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Old 06-19-2006, 01:07 AM   #1
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im going to build a computer for gaming so im lookin for some suggestions on mobos and if u know a good place to buy em plz tell
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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For a gaming computer, your best choice is going to be an AMD-compatible board. Asus make very good motherboards, so I'd recommend getting one of those. Your best bet would be to get a Socket AM2 board, to "future-proof" that aspect of your system. NewEgg is a good online shop, but you could also try TigerDirect or Monarch Computers.

The M2N32-SLI Deluxe is currently the best AM2 games motherboard available from Asus.
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Old 06-19-2006, 04:13 AM   #3
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While I agree that NewEgg is one of the best, you might also take a look at ZipZoomFly as very competitive and their shipping prices just can't be beat for good shipping service. I have purchased many things from them in recent times and will continue to do so. It is a quality firm.
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:57 AM   #4
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If you are looking for suggestions for hardware, it would be helpful to know your buget. Whenever I buy computer hardware, I always get it from Newegg.
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Old 06-19-2006, 01:10 PM   #5
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a quick bit of advice that EVERYONE here will stand behind is to get a good power supply since it is the heart of your system. No power, no play. Antec, Enermax, Cooler Master, PC Power and Cooling, Silverstone are all good power supply makers. They will be a little more pricey, but they will pay off in the end. In my opinion, for gaming, a good graphics card and memory is more essential than a good cpu. Any AMD 939 or AM2 cpu will run a game, but if you want visual stimulation and really good performance, get atleast 1GB of RAM and a GeForce 7 series/ATI X1k series vid cards.
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Don't just automatically buy an Asus motherboard. There are lots of good boards out there, many for less money than Asus. We don't sell many Asus boards anymore because a few years ago we had some problems with some of their boards and their service was less than stellar. For what you pay, you deserve more. I'm not saying every other board maker's service is good, but when you pay more you expect more. I don't think overall Asus is a great value. They do make some very good boards, but they also make some that aren't so good. Check reviews online and solicit input in several forums.
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i have the money just as long as it dont go over 2500$ im gunna get the geforce 7900 i think, a couple a sticks of a gig memory, iv heard good things about antec so i think ill get of of there power suppilies. i was thinkin about doin dual 7900s but thats kinda expensive gotta see what everything else will cost
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That budget gives you some options. But to clear something up, would you be willing to spend the money on a gaming CPU like the Athlon 64 FX? They are really nice CPUs but tend to be very expensive. Here is a good build with the Athlon 64 FX. It should perform very well.

Mobo: ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe Socket AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131013

PSU: Enermax 600-Watt ATX Dual 80mm Fan 24-Pin Dual PCI-Express SATA-Ready SLI Ready Power Supply
https://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...419091&CatId=0

CPU: AMD Athlon 64 FX62 Windsor 2000MHz HT 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket AM2 Processor
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819103861

RAM: CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145590

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.9 ST3200827AS 200GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822148113

DVD: LITE-ON 16X DVD±R W/LightScribe and 5X DVD-RAM Write Black ATAPI/E-IDE DVD Burner
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827106015

GPU: eVGA 512-P2-N570-AX Geforce 7900GTX 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130279

This should come out to under your buget, and you should have room to throw in a good sound card and other things.
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Hi,

There are two posts that really stick out to me.

First of all, the power supply thing that Gamerman0203 mentioned is very, very important. Probably more important than any other decision you make when you build a computer. You need to select what you like and have some of the techs on here advise you on the wisdom of your choice.

Second, TheMatt is on a roll and has given you one heck of a machine if you choose to go that way. You need to seriously consider both these points in your build.
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thanks matt u have given me alot to think about thats prolly what ill go with accept for a bigger hd u have been alot of help
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don't forget to allow approximatley $150 for the operating system depending on what you buy and where!
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You can get OEM versions for around £50 for XP Home
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Just make sure you get a legit copy as some OEM copies are sold illegaly.
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Just make sure you get a legit copy as some OEM copies are sold illegaly.
Any place in particular that is known to not be reputable? I might usually look to the 4+ star vendors on Pricewatch, or to NewEgg and Tiger (those two being reputable of course).
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it's hard to tell what is reputable and what isn't when it comes to OEM. Most sites that look and feel professional will most likely be ok. Just don't buy anything off of eBay or any site like that.
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You can get OEM copies of Windows XP at newegg and tigerdirect for fairly inexpensive, and those are legit.
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another website to check out www.xpcgear.com. they have many more boards and cpus then newegg
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