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 Post subject: Professional advice for a gaming system
PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 3:35 pm 
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I need some help for a gaming system. I haven't built one before but I would like to. I have a max of 1000 bucks for the system. I did look around a bit on this web site. This is what I have for starters.

AMD 3500 winchester core
Antec neopower atx 480w ps
MSI k8n neo4

Ok now I need advise on the RAM, Video card, speakers, and monitor.

I have a OS, DVD burner, CDR, UPS, keyboard, mouse ETC.

hopefulley you guys can help


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vide card - eVGA Geforce 6600GT 128MB

memory - MUSHKIN 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400

but if you can afford it, get this video card - ATI Radeon X800XL 256MB


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 6:49 pm 
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Go wif the ATI X800 if you got the cash

As for the monitor, go for a 17-in CRT. CRT's are inheritely better suited for gaming and are cheaper. And since you only have $1k to spend, you'll prolly have to go with one anyway. For less than $200, you can get yourself a nice monitor, like the Viewsonic G75F. You might want to look around to see what you like, but in my opinion, Viewsonic makes some of the best CRTs around.

As for speakers, I would personally get a pair of good headphones from Sennheiser like the highly rated Sennheiser HD 515. They go for $150, which is a bit pricey, but they are truly the best out there. I personally feel that headphones deliver much more accurate results than any speaker system for games. I only use headphones to play games [namely CS], nothing else.

If you insist on having speakers, then you should get the Logitech Z-5500's. Problem is, the cost about $300. If you can't afford it, then you can go for a 2.1 system like the Klipsch Promedias.


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i would personally recommend these above the Klipsch Promedias - Logitech Z-2300 200 watts RMS 2.1 Speaker


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:16 am 
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I would def look into changing some things like your proc. My friends 3200 cost him like 100 bucks less and it is running solid at 2.5, whereas I am sitting at 2.2.

CPU
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103502

190


Monitor -
http://www.circuitcity.com/ccd/productDetail.do?oid=93869&WT.mc_n=67&WT.mc_t=U

180-200

sick for games, I have it and crt's are cheap right now. I dont like LCD when it comes to gaming, seem dark, but that is my personal preference.

Ram
http://www2.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145450&ATT=Memory+System+Memory&CMP=OTC-pr1c3grabb3r

good midrange ram

133

I dont know about the other stuff.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:43 am 
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if he only has 1000bucks surely he doesnt wnt to spend $150-$200 on speakers??!!

whereas that money could go to mor graphics or CPU power.


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d1blet wrote:
Go wif the ATI X800 if you got the cash

As for the monitor, go for a 17-in CRT. CRT's are inheritely better suited for gaming and are cheaper. And since you only have $1k to spend, you'll prolly have to go with one anyway. For less than $200, you can get yourself a nice monitor, like the Viewsonic G75F. You might want to look around to see what you like, but in my opinion, Viewsonic makes some of the best CRTs around.

As for speakers, I would personally get a pair of good headphones from Sennheiser like the highly rated Sennheiser HD 515. They go for $150, which is a bit pricey, but they are truly the best out there. I personally feel that headphones deliver much more accurate results than any speaker system for games. I only use headphones to play games [namely CS], nothing else.

If you insist on having speakers, then you should get the Logitech Z-5500's. Problem is, the cost about $300. If you can't afford it, then you can go for a 2.1 system like the Klipsch Promedias.
I use the Plantronics DSP 500 Gaming headset for my gaming, it has it's own 32 bit built in soundcard, have no regrets buying it even though it cost $100 a piece, Sennheiser are nice too, but no microphone


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