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buying new gaming rig, custom build

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#1 squattingbear13


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Posted 27 September 2005 - 08:35 PM

Hey everyone I am new to these forums and i would like some help on choosing all the computer components to a new high-end gaming rig. Sorry if i posted this thread in the wrong section, but I didn't see any other section suitable for this topic. Anyways, I plan on spending about $1700-$2000 bucks. Well here are the parts i have preselected, so give me some suggestions on what you think about it. Is there any different parts i could get that are better for around the same price?

Western Digital Raptor WD740GD 74GB Serial ATA 10,000RPM Hard Drive w/8MB Buffer and Serial ATA Cable Bundle $186.00

eVGA 256-P2-N538-AX e-Geforce 7800 GTX PCI Express 256MB Video Card & eVGA 133-K8-NF41 nForce 4 Athlon 64(FX) Skt939 Motherboard Retail Bundle $549.00

OCZ Gold Series 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered Dual Channel Kit System Memory Model $138.95

Artec BKM-52X16C DVD 16x + CD-RW 52x24x52 Combo Drive Retail $35.99

Thermaltake Shark Series VA7000SWA Full Tower Aluminum Case (Silver)$147.99

AMD Athlon 64 3700+ Processor (San Diego) Socket 939 Retail $273.00

Logitech Elite Keyboard Retail $35.99

Logitech MX518 931352-0403 2-Tone 8 Buttons 1x Wheel USB + PS/2 Optical Mouse $39.85

Thermaltake Big Water SE Water Pump with Blue LED LED Light 12cm Liquid Cooloing System $162.99

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#2 jjdefan


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Posted 19 October 2005 - 07:08 PM

The potential system seems to be pretty decent. The only thing I might change would be a larger drive in the 7200 RPM range for storage. 74G will last a bit, but you might find yourself running out of space if you aren't watchful over your installs. The AMD 3700+ should be fast enough, but if you can afford it, go with a bit faster processor. All in all, pretty good system.

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