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How about this for a gaming rig?

By Cpt_Subtext
Dec 1, 2006
  1. Okay heres the new and improved variation thanks to your suggestions....

    Case: Antec Nine Hundred Ultimate Gamer Top Mounter 200mm Tri Cool Exhaust / 2x 120mm Tri Cool Front Fans / Top Mounter I/O :.

    PSU: Enermax Galaxy 850W PSU

    Mobo: Asus Striker Extreme 680i 775

    CPU: Intel Conroe Core™ 2 Extreme X6800 2x 2.93 4Mb 1066 MHz LGA775 BX80557X6800

    Ram: Corsair TwinX 2GB XMS2 Dominator DDR2 PC6400 with Airflow Fan

    Cooling: Gigabyte 3D Galaxy II GH-WIU02 Liquid Cooling System Kit (Will Purchase GPU Addons when available)

    Graphics: XFX Geforce 8800GTX 768MB PCI-E

    HD: WD 150Gb Raptor SATA 10k/150/16Mb Gaming Edition * 2 In RAID0

    Optical: Philips PB1660 16x DL DVD-RW Black

    Floppy: Mitsumi Floppy + Card Reader Black

    Total inc Vat: £2,761.74 ($5,466.57 For you Yanks, $6,258.41 Canadian, I generally love Canadians... Its there Queen aswell, only the good canadians not those stupid French Canadians.... who in the right minds wakes up one morning and says right I want to be French??? STUPID STUPID STUPID - Al Murrey.... The Landlord :D)
     
  2. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

  3. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 257

    Some good choices there but am curious as to why you recomended a lesser CPU? My understanding of these things isnt what it once was.... care to explain? :)
     
  4. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Is your CPU LGA 775? If it is then you can keep it ;)
     
  5. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 257

    Yeah it is.... and its meant to be the best gaming processor at the moment.
     
  6. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 462

  7. gamingguy27

    gamingguy27 TS Enthusiast Posts: 168

    Raid0

    I would buy two of those HDDs and put em in RADI0.

    Big boost in loading times on games, and large files etc.

    Alex.
     
  8. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 257

    Wow that board is **** hot! Thanks for pointing that out to me :)

    See I wasnt quite sure what the benefits of RAID0 actually where. I thought the boost would come simply enough for having one of those HDD's as they are wickedly quick. Is the performance gain for having 2 in Raid0 justifiable for the cost?
     
  9. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Damn that mobo is really good, If I ever get real rich i'll buy that :haha:

    And for the 2 HDDs in a Raid0 form would really boost your gaming experienced because if you get 2 7200RPM ( cheaper ones ) that is
    2x7200 = 14400 which is really good :)
     
  10. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 257

    Sweet check the new specs in the first post....... shweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! :) lol
     
  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    S**t! Why dont you just buy a Voodoo? :haha:
     
  12. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 257

    Because ive found a great company that will allow me to build it myself, offer a finance option of buy now pay in 9 months, are cheaper than most online retailers and have a great one year warranty that can be extended if the need be and all parts are covered by extended or lifetime garuntee's by the manufacturers! :)
     
  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,273

    Ahh ok :D

    Well newegg is the coolest because they ship in like 2-3 days and BAM! you can build a awesome computer then be Headshoting all the people in BF2142 :)
     
  14. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 257

    I cant wait to get this new system of mine, im sure things will keep changing between now and Febuary but when I get her running like the nuke toting psycho she is going to be we shall meet for some online noob beating! :D
     
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