new gaming computer...advice needed!

Viak8m / Awrdacpi
May 7, 2009 at 16:01:42
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.799 GHz / 1022 MB
hey everyone. im getting a new computer in the late summer/early fall time. whats a good gaming setup? im looking at the following:

XFX nForce 790i Ultra motherboard
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Processor
LG Super Multi Blu-Ray/HD DVD-Rom Drive
Hitachi 7K1000.B Hard Drive
OCZ SLI 2048MB PC16000 DDR3 2000MHz Memory
OCZ/GameXStream 700-Watt Power Supply
Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium PCIe Sound Card
XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card (x2 in SLI)

i think thats it. i'm gonna shoot for an alienware case cause they got pretty good cooling systems, but if you guys have any suggestions on those too...let me know!

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#1
May 7, 2009 at 20:43:24
i prefer to AMD.otherwise if u like intel, this is my sugestion spect :

Quad Core Intel core i7 Processor 970
LG Super Multi Blu-Ray/HD DVD-Rom Drive
2 x 300Gb SAS Hard Drive
Hot-Swap SAS Hard Drive Module
OCZ SLI 2048MB PC16000 DDR3 2000MHz Memory
OCZ/GameXStream 700-Watt Power Supply
Creative Labs SB X-FI Titanium PCIe Sound Card
Dual ATI Radeon HD4850 1Gb DDR5 Graphic Adapter.

this is juzt my advised. But main part is motherboard , ram, graphic, and hi end support power supply . good luck!



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#2
May 8, 2009 at 05:56:34
Personally, I think SLi & Crossfire configurations are a waste of money but if you're gonna do it, at least get some decent cards. Why would you pair up two 9600GSO's at about $75 a pop when you could get a single card for $150 that would perform better than the pair, not to mention use less energy & produce less heat?

I used to be a big fan of nVidia based boards & to a certain degree, I still am...but generally speaking, boards based on Intel chipsets are the better choice. And unless you get into a Core i7, I don't think DDR3 will offer much of a performance advantage over DDR2.

You may wanna consider a different power supply too. I have no doubt the OCZ is a good one but PSUs with multiple +12v rails have fallen out of favor. If you have you heart set on that one, make sure to put some thought into the way you connect your components so that the load is spread across the four +12v rails.


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