Gaming Computer

Posted by: ghost_recon

Gaming Computer - 01/08/05 09:45 PM

I am a huge computer gamer, I love to play them.
The computer i have now is to slow to handle everything I put into it. I have been saving money for a long time to get a new (custom) one. What are the best computers, or computer parts I can get. (Keep in mind, I'll be using this computer mostly for games.)
Posted by: Skull

Re: Gaming Computer - 01/14/05 05:36 AM

AMD does great for gaming.

If you wanna build your own i suggest doing alot of reading at http://www.tomshardware.com

or if you just wanna out right buy alien ware are gaming built machines.

Skull,
Posted by: ErrOr404

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/20/05 06:46 PM

This site basically has a step-by-step guide to building your own PC:
http://www.webfreebees.net/howtobuildpc.html
Posted by: Abnormality

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/20/05 07:27 PM

what ever you do, for your video card buy a PCI-Express card,,,way cheaper than AGP and way BETTER.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 01:01 AM

Get yourself an AGP graphics card with either GForce or Radeon chipset with at least 128mb ram (NewEgg has a decent 256mb one for under $100).

I'd go with at minimum an 80GB hard disk at 7200RPM (if you're serious about gaming then NOTHING under 7200RPM!).

Ram, at least a gig; processor, at least a 2.0ghz or equivelant (Myself I prefer the AMD Athlon 3200 and above).

Newegg will have the cheaper prices 90% of the time; plus the rate that they get shit out to you is well worth the $10 you could save shopping anywhere else.
Posted by: AMD/GeForce

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 02:11 AM

My set up runs great for games. I have:
AMD64 3500
2 gig ram
dual nvidia 6800
a 160 gig 7200 rpm game drive
nforce 4 chip set
Posted by: KillHour

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 03:06 AM

Well, yeah, most $2000-$3000 freaks of nature ARE really good at gaming, but most people don't have enough money for one SLI compatable graphics card, let alone two.

P.S: Holy @&#%!!!
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 03:34 AM

AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Proc = ~$200
Soyo KT880 Dragon 2 Mobo = ~$80
ATI Radeon 9600 256MB = ~$90

All you have to worry about is a case and ram then a hard disk... I don't see that as 3 grand; unless you where to buy it from a company preassembled...
Posted by: KillHour

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 05:02 AM

With AMD/GeForce's specs it would be. Who really needs two nvidia 6800's?
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 06:20 AM

'eh, it all depends on if you want it "good" and "overkill" and an overpriced piece of shit or if you'd like it "good" and "overkill" yet "affordable"
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Gaming Computer - 06/21/05 06:22 AM

BTW, you can technically get a Leadtek A400 TDH Geforce 6800 128MB 256-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card for under $200 each...
Posted by: sinetific

Re: Gaming Computer - 07/13/05 02:21 AM

Go for PCI express over AGP for graphics
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Gaming Computer - 07/13/05 02:43 AM

Why? I've always had better experiances with AGP...
Posted by: sinetific

Re: Gaming Computer - 07/18/05 08:36 PM

16x pci-express slots are better than 8x AGP.