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post #1 of 9
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Hey I'm still alittle new to the computer scene, working towards getting A+ certified, and was wondering if I could get some good information or tips/suggetions as the the rig I'm interested in building? I'm trying to build a gaming machine $400-600 no peripheals
I know that I am def getting the Pentium D 805:
https://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produ...ductCode=80849
and I allready have a case,hard drive,and disk drives. I was wondering what a good motherboard and Vid card would be that where good for overclocking and performance, as well as price? <$200 apiece?
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post #2 of 9
Well, dfi's make great reliable boards that also oc well. Try the ultra, some where around 150. A 6800gt is also a good card, but i think 500 dollars you might ba able to afford a 7900gtx with the mobo. Welcome to the forums as well.
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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for a gaming rig, I might think twice about using an intel chip. i'm no fanboy, I just like to use the best current technology.
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post #4 of 9
The 805 is a very nice budget cpu though, and a dual core. Gaming hell be fine with it.
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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Intel 240GB SSD HGST 4TB Storage DVD-RW Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 
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post #5 of 9
Hmm.

Board 955x $200

Video Card $190

And some Ok ram. $78 after rebate.

And of course the coolign device

This would make a pretty good budget gamer as long as you have the rest to put it together.

BTW most will say that the P5WD2 Premium board is the #1 overclocking intel board.
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940 C1 step Lapped ASUS E Premium Droop mod X1950XT custom TDX XMS2 675C4 Pro LED 
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2x200 Maxtor SATA XP SP2 Acer 22" Wide Microsoft multi media 
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2x200 Maxtor SATA XP SP2 Acer 22" Wide Microsoft multi media 
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post #6 of 9
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nice. thank you very much. also i was wondering about that software that was used to check temps and stuff...is that motherboard maneger that everyone uses? and if not, what and where? thanks for being friendly
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by wangstabill
nice. thank you very much. also i was wondering about that software that was used to check temps and stuff...is that motherboard maneger that everyone uses? and if not, what and where? thanks for being friendly
On the asus boards you get a PCprobe program which monitors temps and voltages. But you can also download this program. I liek speedfan because its simple and pretty darn accurate.
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940 C1 step Lapped ASUS E Premium Droop mod X1950XT custom TDX XMS2 675C4 Pro LED 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x200 Maxtor SATA XP SP2 Acer 22" Wide Microsoft multi media 
PowerCaseMouse
OCZ GXS 700 Raidmax Ninja Black Micron 2.4 C/L 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
940 C1 step Lapped ASUS E Premium Droop mod X1950XT custom TDX XMS2 675C4 Pro LED 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x200 Maxtor SATA XP SP2 Acer 22" Wide Microsoft multi media 
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OCZ GXS 700 Raidmax Ninja Black Micron 2.4 C/L 
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post #8 of 9
If you're going for a gaming machine, maybe you should consider boards with one of the following chipsets: nForce 4 SLI, ATi xpress 200 CrossFire, Intel 975.
They will allow you to add a second graphics card later on to upgrade your graphics without to much expense.
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post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by zweistein
If you're going for a gaming machine, maybe you should consider boards with one of the following chipsets: nForce 4 SLI, ATi xpress 200 CrossFire, Intel 975.
They will allow you to add a second graphics card later on to upgrade your graphics without to much expense.

Boards with the nForce 4 chipsets overclock terribley, so unless you feel you have to have full SLI, I would steer clear. The P5WD2 series is based on Intel chipsets (955 for regular and premium, and the 975 for the E-Premium) and overclock awesome. In addition, they can run 2 NVIDIA video cards in a limited way (16x on the main and 4x on the second card), and they are fully rated for Crossfire if you use ATI cards.

If you have the money, get the P5WD2-E-Premium, it's about $218 now and will give you TONS of headroom to upgrade CPU later. The P5WD2-E-Premium should last you at least 3 years.
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