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Homebuilt idea. (Gaming PC). Please Help.

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August 28, 2007 8:14:25 PM

I wanted to build a gaming pc.
I have pretty limited hardware knowledge but I have built a system before (like 8 years ago).
I'm looking to get a desktop mostly for gaming.

Here's what I picked out:

XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

BIOSTAR TForce TF7025-M2 Socket AM2 NVIDIA GeForce 7025 Micro ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

HIS Hightech H260XTQT512DDN-R Radeon HD 2600XT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR CMPSU-450VX ATX12V V2.2 450W Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Windsor 2.4GHz Socket AM2 Processor Model ADA4600CUBOX - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1681...

ARCTIC COOLING ALPINE64 92mm CPU Cooler - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?item=N82E1683...

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/product/Product.asp?item=N82E1682...

Now this all totals about $700 and I'll still have to purchase a copy of WinXP, but my budget was about $1100 to $1200.

Any Ideas/suggestions/upgrades/compatability issues/things I forgot?

Thanks in advance.

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August 30, 2007 12:00:56 AM

can I ask, are you really looking for decent gaming?, if so get a better PSU and a 2900xt/8800, avoid the current mid range GFX cards for gaming, they suck compared to the high end, in addition I would recommend a better processer, if not an intel then you can still get x2 6000
August 30, 2007 12:52:29 AM

and a different motherboard BIOSTAR suck
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August 30, 2007 1:00:45 AM

Also, consider purchasing Vista Ultimate, since you can install a copy of XP Pro and activate it with your Ultimate key. That way you don't have to purchase Vista when you want to start DX10 gaming.
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
August 30, 2007 1:20:54 AM

Case - Your Choice.
Motherboard - I'd probably go EVGA 500/600 series
Graphics Card - Go high-end HD2900/8800
Power Supply - I like Antec (though not as much, recently), Seasonic, and FSP.
Memory - Good Choice, with the rebate. Without it, might be a bit much.
Processor - Prolly upgrade to at least a 5200+
CPU Cooler - Why? Stock works just fine unless you intend to overclock or are looking for a quieter fan.
Hard Drive - If the system is primarily for gaming, do you really need more than 160 Gig? I've got Oblivion, Doom 3, Supreme Commander, Neverwinter Nights 2, and City of Heroes/Villains installed on my work laptop's 100 Gig drive. That's not to mention MySQL, VB6, MSOffice, and I still have enough room to use it as a DivX encoder.

-Wolf sends
August 30, 2007 1:22:41 AM

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XION Onyx XON-303 Black/Blue Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811208021

Asus M2N-SLI Deluxe $134.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131013

8800GTS 320Mb $299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130038

Corsair 520W $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139001
Quote:
CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN2X2048-6400 - Retail $98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820145590

AMD am2 X2 6000+ $169.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103773
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Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/product/Prod [...] 6822136073

Microsoft Windows XP Professional $139.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116059

Total $1149
August 30, 2007 2:13:23 AM

I just received my XION 303, You won't be disappointed. Just remember it has a door, so don't do like me and buy a fan controller with Knobs, the door won't close. Crap. Go with the WD 750, read the reviews. Consider the Zalman 9700, it's copper but when your drinking heavily, you CAN convince yourself it's GOLD!!!! and yeah, go with eVGA or Gigabyte mobos. See you at church.
August 30, 2007 12:56:23 PM

church?
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