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    my first custom gaming rig :)

    Price tag ~$1600

    My Rig page =]


    OS: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
    Monitor: CHIMEI 22"W Glossy Black LCD 1200:1 5ms HDMI w/ Speakers & 6 in 1 Card Reader
    Audio: Audio Xtreme PC 5.1 Dolby Digital 8-Speaker USB Gaming Headphones
    Case: Antec Nine Hundred (thanks jym)
    Power Source: OCZ GameXStream SLI ATX12V 850W
    Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition AM2 NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP ATX AMD
    Processor: AMD Athlon64 X2 6400+ 3.2GHz Dual-Core (AM2 slot)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 (Perpendicular Recording) 500GB 7200RPM 16MB Cache - SATA
    RAM: OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
    Disc Drive: LITE-ON Black 20X DVD+RW (DL); 48X CD; 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner w/ LightScribe
    Graphics Card: nVidia GeForce 9800GTX(G92) 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 "PCI Express 2.0 x16" HDCP Ready, SLI
    Capture Card: Sabrent SBT-TVFM TV Tuner / Video Capture / FM Radio PCI Card
    Keyboard: Razer Lycosa
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder
    Last edited by Kool2bchilln; Sep 12, 2008 at 08:28 PM. Reason: fix'd up

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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    I guess my only input would be that you might want to go Intel for a processor. For $40 more, you can grab an Intel E8400, and from what I've heard, the performance is much better. Of course, that would mean an Intel compatible motherboard as well, but there shouldn't be a price difference between the two.

    Otherwise, everything looks pretty good to me.

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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    eh, i kinda like the idea of picking up wifi from a desktop lol

    weird and useless, yes.
    Entertaining, hell yes

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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    If you plan on tampering with over-clocking settings, I would recommend swapping the factory CPU Cooler with a better cooler... You could also up the memory to 4GB, (though only 3.2GB of it would be usable under the 32bit OS), as DX10 games (with that graphics card your installing, you do plan on installing DirectX 10???) can use every single bit of RAM that you can stuff onto that motherboard...

    I would also recommend spending a little more $$$ on your video display, and get one thats native 1920x1200 resolution and HDCP support. (After all, what are you buying that heavy duty a graphics card for), which would also give you the option of later adding a Blu-Ray ROM drive to your system, and being able to watch those High Def Movies in their native resolution...

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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    I do see your point, thx. (board can handle 8GB :) )
    Newegg.com - OCZ SLI-Ready Edition 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
    wow, amazingly that costs less than the worse RAM :) u people are cause for greatness, lol

    I can't use that monitor because of price and features, but iz awesome nonetheless :)))) *bookmarks*

    And i will buy an extra fan when i see what size i need or what kind of fittings there are, as for now i'm just staying on "safe side." Besides that, i also am new to the overclocking(yes i've heard of it), since i've never had the chance to play with it before, so I'll make sure to check that thoroughly, thx

    That heavy duty graphics card is for handling Crysis :) and yes iz DX10 :)
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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    Grumble Grumble Grumble

    Still, searching through NewEgg, for LCD displays with 1920x1200 and HDCP support, there are models down in the $350 range, (with lesser feature sets) and that graphics card can easily handle that resolution with games with maxed out features (except for Crysis, which can bring a bleeding edge system to its knee's...)
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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    sry man, the monitor is a solid. I've already bought it due to the rebate time limits. :/
    My limit for this project was originally 1500, i've already crosses that up a little for enjoyment.

    I do appreciate the info tho, thx much I WILL keep it in mind.

    On a side note, did you know that Crysis crashes NASA's CrayXT? That's a fkn supercomputer 0_0.
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    Re: Make mah first custom PC :)

    Grumble Grumble Grumble
    Quote Originally Posted by Kool2bchilln View Post
    On a side note, did you know that Crysis crashes NASA's CrayXT? That's a fkn supercomputer 0_0.
    But the Cray is nothing more then a very expensive math sub-processor unit. The crash most likely occurred on the workstation providing the graphics display interface, (and probably due to buggy DX10 drivers at that...)
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