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#1 iqbal0786

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:18 PM

I have approx £3000.00 to spend on a new PC, however i need help, i will be making the PC my self, and this Pc will be for gaming mostly, so bear in mind a good sound card, graphics card, a fast processor, plenty of storage


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#2 AppleXY

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:47 PM

hmm... I'm not so great in Hardware m8... i'm mostly skilled at the software sector of computers. But I tell to the Best of my knowledge. But I know lot about macs ;)

P4 HT Processor (2.8+)
1GB DDR RAM (hmm.. maybe 2GB :lol:)
240GB 7200rpm (mmm.. 10,000rpm would be nice, but less storage :( ) don't care which brand, but i'd say, Maxtor
Nivida GeForce 6800 Ultra
Not aware of the new technology in Sound, guess Creative SoundBlaster :unsure:
Dual-Layer DVD Burner

A "good" software which apparantly games which comes to my head is "GameGain":
http://www.pgware.co...ducts/gamegain/

#3 Aqua Structure

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 02:54 PM

In terms of graphics, the best thing to do is get an nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra and overclock it like mad. You'll also want an AMD FX-55 processor, which is the best PC-compatible chip on the market.

In terms of a motherboard, the MSI K8N Neo2 might be your best bet. Those things are wicked powerful. And for memory, the brand really doesn't matter so long as you don't get cheap RAM. That stuff is lousy.

And Maxtor is good for HDs.

#4 iqbal0786

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 04:16 PM

What is the likely cost of the hardware, proposed by your selves, could you give the rough estimated prices as well thanks

#5 Aqua Structure

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 06:36 PM

The GeForce 6800 cards list at $599, but I've found one for as little as $470. Your motherboard will probably set you back about $150, and the FX-55 is about $850. Of course, you can probably find better prices than these by Froogling around, or whatever.

#6 ZingMan

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Posted 23 April 2005 - 10:07 PM

and what about Alienware computers?

#7 Aqua Curve

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 08:48 PM

Dude, alienware computers are way over priced. If you have tons of excess money alienware computers could be the way for you to go. If he bought an alienware computer he would be lossing alot of money compared to if he made his own computer.

#8 Siraka_Serion_Semi

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Posted 14 June 2005 - 10:01 PM

I agree with NeoXY

#9 jetlee

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:21 AM

:P i am upgrading my pc and i am going for
intel desktopboard i have D845gebv2 right now and i
am going for d865PERL so i can push my agp slot to
max 8x while prosecor i am gona buy me an intel 3.5ghz HT
in ram i would go for 4gb(1gbx4)DDRIII Dual sided
Ram brand would be ofcourse kingston and in hard drive matrox
is like supershit thats because when you run sector error correct
on it ,it dosent fix but on segate baracuda 72krpm or westren
digital is best In Removable media i would buy me a sony dvd rom plus
a samsung combo drive and samsung 52X cd rom as for a grapichs card
i already got geforce 2 400MX 64mb /geforce Fx 5200 /Gefore 6800 ultra

Edited by jetlee, 15 June 2005 - 12:24 AM.


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Posted 15 June 2005 - 12:54 AM

dude....two words.....Voo-Doo

#11 Caleb

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 03:00 AM

hmm... I'm not so great in Hardware m8... i'm mostly skilled at the software sector of computers. But I tell to the Best of my knowledge. But I know lot about macs ;)

P4 HT Processor (2.8+)
1GB DDR RAM (hmm.. maybe 2GB :lol:)
240GB 7200rpm (mmm.. 10,000rpm would be nice, but less storage :( ) don't care which brand, but i'd say, Maxtor
Nivida GeForce 6800 Ultra
Not aware of the new technology in Sound, guess Creative SoundBlaster :unsure:
Dual-Layer DVD Burner

A "good" software which apparantly games which comes to my head is "GameGain":
http://www.pgware.co...ducts/gamegain/

macs suck for gaming

#12 jetlee

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Posted 15 June 2005 - 09:33 PM

:P I had a call down to my hardware advisor and i am going for d915 agp slot mother board its like i would be casting a total of 300$ to change my processor and other things like basic ram about 4gb ram

#13 garonshanks

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Posted 16 June 2005 - 01:33 AM

dude....two words.....Voo-Doo

I hope you aren't talking about Voodoo made by 3DFX. I had one of those when Quake II came out dude. They are freaking classic now.

#14 SEIKO

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:00 AM

wat, 4gb ram?
you dont need that much, an advise, none of the game need 4gb for ram and 64bit system are coming out, you should thinbk about it

#15 rahuljin

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:35 AM

go for a midium range graphic card (6600), so you can get directx 10 based
card which i think will be seen soon after the release of vista

#16 Faneramx

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:30 PM

£3000.00 = 4500Euro or how?

#17 iqbal0786

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:32 PM

please close thread already bought one
with all of your advise thanks


Thread closed by Jatin

Edited by Jatin, 18 November 2005 - 08:09 PM.


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