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Building New Computer With $2600ish Budget, Suggestions?


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#1 Guest_wako944_*

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Posted 18 May 2008 - 10:21 PM

I'm making a new computer for gaming (Age of Conan mostly).

This is what I've brewed up so far...

Computer Case
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=20964

Motherboard
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=27595

Processor
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=28849

Memory
2 x http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=29300 (8 GB of RAM)

Video Card(s)
2 x http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=29504 (SLI)

Cooling/Heatsink
N/A (Included in Computer Case)

Power Supply
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=23814

Operating System
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=22442

Hard Drive(s)
1 x http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=18282
1 x http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=27144

DVD Writer
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=24649

Card Reader (Extra)
http://www.ncix.com/products/productdetail...1&sku=21448

Total Cost: $2682

What I want to know is:
Are these parts compatible?
Is my power source is enough?
Are the fans built into the case enough?
Does my case have enough room for all these components?

However if you think you can make a better computer, feel free to post a build for me to purchase.

If you feel like creating a build for me, please do so under these conditions:
-2600ish salary cap (shipping and taxes not included)
-Compatible

Basically your build needs to include:
-Case (full tower)
-Motherboard
-Processor
-Memory
-Video Card(s)
-Cooling/Heatsink
-Power Supply
-Operating System
-Hard Drive(s)
-DVD Writer

No need for monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers and sound card (using headset).

I know how to build a computer. It's just that I don't have much knowledge of parts and their compatibilities.

Any suggestions? I look forward to reading them.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 05:36 PM

One problem I found is you listed a Xenon processor thats for servers. If you want a quad core processor you want a Core 2 Quad. If your only using the computer for games I would reccomend a fast core 2 duo like the Core 2 Duo E8500. You could go for the extreme editions but there triple the cost. That case should be great for the system it has plenty of fans and a good configuration.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 09:13 PM

if i do feel like getting a quad processor though, would there be anything wrong with getting one of those?

EDIT: something like this http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku...nufacture=Intel
SECOND EDIT: or this http://www.ncix.com/products/index.php?sku...nufacture=Intel
should I go for the heat sink fan?

Edited by wako944, 19 May 2008 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 21 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

There is nothing wrong with going with a quad core processor the only reason why I suggested a faster dual core was you stated your primary use was for gaming. Most games won't utilize 4 cores and would run better with a faster dual core processor. The OEM processor you selected won't include a HSF you will need to purchase one separate, with your budget I would recommend the Zalman reserator (water cooling) or some thing less extreme the Coolermaster Hyper TX2. The second processor ( Retail box ) includes the stock heatsink unless your going to overclock this will be sufficient.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:39 PM

Thank you very much Sneakycyber. With your help, I've decided to buy the new computer with the listed config in my first post since I'm probably not going to overclock. I'm going to stick with the stock heatsink but if the situation calls for another one, I won't mind buying a second. Once again, thanks a lot! I'm going to get the computer in 2 weeks and I can't wait :thumbsup:.

Edited by wako944, 22 May 2008 - 05:40 PM.


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Posted 23 May 2008 - 03:00 AM

Your Welcome, If you have any more questions feel free to ask I will be monitoring this thread. :thumbsup:

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