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#1 duck11

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 10:22 PM

ok so i have $2000 and im wanting to buy a sick gaming computer with good graphics and a good processor. I need advice as to what I should get and whether or not i should get vista or xp. I found this http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Se...0&CatId=114 and it looks about like what I want but i want some suggestions. I dont wanna order from tigerdirect but thats an example of what i want. Thanks

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:37 AM

Do you have a moniter already, or do you want a new one? Also, I suggest custom build one, since they would be a much better deal. And one more thing, American currency or Canadian?


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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:51 AM

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 01:19 AM

Sorry, force of habit.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 08:58 AM

i'm with detox on this one. i would highly recommend building instead of buying. that computer isn't really bad, but i'm pretty certain you could make one comparable to that for under that price.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 09:08 AM

It all depends what you want to do with it. On a first glance i would suggest a DVD writer which is blue ray competible over a 18x writing speed. especially for writing movies that is far too much and you will never use it.

I also would stay away from Vista unless you have some knowledge on computers, since Vista is still in the "beta Phase". the good thing for them is that the users are doing a paid beta testing.. :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 10:17 AM

I would agree with Detox and dogslikeus, you can save $$ and get more of what you want by going with a self build.

What pieces do you already have? Monitor, keyboard/mouse, speakers?

The computer looks pretty smokin', but for that much cash you might be able to build a better rig for your purposes.

What brand is the power supply? Does it have a 12V rail you can use solely for the gfx card (and what is its amp rating)? What about a modular cabled PSU for max airflow/cooling?

You are probably going to need more than two fans for that system, in order to really keep it cool at full load.

Maybe you will want to get one of the hard drives at 10k rpm and the other at 7200. That way you can load the OS on the 10K, system will run faster.

What brand of RAM is it? RAM is one of the parts you want to go with time-tested name brand.

Just some thoughts I had after reading your post and checking out the computer.

Edited by blueandgold04, 21 March 2007 - 10:18 AM.

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