A gaming computer..

By TimeParadoX
Oct 17, 2006
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  1. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    That would be a decent computer, but you would be leaving yourself short on the upgrade path. If you want to stick with AMD then you may want to think about going AM2 instead of 939. The AM2 does use DDR2, which is now usually cheaper than DDR.

    Also, you will probably want to scrap the PSU that comes with the case. Look for a good Antec, Enermax, FSP, OCZ power supply. Many case/psu combos come with poor quality psu's. Remember, its not all about the watts. You need good amps on the 12 volt lines, probably 30+ combined to run your rig.
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    Could you link them for me please? and my AMD goes with my Mobo doesnt it? ( with the 939 ) Also I dont want to spend over $900 because my budget is only like $980 and the rest of it is going towards games and other stuff
  3. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    I happen to be running out the door from work at this moment (ok, in moment or two) but when I get home I can link some for you!
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

  5. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Ok, I'm home now.

    Case/Psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811129155
    I know what I said about case/psu combos, but this is a really good one. If you don't like the look of the case and want to keep your original, here is a good psu only:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817159054 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817194011

    AM2 Mobo and cpu:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813135028
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103637
    Leaves you the possibility of going dual core.

    Memory:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145568

    Not sure what this does to your total, but shouldn't be over your $900 budget and leaves you open to future upgrades.
  6. vegasgmc

    vegasgmc TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,763

  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    Oh I didnt see those when I click Videocards =P
    Also thanks nick for your links, I'll check them out and add up price when im not busy!
  8. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    No problem!
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Avoid using ECS mobos since they are of poor quality. Get this instead. Also, this RAM has very low latency and will give better performance than the Corsair one posted by nick, and that too for almost the same price.
    In addition, this video card is a better choice than all the ones above. It's cheaper and pwns all of the ones listed above.
    I agree with nick that u would need a new PSU. For a great one, check this out. It's a superb PSU of high quality and the price is just icing on the cake!
    Finally, this HDD is the best choice for u, regarding price vs performance when compared to the Seagate. It has equal specs but is $20 cheaper and of high quality too. Definitely recommended.

    Hope I helped :).
  10. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    Ok thanks rage!

    I'll look at yours as well, this is my 1st gaming computer so I want it to run perfectly without me having to return parts and stuff =D


    Also for my DVD drive ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827106013 ) Should I replace it aswell? or keep it? Because most of the ones on newegg are openbox so they are missing most of the parts

    Also what about my CPU for the Mobo you linked? ( Do I still use the one nick linked or are you ganna link a better one? )
     
  11. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Nah this DVD Burner is better. It has the same specs as the two above and is a bit cheaper. Plus it is a popular product with good reviews so I don't think u will have any problems at all. That CPU posted by nick looks great. Glad to help as always.
  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    Hey rage the one you list does it come with all the cords and stuff or do I have to purchase seperate?

    Ok well thanks for all your help!

    Hope I can start building this computer soon so I can have something to play WoW: Burning Crusade on =D
  14. dmill89

    dmill89 TechSpot Guru Posts: 737

    It's an OEM drive so no it doesn't come with any cables, but like all NEC drives it does include drivers and NERO. i actilly have that drive right now (except I have one with a black front). I have had it for two years with no problems.
  15. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

  16. nickslick74

    nickslick74 Newcomer, in training Posts: 883

    Sweet monitor and great price. Should work great for ya!
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,280   +23

    Try this instead. Blazing fast response time and Active Matrix technology make it a killer one to get for the price(only $10 more than the Acer one u posted). Plus, it's from a good brand as well.
     
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 2,438

    Ok thanks rage =D
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