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New Gaming Rig... need help (no idea what I'm doing)

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November 9, 2007 9:07:52 PM

SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
8800GT (not sure which one to get though, plus, it seems like it's sold out every unless i pay $300+)

Is this good? Will all the parts work? I'm mainly going to use this for Call of Duty 4/Unreal Tournament 3. Thanks for any help.

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November 9, 2007 9:33:18 PM

itotallybelieveyou said:
everything is fine. GT is a great choice


Do you know where I can get this card for a decent price? It's sold out almost everywhere.
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November 9, 2007 9:34:19 PM

If it's a stock pc, it's a good one. If it's to be overclocked, not so good.
November 9, 2007 9:48:56 PM

akhilles said:
If it's a stock pc, it's a good one. If it's to be overclocked, not so good.


What do you mean stocked? I'm not going to do any overclocking or whatever. I just want to put all these parts together, install the OS, and play games. I don't want to tweak anything.

November 9, 2007 11:07:12 PM

Your not overclocking....its fine.
November 10, 2007 12:56:12 AM

Althought this is sold out I would check this site a lot because this is the cheapest I've seen it. Plus you get free shipping
November 10, 2007 1:57:23 AM

aren128 said:
SAMSUNG 20X DVD±R DVD Burner Black SATA Model SH-S203B - OEM
COOLER MASTER Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS ATX12V / EPS12V 600W Power Supply - Retail
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL5D-2GBNQ - Retail
GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Conroe 2.66GHz LGA 775 Processor Model BX80557E6750 - Retail
8800GT (not sure which one to get though, plus, it seems like it's sold out every unless i pay $300+)

Is this good? Will all the parts work? I'm mainly going to use this for Call of Duty 4/Unreal Tournament 3. Thanks for any help.



You've done very well, actually, good work! [:mousemonkey:5]

I'd get a GameXStream instead of StealthXStream, and DS3R instead of DS3L, but maybe I'm just too picky. In both cases you pay $30 or so more and get higher quality. Your choices are fine too, no worries.

For the 8800GT: I'd go with eVGA, BFG or XFX, it's safer.
November 10, 2007 2:01:33 AM

aren128 said:
What do you mean stocked? I'm not going to do any overclocking or whatever. I just want to put all these parts together, install the OS, and play games. I don't want to tweak anything.



"Stock" means "at the normal frequency" or in other words "not overclocked". You really don't need to worry about it. The 6750 will serve you very well even if you don't mess with overclocking.
November 10, 2007 2:05:50 AM

BatCommander64 said:
Althought this is sold out I would check this site a lot because this is the cheapest I've seen it. Plus you get free shipping



Which site? :lol: 
November 10, 2007 2:23:57 AM

Thanks for all the help guys. I just need to find a site that carries that damn 8800GT for a decent price. It's sold out everywhere. Does anyone know when I can expect it to be available or what? I really want to order these parts soon and get a new PC built.
November 10, 2007 10:09:40 PM

I did some research at work (I work at Best Buy) and noticed we're going to carry the BFG GeForce 8800 GT OC 512MB PCIe 2.0 graphic card. It's price is $279.99, but with my employee discount, it drops to like $223. I'm assuming for that price this card is a very good deal. I just wanted to double check and make sure this card is good with my setup since it's overclocked.
November 10, 2007 10:17:27 PM

That's a fantastic price considering the card's performance. Yes, it's good with your setup. :) 
November 10, 2007 10:42:41 PM

One SMALL suggestion is to go with a slightly bigger HD. You can get 500 GB HD's for just about $30 more than the 250 GB.

Small price to pay for double the size.

OH... and get that video card quick before it's sold out! Great price ATM! And I think there's a few of us that would want you to help us buy one too... *nudge nudge wink wink*
November 10, 2007 10:56:19 PM

datmantran said:
One SMALL suggestion is to go with a slightly bigger HD. You can get 500 GB HD's for just about $30 more than the 250 GB.

Small price to pay for double the size.

OH... and get that video card quick before it's sold out! Great price ATM! And I think there's a few of us that would want you to help us buy one too... *nudge nudge wink wink*


I'm actually trying to save as much as I can. So unless I have to go with a bigger HD, I won't. I can always get an external HD later if I need to.

It's already sold out at every Best Buy in my area. We're getting a couple in I think this week, so I hope to grab one of those. I'll try to get an extra one, but don't count on it.
November 10, 2007 11:04:52 PM

You should Go EVGA with the video card, that way if newer and more powerful video cards come out within 3 months (wich they will!!) of purchase you can just pay the retail diff to get the better card.
November 10, 2007 11:04:52 PM

aren128 said:
I'm actually trying to save as much as I can. So unless I have to go with a bigger HD, I won't. I can always get an external HD later if I need to.

It's already sold out at every Best Buy in my area. We're getting a couple in I think this week, so I hope to grab one of those. I'll try to get an extra one, but don't count on it.


You won't have to get an external, just get another internal HD when you need it and plop it inside. There should be plenty of room inside that case for several more HD's.

And I was joking about getting an extra GT... but someone else that sees this thread and has been trying to get his hands on one for a while might take you up on your offer! And if you add on a coupla bucks, you'd be saving through addition... in a way...
November 10, 2007 11:05:56 PM

BlueHawkR1 said:
You should Go EVGA with the video card, that way if newer and more powerful video cards come out within 3 months (wich they will!!) of purchase you can just pay the retail diff to get the better card.


Another vote for eVGA. I went with them when I bought my 8800GTS and can't wait till the newer N92 based GTS comes out so I can upgrade!

But since you can get a BFG for cheap and RIGHT NOW, go with that instead. You might hafta wait a LONG time to get an eVGA card...
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