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    Can anyone post a list of the preferable specs for a high end gaming PC? Dont go crazy into the $5000 range. The cheaper the better but not where the Hard drive is a potato chip.




  • #2
    Re: PC Spec List

    Originally posted by SilverStealth89
    but not where the Hard drive is a potato chip.
    omg lol i just realized that is one lame joke. srry guys



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    • #3
      Re: PC Spec List

      amd A64 3000+ or better socket 939 -or- P4 emt64 3.2 or better LGA 775 (AMD is a better cost/performance ratio though)
      1 gig pc3200 or more (2 gig if you can afford 1gigx2)
      radeon x800 or geforce 6800 or better video. go for 256 ram minimum (and look for a mobo and video w/ PCI-x16 -- preferrably SLI)
      SATA-80gig 7200rpm 8 meg cache min (2 in a raid 0 is better)

      everything else is fluff.......

      looking at 1000ish for this.... and assuming you can reuse your case, ps, cdrom, key/mouse/speak
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      • #4
        Re: PC Spec List

        -NF4 Ultra board - Don't waste your money on SLI boards
        -AMD A64-3500 -You could go with an San Diego or Venice core A64 and overclock it and have no problems
        -36Gb WD Raptor as master HDD then a big cheap drive for storage
        -GF78000GTX or if you wanna be cheap the 7800GT
        -2Gb DDR400 or better, be careful, just check our the CL and Timing...some cheap ram is really good, we've had great luck with SuperTalent, cheap and overclocks well
        -Heatsink & Fan - if you plan on overclocking this is a must.
        -Antec Neo 2.0 Power supply's are awesome, they are pre-sleeved and come complete with PCIE supply and 24Pin ATX 2.0 for the new boards.
        [TG]Slim

        A member of the old school Scene,
        ACiD, iCE, CiA, UNiON, DOD, PWA, RiSC, Razor1911,gH, l0ft....When Elite wasn't a 13 year old script kiddie

        Athlon64 4200 Dual Core
        Gigabyte K8N Ultra
        74Gb WD Raptor
        Leadtek 7800GTX
        2GB OCZ EL Matched DDR 533
        Zalman 7700Cu

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        • #5
          Re: PC Spec List

          Originally posted by [TG]Slim
          -NF4 Ultra board - Don't waste your money on SLI boards
          -AMD A64-3500 -You could go with an San Diego or Venice core A64 and overclock it and have no problems
          -36Gb WD Raptor as master HDD then a big cheap drive for storage
          -GF78000GTX or if you wanna be cheap the 7800GT
          -2Gb DDR400 or better, be careful, just check our the CL and Timing...some cheap ram is really good, we've had great luck with SuperTalent, cheap and overclocks well
          -Heatsink & Fan - if you plan on overclocking this is a must.
          -Antec Neo 2.0 Power supply's are awesome, they are pre-sleeved and come complete with PCIE supply and 24Pin ATX 2.0 for the new boards.
          thanks slim appreciate



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          • #6
            Re: PC Spec List

            Originally posted by [TG]Slim
            -NF4 Ultra board - Don't waste your money on SLI boards
            -AMD A64-3500 -You could go with an San Diego or Venice core A64 and overclock it and have no problems
            -36Gb WD Raptor as master HDD then a big cheap drive for storage
            -GF78000GTX or if you wanna be cheap the 7800GT
            -2Gb DDR400 or better, be careful, just check our the CL and Timing...some cheap ram is really good, we've had great luck with SuperTalent, cheap and overclocks well
            -Heatsink & Fan - if you plan on overclocking this is a must.
            -Antec Neo 2.0 Power supply's are awesome, they are pre-sleeved and come complete with PCIE supply and 24Pin ATX 2.0 for the new boards.
            I second most of that exept for the raptor and the vid card (a 6800gt or Ultra will probably be fine unless you really wanna push everything up). For the heatsink i reccomend a thermalright XP-90 ( not the copper one, waste of money imo)
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            • #7
              Re: PC Spec List

              these guys have pretty much got it down.

              an S939 board (w/ PCIe) and an athlon 3000+ or higher is a solid start to an affordable machine. if you buy an A64 retail, the cooler included is more than suitable. I'm running my 1.8Ghz 3000+ at a little over 2Ghz at about 40*C. 2.2Ghz or even a little higher is more than acceptable with stock cooling.

              for video, a 6600GT would be the entry level, at $150 or so. past there, you've got the 6800 and 7800 series, as well as ati's offerings.

              at least a gig of memory is a must, CL2.5 or lower preferred. you don't have to buy the super-expensive RAM, i'm running perfectly fine on newegg's rosewill econobrand...2x512 pc3200 at CL2.5. it was about $40 a stick when i bought it. not the fastest stuff, but it suffices.

              i have no faith in WD hard drives. maxtor, either, for that matter. i'd highly recommend a seagate drive. definately go SATA.
              [TG]epheneh

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              • #8
                Re: PC Spec List

