$2200-2400 gaming rig. Pick my parts!

I've got 2200-2500 to blow on a good gaming rig. Saving 300 for a 22 inch widescreen monitor. What would you get? I want to stay with intel core 2, and don't plan on OCing a lot. I'm sure y'all can come up with a better rig than the 2500 gamer showdown in Max PC.
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  1. if your not gonna OC very much, then the e6600 is a good bet for your processor.

    id go with 2 gigs of ram, probably some kind of ddr2-800.

    other than that, idk.
  2. something like this maybe:
    Case: ThermalTake Armor VA8000BWS Full Tower w/Antec 550W TP3 PSU - $239
    Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz) Retail - $315
    Cooling: Retail HSF - $0
    Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium - $215
    Memory: 2x1GB Corsair XMS2-6400 (TWIN2X2048-6400C4) - $256
    Hard Drive: 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA - $194
    Video Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB - $399
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20" LCD - $345
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - $80
    Speakers: Logitech THX Z-5300e 5.1 Speakers - $134
    DVD-/+RW: Samsung 18x DVD+RW/-RW SH-S182D - $29
    Communications: Onboard LAN - $0
    Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution Laser Cordless Mouse - $75
    Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - $68
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2 with Vista Upgrade Coupon - $139
    Floppy: Generic - $5

    Total: $2,493

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    something like this maybe:
    Case: ThermalTake Armor VA8000BWS Full Tower w/Antec 550W TP3 PSU - $239
    Processor: Core 2 Duo E6600 (2.4GHz) Retail - $315
    Cooling: Retail HSF - $0
    Motherboard: ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium - $215
    Memory: 2x1GB Corsair XMS2-6400 (TWIN2X2048-6400C4) - $256
    Hard Drive: 2 x Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 320GB SATA - $194
    Video Card: GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB - $399
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 204B 20" LCD - $345
    Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer - $80
    Speakers: Logitech THX Z-5300e 5.1 Speakers - $134
    DVD-/+RW: Samsung 18x DVD+RW/-RW SH-S182D - $29
    Communications: Onboard LAN - $0
    Mouse: Logitech MX Revolution Laser Cordless Mouse - $75
    Keyboard: Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard - $68
    Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2 with Vista Upgrade Coupon - $139
    Floppy: Generic - $5

    Total: $2,493

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    Depends on where you live... however, the idea of this one is right.

    If you are looking to save money, are not interested in overclocking much:

    P5N-SLI - $119.99 (I got it for $119 in a local store in Canada, shop around).

    2 x Seagate 250Gigs 7200.10 / 16MB - $84 (5 year warranty)

    From New Egg, there is a perfect example of the 250G being the sweet spot, 200G is $70 dollars, 250G is $74 and 320G is $94. This seems to be fairly consistent, the price increase between 200 to 250 is far better than the price increase from 250 to 320. It could be $60-70 dollars depending where you pick it up.

    What type of sound are you looking for? The P5N's have onboard sound, which is supposed to be good, you could scrap a sound card for it. From the above quote, that's an 80 dollar savings. You can purchase one later.
  4. I'd say take the first build posted and ditch the sound card, buy about a $100 case and $150 mobo, and use the extra $$$ get a better video card and larger monitor.
  5. bs topic FTL
    3/10
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