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Thread: What should I look for in a Gaming rig?

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    DDR3 RAM makes more sense as there are few boards that support DDR2 and those that do are very old.

    Get an Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II X4 processor.

    Go for gold and get a card with 1GB or GDDR5 Ram. Again anything less is old tech.

    As for the PSU, I would personally recommend a reputable brand OCZ (formerly Computer Power) Ultra or Corsair. If you can afford it get a 700-850Watt. Future proof ur purchase as much as possible.

    New Eggs prices are tough to beat and Tiger Direct has a wider selection

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    EDIT - some nice prices here on newegg

    SAPPHIRE 100316L Radeon HD 6790 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

    drop 2 of those in with an Crossfire adapter for $400.. evenerything else is gravey
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    or u could pick some really good parts and wait till nov to build when prices will be lower than in the summer
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    I just looked at how far this thread comin from. 2004!!!!!!!!!!!! i was reading the posts and how technology has changed. I'm feeling a little nostalgic here, sniff, sniff

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinP View Post
    I just looked at how far this thread comin from. 2004!!!!!!!!!!!! i was reading the posts and how technology has changed. I'm feeling a little nostalgic here, sniff, sniff
    nothin uses 128mb anymore maybe cache mem may reach there one day,

    Mi Plannin to build back a gaming pc, after years o inactivity, kinda feelin lazy but sum specs out of memory that kinda look ish - need help where ever the specs outdated. thx.

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    1gb video mem- Gigabyte nVidia GeForce 210 1 GB DDR3 card

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    Crossfire or SLI not necessary if u getting a newer card, like a HD6000 series or a HD5000 series, heck i run a HD4850 on a 22" 1680x1050 and i buck everything and no problems, my cpu dosnt really matter cuz most games cant take advantage of all 6 cores, but hey if u waan show off go ahead and get 2 HD6950 or 6870 and call it a day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davaughe View Post
    Crossfire or SLI not necessary if u getting a newer card, like a HD6000 series or a HD5000 series, heck i run a HD4850 on a 22" 1680x1050 and i buck everything and no problems, my cpu dosnt really matter cuz most games cant take advantage of all 6 cores, but hey if u waan show off go ahead and get 2 HD6950 or 6870 and call it a day.
    Define buck in regards to your settings? What games do you play?
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    I think all PC gamers should ditch the DVD drive and install a HDD caddy. How many people on here actually uses DVDs anymore? I know I don't. Anything on a disc can be found on the Internet, true story. All games can be bought from Steam, so no need for the DVD drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alliance4life View Post
    I think all PC gamers should ditch the DVD drive and install a HDD caddy. How many people on here actually uses DVDs anymore? I know I don't. Anything on a disc can be found on the Internet, true story. All games can be bought from Steam, so no need for the DVD drive.
    yeah but u might just need the dvd drive to load the dvd with the OS in the first place, when building the rig.... (then again u did say 'ditch' implying removing.. but y install a hdd caddy, cases don't come with spac for hdd now a days ?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bl@ze View Post
    yeah but u might just need the dvd drive to load the dvd with the OS in the first place, when building the rig.... (then again u did say 'ditch' implying removing.. but y install a hdd caddy, cases don't come with spac for hdd now a days ?)
    True, I guess I wanted to fill the spot with another HDD. Plus, I'm using a custom built gaming Notebook so the space is limited. Anyway, I just prefer to have a HDD instead of a DVD drive that I never use.

    Another thing, if you have Windows on disc, you can rip it and use the files to create a bootable usb stick. Or, download Windows 7 illegally, create a bootable usb stick, then purchase a product key online. If you already have your product key, then just download the iso from anywhere.

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