Building a gaming machine.

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  1. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    logitech diNovo keyboard and an mx1000 mouse :w00t:

    And the audigy 4 seems horrifically over-rated...get a audigy 2 ZS
     
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    [hobo]eclipse ...just bummin 'round

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    Ya Jeff, i wish i could help ya narrow it down more but i havnt had too much experiance with A64 to really say i HIGHLY remomend this, that.........My bro does have the ASUS A8V with a VIA chipset, but i dont dabble wit it that much, it has been very reliable for him and hes had it since the winchesters came out, (not sure when exactly that was, bout 6-8 months ago i think, also his bios is @complete stock settings, no overclock @ all.) i my self might be more apt to look @ the ASUS A8N-E maybe, juss cause i have an nForce 2 now and it has served me well, and the nForce 4 looks tasty. :drool:

    Also if you do go SATA be sure to get a floppy cause you'll prolly need one during install for the SATA drivers:)

    and check out Xoxide for all the flashy stuff!:w00t:

    EDIT: Just a note, I have never personally used Xoxide, nor do i know of any one who has, so im not sure of their service, but in sure its up to par as i havent read anything bad of them.
     
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  3. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    MSX Burning the frozen...

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    Two words of advice, or better yet two products of advice: Xpress 200 MB(Intel or amd), and a Aria case from antec.

    Add on whatever you like after that, but I'm really impressed with both products in my LAN rig.
     
  5. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    christ all these choices, it would be easier if I knew what my son wanted, but he has Ninteno, Xbox and PSP and PS2 and he is bored with all of them, I hope that the PC would deliver the real edge in terms of personal gaming experience, this is getting harder...LOL
     
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    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    LGA775 socket or socket 939 are the way to go, for sure, as well as PCI-Ex....


    this leaves you with the choice of Intel/AMD, as well as ATi/nVidia :p


    What kinds of games does he like?
     
  7. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    definitely medsal of honor and war games...
    racing games bore him, he wins constantly, according to him.
    hates the sims, for whatever reason.
    guess the FPS games are his bill of fare.
     
  8. dj_stick

    dj_stick Apple Fanboy?

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    any reason is good enough to hate the sims
     
  9. CrapolaJola

    CrapolaJola The Great DaK

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    I believe you said money is no objec, but I'll try and not to make it to spendy :)

    A64 3500 Venice or if you got the $$$ a 3700+ San Diego
    2x512 G.Skill PC4800FF or OCZ PC5000 sutff (both great TCCD ram, altho not guarenteed a lot of those sets run 300 @ 2.5-3-3-7)
    DFI nf4 Ultra-D
    X800xl (monarchcomputer had these for $250 with free shipping last time I checked - great deal!) or 6800GT
    OCZ Powerstream 520w (modstreams are nice, but powerstream are better quality) or if you want something quiet a tagan 480w
    thermaltake case, latest ones have great cooling look []D[][]\/[][]D
    Thermalright XP-90 with a nice 92mm fan or XP-120 with a 120mm fan for uber quietness
     
  10. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Yes Jeff get Logitech MX1000 laser mouse they have 60 bucks at sam's club.com site :D It' rocks just buy on Sat other day :) So far I'm loving it.
     
  11. Robert McClelland

    Robert McClelland I'm An Uncle for 2nd time Staff Member

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    Oh don't forget nice 19inch LCD FPD if you can afford it or 17inch would do nice :)
     
  12. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    He definitely wants a flat screen, but I have a perfectly good 21 inch monitor I could give him but it takes up room in his Blazer...LOL.
    the MX 1000 sounds great, saw it at Sams Club too, but had to get doggie treats for the Princess Maleena...sigh.
    And a good FPS game is at least 50 bucks right? sheesh. what ever happend to flight sims..
     
  13. nuG

    nuG is having a sexy party

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    sometimes $60 bucks. Doom 3 was that much in best buy when it first came out. what a bunch of asses. :dead:
     
  14. Drakon

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    I would really think about getting a 939 setup, cuz as I just saw good ol' AMD is moving all their cpu's to a new socket M2. So the future of 939 seems uncertain :bleh:
     
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    bananaman banana muncher

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    you might want to have a look at the 2005FPW flat widescreen (or the 2405fpw if you are feeling flush!! - love mine) for his screen

    is nice for gaming, as well as watching movies in widescreen :)

    nana
     
  16. germanjulian

    germanjulian Back in London

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    but even the dual cores work on most socket 939 mobos. that socket will stay with us for another good year at least
     
  17. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    do you guys really think dual core will deliver superior gaming performance, I thought they were for 64 bit software OS's and programs, this is interesting...thanx
     
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    nuG is having a sexy party

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    http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=NzY2
     
  19. Falstaff

    Falstaff Old Codger

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    thanx Nug, I saw this recently, but the potentiol is there if not realized as of yet. I work with photoshop and can see the advantages of course, I might wait till the smoke clears on SLI and dual core before I lay my money down..
     

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