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Do U Think This Is A Good Computer!!! For Gaming Especially

By vika09
Nov 18, 2005
  1. Motherboard: Asus A8N-SLI Premium .............. $231.07
    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ ...................... $422.56
    CPU Cooling: Koolance CPU-300-V10 CPU Water Block... $78.15
    Ram: OCZ PC3200 Perf. DC - 2x 1024mb............... $294.01
    Case: Koolance PC3-725BK V1000 (Black)................ $585.04
    Power Supply: Antec Phantom 500.......................... $206.02
    Hard Drive: Samsung HD160JJ 160GB SpinPoint P..........$114.80
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce 6600GT 128MB PCI-E (x2)..... $390.73
    Monitor: CTL 201LX - LCD 20 inch: Black ........... $665.37
    Sound Card: Onboard Sound..................... $0.00
    Speakers: None.............. $0.00
    CD / DVD Rom: Plextor PX-716A/SW 16x Dual Layer DVD+RW/-RW....$164.37
    CD / DVD Rom : Plextor PX-716SA/SW 16x DVD+RW/-RW SATA..... $168.44
    Removable Drive: Teac 3.5inch 1.44 Floppy Drive (black)....$12.08
    Keyboard: Logitech Cordless Comfort Duo.....$106.41
    Mouse: None $0.00
    Video Cooling: Danger Den NV-78 7800 Cooler... $176.49
    Chipset Cooling: Danger Den MAZE4-Chipset Block....$58.03
    Case Mods: Liquid Neon Light (blue)....... $13.33
    Case Mods : Liquid Neon Light (red) ....... $18.81
    Case Mods : Liquid Neon Light (RGB)....... $32.00


    Sub Total: $3737.72
    PLEASE HELP, I STIL DONT UNDERSTAND THE TECHNICALITITES OF COMPS!!! i am only 16 years old and i love games!!! :angel:
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    Looks like a great system! Love that huge monitor, and high quality PSU.

    If it were me, I see two changes I personally would make.

    1. That CPU. If you are strictly looking for a gaming machine, the dual core CPUs are not really the way to go yet. Games are not programmed to make use of that extra core. Instead get a faster single core CPU. The Athlon64 4000 is about the same price as the one you are looking at, and it is 2.4 Mhz. It'll beat out that X2 3800 on pretty much any game there is.

    2. Your choice of video cards. Wait and see what some others say, but I think this ONE card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814130249 which is even a little cheaper, will beat out your dual 6600GT cards.
     
  3. vika09

    vika09 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    HEY THANX A LOT,

    YEAH I AGREE THE 7800 256 MB is good, then should i get a dual 7800 268 MB Video cards??
    I HOPE I AINT BOTHERING,
    I CAN GET THIS BECAUSE MY PARENT ARE PAYING, BECUASE I HAVE BEEN GOOD :angel:
    I AM EXCITED :bounce:
     
  4. flavin

    flavin TS Rookie Posts: 91

    all i got to say is JESUS CHRIST U LUCKY MOFO! if only my parents were billionares.

    and one more thing i dont think u need video card cooling
     
  5. meNOname

    meNOname TS Rookie Posts: 96

    lol....:(
    i have a dell dimension 2400

    :knock: :knock: **bashs the crap out of my PC** :knock: :knock:
     
  6. dady393

    dady393 TS Rookie Posts: 17

    my god what did you do here!

    I can get a better performance in games while only having to pay about 1500 dollars.

    go here and check these prices:

    www.tjdata.dk (denmark)

    then get a proper cpu: 3,6 ghz intel petium 4 hyperthreading 2 mb cache + a proper graphic card geforce 6800 256mb ram,then get 3 gb ram + all that you got before then will only have to pay half the price for a better performing pc.
     
  7. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    Get dual 7800 GTs.They'll beat the crap out of any game thats out there. Also, get the CPU DonNagual is recommending. That would make ur PC the ultimate gaming machine there is. And keep the cooling systems, u'll need them for ur dual 7800GTs :grinthumb
     
  8. iluvnug

    iluvnug TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I agree with Don to an extent. For strictly gaming in general, the faster single core would be more economical. But for my purposes, I like to do things while I game. The fact that I can utilize the second core to do things while gaming really makes a difference to me. And, it can't hurt to be ahead of the game slightly. Once the dual cores are made a bit more affordable you will start seeing more software coming out that effectively utilizes them. And it may not be that far off the horizon with the new Intel chips coming out. Also, I wouldn't bother with dual 6600 GT's. Just a single 7800 would be more effective and you can always add another 7800 for SLI later. Either way good luck with your build. ;)
     
  9. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    I with DonNagaul, but with a budget like that get the 4800+ X2. It does everything. Dual 7800gtx also the best.
     
  10. Wolfleader

    Wolfleader TS Rookie Posts: 50

    man

    Dude you are lucky. thats all i have to say. man i've been trying to talk my parents into getting me a cheap laptop but they won't. god if i had that type of money
     
  11. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    I believe the kids already gone to the store, his last post was back on Nov 18th.
     
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