View Full Version : Decent Gaming/All-Around PC parts?

11-17-2005, 08:48 PM
First off, take into account that I'm not really the best of hardware guys. I know enough to put stuff together (I think) but when it comes to some of the finer points of the detailed specs I'm sure I'm missing something. Anyway, I was messing around on Newegg.com today. Tell me what's wrong with this or if you all have some recommendations for better parts. Am trying to build a decent gaming rig, but I don't need 'teh uber-1337 stuff'. Just enough to keep me in fresh games and emulation for a while...at least 2 years before I HAVE to upgrade. Also, remember that I'm not a crank the max settings guy. I don't mind dropping my resolution down a smidge or changing a few features to get a game to run correctly.

Here we go in no particular order...and I think I got all the links right. Total price is about $1800-1900. Any cheaper but just as good component suggestions are appreciated:

ASUS A8N-SLI Premium Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

APEX PC-336 Black/Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 350W Power Supply

SONY Black IDE DVD Burner Model DW-Q30A BK

2x Thermaltake A2016 80mm 1 Ball 1 Sleeve Blue LED Light Case Cooling Fan
2x $13.99

Thermaltake A2018 120mm 1 Ball 1 Sleeve Blue LED Light Case Cooling Fan

ZALMAN CNPS7700-CU 120mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan with Copper Heatsink

2x Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 250GB 3.5" Serial ATA150 Hard Drive
2x $106.50

Microsoft Black Wired Keyboard

CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

Xion PowerReal XON-600F14T-201 ATX12V V.2.01 600W Power Supply

ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" CRT Monitor

AMD Athlon 64 4000+ 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic Sound Card

Logitech X-530 5.1 Speaker

ASUS Geforce 6800GT EN6800GT/2DT/256MB Video Card

I think the MoBo comes with the SATA and IDE cables that I need. I figured I'd be off a little bit for odds and ends though. Some better thermal paste, a floppy drive, maybe a light kit and window kit...etc etc.

Thoughts? Suggestions? OMG you are stupid for Xxxxx piece of equipment comments? LOL