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I'm contemplating creating a new gaming desktop; price preferably under 1100
here's what I'm thinking so far... but I don't know if it's the right way to go
Case: NZXT LEXA BlackLine 99.99
MoBo: GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS3L 89.99
PSU: Rosewill RD550N 550W 62.99
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHz 250.00
Memory: 2x G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 179.98 (89.99 x 2)
CPU Fan: ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 26.99
Graphics: XFX PVT84JYAJG GeForce 8600GT 512MB 99.99
Disk Drive: LITE-ON 20X DVD±R DVD Burner 26.99
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 250 GB 7200 RPM 66.99
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista 64-Bit Home Premium 109.99
Total: 1013.90

Any suggestions would be appreciated, along with opinions on the OS.
post #2 of 46
Ok,

1. You don't need a quad, save some money and get an E8400
2. The graphics card you have listed is kinda meh, go with the 8800GT

Other than that, it looks okay to me.

Edit: that RAM is really expensive, look around newegg or tigerdirect for some cheaper stuff. My Corsair was only 40 bucks for 2 gigs.
    
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post #3 of 46
If you are getting something like a 550w PSU, get the corsair or something... Only a lil bit more, and rapes. As stated above, get an 8800GT. He is also right about that RAM price. GOOD GOD.
    
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post #4 of 46
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Originally Posted by aroc91 View Post
Ok,

1. You don't need a quad, save some money and get an E8400
2. The graphics card you have listed is kinda meh, go with the 8800GT

Other than that, it looks okay to me.

Edit: that RAM is really expensive, look around newegg or tigerdirect for some cheaper stuff. My Corsair was only 40 bucks for 2 gigs.
Agreed, for a gaming PC you really don't need quad core ATM. Here's a link to a build I'm presently doing for a friend, read post #6.

I kinda wish I'd have used a bigger case....and I got the E8400 uber-cheap compared to other sites at the time, so you may want to mix and match. Before mail in rebates it came to $1048 shipped. (About $975 after rebates)
    
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I suggest this since you are a gamer.
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16811119068
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16813128059
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16814130318
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16817153023
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16819115037
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16820231122
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16822148261
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16827106228
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16832116204
http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16835154001

E8400 is the best for gaming, included in this build.
Memory has gotten expensive again, but they are still ok, you only need 1 set of it. It will be enough.
The case that I chose looks alright, and it does keep cool.
Tuniq Tower 120 is a very good cpu cooler, if you plan to overclock, you could get somewhere as well.
Some other stuff I kept as the same.
For power supply, you can use that or the rosewell. I have the same one and is pretty big, but all this I used the wattage calculator so your choice for psu. Under 1000 not sure about shipping, some or most are free shipping.
    
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post #6 of 46
Stick with the quad.
and get a 8800gt
post #7 of 46
OC the E8400. That will last you a while, so Quad is not needed.. Even without OCing, it'd be a good. There's no point if Quad does not utilize it's fullest on games, while the E8400 does.
    
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post #8 of 46
Your build is decent but like its been stated if you're just gaming go with the dual over the quad and get an 8800gt instead of the 8600gt. I use an 8600 and its just not cutting it. It runs alot of games and it performs ok but its definately not gonna keep up too much longer. Also I would go for a different case. I don't know the case you picked out it might be great but for 99.99 I would get a different one. You can find a nice roomy case with good airflow for < $40. Might wanna go with 2 smaller hard drives and set up RAID for a little better performance as well. Ummm, thats about all I can think of.
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post #9 of 46
8600GT = ick.
8800GT = pure secks.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pbpenguins412 View Post
8800GT = pure secks.
Yeah, until March....
    
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