New Game Machine Build, Help

By PCTechie316
Dec 7, 2006
  1. I'm building a new game machine soon and would like advice on the following specs.

    New Pc Specs –


    Cpu - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600

    Motherboard – New Intel® Desktop Board D975XBX2

    Memory - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800

    Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s

    Graphics Card - eVGA 640-P2-N821-AR GeForce 8800GTS

    Power Supply - Athena Power AP-P4ATX85FE ATX12V & EPS12V 850W

    Standard Floppy Drive

    DVD Dual Layer Burner

    CD/RW Drive.
  2. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 257

    How much money are you prepared to spend on a new rig?
  3. PCTechie316

    PCTechie316 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    lol as much as it takes
  4. Mbwilliams12

    Mbwilliams12 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    That's still a pretty open reply. Cpt_Subtext has a valid point. A pocketbook of $1000 carries a bit different advice from the $2000 range.

    Do you need any I/O or a Monitor with this?

    I will say that your Seagate Barracuda is a good choice, I have three of those drives - all excellent. And it's hard to go wrong with CORSAIR XMS but you can go cheaper if money is a concern.
  5. PCTechie316

    PCTechie316 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 52


    I have family members buying me a samsung monitor for christmas its on sale at best buy for $254.00in store. It has 2ms repsonse time, 2001:1 contrast ratio. Its 19 or 20in. Also will add a soundblaster sound card. Other than that, i have the a nice media keyboard, the logitech g5 gaming mouse which is awesome. And I use headset only, so speakers are out of the question. monitor link.
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,980   +362

    Well, it will all work together and since money is not a concern, I guess you're set.
  7. Mbwilliams12

    Mbwilliams12 TS Rookie Posts: 22

    That is one hell of a Video Card (lucky you). It should work with the Monitor.

    I'm not an expert in the components though, so I will bow to the more exp.ed members here for advice.

    The Power Supply is powerful but I don't know much about the brand. You may want to take a look at the OCZ ones of comparable price. OCZ is silent and very reliable. I don't think they have anything in the 850-watt range though :hotbounce

    Seems like you've got a good list of components together. You look set if you have the budget for it. Were you looking for good buys on your media drives? Any requirements?
  8. PCTechie316

    PCTechie316 TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 52

    i read reviews on that power supply, and so far so good. Quiet and good.
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