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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 04:29pm EDT Report Abuse
Hello I currently am interested in building a new gaming computer. To run directx 10 games at highest settings smoothly (crysis) and all future games.

My current setup is this-
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AMD Athlon 64 4000+ San Diego 2.4GHz Socket 939 Processor Model ADA4000BNBOX

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT400C3

windows xp home edition

ATI 100-435801 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 CrossFire Supported Video Card

RAIDMAX AURORA RX-580F ATX12V 580Watts Power Supply

Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 ST3250823AS 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive

Now I am interested in using TigerDirect Or New Egg both are great prices but preferably Tiger Direct.

If you could msg me on Aim at PimpMustangRida to help me build a great gaming pc or just leave the best gaming pc setup on a post it'd be much appreciated.

Thank you


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Meats_Of_Evil Oct 23, 2007, 05:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Type a budget first, I don't want to go all spender crazy on you.

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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 05:16pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
around 2000

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Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 05:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
That system won't play DirectX 10 games. Also are you talking $2000 USD? I assume not because you could build a system like you listed for under $800 USD. Or possibly less...those parts are all quite old...and I'm not even sure if they sell some of that stuff anymore.

For DirectX10 you need a ATI Radeon HD2xxx series or an Nvidia Geforce 8xxx series.


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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 05:18pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
could u msg me on msn at iablo2frek@msn.com">Diablo2frek@msn.com so we can talk easier?

thanks

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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 05:19pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Adam K. said:
That system won't play DirectX 10 games. Also are you talking $2000 USD? I assume not because you could build a system like you listed for under $800 USD.

.... no duh? that is my current system...that I AM USING I want to build a new system..

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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 06:59pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Here is the setup I came up with

Monitor==
H54-2400 :: Hyundai IT W240D 24" Widescreen LCD Monitor - 1080p, 16:9, 5ms, 1000:1, WUXGA 1920x1200, HDMI, Component, DVI(HDCP), VGA, Built-In Speakers, Black (31 lbs) -$539

Processor==
CP1-DUO-QX6850 P :: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 Processor Bundle - FREE Sword of the New World PC Game, Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850 3.0GHz Processor with Fan (Retail) (1.65 lbs) $1079.00

Ram==x2
C13-7084 :: Corsair XMS3 2048MB Dual Channel PC10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 1024MB) (0.4 lbs) $623.00

Video card==
H231-2904 :: HIS Radeon HD 2900 XT Video Card - 1GB GDDR4, PCI Express, CrossFire Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, VIVO, HDMI Support, Video Card (3.55 lbs) $529.00

MotherBoard==
E145-2012 :: EVGA nForce 680i SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA, Socket 775, ATX, (New A1 Version), Audio, PCI Express, SLI, Dual Gigabit LAN, S/PDIF, USB 2.0 & Firewire, Serial ATA, RAID (5.15 lbs) $239.00

HardDrive==
TSD-500AS4 :: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 500GB Hard Drive - 7200, 8MB, Serial ATA-300, OEM (1.55 lbs) $109.00

Case & PowerSupply==

ULT40054 :: Ultra Black Aluminus ATX Full-Tower Case with Clear Side, Front USB, Firewire, Audio Ports and Ultra 700-Watt XVS Power Supply (30 lbs) $149.00

Price is $3273.00

Is this a great build or no? If not what do I change? This is about as much as I am willing to spend.

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Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 07:20pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
I think that motherboard only supports DDR2 ram. Other than that it looks good.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 07:34pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
I have that same motherboard (the EVGA one you listed) and it only does DDR2.

Other than the RAM and PSU, everything should do you fine. I would get a better quality PSU than that Ultra. I would go for OCZ, Thermaltake, PC Power and Cooling, Enermax, or FSP. And for future expandablity, i would get at least a 750 or above.

Just an FYI, the 8800GTS is on par (and most times beats) an HD2900XT and an 8800GTX out performs it. It would be better to get an 8800 series card than an 2900XT.

Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 07:35pm EDT Report Abuse
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Yeah I wouldn't buy an Ultra PSU either. OCZ GamerXstream is nice for the money.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 07:35pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
God Zero said:
Adam K. said:
That system won't play DirectX 10 games. Also are you talking $2000 USD? I assume not because you could build a system like you listed for under $800 USD.

.... no duh? that is my current system...that I AM USING I want to build a new system..

Please dont be rude to forum members. They are here to help you. If you want help, please treat everyone like you would want to be treated. More than likely he misunderstood what you said.

CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 07:37pm EDT Report Abuse
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Adam K. said:
Yeah I wouldn't buy an Ultra PSU either. OCZ GamerXstream is nice for the money.

I second that. I have had two in the past. A 600 watt and an 850 watt (currently using the 850 for my quad core rig). The 600 watt still works like a charm in my dad's rig. Come to think of it, my brother has one in his computer too. The OCZ PSU's are based off of FSP power supplies.

I should also mention (in case you are unaware) you will need some flavor of Windows Vista to run DX10.

Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 07:39pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Yeah for the price of that you can get a 8800GTX, its a faster card. If it was in 8800GTS 640MB pricing range I would say stick with the 1GB X2900XT.

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Sean Costello Oct 23, 2007, 07:40pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
im surprised no one said to wait a month or so since DX10.1 cards are coming out and none of the current ones support DX10.1

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Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 07:45pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Sean Costello said:
im surprised no one said to wait a month or so since DX10.1 cards are coming out and none of the current ones support DX10.1

True, ATI's Radeon HD3800 series is just weeks away and is true DX10.1 and Shader Model 4.1. And look there's even a single slot cooled HD3800 (that's what I would get if I were building a new system).

http://www.tomshardware.com/cn/119,news-119.html

Adam Kolak
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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 07:54pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Im actually quite surprised that 10.1 DX10 and the HD3800 have been hush around here or anywhere for that fact. I never even heard of the HD3800 until the other day.

Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 07:56pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
VR-Zone has had info on them for weeks.

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CrAsHnBuRnXp Oct 23, 2007, 08:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
i dont visit there.

Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 08:09pm EDT Report Abuse
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In the top middle they seem to always have the latest PC component info.
http://www.vr-zone.com/

They are already talking about Intel chips for Q2 and Q4 of 2008.

Adam Kolak
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God Zero Oct 23, 2007, 08:53pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
Ok so I am holding off on the video cards until dx10.1 cards come out and what mother board can I get to support all this and 4gb of ddr3 ram?

thanks

German Technology,
GoD____ZeR0
Adam Kolak Oct 23, 2007, 08:55pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Help building a new gaming computer!
God Zero said:
Ok so I am holding off on the video cards until dx10.1 cards come out and what mother board can I get to support all this and 4gb of ddr3 ram?

thanks

By then your talking an Intel X48 chipset board. They all support DDR3. They all have Crossfire support. So that would be your best bet. It will be around $250 to $300 though...:/

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