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New Gaming System Help

By stargalaqtic
Sep 27, 2006
  1. So I have somehow gotten sucked back into the world of computer gaming. For the longest I was happy with my consoles, but after spending a week at my friends house who does not own a console at all. I need to get back into PC gaming. Just looking for a litte help on building my rig. So far I am thinking of A Asus P5N32 - Sli Deluxe board w/ Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 2.13GHz. And a eVGA 256-P2-N554-AX Geforce 7600GT video card. Can anyone recommend ram?, and not the crazy $$$ ram. Just stable and able to get me gaming.
     
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I would get a least a gig of brand name ram if you're going to be gaming a bit. If you're a heavy gamer, at least 1.5gb of it.
     
  3. stargalaqtic

    stargalaqtic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK I did some more research and I found that the motherboard I first chose has horrible overclocking ability. So I am going to go with a new motherboard, I am having trouble finding one. I am looking for one that is stable with decent overclocking abililty. Any help? How about you sir... . .. yes you reading this post. Help a gamer out.
     
  4. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Ok, heres my 2 cents, get the core 2 duo E6300, and get a better video card, or dont plan on playing at very high resolutions.
     
  5. stargalaqtic

    stargalaqtic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ^ ok I don't want to step down the processor, but hey let me know what some good video cards are. I thought eVga made good video cards, thanks for the comment.
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    First, what is your budget for the system (or just the vid card)?
     
  7. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    A X1900GT a 7900GT a 7900GS a 7950GT 7950GX2. Those are the best and the best is a X1950XTX.
     
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

  9. danielb

    danielb TS Rookie Posts: 19

  10. stargalaqtic

    stargalaqtic TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok video card is taken care of, my friend is giving me his. Good thing cause wow I never knew Video card can cost up to 500. So now I just need to know of a good motherboard that supports intels duo 2, and I will be good.
     
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