New gaming PC help on parts?

By hellokitty[hk]
Mar 1, 2008
  1. ok so a new gaming PC around $2000

    CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit

    Western Digital Caviar SE 500GB 3.5" SATA-300 Hard Drive

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 750GB 3.5" SATA-300 Hard Drive

    Rosewill RX750-D-B 750W Power Supply

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window

    RAZER RZ01-00170100 Banshee Blue Laser Lachesis Gaming Mouse
    oh this doesnt need to be here

    Sony NEC Optiarc Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DDU1615/B2s

    Koutech IO-RCM620 USB 2.0 3.5"/5.25" Card Reader

    Total = $680 so far

    Thats all i know for sure that i will probably use.

    For my graphics card i was thinking

    2x EVGA GeForce 8800GT 512-P3-N801-AR Video Card for $229 each

    but i was looking and a found the same card for $215 except not retail at newegg.
    wtf does that mean?? I saw that adveratisment on the top of this site it said $214 for direct or something. Then for further doubt the 9600 came out. Im pretty sure the 8800GT is still more powerfull so ill stick with that except when do the better 9000 series cards come out?

    also i know almost NOTHING about motherboards but i found these three because they have 2x or more 16xPCI-E 2.0 but the ram is set to ddr2 800. Im thinking faster ram. Above, I have ddr2 1066. Can't you just go into the bios and change it or something?
    And what does the open box/retail/direct or whatever mean?

    Open Box: ASUS P5N-D ATX Intel Motherboard


    ASUS P5N-D ATX Intel Motherboard


    MSI P7N SLI Platinum ATX Intel Motherboard

    i dont know what to pick!!

    also i included no procesore.
    If i could make one, I would pick 3.0Ghz Quad core conroe with 12mb of cash at 1333 or 1600 FSB
    I want intel conroe but im also thinking quad core or core 2 extreme although their expensive. The conroes seem most price effecient but i still would like a faster processor with Quad core. I love conroe though. Are there any quad core conroes? I know newegg doesn't have that many processors.
    I wonder when intel come out with its new line of processors, i heard hyper threading is coming back or something.
    I dont really overclock so I dont think that the intel extreme is for me.
    Also i heard theres some ratio for the FSB and how fast the RAM your using is, what is it?
    I do plan on using CPU intensive stuff like multitasking A LOT and also crysis i supposed to run well on Quad cores.

    That seems really sorta cheep. Did i miss something?
  2. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 5,332   +101

    If you expect any serious help you might want to clean your post up a bit, maybe even provide some links. Everything is scattered around. You asked if you've forgotten anything and then added a few more components.

    The only thing I can tell you, is that you definitely don't want that PSU and if you are setting up a gaming PC and you are going to buy two HDD's, why not buy one 10,000 RPM drive for your general use/gaming and one for excess storage.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Topic Starter Posts: 3,448   +145


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    im working on it...............

    done i think happy? :)
    wow my 0/) key is messed up so are some others but i didnt really use them. Maby a new keyboard? but i like the volume adjust buttons on mine. They're usefull!

    I don't really like the high speed 10,000(wow my button is really screwed) it doesn't seem worth it. Im not a hardcore gammer, i just have a really sucky computer and need a new one but i do game some. This isnt just exclusively a gaming comp, just a fast comp that runs games very nicely
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