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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:26 PM
What brand of gaming computer should I get, and can you recommend components, like graphics and soundcards. Ex. what's better, an NVidia 5800 or an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro?
Can you tell me?

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:26 PM
What brand of gaming computer should I get, and can you recommend components, like graphics and soundcards. Ex. what's better, an NVidia 5800 or an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro?
Can you tell me?

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:27 PM
I would go with a custom made one over a brand name if you can.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:31 PM
I don't have the time to build and collect the parts, I need the parts all delivered in one package.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:31 PM
I also want to be able to run FB, LOMAC, and FS2004-(for my dad) on it flawlessly.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:33 PM
Boosher-PBNA wrote:
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- soundcards. Ex. what's better, an NVidia 5800 or an
- ATI Radeon 9800 Pro?
- Can you tell me?

You can probably find some of that advice in Tech Forum. That same question gets asked there fairly often.


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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:34 PM
Try www.ibuypower.com (http://www.ibuypower.com) thats where I got mine, cheaper than buying premade systems and you can cut out a lot of extra costs.

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:36 PM
if you dont build it your self there going to mention FALCON northwest...alieanware,, there are a few others but be prepared for jaw on floor prices

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:38 PM
roger that www.ibuypower.com (http://www.ibuypower.com) is great gunna get a new PC from there (if i get the money some day lol) but you can cut out extra costs and its cheaper. not only that but they're so cool looking

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XyZspineZyX
09-01-2003, 11:44 PM
Boosher-PBNA wrote:
- I don't have the time to build and collect the
- parts, I need the parts all delivered in one
- package.

they CAN be all delivered in one package. i ordered all my parts from newegg.com and they all got there at the same time. then u spend a few hours putting them together (if u know what your doing), and your done. u really shouldnt be in a hurry when your choosing/building a computer. do research before you buy because you are spending 1500+ dollars!

first tell us how much money u want to spend and we'll tell u the components to get. if u want the latest and best stuff youll be spending 1500 dollars. u can still build a VERY nice system for 1000.

if u decide to buy and not build, check out www.alienware.com (http://www.alienware.com) - they make some really hot computers.

T_O_A_D
09-02-2003, 01:22 AM
Yes If you will tell us what your wanting. Either one of us could lead you around a bit.

If you do your research properely you can get avery thing you want for lots less and free shipping by useing seperate vendors. And have it all delivered to you within the week.

I just used www.ajump.com (http://www.ajump.com) www.googlegear.com (http://www.googlegear.com) and www.monarchcomputer.com (http://www.monarchcomputer.com) for may new cpu,mothereboard,and memory.

I used to use Newegg but I have have had three freinds latley have trouble with them sending crap and not wantoing to take care of it and they had to go through the manufacture to get warranty.

If your really interested I can post more links to reliable vendors.

But Custom built is the way to go and you learn so much from it, and appreciated it even more knowing you built it.



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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:34 AM
Custom built doesn't mean you have to assemble them. All you have to do is tell the PC Store what parts you want and they will assemble and test it for you.

ASUS - good Motherboard
ATI 9800 Pro
SB Audigy 2 sound card
3com or Dlink network card. (try to get a GIGABIT speed)
everything else is upto you.

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:39 AM
Making the computer is the fun part. Especially once you can get it to boot, yay /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:44 AM
Well i'm running a dell 4600 which runs all those games perfectly, i know because ive played them. the only thing that i have done is void my warranty and installed my own custom componets, these include a fx 5800 pro, a new c drive and an extra 512 megs. ive also bumped up my speed to 3.0



i recommend buying a dell computer. the 4500 to 4600 range are tailor made for gaming, all you have to do is pick up one of their catalouges and order your new comp over the phone, and within 2 weeks you will have your new computer


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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 01:57 AM
I say go the ibuypower route (even though I build my own), it's easy and cheap-and you can still specify what parts you want as a custom job.

The 9800 is better than the 5800( stay away from it-if you have the choice between the 9800 and 5900 and they are the same price (9800pro256mb-5900Ultra) it's basically a toss up unless you plan on playing dx9.0 games that come out (the 9800 has more advanced dx9 hardware capabilities that far outperform the nvidia card)-check out valve's website and beyond3d for more info.

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 03:41 AM
I'm getting very good results with my new Alienware, and I didn't go for a top of the line one.

Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz,
1 Gig RAM
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 03:57 AM
Check out http://www.velocitymicro.com/ they can set you up just about any way you want to go. Mine is about middle of the road around here and runs FB great. I opted for the Ti4600 and it works fine with the 43.03 driver. Corsair memory and P4 2.53. The store brands have to much junk on them. A gaming rig is stripped of all the non-essentials. Your best bet is to get a custom built. Most will only have windows on them. You have to add anything else you may want. As far as drives, raid controllers, sound cards, graphics or memory just remember...speed is money, how fast do you want to go lol.

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XyZspineZyX
09-02-2003, 04:46 AM
I'm with ya, Fennec. lol That first short, sweet *BEEP* is like music to my ears after building a PC.

Of course, providing it's not followed by a real looooooooong *BEEP*./i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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