Getting A New Gaming Rig

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Jd punk, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Jd punk

    Jd punk Member

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    Hi everyone,

    Im looking for a new gamming rig my budget is $1700 US. I would like to have something that will last me at least 6 months without needing to upgrade and still run everything on max settings. Im a high res player, and I always like my graphics to the highest. Im just looking for a compatible list of a high end CPU (Dual Core - Very High End), CPU Cooling (Heatsink + Fan), CPU Cooler Compound, GPU (perferabbly ATi - Very High End), Ram (DDR 800 - 2 gigs, 2 x 1gig), Motherboard. Thanks so much for helping :) ( I already have Sound Card - HD - P-Supply - Case picked out which adds up to $465.96 so thats about 1235 left to spend on everything else ) .
     
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    momomo67890 Ancient Guru

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    p5w-dh 6600E and Gskill Hz 1900 xt if you got extra money 1950 xtx
     
  3. Jd punk

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    Alright, my father just pitched in some money so now heres probally what im going to get.

    - Intel Core 2 Duo E6700 Conroe
    - ASUS P5B Deluxe/WiFi-AP Socket T (LGA 775) Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboard
    - ATI Radeon X1950XTX
    - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory
    - Thermaltake Tsunami
    - Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
    - OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply
    - Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card
    - Need Help With Heatsink + Fan

    Please provide NewEgg links - Thanks =]
     
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  5. Satan

    Satan Ancient Guru

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    Get the P5W DH Deluxe wifi/ap instead of the P5B. P5w is better for Conroe (Allendale is better on P5B). I wouldn't get a WD 250gb. Get a Seagate, and you might be able to pitch 10$ for a 320gb one :)
     
  6. TV addict#2

    TV addict#2 Maha Guru

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    just put a e6700 on a asus p5wdg2 pro with evga 7600gtko with 36G raptors in raid0 1TB storage,makes for a nice workstation
    cooler is big typhoon and I like the mounting system that uses the back plate,nice and secure
    new egg has the scythe 1000 on sale now:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835185027
    it is a good quality one too
     
  7. NeTbLasT

    NeTbLasT Master Guru

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    If u really want a good gaming rig, get a AMD + NVIDIA combo....

    Trust me, U wont be disappointed. Get the latest Dual Core AM2 CPU from AMD and go for Nvidia 7900GT...

    Good Luck...
     
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  9. Nato.dbnz

    Nato.dbnz Ancient Guru

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    What are you talking about. The best gaming rig at the moment is one based on the Core 2 Duo, and either the E6600 or E6700 are going to overclock to give a faster system than the latest AM2 dual core CPU.

    Edit// Even un-overclocked they will be faster.....
     
  10. Satan

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    Yeah, he's out of his mind. Go intel conroe.
     

  11. InfDaMarvel

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    Yea he rlly has no clue what hes talking about. Top Gaming Rigs at the moment are Ati+Core 2 Duo...or SLI Gx2 from NV for super High res.
     
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    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    Didin't he say he already had purchased the sound card?
     
  14. RandyB

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    Ye; I just installed the patch for AM3, because it wouldn't finish the test before, once I installed the Xfire. I think my score of 159,984 with stock HS/F is pretty awesome!
    Anyone who's not going C2D, better do some more reading and research.:bounce:
     

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