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New Computer

I've always wanted to have a good computer, so I did some research and learned how to build one on my own. It's much cheaper! That new game Far Cry 2 looks sweet, and I'm hoping I can run it well Biggrin Here are the parts I purchased:

CPU: Q6600 Quad-Core Processor 2.4 Ghz

Motherboard: EVGA 680i 122-CK-NF68-A1 LGA 775

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB

Graphics Card: Zotac 8800GT AMP! O/C Edition

Memory: 4 GB G.SKILL DDR2 800

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling 750 Watt

Case: Antec Gamer Nine Hundred

CPU Cooler: Artic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro

Mouse: Logitech G7 Wireless

Keyboard: Saitek PZ30AU Eclipse

I've already got a 19" monitor. I bought all these parts brand new off Newegg.com for about $1100. There was about $150 in rebates so it actually only cost about $950. I'll post some pics when it's all done. Razz
06-09-2008 12:56 AM
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Cool! God luck!

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06-09-2008 01:02 AM
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Thanks, but I'm thinking something is going to go wrong, since it's my first build. Watch it catch on fire lol! Omg Cry2
06-09-2008 01:06 AM
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good luck, i hope it all goes well.

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I'm so fucking jealous.
I always get stuck with my crappy PC that can't even handle PCIEX16 cards.

And always when I get a bit of money my parents take it away. :<_<:

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Me am jealous.

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I overclocked the cpu to 3.2Ghz stable but one of the cores failed at 3.3 :( I'm going to leave it at 3.0.

I have a Geforce 7600GT if anyone wants it.
07-04-2008 08:29 AM
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Gunther Wrote:I overclocked the cpu to 3.2Ghz stable but one of the cores failed at 3.3 :( I'm going to leave it at 3.0.

I have a Geforce 7600GT if anyone wants it.


3.2 Ghz......you lucky bastard.... D:


But that's quite a good build for 1100 bucks.
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Newegg.com is awesome! I remember when I started looking at buying my own computer...it was maybe 2 months ago. Build your own, you'll learn a lot. I looked at some Alienware computers for $3000 and I bet mine would perform at their level.

I heard some people run 280GTX's in 3-way SLI which is just stupid. Each one of those video cards is like $600. If you learn how to tweak a game, you can get the same quality as "Ultra High" while still getting a great frame rate. Some settings don't affect visuals at all, but they affect performance. $1800 spent on 3 video cards....what a waste.
07-04-2008 10:03 AM
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Gunther Wrote:Newegg.com is awesome! I remember when I started looking at buying my own computer...it was maybe 2 months ago. Build your own, you'll learn a lot. I looked at some Alienware computers for $3000 and I bet mine would perform at their level.

I heard some people run 280GTX's in 3-way SLI which is just stupid. Each one of those video cards is like $600. If you learn how to tweak a game, you can get the same quality as "Ultra High" while still getting a great frame rate. Some settings don't affect visuals at all, but they affect performance. $1800 spent on 3 video cards....what a waste.


Hahaha, yeah, I know. 4 908509988 GTXFXNTGTSXFSLOLROFLs at like 6000 dollars a piece, and it yields like a 5% increase over just getting a 9800GTX. xD

And newegg is the best. Better than those cumdumpsters at Tigerdirect...
07-04-2008 10:11 AM
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Haha yeah, I guess they just want the latest stuff... None

Newegg's shipping is crucial, I ordered Monday morning, got it Wednesday afternoon!! Biggrin
07-04-2008 10:16 AM
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You're gona fuck up. You shoulda seen me when I tried puting a new graphics card in my computer. I failed.

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What went wrong?
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