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Southern Oregon
    gah. enermax > antec. Corsair > Kingston... Not to mention XMS > ValueRAM... crappy keyboard. Shitty speakers.
     
  25. Poon

    Poon New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2004
    Messages:
    2,138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Right next to you
    If hes gonna do SLI this PSU is not gonna be able to handle it.
    for dual 6600GT it might be but for dual 6800GT or higher I dont think so.
     

Share This Page