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Best gaming rig for 2000$

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January 6, 2007 2:01:22 AM

Anyone have any idea what would be the best gaming rig for 2000$? I don't plan to OC my future Processor. I would use this computer to play World Of Warcraft and to play a few future FPS...

Any suggestions would be appreciated :D 

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January 6, 2007 2:47:18 AM

why would not overclock - i only build overclocked systems - zero failures!

since 2003 - this old machine runs 24/7 with 12 hours day easy 3.0c at 3.5ghz

overclocking is simply taking advantage of the marketing - all chips are the same. you spend $300 make it run like a $500 chip! if does break in y 3 yrs send it back, it won't and in 3 yrs replace it with the $200 left and get way better the $500 chip! resell the $300 chip on ebay in 3 yrs for $100-$150. u got faster system and money in your pocket!

ok your question:

8800 GTS
E6600@2.6ghz (i turned down 2.8-3.0 is better yet) 1.4-1.45v
asus mobo p5wsli-e or d5w-dh(nice wireless and remote)
2 gigs of $200-$225 memory such 800 5-4-5-15 or better
600+ watt psu with 45+ amps @ 12v
nec dvd
2 x hdd in raid 0 seagate 250 7200.10 8ms seak

case with 12cm rear and front fan and door fan

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January 6, 2007 2:55:35 AM


Intel E6600 $320
Ati x1950xt $250
Hiper 580 Watt $90
Thermaltake VB1000SNS Case $75
Seagate 400GB 7200 RPM 16MB $135
LG Black 18X DVD+RW $30
SAMSUNG 204BW Black 20" 6ms DVI $280
Hauppauge WINTV401 Tuner Card $70
Microsoft Windows XP Home $90
Logitech Cordless Comfort Duo Keyboard Mouse $60

Total $1840 sell the x1950xt in 9 months or so for $130 and get a midrange dx10 card for $300 that will beat the current $600 dollar 8800gtx
January 6, 2007 3:04:14 AM

we agree on the E6600 but he does not overclock u might want get e6700

the 1950 is great card but $2k and no directx 10 - no way not in 2007 - sure before x-mas but now now! hellgate london !!!!
January 6, 2007 4:45:54 AM

If you're not looking for a monitor with the rig here's what I would do (all from newegg):

LITE-ON 18X DVD±R DVD Burner With 12X DVD-RAM Write Black IDE Model LH-18A1P-186 - Retail $32

COOLER MASTER Mystique RC-632-KWN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $130

Western Digital Raptor WD740ADFD 74GB 10,000 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM $160

Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $70

PNY VCG8800XXPB GeForce 8800GTX 768MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail $550

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer 70SB073A00000 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card - Retail $90

Thermaltake toughpower W0105RU ATX12V / EPS12V 700W Power Supply - Retail $166

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400C4 - Retail $135

EVGA 122-CK-NF68-AR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail $250

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6600 - Retail $318

Total before shipping and mailin rebates: $2044,

maybe spend 50 dollars more and get the BFG graphics card. Their customer service policy has been, in my experience, "if you have a problem, we'll send you a new one." Drop 60 dollars more on a Zalman 9700 fan and use the automatic 20% overclocking nTune feature that comes with the 680i chipset. You're then running a near top of the line machine for any game in any resolution under 1600 x 1200 (higher resolutions would require 2 8800 GTXs, which would require a lot more cooling and power, and probably an EX6800 to prevent CPU bottlenecking). The sound card is definitely the cheapest of the X-Fi, I'm not sure what the performance difference is between the XtremeGamer and the XtremeMusic ($130 from NE). Creative is a solid gaming company though; I'd trust the XtremeGamer to still be an impressive card.