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Gaming system for 1000.00-1200.00

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December 11, 2005 10:39:40 PM

I am new to the boards and I need some advice in building a new computer. My last system fell to the wrath of Katrina. It was a pent 4 2.8, 9800 pro, 1 gig memory, 2 x80 gig western digital harddrives with raid.

My new system parts which I plan to purchase are:

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 for AMD & Intel systems Power Supply - Retail

GIGABYTE GA-K8N Pro-SLI Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail

eVGA 256-P2-N386 Geforce 6800GS 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail

Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6L300S0 300GB Serial ATA 7200RPM Hard Drive w/16MB Buffer ***Free 2nd Day***

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS2GBKIT400C3 - Retail

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ San Diego 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3700BNBOX - Retail

LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model SOHD-16P9SV - Retail

Any comments or suggestions?
December 11, 2005 10:41:37 PM

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-mpjesse
December 11, 2005 11:50:00 PM

No, no, no....

What's this thing with people getting the SLi mobos and not having two video cards???????????????

Scrap the Sli and get this epox or the chaintech or the asrock

The price doesn't matter, they all perform the same. Strange thing is that the asrock is probably the best despite it's bad IDE connector placement.

Are anything from the last system reusable???all the following are based on the fact they can be reused

If so, save yourself some $$$ and get the asrock because:
It supports both AGP and PCIe, so reuse the 9800 pro and wait 'til Jan when the price on the 7800gt(280 right now with rebates) drops. There is no point getting the 6800GS when you have the 9800 pro. If not, get the 7800gt over the 6800GS for $90 more and twice the speed.

what kinda ram was it? if it was dual channel PC3200 then reuse it. now get only another gig(or not) for $80 shipped. that frees up $$$ for the 7800gt.

the two hdd should be reused if you don need more than 160gb.

the rest is fine, you might wanna invest in 2 case fans for the case cause it might get hot.

Oh getting everything from zipzoomfly? monarch computer is a better choice(in georgia). do their mobo or pc combo and get a free hl2 copy with it. the choices of stuff are more limited but should suit you fine.
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