help me / build a pc / $2200

By sky123ok
Dec 24, 2005
  1. looking for some ideas on my gaming computer

    budget = $2200

    thanks a lot ,

    Any comments/suggestions ... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
  2. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    Well, start with a good CPU, like 4800+x2, but that's too much, need to save for video cards, so AMD 4400+ X2, great CPU for anything.

    And a mobo, Asus A8N323-SLI Deluxe sold out at newegg.

    Memory, OCZ Titanium 2gb Kit 2-3-2-5 timings, awsome.

    Video cards, Two evga 7800GTX.

    And a RAID 0 aray of two Barracuda 160 gb Hard drives Not as fast as rapters, but nice. SATA2 and NCQ.

    The Liteon DVD-RW, I don't like my NEC.

    Need a nice case, but it is a matter of personal taste. I like Lian Li, the best cooling case, so Lain Li Black ATX Mid-tower(fish?)

    And power it up with some juice, OCz 600w PSU

    That adds up to almost $1900, Good speakers, monitor and keayboard/mouse will run over your $2200. You may have that I don't know.

    Logitech Keayboard/mouse $50, needs a better mouse.
    Gaming Mouse $35
    5.1 speakers Kilpsch, sure to sound awsome, $299
    You need a 19" CRT like this $219. Better off getting that local.

    I'm too $2500 here, gess you need to skimp on something. :haha:
    A lesser CPU, one video card, or loose the speakers and your there.
    That's all first rate stuff, and going to perform great together. Wish I could pay for my cart at newegg right now.
  3. iluvnug

    iluvnug TS Rookie Posts: 20

    I like this build but I think you could skimp on the whole raid thing. Raid is better for people who really need it like someone running a server. For most computer users its not really necessary. Also, I would probably wait a bit before investing into an SLI system. Most mobos don't support dual 16x pci express. I'd look into Asus, Abit, or DFI non sli boards unless I really had to have SLI now. And wait for the next generation SLI boards to come to mass market.
  4. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    heh.. $2200 is a lot.. im gonna pretend im buying a whole new PC and go to la la la ( so brb.. n DND me :giddy:
  5. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    ok here it is:
    starting with the motherboard

    $235 Asus A8N32 SLI
    supports full 16x speed in SLi mode yay (jus have to find a store that has one in stock)

    $280 Opteron 165 Dual Core CPU
    hehehe nice n cheap for u

    $200 G.Skill Extreme Series 2GB Kit
    woot OCing ram

    $600 2x7800GT 256mb from eVGA
    u also get 20$ rebate on each card so subtract 40$ and u get two copies of Quake 4 lol prolly sell me one for 10$? :p

    $104 WD Raptor 36GB Sata 1
    for ur boot drive.. put ur XP and page file here i guess

    $86.50 Seagate DiamondMax 10 200GB Sata 1
    this will be ur porn drive.. jk jk.. yea so ur media and what not goes here
    total 236GB of space in ur system

    $40 NEC 3550A DVD+/-RW
    to burn w/e u like.. also burns CDs so call it ur all in one media burner

    $25 ASUS DVD-ROM
    jus so u dont wear out ur nice DVD CD burner, u might wanna use this to watch movies on.. also comes in handy when ur copying DVD discs.. u can do a direct copy from the DVDROM to DVD RW

    $140 600Watt FSP PSU dual 12V rails 24pins.. n all the goodies
    yeaaa.. nice >83% efficiency sounds good to me whadya think?

    $140 Logitech THX Z-5300e 5.1 Speakers
    Nice and loud i guess i dono.. uhm jus good for gaming =D

    $70 Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS 7.1 surround
    to go with the speakers very nice sound card

    $140 Thermaltake Armor Full Tower Case
    a nice system deserves a nice case

    $49 Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
    gotta get laser if ur gnna game hard =D

    for the keyboard.. get whatever u want since the total after all that comes up to $2109
  6. sky123ok

    sky123ok TS Rookie Topic Starter

    :knock: :knock: :zzz: sleeping :zzz:
    Do u have other Suggested
  7. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

    I like both systems. Sound card is great, but on board is good. I think the RAID 0 with 160gb drives is faster, and will last longer. The 165 is the best deal in dual cores, overclocks to 4800+ easy.
    :slurp: :slurp: :slurp:
  8. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    u mean i spent almost an hour doing that.. for u to say 'do u have another?'
  9. sky123ok

    sky123ok TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I like your suggestion. thank you very much. :hotbounce
  10. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I don't think the a8n sli 32 is worth it, it's overpriced and hard to find, and it actually is SLOWER than a normal sli board(like the a8n sli, deluxe or premium).
  11. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    ahh thanks for the information about the X16 lane vnf.. i didnt bother lookin into that since i jus wanted to find an X16 lane. i was actually thinking of the DFI UT LP NF4-Ultra board as the 2nd choice for his motherboard. im not too fond of the Asus A8N-SLI line heh..

    what do u think of the other parts? It would be my ideal system hehe..
  12. vnf4ultra

    vnf4ultra TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,388

    I like it, I've never heard of a "Seagate DiamondMax 10 200GB Sata 1" though.
    Which is it? Seagate or Maxtor, oh wait they're going to merge... lol.
  13. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 390

    lol yea.. seagate > maxtor
    thats good.. now i think im gonna start buying 'maxtors' ive always been a WD fan.. i dono why
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