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    Gaming Rig Help Lads

    Im looking a building a specifically gaming pc. I need mobo,ram,cpu,psu,hd. could anyone give me there recommendations on what to buy, and maybe why aswell. As im sure i will get different answers

    thanks for your help in advance

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    I think you need to read this very helpfull thread by Vaul:

    https://forums.hexus.net/pc-hardware-components/34128-building-gaming-rig-living-document-hexus-project.html

    Consise note:

    Low budget:
    XP-M
    nForce2 mobo (probs a NF7-S v2)
    Some good 3200 ram
    9800pro

    Top budget:
    A64 winchester 3200+ (90nm)
    Asus A8V
    Some good PC 4000+
    x800 XT PE

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    This is what i have made with a little help from VAUL . All looks good but i have jsut read that the mobo doesnt support pc4000 ram. Can anyone suggest to me a similarly good board that does support. Or another ram option that this borad does support


    Asus GeForce 6800 GT 256MB DDR3 TV/DVI - Retail : http://www.tekheads.co.uk/s/product?product=603368 : 283

    Asus A8N-E Premium nForce4 Ultra (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard : http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...&source=Kelkoo : 112

    Asus A8N-SLi Deluxe nForce4 SLi (Socket 939) PCI-Express Motherboard (MB-087-AS) : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...ocket_939.html :117

    Enermax EG465P-VE FMA 460W #396 : http://www.chillblast.com/customer/p...r=planetprices : £67

    AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Winchester oem 64 bit 512k L2 Cache Skt 939 : http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...ProductID=8380 : £129

    Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC4000 Ballistix Dual Channel Kit (MY-041-CR) : http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...stix_Kits.html :£170

    160 GB Seagate Barracuda 8MB Cache 7200rpm ATA100 (5yr Warranty) : http://www.microdirect.co.uk/product...ProductID=5927 : 59

    Lian-Li PC-65 Aluminium +Trans side panel midi case(4x5.25" 3x3.5" 5x3.5" hidden, 4x USB) no PSU : http://www.microdirect.co.uk/Product...577&GroupID=8: £96

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    Get low latency PC3200. The Crucial is fine, or any Samsung TCCD based (e.g. OCZ or Corsair).

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    You'll need a PCI express 6800gt to fit that mobo - the one you have have linked is AGP.
    Last edited by skuzgib; 28-12-2004 at 03:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    Get low latency PC3200. The Crucial is fine, or any Samsung TCCD based (e.g. OCZ or Corsair).
    Listen to this man he talks sense....

    Basically A64s love TCCD ram such as OCZ, Corsair XMS3200XL,PQI Ultra Memory
    .: Predator :.


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    BTW, no motherbaords support PC4000 RAM, it's not a real standard, only used for overclockers.
    I don't mean to sound cold, or cruel, or vicious, but I am so that's the way it comes out.

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    I am thinking of ordering from the US, as im from the UK the exchange rate seems too good to waste, Anyone know any good US companies that ship the UK.

    Thanks lads

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    Erm two words: Import Duty.

    Customs will sting you with this and its not to be sniffed at. Unless you are planning a trip state-side or know someone who is, it could cost you a packet to get the goods.

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    OCZ EB3700 if you can find it... its lovely stuff.

    Glad to see your still at it.

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    Also - mybe we can have a chat on MSN about your choice of store, to prvent you from problems when something goes wrong.

    See, a while back I learned my lesson...

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    Having used just about every supplier out there, the only ones I can truly say gave outstanding after sales were overclock (not 'ers). Unfortunately, at the moment, their prices are not the keenest (funny but I've found that best prices tend to be cyclical, e.g. if Scan have the best price at the mo', in a couple of weeks it might be Komplett, then OCers, etc. etc.)

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    also why not go for a 3500+ winnie if you can afford it. it is the best of the reasonabley priced processors

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    Because the 3200+ will OC to 3500+ speeds easily, and the 3000+ with a little more work. I'd guess that they're all essentially the same chips, but have the multiplier locked at different numbers. So it's about how your other bits will respond to higher bus frequencies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson
    Because the 3200+ will OC to 3500+ speeds easily, and the 3000+ with a little more work. I'd guess that they're all essentially the same chips, but have the multiplier locked at different numbers. So it's about how your other bits will respond to higher bus frequencies.
    In a word - yes.

    And the kid is on a budget, so you go for the cheaper CPU and overclock it.

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    Appreciate all the help ur giving out here lads. this really is the best forum ive been too. Vaul i prices up the pc u put together for me and it came to about 850 :'( my max is about 750. Could i go for the 6600 GT instead and overclcoko it to save some cash? or anyt other suggestions. Remembering its soley for gaming

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