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I recently bought a gateway fx8020 and it is a total POS. :dead-horse: I'm taking it back to Best Buy as soon as I build my own. I don't know much about building computers but it can't be that hard to do. Money is not a consideration. I'm permanently disabled and set for life. I want to build the fastest gaming computer money can buy and am looking for suggestions on which motherboard, graphics card(s), power supply, and so on. So the question to all of you out there who have built your own computers is if money were no object, what would you get?

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if money isn't an option i would get a quad with 4gigs of ram, evga 680i, 4x74gig raptors and a modded case.

 

Go for the 150gb raptors. And quads are very cheap now. I would also get 2 video cards in sli. Can't forget water cooling and a pimped out case. Edited by Simonsells91

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Okay lets see:

 

Processor: get a quad

RAM: 4gigs of ddr2 800

HDD: 4x150gb raptors

Mobo: eVGA 680i

Video: 2x8800gtx in sli or 2x x1950xtx in Crossfire (go for crossfire)

Cooling: water cooling

Case&PSU: A pimped case and 1kw PSU

Optical: a 20x lightscribe dvd burner

Software: Vista Ultimate

 

you can't replace that system in 2-3years, lol

Edited by ineedhelpregularly21

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Okay lets see:

 

Processor: get a quad

RAM: 4gigs of ddr2 800

HDD: 4x150gb raptors

Mobo: eVGA 680i

Video: 2x8800gtx in sli or 2x x1950xtx in Crossfire (go for crossfire)

Cooling: water cooling

Case&PSU: A pimped case and 1kw PSU

Optical: a 20x lightscribe dvd burner

Software: Vista Ultimate

you can't replace that system in 2-3years, lol

 

 

 

Vapo Chill if you want the exotic

 

XP Home or Pro

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quads are very cheap

 

cheap like dust? :thud:

 

ok as lou suggested you can also do vapo chill instead of watercooling

 

i also agree at xp. get vista only after drivers and software are fully compatible.

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Pricelist:

 

Processor: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16819115017 $535.00 (Quad)

 

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16813188012 $230.00 (EVGA 122-CK-NF68-T1 LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 680i )

 

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134430 $740.00 (2 x 2x1GB=4GB DDRII 1200)

 

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16822136012 $820.00 (4x150GB Raptors)

 

Video: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814241026 $840.00 (2xX1950XTX in Crossfire)

 

Cooling: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835703008 $41.00 (Vapo)

 

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129021 $140.00 (Antec Nine Hunderd Case)

 

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16817341006 $330.00 (OCZ 1KW PSU)

 

Optical: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16827106057 $40.00 (Liteon 20x DVD Burner)

 

Total=$3,716.00 Without Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse.

 

If anything is incompatible just correct it here.

Edited by ineedhelpregularly21

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Thanks for the ideas. I've been doing a little research.

That last list looks very good. The 680i motherboard is one that I've been considering. Would that work with a core 2 extreme (qx6800) instead? As I said I'm not concerned about the price because I will be spending most of my time on the computer. And which is better, the radeon 1950x or the nvidia 8800 gtx? I'm only using one monitor, an lg flatron m3201c-ba but I may get another one.

Edited by b0r3dinmadt0wn

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The 680i motherboard is one that I've been considering. Would that work with a core 2 extreme (qx6800) instead?

 

Yes.

 

 

And which is better, the radeon 1950x or the nvidia 8800 gtx?

8800GTX

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Get only DirectX 10 Video Cards nowadays... Don't get that ATI video card because it doesn't have DirectX 10.

Edited by Conceal

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Vapo Chill if you want the exotic

 

With that Vapochill...I don't think Lou was talking about your tiny $ 40.99 VapoChill MICRO, ineedhelpregularly21 ....LOL

 

I think he was more thinking like this: VapoChill LS :clap:

 

If money doesn't matter, this would kinda be the best aftermarket cooling you can get! LOL...But if you decide to buy this, b0r3dinmadt0wn, you'll have to get into/learn overclocking.....and you came to the right place for that here!!

 

Good luck! Prof. Dr. Silver

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With that Vapochill...I don't think Lou was talking about your tiny $ 40.99 VapoChill MICRO, ineedhelpregularly21 ....LOL

 

I think he was more thinking like this: VapoChill LS :clap:

 

If money doesn't matter, this would kinda be the best aftermarket cooling you can get! LOL...But if you decide to buy this, b0r3dinmadt0wn, you'll have to get into/learn overclocking.....and you came to the right place for that here!!

 

Good luck! Prof. Dr. Silver

 

LOL, I was confused what he was saying about Vapo, I thought he post that for adding on Vapochill. Vapochill LS are very nice! I wonder how far down temperature can it get? -40C?

 

Anyways, boredinmadtown did come to the right place to post about this.

Edited by Conceal

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@prof

 

yes i'm wrong, lol :blush:

 

get a 8800gtx

 

What about 8800 Ultra? :clap:

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How about the Striker extreme, C2E qx6800, 4gb crucial ddr2 pc8500 @ 1000Mhz, 2 8800 gtx cards, an Auzentech X-Meridian sound card, Thermaltake Armor LCS tower, Koolance 1200 Watt Liquid-Cooled Power Supply, 1 Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 750gb hdd, ASUS Black LightScribe DVD Burner. Anything I'm forgetting? I have a 2000w stereo to hook it up to.

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I would definitely recommend the WD raptor HD for blazing fast speed.

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Plan on burning more money then. Ask IntelGuy, overclocking is an expensive endeavour.

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I won a lawsuit cause I got hit in the head with a backhoe 3 years ago. I will never have to worry about money again. My plan is to start a business building gaming systems for people who just don't have the right mindset for building computers

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