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New gaming PC since late 2004

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July 8, 2009 11:21:48 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Now-1 month

BUDGET RANGE: Up to $1,200. Obviously the more value, the better.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: The only games I really play now are WoW and CS 1.6, but that has a lot to do with not having the computer able to run better games.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Sick of ATI issues, although that may be because i've been running AGP since I built this computer. I heard Nvidia cards run a lot cooler. I'd also like to go with an Intel chip as well.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1680x1050

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Right now i'm running an Athlon 64 3500+ 2.8GHZ comp I built back in December of 2004. Since then i've done minor upgrades (Radeon 3850 512MB and a PSU) but that's about it. I'm on the computer a lot and would like to get into some good FPS games with the right system, and maybe even fraps some content and work with Vegas for movie editing for some PVP vids on WoW. I haven't been able to do that with the current system. I'm not looking for the best and the biggest, but definitely something that will last me a few more years. I also messed around with overclocking on this guy, but without a good CPU fan i'm pretty hesitant, and have heard good rumors about being able to OC the Q6600's.

ASUS P5Q Pro Turbo LGA 775 Intel P45 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail +
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model BX80562Q6600 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.208895

EVGA 896-P3-1170-AR GeForce GTX 275 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail + Vista 64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.205094.14-130-475

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail +
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power ... - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.212377

mushkin 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996599 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146785

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

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July 8, 2009 12:21:03 PM

There is another option if you want to hear it, it goes with the new PII chips, I know you said Intel but, LGA 775, you will get a good computer but, you wont get anywhere fast once you need upgrades. If you'd like to stick with the intel then, it's fine, ill get a build going.
July 8, 2009 12:49:17 PM

fullmetall said:
There is another option if you want to hear it, it goes with the new PII chips, I know you said Intel but, LGA 775, you will get a good computer but, you wont get anywhere fast once you need upgrades. If you'd like to stick with the intel then, it's fine, ill get a build going.


I'm not 100% sold on an Intel chip, i'm open to options. I'd be interested in seeing what you have for both builds.

Thanks in advance!
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