Gaming Computer Material?

By Elimar · 5 replies
Oct 21, 2006
  1. This the makings of a good custume gaming comp?

    Cd/Dvd Drive
    not the best at reading what all the stuff says but would this be able to burn CDs as well?

    Power Supply
    Sound card….
    Idk what I should be looking for in this… anyone have suggestions?
    Video Card

    CRT Monitor

    Besides Not having a Sound card ... how does it look? im not very computer savy but i gave it a try from what i know... Trying not to spend more then i have to .. right now without soundcard its like 1400 added up not counting shipping + rebates.

    Any places i could cut back on price but keep same preformance? attempting for a gaming computer that will last me through College +

    Any and all assistance is appresiated

  2. Elimar

    Elimar TS Rookie Topic Starter

  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,182   +469

    Yes, the DVD burner will write CD's as well. If money is a problem, you could leave out the sound card for the time being but the onboard sound will use some of the 1GB of RAM and can lower gaming performance.

    For a sound card you could get an Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS.
    It's not current generation but it's less expensive and still quite good. If money is not a concern, get the Creative SB X-FI. On the other hand you didn't list any speakers. Do you have that already?

    I'm not too crazy about the Aspire line of power supplies but not having personal experience with them, I can't condemn them outright, although the specs on the one you list seem okay. Brands I would recommend include Antec, Enermax, FPS (Fortron), Seasonic, Mushkin, Corsair, Power PC & Cooling, OCZ, Tagan and Sparkle among others.

    Are you sure the Upgrade version of Windows is appropriate for your new build? If it's a new build, what are you upgrading from? Perhaps you want XP Pro Retail. You might want to consider the OEM version but note there are limitations with OEM. The OEM version is less expensive but you can't really transfer it to another PC later. That said, I use Windows XP Home OEM myself.

    But regardless, what you listed is compatible as far as I can see.
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,443   +38

    1. This is a better choice of case, since it's cheaper than the AeroCool one, looks a lot cooler, and comes with a high-quality Antec PSU, so it will save u a lot of cash.

    2. Why are you getting an Athlon 64 when the Core 2 Duos are out? Get this mobo and this processor. Not only does it work out slightly cheaper, it will give u a system more powerful than that AMD one u were originally planning for.

    3. This 7600GT is a lot cheaper and will have the same performance as the eVGA one u posted.

    4. Sound-card wise, this sound card is my pick. It has all the features of the Audigy, but is less cheaper and of good quality too.

    5. And lastly, why get a CRT when u can get a better LCD for only $14 more? This is the one I'm talking about.

    The above recommendations will more than likely save u around $40-$50 and get u a system better than the one u originally planned for. Cheers! :)
  5. Superinc

    Superinc TS Rookie Posts: 66


    agreed for the most part..
  6. Elimar

    Elimar TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Wow thanks for all the help totally reminded me for speakers! And thanks for all the helpful input time to do some editing :)
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