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    Cool Building Gaming Computer

    Hi, i'm looking to build my own computer. I have a few years ago. So looking to build a whole brand new gaming machine. I'm not really sure on what I should go for. I have about $2000 to spend maybe little more, less money the better but more power the better

    CPU: AMD Athlon 64 FX-57, or should i go FX-60?
    Motherboard: I have no clue, I know I would never use two video cards at once though.
    Video Card: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX
    Ram: I was thinking either 2gb or 4gb, not sure on brand or anything.
    Harddrive: Not sure, probley pick up a 10,000 RPM one.
    Case: Looks don't matter alot, I'll probley pick up a $100 one with good airflow.
    Power Supply: Here I don't know, probley a 550 watt or so. Not sure on brands.

    I have a monitor,keyboard,sound card, mouse, cdplayer/dvdplayers etc allready. Want this computer to last awhile. Any suggestions/help? Thanks Oh and I do not overclock at all.

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    welcome to the forum
    You might want to wait a month or so - AMD has supposedly pulled Socket AM2 forward to 23rd of May.
    as for case the Kingwin SK-523 looks (& is supposed to be) good for the money (~$60) - wish i could find it over here.
    PSU: Enermax, FSP, OCZ, PCP&C & Tagan all make good units in that area.

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    yay, i'll spec you up a computer quickly. I wouldn't really be that bothered with AM2, but I will give you a baseline. Send me a pm with your email address and I'll send you the computer specced up in excel for you
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400Mhzx8) 1.52V (set in bios, 1.47v real) | 4GB GeIL PC6400 4-4-4-12 | Gigabyte DQ6 @ 1600Mhz | HD2900XT 1GB | Enermax Infiniti 720W | Silverstone TJ07-B with custom watercooling | BenQ FP241WZ
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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    welcome to the forum
    You might want to wait a month or so - AMD has supposedly pulled Socket AM2 forward to 23rd of May.
    as for case the Kingwin SK-523 looks (& is supposed to be) good for the money (~$60) - wish i could find it over here.
    PSU: Enermax, FSP, OCZ, PCP&C & Tagan all make good units in that area.

    Thanks ya i won't be buying for about 2 months or so when I recieve the money.

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    sent you an email
    Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 3.2Ghz (400Mhzx8) 1.52V (set in bios, 1.47v real) | 4GB GeIL PC6400 4-4-4-12 | Gigabyte DQ6 @ 1600Mhz | HD2900XT 1GB | Enermax Infiniti 720W | Silverstone TJ07-B with custom watercooling | BenQ FP241WZ
    3dmark05 - 13140 | 3dmark06 - 6698 | SuperPi 1M - 15s

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    forgot Seasonic for PSUs

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF
    forgot Seasonic for PSUs
    get a Hiper instead
    Contrary to the odd name and translucent-grey color, Pocari Sweat does not taste like sweat
    Hardware:

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    Server - Athlon XP 1700+, 1GB, 500GB HD
    Laptop - Compaq AMD Turion 64 X2, 60GB HD, 1GB
    Media Centre Shuttle - P4 3.0 Skt 775 Shuttle, 1GB, 120GB HD
    NAS - 400GB
    Home Entertainment - Xbox 360 with 37" HD LCD TV, Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO A speakers (5,1), Yamaha RXV359 AV reciever
    Media Centre II - X2 4000+, 1GB, 400Gb Vista Ultimate


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    Hiper is good vfm (got 1 myself) but imo all the others I've mentioned are superior.

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    • NightshadowUK's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI Z87M GAMING
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb
    Here's what I came up with:

    - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ ~ $632.00
    - Abit KN8 Ultra NF4 Ultra ~ $89.99
    - 512MB HIS Radeon X1900 XTX ~ $509.00
    - 2GB (2X1GB) G.Skill Value Series ~ $181.99
    - 150 GB Western Digital Raptor Enterprise ~ $274.99
    - 250 GB HGST (IBM/Hitachi) Deskstar T7K250 ~ $93.00
    - 600w Seasonic S12-600 ~ $169.99
    - Antec P180 ~ $114.99

    - $2,065.95 -
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 20-04-2006 at 02:31 PM.

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    not really a point getting four gig ram as windows only uses about 3, and just because that ram is the most expensive doesnt malke it the best i would go with some g skill.

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    That is one serious spec, but for the amount of money been spent i would change the case to the Antec P180.

    Just my 2pence worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK

    - £1,943.04 -
    i thought the budget was $2000
    Contrary to the odd name and translucent-grey color, Pocari Sweat does not taste like sweat
    Hardware:

    Main PC
    - See 'My System'
    Server - Athlon XP 1700+, 1GB, 500GB HD
    Laptop - Compaq AMD Turion 64 X2, 60GB HD, 1GB
    Media Centre Shuttle - P4 3.0 Skt 775 Shuttle, 1GB, 120GB HD
    NAS - 400GB
    Home Entertainment - Xbox 360 with 37" HD LCD TV, Acoustic Energy Aegis EVO A speakers (5,1), Yamaha RXV359 AV reciever
    Media Centre II - X2 4000+, 1GB, 400Gb Vista Ultimate


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    nah that case may not look as cool but its the daddy for space and cooling nice bar the ram issue see above

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      • CPU:
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      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny02004976
    i thought the budget was $2000
    That's a very good point... to ebuyer USA!

    EDIT: Which no longer exists... anyone know a good US site for hardware?
    Last edited by NightshadowUK; 20-04-2006 at 01:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightshadowUK
    That's a very good point... to ebuyer USA!
    newegg or monarch or zipzoomfly

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      • Motherboard:
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      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i5 4670K [4GHz w/ Macho Rev.B]
      • Memory:
      • 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LP
      • Storage:
      • 240GB Crucial M500 & 1TB HGST 7K1000
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 4GB Sapphire 290X Vapor-X
      • PSU:
      • 620W Corsair HX
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ08B-E [AP181 & NF-S12B]
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Home Premium [64bit]
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2412M
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 200Mb
    Nice one, see my last post for edited-ness.

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