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Building My First Desktop Ftw!

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#1 SatanicWarmaster


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:24 AM

Okay so I'm building a gaming computer. It will be my first self build desktop. Im wondering what you all think of it. As for the video card i was thinking of getting a 8800gt instead because its cheap and the 9900 series is supposed to be coming out that will be the supposed "next generation" video card the way the 8800 series was.

XCLIO Windtunnel Fully Black Finish 1.0 mm SECC Chassis ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

LOGISYS Computer CF120RD 120mm Red LED Case Fan - Retail

EVGA 132-CK-NF79-A1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI DDR3 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 01G-P3-N891-AR GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB (512MB per GPU) 512-bit (256-bit per GPU) GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX ATX12V / EPS12V 750W Power Supply - Retail

Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Yorkfield 3.0GHz LGA 775 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80569QX9650 - Retail

CORSAIR 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TWIN3X2048-1066C7 - Retailhttp://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx...N82E16820145181 (two sets for 4gb total)

Western Digital Caviar SE WD5000AAJS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

Creative Fatal1ty White & Black USB Slim Gaming Keyboard - Retail

ASUS VK222U Black 22" 2ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in 1.3M pixel webcam - Retail

Logitech MX518 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB + PS/2 Wired Optical Gaming-Grade Mouse - Retail

steelseries 63001 S&S Mouse Pad - OEM

LITE-ON Black IDE DVD-ROM Drive Model DH-16D2P-08 - Retail

Microsoft Windows Vista 32-Bit Home Premium for System Builders Single Pack DVD - OEM

Total: $3,125.85

But i wonder if you guys think that computer is worth it? I could spend the money on it but i also put together a cheaper computer that is pretty similar.

hec 69R5BB Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail

MSI P6N Diamond LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16814130082

Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80580Q9300 - Retail

mushkin 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) with EPP Profile Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model 996533 - Retail http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?...N82E16820146673

All the other stuff is the same.

Total: $1,534.87

I dont know what i should do, should i get the more expensive one? Should i get the cheaper one and upgrade it over time? Is the first one worth it over the second one for price?

If you guys had the money would you still buy the first over the second? (not sayin' you cant afford it but i know not everybody could buy it).

I dunno what do you think? Anybodys opinion helps thanks!

Edited by SatanicWarmaster, 13 April 2008 - 02:00 AM.

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#2 zedsed420


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 12:51 PM

I spent around 450$ to build mine and there isn't a game that I've found yet that my system won't handle. you don't need to spend a fortune these day's to build a quality gaming machine. If you look at my profile you'll see what I built. It has been flawless ( except for a couple minor OS issues) so far and it's expandable, should the need arise.

Asus Crosshair III  Motherboard, AMD PhenomII x4 965 custom watercooled XSPC Raystorm copper block,  8g Mushkin Blackline
2 XFX Radeon 4890's in Crossfire mode custom watercooled full copper EK blocks,  XSPC rs360 triple 120 radiator 
850w Antec full modular 80plus certified,  NZXT Switch Black case  Custom Watercooled Laing DDC w/ XSPC pumptop res

Tygon black tubing,  all Bitspower fittings and clamps, 2 Samsung 1T spinpoint F1's 

Windows 7 Professional x64 dual boot Ubuntu 12.10

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