what do you think of this gaming comp?

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  1. bigfodee

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    typically LCD or windscreen is a bad choice for gaming in my experience.
     
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    i use a big chunk of a CRT monitor with a decent refresh rate, thats just my preference though.
     
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    can you elaborate?


    the monitor has a 2ms refresh and the vid card is pretty powerful so i was thinking itd look pretty good
     
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    It used to be that lcd's had ridiculous refresh times and therefore sucked for games, especially fps's.

    Nowdays 8ms monitors are the standard and do just fine in all but a crazy-nice build running an fps.

    At 2ms you've got nothing to worry about.
     
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    From PM (through memory) as he'd seperately PM'ed this to me.

    insane MB $300
    E6600 $230
    2x1GB 1066 DDR2 $135
    8800 GTS $300500GB HDD $135
    Antec PSU $100

    I got $1200, leaving $400 for a case/optical drives...legit OS, whatever.

    IMO, if you want to learn you'll get a better deal (w/ legit OS) DIY'ing over $1k.
     
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    From PM request for info:

    Motherboard hooks all other parts together. With a bit of experience you can begin a design with the MB knowing you'll hit the budget.

    Here's a quick rundown of MB's. It'll be PART uses LABEL to interface and here are EXAMPLES

    PART
    LABEL
    EXAMPLES

    Processor
    Socket
    LGA 775, Socket L

    Ram
    Pin and Speed
    180pin DDR 400 (PC3200), or 240pin DDR2 1066 (PCxxxx)

    Video Card
    Interface
    PCI-e x16, PCI-e x8, PCI-e x1, AGP 8X, AGP 4X

    Hard Drive
    Header
    IDE 133 (PATA 133), SATA 3.0

    Optical Drives
    Header
    IDE

    Two more things:
    1. All other cards go into PCI slots (just PCI, nothing after it)
    2. Up to two devices can be hooked up to one IDE header, like two hard drives, one hard drive on cd drive, etc.

    With your budget, you want a motherboard that supports the following:

    LGA775 socket for a Core 2 Duo E6600 processor
    240pin DDR2 1066 RAM
    PCI-e x16 video card
    SATA 3.0 Hard drive
    One IDE header will suffice for a DVD-ROM, and a DVD dual-layer burner

    Asus or Intel Motherboard with the Intel 965 chipset and an Intel ICHR8 south bridge. 4 RAM slots for RAM with heatsinks. nVidia 8800GTS video card. Both SATA: a 10k rpm drive and a Seagate 7200rpm drive.

    Here's the build:
    Motherboard: Asus Striker Extreme LGA775 SLI (Open Box) $252
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131074R

    Processor: Intel E6600 $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115003

    RAM: Crucial 2x1GB with heatsinks $135 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148069

    Video Card: eVGA 8800 GTS 640MB $360 AR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130071

    Hard Drive 1: Raptor 150GB SATA $205
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136012

    Hard Drive 2: Seagate 400GB 7200rpm SATA $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148246

    Power Supply: Antec 500W $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103940

    Sound: Use integrated device. It looks solid.

    Opticals: buy two of these to total $60
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827131038

    I get $1442. All you need is an ATX case with a side fan over the processor/video card area. Find something you like.

    I’m assuming you have an OS already. If not, get a Raptor 74GB SATA instead of the 150GB to make space in the budget.

    This build will scream. Even better, you've got motherboard support for processors that cost $1k today and RAM that hasn't even been released yet. On top of all that, you've got SLI (even though this build does not use it), allowing you to compete with top-of-the-line future single video cards (you've got one step off the top now) by buying two older, cheaper cards. For example, you can outperform a single 8800GTX by spending less on two much cheaper 8800GTS's with half the RAM.
     
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    Maybe yes, maybe no. Some el-cheapo cases use psu's made by reputable manufacturers. The problem is that you can't be sure going into it. (without doing a ton of homework)

    Get a case without the psu, and buy a good one seperately.
     
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    A faulty PSU can fry components. The 500W I specced should hold up for SLI (adding a second video card), and a few extra hard drives. That should be enough growing room until you replace the processor/RAM in a few years.
     
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