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Building gaming computer, suggestions?

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April 21, 2004 4:22:21 AM

Well, so far I've pretty much got it set, just wondering people's opinions or suggestions.

Aspire X-Dreamer II(Black) ATX Mid-Tower Case with 350
- $52.00

CoolerMaster Blue 80mm Neon LED Fan (x2)
- $15.98

ABIT i875P Chipset Motherboard for Intel Socket 478 CPU, Model "IC7-MAX3" -RETAIL
- $189.00

Antec P4 ATX12V 450 Watt Power Supply With 2 Fans, Model "SL450" -RETAIL
- $58.00

Intel Pentium 4/ 3.0C GHz 800MHz FSB, 512KB L2 Cache, Hyper Threading Technology - Retail
- $223.00

OCZ Enhanced Latency Dual Channel Series Memory 184 Pin 1GB(512MBx2) DDR PC-3500
- $285.00

SONY Black 1.44MB 3.5inch Floppy Disk Drive, Model MPF920, OEM
- $11.99

Western Digital 80GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
- $76.50

Logitech Black Internet Keyboard PS/2 104keys
- $11.00

Lite-On Black 48X24X48X16 Combo Drive
- $52.00

Arctic Silver Premium Silver Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound
- $7.49

Cooler Master Aero 4 CPU Cooler for Socket 478
- $25.05

Shipping ~ $29.00
Total = 1,007.01

So, what ya think? I already have a video card, if your wondering why it wasnt listed. Thanks



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April 21, 2004 4:29:53 AM

well um it looks fine i suppose, but if this is really for gaming, is there a reason you did not choose an ahtlon 64 cpu/mobo? i mean a p4 would be good, but the amd chips are the better choice for gaming.
April 21, 2004 4:40:57 AM

Pitch the CoolerMaster, the stock H/S is heavy-duty copper, lap it and you're good to 3.4 anyway. OCZ-PC-3500 may or may not work with that board well for O/C. Better yet, get a 2.8C and the 3.2 H/S and save some dough! You'll want at least PC-3700 with that order.

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April 21, 2004 6:29:15 AM

wait did i miss something? are you wanting it for overclocking or just gaming?
April 21, 2004 6:33:41 AM

""are you wanting it for overclocking or just gaming?""

how is that going to matter?

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April 21, 2004 6:35:55 AM

amd64 systems arent really good for overclocking, if he is wanting to do that he may prefer the intel chip. if he isnt and wants hardcore gaming, then go for the amd 64
April 21, 2004 2:17:41 PM

Do you need the features on the I875P? If not buy the IS7. Gaming rig you want a better Psu. Antec 480 True Power Or Fortron 400 or maybe 530W Psu.
April 21, 2004 6:19:33 PM

lol you want to explain yourself a bit more?
April 21, 2004 7:12:02 PM

Eh, I was planning on overclocking, to a moderate ammount, and of course as stated it was for gaming also, which is why I choose the p4, and well, personal preference too. I don't know why a antec 450 psu won't do the job though...

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April 21, 2004 7:19:11 PM

well as far as overclocking the new nforce 3 250 boards seem to give alot of room for overclocking. if youll be doing alot of gaming, id seriously consider an ahton 64 set up.
April 21, 2004 7:38:45 PM

If your going for a P4 I would get a 2.8C, will prob get a better overclock outta that and is cheaper.

P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
April 21, 2004 7:38:46 PM

If your going for a P4 I would get a 2.8C, will prob get a better overclock outta that and is cheaper.

P4c 2.6@3.25
512Mb PC4000
2x120Gb 7200.7 in RAID0
Waterchill KT12-L30
Abit AI7
Radeon 9800Pro
April 22, 2004 2:15:36 AM

True Power is Antec best Psu. You want the best for your rig.
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April 22, 2004 7:13:42 AM

I agree, and with the nForce3 250 out, it looks like a win-win situation for AMD, especially with 1MB of cache on the 3200+!

But if he really wants to stick with a P4, Hardwareboss makes some excellent points as well.

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April 22, 2004 7:24:31 AM

Well P4 seems to struggle against an AMD chip with a little more than half its frequency in 3d games. Except Quake3, which P4 struggles for the win. If games are the only thing he's into, then Athlon64's the way to go.

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