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Need help building a gaming rig

By RichsAccount
Sep 3, 2006
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  1. this is my first time building a gaming rig. i have $800 canadian to spend and its alright if i go a little over. so far i got these parts in mind. (prices from local computer store)
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core Socket AM2 176.99
    VisionTek XTASY Radeon X850XT 256MB PCI-Express Graphics Card 189.99
    Creative Sound Blaster Audigy SE 7.1 Surround 24 Bit 96KHz 34.99
    Western Digital Caviar 250GB SATAII (WD2500KS) 7200RPM 16MB Buffer 92.00
    LG GSA-H10L 16X/16X DVD-RW BLACK INTERNAL, BLUK, SUPERMULTI + LIGHTSCRIBE 49.95
    Corsair DDR2 PC2-4200 533MHz Value Select 1GB Kit (2X512MB) 240-pin Unbuffered 124.99

    all i need now is a case, a mobo and maybe a psu.
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 1,088

    You wont have anything without a PSU, and check on newegg.com, the prices are lower.
  3. RichsAccount

    RichsAccount TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i was thinking about just using the psu which is usually included in cases and does newegg ship to canada?
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    No, I think Newegg only ships to USA and Puerto rico.

    Be careful with cheap PSU's. They can burn your entire machine. Better get a quality PSU from respectable manufacturers, like Antec, Enermax, FSP Group, OCZ, etc.
  5. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 752

  6. RichsAccount

    RichsAccount TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do u attach a heatsink?
  7. sw123

    sw123 TS Rookie Posts: 752

    Actually, for the SFF, there is something called the ICE(Integrated Cooling Engine) that requires no extra heatsink. If your NOT getting an SFF, then as for the heatsink, there is something called socket retention screws that attach to the processor socket. Some heatsinks already have there own thing that attaches to the socket.


    sw123
  8. Haakonas

    Haakonas TS Rookie

    Well since I recently became disabled I decided to build a Dream Machine. Since I will be spending more time at home. Here is a list of components to be purchased in order to make a dream come true.

    1xTower ThermalTake VH6001 BWS Armor+Full Tower
    1xPower Supply Ultra X3 Ult40070 1600-Watt PS ATX Sata
    1xMotherboard EVGA E759 CLASSIFIED LIMITED EDITION 3-Way SLI (x16) + PhysX w/ECP & NF200 1366 Intel X58
    1xCPU Intel Core I7 965 Quad Core Extreme
    2xMemory 12 Gigabytes Corsair Dominator 6gb (3x2gb)
    1xSound Card 7.1 Some kind of Live Card
    2xVideo Card EVGA 017-P3-1294-AR GeForce GTX 295
    2XHard Drives Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB SATA 10,000 RPM
    2xDVD Writters LITE-ON Black 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X

    Please suggest any changes.
    I know I will be spending Close to 5grand I do not wish to go higher. Please understand I am not a rich man but since I am now disabled I will want the highest end Gaming Rig I cant get. I want the end all of gaming rigs at this time and be able to game for at least 5 years or till I die
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