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Computer Rig Need Suggests Plz

By Elimar
Nov 25, 2006
  1. Let me start of saying Happy Thanksgiving

    So I have Looked at what others have gone for and tried to get out of their computers and this is what seems to be what im looking for.

    I would like to get Rome Total war to run HQ and not lagg out when im charging 5000 troops acrossed the battlefield

    I Want to be able to get one of those first person shooters and know i wont lag out like i did when i played Everquest

    I would Love to play WoW HQ also

    So here it is

    Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16811196013
    I just think this is sweet to have 3 fans blowing over MB ... Is there enough space u think to hold everything im putting in? being that its a Mid Tower

    HD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148013
    first HD is for OS and Other downloads ment to keep.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16822148140
    friend told me its easyer on startups and reformating to have 2 HDs

    Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16824002248
    Would like a Flat monitor but dont want LCD to deal with Pixels dieing and crap. So guess im stickin with this unless a flawless LCD is worth same price for size :p and or if something else interests me

    Power
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16817148025
    Has all the hookups and a sweet Neon :p good no?

    Memory
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16820145153
    Going 1Gig Because of Money issues

    Processer
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16819115004
    Had to get it

    Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16813131032
    Was Suggested it for the Intel Duel Core 2 Processer but is it really worth it ... the MB that is ... There a better one i could get that would be more useful to me around the same price?

    Router
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16833338009
    Ok here is the story ... need to hook up my new computer with old computer to share internet but have to get it down the hall and into my room... and dont want slower speed from wireless router ... Suggestions suggestions suggestions plz ... idk what to do about this one ... i just kinda found one and ya ... i dont know anything about routers because i have never had to deal with one before.

    What im trying to do is not have to pay 2x for running 2 computers with internet in the same house.

    Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16814141025
    Decent card to wait for the direct x 10 cards to come out?

    Sound Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16829111002

    DVD/CD Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E16827152074


    $1,363.35 wth shipping


    Now that you see where im commin from ... any suggestions on anything good or bad? Wanted to keep a 1200 budget but i upgraded a little. Money is an issue. Am only 17 and im pinchin for pennies :p

    Mainly looking for Router and MB help but all help accepted

    Thanks for taking the time to help me out
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    It doesnt matter how old you are, It just depends if you know what you're doing ;)

    If you want to really save money and be able to play any game ( Yes, even oblivion and FEAR )

    Look at this guide:
    http://www.techspot.com/article/25-affordable-am2-gaming-system/

    You're ending price would be in $600-700 depending if you want to change any of the stuff ( videocard for sure because it only links a 6800 and I would upgrade to the 7 series like the 7800-7900 for only about $100 more )

    Hope I helped ;)


    Also that RAM / mobo wouldnt work together because if you look at the Specs on both you'll see that the mobo only takes DDR2 667 and the RAM is DDR2 800 which would eqaul = :hotbounce

    If you want to save up a few more dollars ( $200-300 ) you can get my build which would run any game... even the most demanding of games at full / ultra with high resolution.

    Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

    Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813188009
    eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566
    CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) x2


    Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150150
    XFX PV-T71G-UCF7 GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail


    Hard Disk Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002
    OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail

    DVD Burner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076
    NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

    Sound Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829111002
    DIAMOND XtremeSound XS71DDL 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

    Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133154
    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


    Total: $1436 with shipping
     
  3. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    Seems everyone is going for new systems at the moment! :) lol
     
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    I got like 20 because I sell them on ebay and make more money to build more ;)
     
  5. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    Its one way of making money thats for sure.... Id do something like that myself but I dont have the patience, then there is the fact that I know nothing about water cooling, or overclocking etc etc
     
  6. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah, I dont want to sell a water cooled PC because if someone breaks it when they are running their comp and water drips... Not my fault so they cant sue me :haha:
     
  7. Elimar

    Elimar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Router help?

    Taking TimeParadoX advice for the MB and now all i need is some enlightening on how routers are and stuff. im blank on that ... i have a now almost set idea of everything im getting except for the Monitor and Router. Monitor cant decide if i should go for LCD and have to deal with pixels dieing OR have CRT and never have that problem ... and routers ya ...

    ps. i also spent the 5 more bucks for your Timeparadox Dvd/cd driver

    Thanks.
     
  8. Elimar

    Elimar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    also reason i said im 17 ... Timepara .. wasnt to state my knowledge but to state my young and financial aid problem :p
     
  9. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

  10. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah, I was looking at that for my other build and posted about it in a topic but people were like "It sucks!!!111" so I switched to current ;)


    Ah ok... it's because some people going to this website were saying that because they are like 13 or 14 that they couldnt build a computer because they are I guess.. ADD :haha:
     
  11. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    Maybe they were trying to use 2.0 volt memory with it. Also, previous BIOS revisions were junk. The newest F6 BIOS corrects most problems.

    Also, there will be always *****s that post crap reviews ;)
     
  12. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    lol yeah I know, I saw a 7900GTX get a 0 because someone OCed wrong and it wouldnt work then he couldnt get a return because it was over the warranty or something like that :D
     
  13. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    *****s :unch:
     
  14. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    lol yeah that's what I said in the reply review to him :haha:
     
  15. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    Thats so true wolfram, its mainly the *****s who post crap reviews.... Its more likely for every negative customer review there are more customers satisfied..... except for Alienware.... The sheer volume of horror stories cant be countered! lol
     
  16. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Lol yeah Alienware sucks so much but yet... they are still being advertised in almost all PC games that you buy
     
  17. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    I mean from what I can tell with Alienware is the machines are ace.... its the mind bogglingly abismal customer service that seems to be the main issue but still as you say they are plastered all over the majority of computer magazines which makes me wonder if there is any hope for them at all?

    I really wanted to buy an Alienware system, apart from the new ALX chassis looking like the dogs doodahs, there so called reputation as being the best in the business drew me to there website as a first port of call, The fact that there premium system doesnt have 8800's as an option let alone in SLI is disheartening aswell..... then comes the affore mentioned endless negative reviews......
     
  18. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Yeah but still... A person who has knowledge of how to operate a computer / build one, overclock or watercool could make the same kind of computer as a VooDoo, I saw a Omen computer from Voodoo for $13,000 and they were actualy pretty good builds with Custome cases that are very well detailed and have SLi 8800s with watercooled GPUs and have like 4-5 fans for additional cooling with a 1000w PSU

    But still, That's way too exspensive for a computer :D
     
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