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    hey,

    my dad wants his own computer and he has a $2000 buget. He always plays my games like americas army, battlefield ,halo and other high end games. hes a guy how likes the grafics turned way up and NO LAG.I dont no wat to get so can u people help me out abit on giving me an idea about wat to get him. like mother board, grafics card,sound card and memory,and procesor
    MOTHER BOARD : GIGABYTE K8N-SLI NForce 4
    PROCESSOR: AMD X2 3800+
    GRAPHICS CARD: EVGA 7800GT 256mb
    PSU: Enermax 535W
    MEMORY: Kingston 4x 512 pc3200 = 2GB
    Hard Drive: Seagate 300GB HDD 7,2000 RPM
    MONITOR: 19" Sony
    windows XP: home

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    video: 9800 XT
    cpu: AMD 2500+ (OC to 3200+, or more)
    ram: 2x 512 Corsair XMS 3500
    modo: nforce2 chipset based mobo
    hdd: WD 80 GB SE (JB series, 8 MB cache)

    that should do it if you want games like halo to play with decent fps with all the eye candy turned up and still leave you with enough cash to get a decent case, keyboard, mouse, joystick (?), and monitor
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Or substitute the cpu and mobo for a P4 2.4C and ASUS P4P800 Deluxe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Or substitute the cpu and mobo for a P4 2.4C and ASUS P4P800 Deluxe.
    I second that.

    However I recommend the 2.6 instead if hes not overclocking, coupled with some good low latency BH5 memory (Kingston HyperX 3200, Mushkin 3500 Level II, OCZ 3500 Platinum Limited Edition).

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    I would suggest getting some nice SCSI Hdd. Or if SCSI intimidates you, go for RAID configuration, maybe some SATA. :thumb:

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    No need for expensive SCSI setup...just get a WD Raptor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    No need for expensive SCSI setup...just get a WD Raptor.
    SCSI isnt THAT expensive.
    And like I said, SCSI or Raid IDE. Either one will do good things :thumb:

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    9800xt
    2.5ghz with Tt silentboost or sythe cooler (oc to 2.2 for 3200+ speed)
    2x512mb pc3200 (any good brand)
    asus a7n8x deluxe
    2x80gb seagate sata 7200rpm 8mb cache HD


    go with sata RAID 0 if ur dad is going to play alot of games, makes data finding faster.
    My new gaming rig..

    [size=1.28]asus a78nx-deluxe
    2x256mb pc 3200 ddr 400.(with cooling)
    athlon Xp 2500+ ( at 200x10=2000mhz .)
    seagate 80gb 8mb SATA
    Tt vlocano 7+ cpu cooling
    Clear case from HK.
    Leaktek fx5600 128mb
    enermax 350w PSU
    wireless internet setup[/size]


    (game/ftp server) windows xp pro, duron 1.4ghz, 256mb pc 2100 2x40gb Hd, radeon 9200se chieftec dragon
    canada price watch :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kane2g
    SCSI isnt THAT expensive.
    And like I said, SCSI or Raid IDE. Either one will do good things :thumb:
    It is when you have to buy an expensive SCSI controller card, and an expensive SCSI hard drive. You may as well just get a Raptor and use the onboard SATA that most boards have nowadays. It won't be quite as fast but it does come close and the price is unbeatable.

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    $2000? I would go with an Athlon 64 3200+ system. Here is what I recommend:

    Motherboard: Abit KV8 Max 3 (VIA) - $209
    Chaintech ZNF3-150 Zenith Ultra (Nforce 3)- $209
    Asus K8V Deluxe (VIA)- $137.99
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Retail - $423
    Memory: Corsair XMS 1GB(2 x 512MB) PC-3200LLPT - $278
    Video Card: Guillemot Hercules 9800 Pro 128MB OEM - $359
    Hard Drive: (2) WD Raptor 36GB Hard Drives in Raid0 - $222
    DVD/CDRW: Lite-On DVD/CD-RW Combo drive - $48.99

    $1468.98-$1539.99

    You can even go for a more expensive route and go Athlon64FX, which I would go with this:

    Motherboard: Asus SK8N (Nforce3)- $207
    Processor: AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 Retail - $810
    Memory: Corsair XMS Registered 1GB(2 x 512MB) TwinX1024RE-3200LLPT - $329
    Video Card: Guillemot Hercules 9800 Pro 128MB OEM - $359
    Hard Drive: (2) WD Raptor 36GB Hard Drives in Raid0 - $222
    DVD/CDRW: Lite-On DVD/CD-RW Combo drive - $48.99

    $1975.99

    Or you can go the Intel way with the P4EE:

    Motherboard: Abit IC7-Max3 i875P - $208.99
    Processor: Pentium 4 3.2ghz Extreme Edition - $925
    Memory: Corsair XMS 1GB(2 x 512MB) PC-3200C2PT - $235
    Video Card: Guillemot Hercules 9800 Pro 128MB OEM - $359
    Hard Drive: (2) WD Raptor 36GB Hard Drives in Raid0 - $222
    DVD/CDRW: Lite-On DVD/CD-RW Combo drive - $48.99

    $1998.98
    Case: Aspire X-Alien Silver
    Power Supply: Antec True430
    Motherboard: Abit IC7-MAX3
    Processor: Pentium 4 2.6c
    Memory: Corsair XMS PC3500 1024MB(512x2)
    Video Card: ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2
    Speakers: Logitech Z-680

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