Building a gaming rig, some advice please?

By jerbol
Jun 18, 2006
  1. Im building myself a gaming rig, and I dont know eveything I could. Below is a list of eveything im planning on getting so far. As you can see I didnt go with a dual core, and thats for two reasons. 1 I just want to game really, and I havent read anything that makes me think it would warrent the extra price, 2 the extra price. I am trying to keep this under $2k after shipping.
    So please tell me if this looks good, and give me any suggestions. Thank you very much.
    AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2000MHz HT Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4000BNBOX - Retail
    ASUS A8N32-SLI Deluxe Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce SPP 100 ATX AMD Motherboard -
    OCZ S.O.E 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model OCZSOE4002GK - Retail
    Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-550 ATX12V 550W Power Supply - Retail
    XFX PV-T71F-YDF9 GeForce 7900 GTX (665MHz) 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card -
    ViewSonic VX2025WM Black-Silver 20.1" DVI 8ms gray-to-gray (avg.); 16ms white-black-white (typ) Widescreen LCD Monitor - Retail
    Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive -

    Antec Performance I P180 Silver 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis, 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case -

    NEC 16X DVD±R DVD Burner Silver IDE Model ND-3550A - OEM
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

  3. jerbol

    jerbol TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea, I want widescreen though :(
  4. CrossFire851

    CrossFire851 TS Rookie Posts: 766

    The future is Duel-Core. Why be left be hind? for a few more bucks you can get a

    It is an AMD Athlon X2 3800. You said this is for gamming right? Todays newier games stive for duel-core. Exaple Oblivion had up to a 30% increase in with duel-core.

    Also why don't you just wait a few weeks for Conroe? I want you to read this form here

    Conroe is going to destory AMD :-C.

    Best of luck and tell me you opion on everything.
  5. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    1. AMD still makes the best CPUs you can buy. it will be much more than a few weeks before conroe is avaible as a stand alone retail processor in significant quantities (it will be avaiable only in OEM systems for a while first).

    2. you would be better off buying AM2 and dual core than 939 and single core. dual core is the present and games are being written to take advantage of it. while a high end single core CPU may be faster right now, as more and more games come out dual core will prevail. I also suggest AM2 over 939 because 939 will be limited to the current generation of AMD processors. the next gen AMDs are coming out sooner than you think and you would have to buy a new mobo to upgrade.

    3. also conroe will not destroy AMD, it will simply put intel back into the enthusiest market (they lost that battle long ago). K8L is the next generation of AMD processors and they will take advantage of conroe's weaknesses. we will have to wait and see what happens there, but rest assured that AMD does have something in the works to potentially win back their long held performance crown :)
  6. jerbol

    jerbol TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok thanks a lot guys, I have some thinking to do.
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