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a computer worth gaming with

On pc:

    Graphics card: Nvidia 6600 [overclocked]

    Memory: 2GHz

    Intel Pent 4: ht tech

    Harddrive: 250

What i want:

    Graphics Card: Anything worth better than the 6600

    Memory: overclockable memory

    and one 100 gig extra harddrive, maybe a gaming harddrive [something fast]

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right now it is going to be cheaper to buy a computer than it is to build one.. If you are looking for a gaming rig this is really true..  As manufactures get discounts on just about everything!

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if you want to get a new custom gaming rig but not build it yourself, then try one of these sites..

http://buyxg.com

http://cyberpowerpc.com

http://ibuypower.com

buyxg is probably the cheapest.. im getting ready to order a computer for about 1160$ and its gonna be sick

amd 3800+ x2

Gigabyte pro sli mobo

Antec TP-II 550w psu

7600 GT pcie video card

X-Navigator Case

1gb corsair ram

200 gig sata hdd

Dvdr/rw + combo drive

Another combo drive

+ keyboard speakers mouse etc

each site offers configurators to build your own PC, whether it being AMD based or Intel based.. and the prices can be quite low as a good gaming pc can be bought for under 700$ there.

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Between these two graphics cards if you wan't 256MB:

Radeon X1800XT 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

Geforce 7900GT CO 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

If your graphics card is AGP, get this:

Geforce 7800GS CO Superclock 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X Video Card

Between these if you want 512MB of DDR3:

Radeon X1800XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

Radeon X1900XTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card

Geforce 7900GTX Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card


Best gaming memory "Corsair":

Corsair (XMS Series) Cas Latency: 2

Best gaming memory "OCZ":

OCZ Technology, Inc. Cas Latency: 2

Best gaming memory "Crucial":

Crucial Technology Cas Latency: 2

Best gaming memory "Mushkin":

Mushkin Enhanced Memory Cas Latency: 2


Internal Hard Drives "SATA" 16MB Cache:

Internal Hard Drives Cache: 16MB Interface: SATA 3.0Gb/s

Internal Hard Drives "IDE" 16MB Cache:

Internal Hard Drives Cache: 16MB Interface: IDE Ultra ATA133

Internal Hard Drives RPM: 15,000 RPM:

Internal Hard Drives RPM: 15,000 RPM

Internal Hard Drives RPM: 10,000 RPM:

Internal Hard Drives RPM: 10,000 RPM


This is what I gathered for you from the limited info provided.

I highly suggest that you get a Radeon X1800XT 512MB for the video card. For that price, you get a steal. It's highly overclockable and is faster than the 7900GT while it's OC'd.

I would also go with OCZ or Corsair XMS for my gaming memory.

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damn.. nice post!

Thxz Swimmer  :D I just hope that it helps x_6985381 in making good choices.


I returned my 7800GS back to Best Buy (wasn't powerful enough) just so I can order an X1800XT 512MB along with a socket 754 PCI Express motherboard from Newegg. Gonna throw my Zalman VF700CU (which I couldn't use with the 7800GS) on it and call it a day. :)


Can someone tell me if any of the current graphics cards are DX10 ready? I'm thinking it will be the Radeon X2000 series (R600 core)/nVidia 8000 series (G80 core) scheduled for this fall that are the chosen ones.

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Can someone tell me if any of the current graphics cards are DX10 ready? I'm thinking it will be the Radeon X2000 series (R600 core)/nVidia 8000 series (G80 core) scheduled for this fall that are the chosen ones.

Yes, those are the cards/cores.. API is going to be released around the same time as Vista.. so I doubt that any current cards are going to support DX 10

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X_6985381,go with the socket 939/AMD Athlon 64/AthlonX2 /Athlon FX  Series

Processor.Right now for gaming,they can't be beat.the best M/B available(right now)

is the Asus A8N32-SLI Premium or Deluxe(2 x16 slots dedicated for video).That

and 2GB Corsair XMS PC3500 memory.Make sure you have a kick a** power supply

to handle all that load(PC Power & Cooling Turbo Cool 800 or 1000 watt).

DoomLord :twisted:

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