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New Gaming Rig

By Boxy Brown
Nov 20, 2006
  1. I built this gaming pc on newegg, about $1,623, with shipping included. I was just looking for some advice, or possibly a whole setup that could save me at least a couple hundred bucks, and still allow me to play games at the highest, or almost highest settings. Thanks.
     
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    How about posting the components you have selected here, with links to each one as well as the price. Do that, and you'll get a lot more responses to this thread with suggested changes/ideas.
     
  3. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

    Alright, I'll have them up tomorrow. I don't really feel like posting them all up right now.
     
  4. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 106

    if your too lazy , we're too lazy.
     
  5. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    LOL I agree Superinc.
     
  6. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

  7. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Looking like you have chosen some nice parts there! That would be an amazing system if that is the route you go.

    You say you are wanting to play games on their highest settings. In that case, you wouldn't want to drop your ram to 1Gb, or go down to the 7600 series cards.
     
  8. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

    I know it would be amazing :D, the only thing its missing is dual 8800GTX's! But I could never afford that :( . It's just a little expensive considering I also forgot to buy a copy of windows, so that'll be about $100 more. I mean it's got that brand new 680i mobo, which I understand is extremely fast and very overclockable. Ad the new corsair XMS2 RAM, which is really fast too. Not to mention the 7950GT. I'll probably end up ordering these parts some time around Christmas because I'm sure there will be all kinds of deals going on.

    Oh and real quick could anybody give me a few links to some nice gaming cases too. Something that will keep it running cool, and looks cool too.
     
  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  10. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

  11. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Let me post my ember build ( a few people said it was nice so I guess it is :blush: )

    Processor

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819115005
    Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 Conroe 1.86GHz 2M sharing L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail

    Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813188009
    eVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR Socket T (LGA 775) NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard

    RAM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145566
    CORSAIR XMS2 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) x2


    Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150150
    XFX PV-T71G-UCF7 GeForce 7900GT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail


    Hard Disk Drive

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822148140
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

    Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817341002
    OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply - Retail

    DVD Burner

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827152076
    NEC Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE / ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

    Sound Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16829111002
    DIAMOND XtremeSound XS71DDL 7.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail

    Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16811133154
    Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum/Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail


    Total: $1436 with shipping

    Hope I helped =)

    Oh.. and if this helps:

    Oblivion - Full qaulity
    BF2-2142 - Full qaulity
    WoW - Full qauilty
    FEAR - Full / Ultra

    Also the PSU / Videocard are SLI ready so if you want to get 2 cards for amazing gameplay just change out the mobo to 2
    PCI-E slots =)
     
     
  12. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    The NZXT Nemesis is a cool-looking case. I really want it but I can't find it anywhere here. I'll probably order it from TigerDirect if they have it :).
     
  13. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah I saw alot of the cases that style on newegg in alot of diffrent colors like red, black, orange and a few others
     
  14. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 106

    Very nice , Im planning on going the same route.. lower vid car(7600GTs SLi) , till 8 series become cheaper, and 1Gb ram .

    the hardest part is choosing what Chipset to go with. 680 looks promising.

    what PSU you planning on?

    So far I got a Thermaltake Soprano case, Thermaltake Big WaterCooling kit, and CoolMax 600W SLi ready PSU.

    Montior wise going with a SAMSUNG 204B Black 20.1" 5ms LCD Monitor 1600 x 1200 Pixel Pitch: 0.255mm

    BTW Time paradox that motherboard is not good at all , went too cheap on that. Full tower with a micro motherboard?:suspiciou
     
  15. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,290   +25

    It doesn't matter if u use a full tower with an mATX mobo, as long as it gets the job done and/or u don't need more PCI slots. As for the chipset, the 680i is promising but expensive. I recommend the Intel 975X or the nForce 590 chipsets for maximum gaming performance but the P965 and the nForce 570 Ultra are good, inexpensive alternative to those.
     
  16. Cpt_Subtext

    Cpt_Subtext TS Rookie Posts: 273

    Slightly irrelevant I know but have you guys looked at the Thermaltake Shark Series of cases..... those gotta be the sexiest looking cases ive seen in a long time!
     
  17. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    Yeah Im thinking of upgrading the mobo in my next build
     
  18. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

    I need help on choosing a good PSU. I was thinking about going with the Thermaltake Tough Power 650W http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153034. But if anybody can recomend a PSU that is not too expensive and is going to be very reliable I would appreciate it. But from the way this one has been reviewed on newegg it looks to be a very good psu.
     
  19. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

  20. Boxy Brown

    Boxy Brown Topic Starter

    Thanks for that.
     
  21. TimeParadoX

    TimeParadoX TS Rookie Posts: 2,438

    You're welcome =D
     
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