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Building computer

By Jandro
Jun 30, 2007
  1. So im building a gaming computer, dont have all the money together yet. but I've decided on some parts, please tell me if theres something that can be improved on or anything at all. I'm ok with spending a little more. but i just want i reliable gaming computer that can run games good for the next 6-7 years..this is what im thinking of getting


    Power supply

    O261-2006 :: OCZ / GameXStream / 850-Watt / ATX / 120mm Fan / SATA-Ready / SLI-Ready / Active PFC / Power Supply (5.75 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2776974&sku=O261-2006

    keyboard

    L23-7252 :: Logitech diNovo Edge Keyboard (5.2 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2539615&sku=L23-7252

    Mouse

    L23-7200 :: Logitech MX Revolution Rechargeable Cordless Laser Mouse (1.65 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2340176&sku=L23-7200

    Speakers

    C250-3856 :: Cables Unlimited Indoor/Outdoor Velocity 900 MHz Wireless Speakers (9.35 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2865270&sku=C250-3856

    Sound card

    C44-3336 :: Creative Labs X-FI Xtreme Gamer Fatality Sound Card (1.4 lbs)


    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2687622&sku=C44-3336

    Video Card

    E145-8000 :: EVGA GeForce 8800 GTX / 768MB GDDR3 / SLI Ready / PCI Express / Dual DVI / HDTV / Video Card (2.95 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2687622&sku=C44-3336

    Hard Drive(x2)

    THD-500A2 :: Seagate / Barracuda 7200.10 / 500GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / EIDE / OEM / Hard Drive (3.2 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2949364&sku=THD-500A2

    Memory

    HP 2048MB PC5400 DDR2 667MHz Memory

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3094132&CatId=1554

    Mother Board

    A455-2300 :: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition NVIDIA Socket AM2 ATX Motherboard / Audio / PCI Express / SLI Ready / Gigabit LAN / Wirelss 802.11b/g / S/PDIF / USB 2.0 & Firewire / Serial ATA / RAID (5.3 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2224204&sku=A455-2300

    Processor

    CP1-AM2-6000 P :: AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3.0GHz Processor (Retail) and a FREE 512MB USB 2.0 Vista Boost Flash Drive (1.1 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicat...-details.asp?EdpNo=2948277&sku=CP1-AM2-6000 P

    Case

    T925-2235 :: Thermaltake Black Kandalf LCS Full-Tower ATX Case with Clear Side, Front USB, FireWire, Audio Ports and Built-In Liquid Cooling System (70 lbs)

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2478135&sku=T925-2235
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Looks like it will be a great rig.
    Keep in mind that we only see failed units in our shops, but I wouldn't get the wireless mouse or the wireless speakers... They are only trouble, trouble, trouble...
    Wired Logitech Mouse, and wired speakers of your choice.
     
  3. Jandro

    Jandro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    oh well I already bought a logitech g7 mouse and a razer tarantula keyboard and i thought might as well get them no because I have a laptop and a screen and i could just hook it all up.. but for some reason I can't get either to work >.< does anyone know how to do this? and what do you mean when you say you only see failed units in our shops?
     
  4. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Are these two devices (Logitech A7 Mouse, and Razor Tarantula Keyboard both wireless?

    What I meant was that we don't see good stuff in our tech shops. We usually see the equipment and devices that have failed... that need work... so if there are an awful lot of good ones, we wouldn't know about them....

    We have been seeing a great deal of failed wireless mouse and keyboard devices that any other component in that past 18 months... After those, the optical DVD-RW and DVD+RW are the most common. And finally, the floppy drives made since 1999 when technology on cheap stuff took a nosedive. Next, we see components that are stuffed with dust and hair.

    This is all apart from customer stoopidity, of course... and infestations which we put in an entirely different category.

    The guideline is: When you discover something doesn't work, keep on doing it.

    But the unusual side of the failed wireless mice and keyboards, is that they have traditionally been the most reliable parts of a computer... Until Dell started using the USB mouse.
     
  5. Jandro

    Jandro TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 21

    the keyboard isn't but the mouse is wireless but that's just becuase i play a very fast paced fps and last time i used a wired mouse for it it was pretty annoying, and if there not able to work for my laptop ill just wait til i build the computer
     
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