I have $1500 dollars

Discussion in 'Garage Sale' started by paNix3d, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. paNix3d

    paNix3d OSNN Junior Addict

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    And im looking in to spending it on a hardcore computer,
    i would like to have virtually no problems with anything gaming wise.

    with that amount of money, could you guys plz throw out some ideas :)

    Desktops only plz
     
  2. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Oh damn, and here I though I could telll you to send that to me as a donation :p

    I would say to go with the following types of hardware:

    Core 2 Duo from Intel
    at least 2 GB's of ram, probably more
    Nvidia graphics card

    The rest you can build around and cherry-pick the parts you want. Check http://newegg.com/ and just start adding parts you want to your cart until you have a machine you are happy with, then take a screenshot of the cart and post it here, and we will see how we can further help you!
     
  3. mfarley

    mfarley OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    Definitely go with a core2 processor, you can pick up the 65nm quad 6600 for $500, then I'd recommend an 8800GTS for around $400. As for mobo, I favor
    the nforce 680i chipset but others around here do not.

    For Hard Drives...careful, if you keep the pc next to you I'd stay clear of the seagate baracuda drives as they are pretty loud. If not, the perpendicular technology allows for some serious storage space.

    I love me some Dominator XMS2 ram so I'll recommend those as well.

    The rest I can't comment on, don't know much about psus, drives, etc. Good luck!
     
  4. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    Ideally you want my spec with variation as required by your needs.
     
  5. ShepsCrook

    ShepsCrook Red Sox Fan!

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    Oops, had to edit what I said.

    I know this list goes into a higher bracket at the moment, but you could cut the video card down to an 8800GTS for $389 that's a 640MB model, the XtremeGamer sound card could be reduced to the basic XtremeGamer at $99 and the Raptor which is great for speed could be reduced to a basic SATAII drive. But you could also go just regular dual core Core2 instead of the Quad core I listed.

    I'd go with a Core2 Quad Core - $480
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115017
    Nvidia Video 8800GTX - $539 ($30 MIR brings to $509)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130072
    WD 74GB Raptor - $154 ($20 MIR brings to $134) (These are good in pairs)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136033
    X-Fi XtremeGamer Fatality $139
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102005
    Evga Motherboard - $199 ($10 MIR brings to $189)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188012
    2GB Ram - $149 ($30 MIR brings to $119)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227178
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2007
  6. paNix3d

    paNix3d OSNN Junior Addict

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    thanks guys, i just got back home scince i posted this, im going to research into this and let you know how it goes.
    ideally im probably not going to make a decision until august, but we'll see how it goes, again thanks!

    (commence the research :D)
     
  7. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    well quad core prices are set to drop at the end of the month
     
  8. paNix3d

    paNix3d OSNN Junior Addict

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    well thats great then for me anyways