                Originally posted by Steel_Penguin
                I second most of that exept for the raptor and the vid card (a 6800gt or Ultra will probably be fine unless you really wanna push everything up). For the heatsink i reccomend a thermalright XP-90 ( not the copper one, waste of money imo)
                I have a had a Thermalright XP90 and a 120 , The 120 works on very few boards cause of the size, combine that with a Panasonic Panaflow fan and its a nice quiet combo and moves lots of air. BUT the Zalman cools much better I average 3 degrees cooler at idle and about 8 under stress, and the price is pretty much the same. As for the raptor its overkill but if you can spare the cash its a makes quite a difference....as far as video a 6800 would be fine, but the AA on the 7800 is incredible.
                [TG]Slim

                A member of the old school Scene,
                ACiD, iCE, CiA, UNiON, DOD, PWA, RiSC, Razor1911,gH, l0ft....When Elite wasn't a 13 year old script kiddie

                Athlon64 4200 Dual Core
                Gigabyte K8N Ultra
                74Gb WD Raptor
                Leadtek 7800GTX
                2GB OCZ EL Matched DDR 533
                Zalman 7700Cu

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                • #9
                  Re: PC Spec List

                  Originally posted by burble
                  these guys have pretty much got it down.

                  i have no faith in WD hard drives. maxtor, either, for that matter. i'd highly recommend a seagate drive. definately go SATA.
                  We only use WD in our office...we see more Maxtor drives bad then any...Today alone I replaced 3 of them....despite that I believe samsung are the worst...we see a few seagates but even fewer wd's...although if I was going scsi i would go Seagate.
                  [TG]Slim

                  A member of the old school Scene,
                  ACiD, iCE, CiA, UNiON, DOD, PWA, RiSC, Razor1911,gH, l0ft....When Elite wasn't a 13 year old script kiddie

                  Athlon64 4200 Dual Core
                  Gigabyte K8N Ultra
                  74Gb WD Raptor
                  Leadtek 7800GTX
                  2GB OCZ EL Matched DDR 533
                  Zalman 7700Cu

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                  • #10
                    Re: PC Spec List

                    Originally posted by [TG]Slim
                    We only use WD in our office....
                    That's I use as well...atleast for my system drive. I run AMD64 3000 CPU OC'd to 2.2Ghz, 2 WD Raptor HD's in a raid 0 set up, 1 Gig Ram and Nvidia 6800 GT OC vid card which is the bomb and I laugh at people complaining about lagggggg because I rarely "notice" any.

                    BF2 video settings should be determined by how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you want get. I can run mostly high settings and get around 40 FPS which is decent but I prefer getting around 70-90 FPS so I turned my BF2 Vid settings down to all medium with textures on High and I almost always get around 70 on nice servers like TG's ;)
                    Warcriminal
                    chillin n' killin wit authoritaaaaa!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: PC Spec List

                      What is the power requirement for all this hardware? I'm thinking a 500W PS to handle all these components.

                      - It's who you game with.

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                      • #12
                        Re: PC Spec List

                        Originally posted by =Sarc=
                        What is the power requirement for all this hardware? I'm thinking a 500W PS to handle all these components.
                        You could go with 500W, I went with a generic 430W powersupply and haven't had any problems.
                        Warcriminal
                        chillin n' killin wit authoritaaaaa!!

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                        • #13
                          Re: PC Spec List

                          ok im srry. but im not sure if i took the right stuff can yo guys please check. im buying for tigerdirect
                          Last edited by SilverStealth89; 09-01-2005, 03:29 PM.



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                          • #14
                            Re: PC Spec List

                            http://www.tigerdirect.com/cgi-bin/S...gCart.asp?msg=


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                            CP1-A64-3500 E :: AMD Athlon 64 3500+ / 512KB Cache / 2000MHz FSB / Socket 939 / Venice Core / Processor with Fan (1 lbs)
                            In Stock $239.99 $239.99

                            ULT31562 :: Ultra / X-Connect / 500-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / Titanium-Color / UV Clear Sides / Modular Power Supply (3 lbs)
                            In Stock $79.99 $79.99

                            P450-7800 :: XFX GeForce 7800 GTX / 256MB DDR3 / PCI Express / SLI / Dual DVI / VIVO / Video Card (1 lbs)
                            In Stock $499.99 $499.99

                            THD-3000JB :: Western Digital / Caviar SE / 300GB / 7200 / 8MB / ATA-100 / OEM / Hard Drive (2 lbs)
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                            P610-1774 :: Planar PL1700-BK / 17-Inch / 1280 x 1024 / Black / Thin Frame LCD Monitor (18 lbs)
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                            C44-5102 :: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Gamer PCI Sound Card (2 lbs)
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                            R301-1014 BL :: RealWorld Technology Sicuro RW-360XL Blue Techno Lighting 360° “Surround Sound” Gaming Speakers (14 lbs)
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                            P456-6506 :: Powmax Black MATX Mini-Tower Acrylic Case with Fron USB and Audio Ports (12 lbs)
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                            • #15
                              Re: PC Spec List

                              please let me know guys if the list is good, this is a full computer, and you have any changes please go to tigerdirect.com and post the exact item you would like to change



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