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+rei+    35320

I dunno, I don't see where teh cabling goes too. That looks like it would go from a TV to a Computer monitor or vice versa, and fuck haivng to have both XD

Then agian I havn't seen the component connectors on the 360 or the PS3 so I could be wrong

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+rei+    35320

budget? (preferrably in usd or canadian? I dont have a good site for british parts unfortunatly.)

Also are you including a monitor / mouse / keyboard in total cost

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Aaron    1966

nah fuck those 3. uh. 400 pounds?

im a tad torn between x360 and an "epic gaminc PC".

sadly im probably going to go with x360.

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+rei+    35320

800 bucks usd? deal. XD.

So everything im givin you is in US prices. Still gonna be solid as a rock

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820146571

1 gb stick of DDR2 memory, average speed. But get four of them

23x4 = $92

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814131072

ATI Radeon 3870 512 MB video card. $220

This benchmarks JUST under the 8800GT, playing every game out there at reasonable resolution on max settings with smooth as glass frame rate. The GT, however, is 50 dollars more, making this a much more realistic deal. It does a decent job with crysis. Not an amazing one, but no card does. You can play crysis on high with a lower resolution on this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819103778

Athlon 64 X2 4800. $100

Not gonna lie. This isn't a babykilling power house. But it's powerful enough, and its REALLY cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106228

generic dvd burner, $30

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136178

500 GB Hard Drive, $100

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813127026

Abit AM2 motherboard, $80

Great value for what you pay. Has all the onboard shit you'll need.

Random ass case with 480w power supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811145063

$44.

Not sure if it's like, your aestthetic. I picked it because it's not plastic and came with a decent sized power supply, and it's dirt cheap.

Comes to $666 lol. Or about 300 pounds. Feel free to get either a faster processor or the 8800 GT with the extra budget

The box, as is, will rape a 360.

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Aaron    1966

im impressed :)

sad that in the UK, all pc shit is more expensive. :(

e.g. xenex.co.uk fucking 400 dollars for your graphics card i bet.

im rly considering getting a gaming pc over xbox 360 but i just want a console so bad so i can play w/the lads when they come over. i think i'll get an epic gaming pc for uni. think it makes sense?

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+rei+    35320

well the advantage is you can do so much more with a gaming pc

hell, that has dvi out, and that video card supports hdcp, you can actually hook it up to an HDTV and use it there to play back dvds + downloaded movies etc.

"xenex.co.uk"

Theres a whole lot of like, nothing on that site. XD. It's all old outdated shit

http://www.misco.co.uk/indexuk.asp?

is slightly better. I cant find all the exact parts though, and the prices arent as good.

Put something together based on what i gave you+ your budget, and run the parts by me and i can tell you how to make it better etc.

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+rei+    35320

cool. Talk to me then because these parts will be cheaper, and there'll be newer faster shit. I'll tell you what's worth your money and what isnt

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Mavrik    28

could you post a rig under 1000 (excluding monitor,keyboard,mouse and os) that can run crysis on mid to high settings?

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+rei+    35320

almost every computer in this thread can run crysis on mid to high, but that's resolution dependant. Resolution is where you get killed with crysis. Its also more leaning mid than high

That said, I'll build the most powerful machine I can for 1000$. I'm pulling out every stop, not much storage, not a great case or anything. This machine is built to kill babies.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115018

Core 2 quad - 260$

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814122040

Geforce 8800 GT $260

I picked the single GT over the GTX because the differences are small, and you can upgrade to a second GT for the same cost as a GTX, for much more performance

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820220267

4GB of DDR2 Ram - $130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...82E16813131142R

Asus SLI compliant motherboard $85

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811162041

Generic as hell case with 450 watt power supply: $30

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822210004

160 gb hard drive $45

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106228

Generic DVD burner - $28

Total: 840

Personally, i'd buy a second copy of the video card, upping the cost to $1100.

Or you could, yknow, buy a better power supply or case, or a bigger hard drive. I def had to cut some corners that can be smoothed out. Also you could go to a faster dual core processor, but I know crysis would make use of the four cores.

Or you could realize that with shipping and tax this'll probably be a grand anyway

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fake    4857
thx mate.

i think i'll get a gaming pc in summer.

Same. I'll prob get one of those sff with a 20'' monitor. Are there cheap mouse and keyboards that look nice? Like that red case you just posted.

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» chido    9

hey rei I need help upgrading my old pc, I ll im you in aim or msn

aim TEHPADRINO

msn : josedjsantos@yahoo.com.mx

I think I already have you on aim =]

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+rei+    35320

No. Desktops only.

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+rei+    35320

Gaming laptop = oxymoron

Just make sure it has a Geforce 7900, 8600 or 8800 an at least a gig of RAM.

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ShAd0wS    0

hi, i read the thread so far and it looks like you have a very good idea of what you are talking about :D

Anyways im working on building a semi-decent gaming PC in the 500-600$ range, atm im looking at the one from the link to techreport, but i was wondering if you had any suggestions on how to improve it, or where i could safely cut any corners on the case or w/e to improve some of the other components a bit more or cut costs XD. Im not too concerned with how it looks, im jsut tired of getting 20-30 fps playing counter strike >_<. Also the motherboard listed there isnt on newegg anymore so i had this one picked as a replacement, looks pretty solid but... im still a noob when it comes to building systems from scratch XD. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813128059

Thanks in advance

edit: o yeah i also have the mouse, keyboard, monitor, OS, etc already, so those dont need to be included

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+rei+    35320

The Gigabyte you picked is a good alternative. Def a strong board

Assuming you'rel ooking at the $500 Econbox, if you already have a hard drive with an OS on it, you can skip the hard drive entirely. Same goes for optical drives, so you'll save about $100-$150

If you want to up its performance grab a Core 2 Duo E6750 or E6600. More expesnive parts but they're tanks.

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ShAd0wS    0
The Gigabyte you picked is a good alternative. Def a strong board

Assuming you'rel ooking at the $500 Econbox, if you already have a hard drive with an OS on it, you can skip the hard drive entirely. Same goes for optical drives, so you'll save about $100-$150

If you want to up its performance grab a Core 2 Duo E6750 or E6600. More expesnive parts but they're tanks.

yeah the 6750 looks pretty nice, i might grab that :). As for the case though, would it be worth it to get somethin a bit cheaper and save a bit there? or is the brand name PSU worth the extra 40-50 bucks?

(was thinking something along the lines of http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811147001 as a case/psu instead of the antec)

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Honkey Kong    11

People don't check e-bay for machines for some screwed up reason, but tonight, I waslooking at some PC's and I found some pretty decent deals.

I just need to find the transit number(which the bank I now deal with doesn't show me) for my paypal account, and I'm good to go.

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ShAd0wS    0
People don't check e-bay for machines for some screwed up reason, but tonight, I waslooking at some PC's and I found some pretty decent deals.

I just need to find the transit number(which the bank I now deal with doesn't show me) for my paypal account, and I'm good to go.

yeah i got my current computer originally off ebay as a refurbed dell... was a pretty good deal after i upgraded it a little Building your own computer is alot safer though unless its completely new as your not sure what someone else might have done to it... or waht kind of shape the components are in..

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