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#30211 - 01/09/05 02:45 AM Gaming Computer  
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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.)

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#30212 - 01/14/05 10:36 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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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.

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#30213 - 06/20/05 10:46 PM Re: Gaming Computer  
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This site basically has a step-by-step guide to building your own PC:
http://www.webfreebees.net/howtobuildpc.html


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#30214 - 06/20/05 11:27 PM Re: Gaming Computer  
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what ever you do, for your video card buy a PCI-Express card,,,way cheaper than AGP and way BETTER.

#30215 - 06/21/05 05:01 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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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 [censored] out to you is well worth the $10 you could save shopping anywhere else.


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#30216 - 06/21/05 06:11 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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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

#30217 - 06/21/05 07:06 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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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.

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#30218 - 06/21/05 07:34 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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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...


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#30219 - 06/21/05 09:02 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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With AMD/GeForce's specs it would be. Who really needs two nvidia 6800's?


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#30220 - 06/21/05 10:20 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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'eh, it all depends on if you want it "good" and "overkill" and an overpriced piece of [censored] or if you'd like it "good" and "overkill" yet "affordable" wink


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#30221 - 06/21/05 10:22 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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BTW, you can technically get a Leadtek A400 TDH Geforce 6800 128MB 256-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card for under $200 each...


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#30222 - 07/13/05 06:21 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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Go for PCI express over AGP for graphics

#30223 - 07/13/05 06:43 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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Why? I've always had better experiances with AGP...


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#30224 - 07/19/05 12:36 AM Re: Gaming Computer  
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16x pci-express slots are better than 8x AGP.


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