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Old October 8, 2008, 07:03 PM
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Default New gaming build, could use advice.

Hey guys,

I've had experience in the past building just basic low end machines but I'm looking at building a new high end gaming machine right now. I got a budget of $2000, and have looked at some components and would greatly appreciate suggestions.

CPU - Looking for an Intel brand, (Possibly Intel Core Duo E8500)
Mobo - X48 (Possibly Asus Rampage)
Memory - DDR3 (Possibly Corsair)
Harddrive - Need > 500GB

Moniter, and overclocking not an issue.

Thanks for the help
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Old October 8, 2008, 07:59 PM
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do you need a monitor or do you already have one.
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Old October 8, 2008, 08:07 PM
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I think he already has one, I think that's what he means by:

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Moniter, and overclocking not an issue.
Unless I'm mistaken of course.
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Old October 8, 2008, 08:15 PM
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This is a simple NCIX build with no price protection and no MIR...also no monitor. However the Rampage may be overkill it depends on your personal feelings towards it and your future OC goals...It is hardcore and I have nothing but good things to say about the X series chipset however you could likely get by on a Asus PKQ series board and save a couple hundred bucks. put it towards a monitor. You can find the X2 for a lot less I recommend price protection on that..and the E8600 could be found for less and E8400 could also be a cheaper choice once again depending on your OC goals.

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Old October 8, 2008, 08:28 PM
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im running the ddr2 version of the gigabyte x48 boards, and ill say, unless ur patient, they can take a LONG time to fire up stably the first time ( at least was for me ) But once you do, its very quick and stable. The driver updates were a cinch, same wtih bios reflash. And the stock cooling for the DS5 version looks rad to :)
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Old October 8, 2008, 08:46 PM
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I did find my X38 took a little long to get past the image screen but then I updated the bios and did a little cleanup...got rid of old HD's and turned of USB drive Detection and boom much faster.
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