Gaming System


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Graeme

I am planning on building a system for gaming only.

I am considering an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 400MHz FSB, with 512/1Gb DDR RAM.

Can anyone suggest the best combination of components to provide the
ultimate power and speed without breaking the bank (<£1000)

I need: MoBo, CPU, Cooler, RAM, Graphics, PSU. I have the tower etc
already.

I am really looking for a combination which will provide the best
performance and quality for money, rather than just buying the most
expensive of each category then plugging them all together.

Thanks

Graeme
 
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Stephen Austin

I am considering an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 400MHz FSB, with 512/1Gb DDR RAM.
The 3000 runs at 166MHz FSB, not 200 (you said 400, that's wrong, you
meant 200 DDR)
If you want 200MHz FSB, you need to go to the 3200+ or overclock

Steve
 
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jamotto

Graeme said:
I am planning on building a system for gaming only.

I am considering an AMD Athlon XP 3000+ 400MHz FSB, with 512/1Gb DDR RAM.

Can anyone suggest the best combination of components to provide the
ultimate power and speed without breaking the bank (<£1000)

I need: MoBo, CPU, Cooler, RAM, Graphics, PSU. I have the tower etc
already.

I am really looking for a combination which will provide the best
performance and quality for money, rather than just buying the most
expensive of each category then plugging them all together.

Thanks

Graeme
If you seek the best performance you might check out AMD's Athlon 64
that is not a whole lot more than the XP 3000+ you can find it here
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=19-103-424&catalog=343&manufactory=BROWSE&depa=0

As far as motherboards go you might wish to check out motherboards
made by ASUS (www.asus.com), Abit
(http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/index.php?pLANG=english&pEXT=-en) or
Gigabyte (http://tw.giga-byte.com/Default.htm). I tend to use Soyo
(www.soyo.com)

Good memory can be had at crucial(www.crucial.com),
Kingston(www.kingston.com) or
Mushkin(http://www.mushkin.com/epages/mushkin.storefront)

For graphics cards if you want the most bang for the buck try ATI's
Radeon 9600XT or Nvidia's FX5700 for absolute performance then ATI's
Radeon 9800XT or Nvidia's FX5950 should do.

for the PSU Antec(http://www.antec-inc.com/us/) makes some good Power
supplies as does Sparkle(http://www.sparklepower.com/)

hope this helps
 

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