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$2200-2400 gaming rig. Pick my parts!

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February 8, 2007 6:42:12 PM

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.
February 8, 2007 10:58:03 PM

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.
February 8, 2007 11:27:32 PM

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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February 8, 2007 11:51:04 PM

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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.
February 9, 2007 12:11:10 AM

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.
February 9, 2007 12:49:02 AM

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