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Building a game machine, look.. comment!! go!

By Zurles
Dec 15, 2006
  1. my build, (well justins AKA timeparadox)

    Ram :
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/93557

    Corsair 1GB DDR2-6400 128Mx64 non-ECC 240 DIMM unbuffered 5-5-5-12 Heat Spreader Lifetime Warranty (CM2X1024-6400 ) x2

    :£94.55 inc VAT x2

    cpu:
    Core 2 Duo E6600 2.4ghz - Skt775 Fsb1066 4mb Cache Boxed
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/112706

    :£199.74 inc VAT

    Motherboard :
    ASUS P5B DLX/WIFI-AP Pentium 4/Celeron/Pentium D/PentiumEE/65nm dual-core/Core2Duo/Core2EE
    http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/113963

    :£124.94 inc VAT

    Graphics card :

    Sapphire Radeon X1950XTX Crossfire Edition, 512MB, DDR4, PCI-E, Dual DVI, VIVO, Retail
    http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=15332&source=PriceGrabber

    : £296.22 Inc VAT

    OR

    i might save for this:

    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4BG0
    XFX GeForce 8800GTX 768MB DDR3 PCIE Dual DVI TVo

    :£450

    case :
    Antec Nine Hundred - Gaming Case with 200mm Top Fan - No PSU
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/118268/product_info/rb/23785171306

    :£70.49 inc VAT

    PSU :
    OCZ 700 Watt Game X Stream PSU
    http://www.cclonline.com/product-info-pc.asp?id=7331&pc=pricegrabber

    : £ 94.06 inc VAT

    HARDRIVE:
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB S300
    http://www.dabs.com/basket.aspx?ul=1&Quicklinx=42QD&page=/productview.aspx

    :£66.82

    DVD :
    salvaging from old comp

    :0.00000
    costs around 1k in pounds, like 1,900 dollars
    costs slight over 1.2k now, almost 2.5k dollars


    tada!?
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

  3. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    yup!, edited
     
  4. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Nice case and PSU! I think about all the reviews I've read about that power supply are that it's awesome. Also, that case looks excellently cool (if excellent has an adverb form :D)

    Looks to me like an excellent system overall. Also, if you got the budget for it, I would definitely recommend the nVidia 8800GTX.
    --kitty
     
  5. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

  6. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    The circuit board on the cards is made by different manufacturers, one by XFX and one by MSI. but the chipset on both cards is made by nVidia. it's like a motherboard and processor: the motherboard is made by whatever company, but the processor is an AMD or Intel. So, the "motherboard" (the main card) is made by XFX or MSI or any other company, but the "processor" is made by nVidia or ATi (in this case nVidia).
    The nVidia GeForce 8800GTX is the actual graphics processor, just like an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+. but the MSI part is just the circuit board.
    I hope this makes sense ;)

    --kitty
     
  7. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    so the only difference is the look?, another question i have for my computer is about windows vista, i want it. site says its widely available january 30th, so shall i get all my parts, get windows vista at january 30th and install that as the
    os?
     
  8. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    You shouldnt install vista day of release because there is currently alot of bugs in the OS, Wait about 2-3 months after the OS is released befor actualy getting it

    Also what you asked about MSI / XFX 8800s, like Kitty said they are just by diffrent companies but I would go with XFX because they make quality videocards and MSI is more towards Motherboards and stuff like that

    Hope I helped :)
     
  9. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Yes, if that's what you want. You could also wait a couple of months for the price to come down, though I heard you can get XP Media Center CDs with free upgrade to Vista Home Premium at newegg for cheap.
     
  10. Grafficks

    Grafficks TS Rookie Posts: 302

    Different graphics board manufacturers also include extra features onto the cards they make, such as overclocking and different type of cooling. Between those two choices, I would go with the XFX one.

    Good luck with your build, looks like it's gonna be very powerful :)
     
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I agree with Grafficks, it will be very powerful! :D
     
  12. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    I agree also... cant wait to get mine! :)
     
  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

  14. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    that card will fit in my case right, and my power supply is strong enough to power it all right?
     
  15. sghiznaneck

    sghiznaneck TS Maniac Posts: 403

    I upgraded my system and installed the XFX 8800 GTX card. I installed it in an EVGA NForce 4 590 SLI Board, and I'll have to tell you, I have a mid tower ATX and it fit, but a little snug. I put an Ultra 700 watt psu in it, and tried to tax the hell out of it, but it's just flying along. I've had no problems so far and am pretty pleased with the performance. I can now play Oblivion on high settings. Looks amazing and I no longer have any slow down during combat.
     
  16. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Great Sghiznaneck!

    Yes Zurles, your stuff will fit your case because it's a Full Tower ATX case so it will have alot of room to hold every part :D
     
  17. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    just going over every detail to make sure nothing can go wrong, is a lot of money
     
  18. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    how much does vista cost, nvm 45 dollars, accident doublepost, and also, when i build this new computer how do i go about having an internet connection in it, will it have the internet port in the back of its computer like mine has or do i need to do somethiing special and anoying >.<, btw i'm ordering this computer at the start of february when vista is released, gives me time to accumulate and speculate
     
  19. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    What you do is you get a internet card ( Linkys or something ) that is a PCI card and you put it into one of the PCI cards then you call your ISP ( Internet Service Provider ) then you ask them to set up all the fancy stuff like the IP, Gateway and all that.

    You get a Router ( same number / letter as you, Say you get a Linkys G you have to get a Linkys G Router ) then you set it somewhere in your house near your computer ( Most routers have a 30' radius )

    Hope I helped :)

    If it's too confusing to read my setup guide got to this website:
    http://www.pcworld.com/video/id,368-page,1-bid,0/video.html

    It has a video on how to set up the Wi-Fi connection ;)
     
  20. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    most of that is worded badly and doesn't make sense, my computer right now is wired to my router and connects to the internet through a small socket in the back of my computer, how do i get that on my new one.
     
  21. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545


    I don't think you need anything else. Link
     
  22. Zurles

    Zurles TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 94

    is that the same as my motherboard?
     
  23. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    Hot cats, TimeParadoX! That build there's something pretty serious! If only I got paid a bit more per hour at my job...:)
    --kitty
     
  24. zerocoolzz66

    zerocoolzz66 TS Rookie

    One thing, What is the Ram spec for that motherboard? I went to the website that was provided, but it didn't give off anything (like PC3200 400 mhz).
     
  25. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    To me, "ASUS P5B DLX/WIFI-AP" and "P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP" look the same.
    --
     
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