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which is the best pc now? on september 2007 to buy, for games and internet

By AngelOfLighT · 14 replies
Sep 14, 2007
  1. there outhere many video cards , many companies.
    i know you can arm it your self.
    but how i get knowledge of what is best.
    is there an whole sale to buy cheap?
  2. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 828

    If you wanted a good gaming pc i would recommend bulding one your self
  3. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    cheaper to build one you know works... One you can grow and add to down the line..
  4. Bruce2

    Bruce2 TS Rookie

    Are you looking for video cards or pc?

    If pc, check out this link: http://www.pcstats.com/ShoppingList.cfm
    The lists shows much better value then buying packaged pc. To learn what is the best, search for reviews on each parts in the list. Also, you can learn how to put a pc together pretty much from infos in the internet.

    If graphic cards, google for best graphic cards. Usually the higher priced one is the better.
  5. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    Could PC - desktop or laptop? Should be the question?
  6. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 828

    also if you buy a pre-built one and you want to add parts and you do then you will lose your warranty, where as if you build one and one part fails on you then you can change it for another plus building one is more fun
  7. AngelOfLighT

    AngelOfLighT TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    desktop, but i need to infor me about video cards memories ect. to build up my knowledge and to build 1 my self
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    How much you want to spend?
    Then you can go to www.pricewatch.com and see how prices are. What I do is to get a deal on CPU and MOBO (motherboard) I get MSI boards which I prefer, never had a problem with them. I am planning on building 5th new system for 2007. Cost $400, I mostly go to computer fair to get a deal, then get the best price on HDD and RAM. Video Card depends how what you want to do with the PC.

    Gamer PC - video card with 16x or better PCI-E are much faster than the old 8x AGP. PCI-E have come down in price also.


    CASE with PSU 500 or higher

    But you see how much you want to spend is the question. You might find buying a desktop is cheaper than to build one. But you should see what you want on pricewatch, then go to newegg and buy.com for pricing. Check out systems already build at HP, compaq, an etc..

    See what cost matches what you have funds for... If price is no limit you can build the system to what you want to put in to it.. There are game systems already build Alienware and DELL have them. But they're not cheap.
  9. Bruce2

    Bruce2 TS Rookie

    Hi AngeloflighT,

    Here is a complete list of parts for a gaming computer to be built as an example. The actual list is pretty much the same with a few difference parts and venders. The price shows very much the best deals on the market now. I came up with this list from a whole weekend of research and learning.

    To the experienced, please comment on this list and let me know what do you think of it. I'll be appreciate you greatly.

    From Clubit.com

    OCZ Platinum Revision 2 2GB (2x1GB) DDR2-800 CL 4-4-4-15 Dual Channel Kit Retail OCZ2P800R22GK
    99.99 - 40(rebate) = $59.99

    3 of Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3320620AS (Perpendicular Recording Technology) 320GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (Geting two for RAID 0, one for back up)
    3 x $72.98 = $218.94

    COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 Black/Blue ATX Mid Tower Case Retail

    Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 Speaker System 280W RMS Retail
    109.99 - 40rebate-20rebate = $49.99

    Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming Mouse - Retail

    Subtotal: $469.92 + 57.22 shipping - $5 promotion code = $522.14

    TigerDirect.com( I actually bought this parts from newgg and saved $35 on shipping cost)

    Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard

    Samsung 226BW 22" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 2ms, 1000:1(DC 3000:1) Contrast Ratio, WSXGA+ 1680 x 1050, Gloss Black, DVI
    $319.99 - 40rebate = $279.99

    Subtotal: $349.98 + 23.83shipping= $373.81


    EVGA e-GeForce 8800GTS 640 MB PCIe Video Card

    Seasonic 600W M12 SS-600HM Modular SLI EPS Power Supply
    $155.00 + $8shipping = $163.00

    Subtotal: $542.99



    EVGA 122-CK-NF67-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i LT SLI ATX Motherboard
    $169.99 - 25rebate = $144.99

    Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz 2 x 4MB L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor - Retail
    $ 279.99

    Subtotal: $621.96 + 9.02shipping = $605.98

    I removed one hard drive and added 2 gigs memory, an optical and flopy drive and a couple of small things which the grand total turns out right at $2000. Hope this would give you a little idea what you need and how. Enjoy.

  10. AngelOfLighT

    AngelOfLighT TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 74

    But You Can Find Wholsale Pc Web Sites?
    So You Can Do Them And Sell Them ?
  11. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,839   +193

    Sounds like you know what you want, the question when you're ready to buy the parts..
  12. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Posts: 22

    if you are going for a gaming PC, perhaps you should wait till PCI 2.0 comes out in the next fews months, and the nVidia 9 series which will feature 1 gb of GDDR4 and 512 bit memory.
  13. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 964   +8

    I assume you're referring to PCIe 2.0, since PCI 2.0 came out 14 years ago ;)
  14. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 828

    i know yeh loool

    pci-e 2.0 should be out soon yes...
  15. Phenique

    Phenique TS Rookie Posts: 22

    yea PCIe 2.0 XD
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