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Best Gaming Machine?

By TimeParadoX
Dec 10, 2006
  1. I want to see how much a really good gaming system that can play games like Crysis and has a DX10 card would cost because im bored :haha:

    Can someone suggest / link some parts?

    CPU:
    Mobo:
    RAM:
    PSU:
    Processors:
    Videocard:
    Hard Drive:
    DVD drive:
    Case:
    Monitor ( Widescreen ):
    Sound Card:
    Speakers:

    If it's not too expensive I might save up to build it :D
     
  2. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    Before going any further, what's your price range?? If your looking to build it from scratch, you're probably going to spend about $1200 ono the low side and upwards of $1500 or more depending on the chip. The one price that remains constant at this time is the DX10 card, which is also at two prices and two versions. The best is the 8800 GTX and is around $610-640 and the 8800 GSX coming in around $450 or more, depending on which site you look at. Either way, to have a decent DX10 compatible system built from the ground up, the above price range is pretty accurate, give or take a few hundered bucks.
     
  3. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    me and my friend made this system a couple of weeks ago cause we were bored, if this is in ur price range im jealous haha

    CASE – Coolermaster CM STACKER - $312
    CPU – Intel core 2 duo - $1950
    GPU – Nvidia 8800 x2 - $1680
    MOBO – ASUS striker extreme - $530
    RAM – Corsair XMS2 4GB - $1060
    PSU – pc power and cooling Turbo cool 1kw - $780
    Sound card – Creative xfi elite pro - $929
    Speakers – Creative gigaworks - $999
    optical drive – Sony blu ray dvd burner - $910
    optical drive 2 – Liteon combo drive black - $80
    HDD 1 – WD 10k raptor 150GB - $590
    HDD 2 – Seagate barracuda – 1.5TB - $1150
    Monitor – Sony 40inch X-series bravia lcd - $5500
    Mouse and keyboard - $150
    TOTAL - $16620

    prices are aussie btw
     
  4. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    Case: Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Top Mounter 200mm Tri Cool Exhaust / 2x 120mm Tri Cool Front Fans / Top Mounter I/O :.

    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850W PSU

    Mobo: Asus Striker Extreme 680i 775

    CPU: Intel Conroe Core™ 2 Extreme X6800 2x 2.93 4Mb 1066 MHz LGA775 BX80557X6800

    Ram: Corsair TwinX 2GB XMS2 Dominator DDR2 PC6400 with Airflow Fan

    Cooling: Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II GH-WIU02 Liquid Cooling System Kit (Will Purchase GPU Addons when available)

    Graphics: XFX Geforce 8800GTX 768MB PCI-E

    HD: WD 150Gb Raptor SATA 10k/150/16Mb Gaming Edition * 2 In RAID0

    Optical: Philips PB1660 16x DL DVD-RW Black

    Floppy: Mitsumi Floppy + Card Reader Black

    Total inc Vat: £2,761.74 ($5,466.57 For you Yanks, $6,258.41 Canadian)

    Go with my baby mate...... should kick ****! :D
     
  5. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    For sghiznaneck:

    I dont have a price range on this because Im just seeing how much all the best parts would cost to build a DX10 build, If it's not too expensive I might build it

    For Jtickner:
    HDD 2 – Seagate barracuda – 1.5TB - $1150

    Why would i need 1.5 Terabytes? :haha:

    Well thanks Cpt / Jtickner for the items, I'll add up the items and see their performance with CPU test and stuff
     
  6. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    for the novelty of having 1.5 tb
     
  7. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Yeah so I can show off ;)
     
  8. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    If you spent aroung $1500-1600, you could be in gamers heaven.
    Just make sure you don't skrimp on a cheap power supply, get a dual core processor and a nice SLI ready motherboard, an SATA hard drive version 300g, at least two sticks of RAM (identical) and you might as well buy yourself a GForce 8800 GTX DX10 card and you'll be good to go for a couple of years.
     
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    I'd recommend pQI Turbo RAM or similar brands like OCZ with the lowest CAS latency possible (which is 3 I think) and get at least 4GB of it. Throw in the eVGA nForce 680i mobo from Newegg.com, 3 GeForce 8800GTX gfx cards (u have 3 slots in the mobo anyways, so why not use them! ;)), 2 or more WD Raptor 150GB 10,000 RPM drives and the QX6700 Quad core processor and you'll never need to upgrade for the next decade! :D
     
  10. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    LMAO Rage he wouldnt be able to afford to upgrade for the next decade....

    "I Time Paradox hereby sell my soul for the price of......" lol
     
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    lol i'll sell my soul then i'll beat them up and get it back ;)

    Yeah i'll need like a 10,000w PSU :haha:

    That would be awesome though, Getting like 500FPS on crysis :D
     
  12. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    yeah to show off

    mmmmmmmmmmm crysis at 500 frames :D
     
  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Yeah i'll be playing Oblivion with 99999FPS and i'll be getting all the ladies ;)
     
  14. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Who'll probably also frag the crap out of us in UT2K7 ;).
     
  15. jtickner1

    jtickner1 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 650

    all the ladies thath are hardcore fans of the little yellow frame counter on fraps? jk
     
  16. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Yeah FRAPs Counter is the lady magnet! ;)

    Also when does UT2k7 come out Rage? I might pick up a copy :D
     
  17. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    There's no exact release date from Epic ATM according to GameSpot but it's expected to release in the first quarter of 2007.
     
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Ah ok, well when it release i'll be sure to get it and we could play a few rounds together ;)
     
  19. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Well I looked at most of the parts you guys linked and Since most of them were like $9000 totals I compiled alot of items together to make a pretty powerful machine! Tell me what you think!! :D

    Motherboard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813188009

    Processor:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115003

    RAM ( x4 1gigs ):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566

    Hard drive ( x2 10,000RPM ):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822136012

    Videocard:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150204

    DVD drive ( x2 ):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076

    Powersupply:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817702004

    Case:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811166014

    Monitors ( x2 ):
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824001088

    Total: $2806 ( with shipping )

    Also does it matter that I get 5.0" DVD drives and the form factor for the DVD drive holder in the case is 5.25"?

    I Might add some watercooling to this machine :D

    -Justin

    What FPS do you think i'll get on Oblivion with this? :) ( probably like 999999999999999999999 right? ;) )
     
  20. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Nah. But you would get around a consistent 60 FPS at 1600x1200 with all eye candy turned up to the max, which is still very awesome! :D
     
  21. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    What ever you rig in your profile cost plus $650 for a Geforce 8800GTX.
     
  22. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 2,273

    Well 60FPS = Smooth and no Tearing screen :D

    What?
     
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