Friday, May 15, 2009

I Built a Killer Gaming Rig To compare Built vs. Store Bought By Tom HusnikCustom

System Components: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Dual core processor, 3.16 GHz 6M L2 Cache 1333MHz FSB, LGA775


EVGA nForce 790i Ultra SLI Motherboard - NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI, Socket 775, ATX, Audio, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, S/PDIF, USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, RAID $199.99
OCZ Fatal1ty Dual Channel 4096MB PC10666 DDR3 1333MHz Memory (2 x 2048MB) $57.99
Apevia / Iceberg / 680-Watt / ATX / Dual 80mm Fan / 20/24 Pin / SLI-Ready / SATA-Ready / Blue / Power Supply $89.99

Two XFX GeForce 8800 GT Video Card - Alpha Dog Edition, 512MB DDR3, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Ready, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, HDCP, Recertified $84.99 $84.99
Lite On IHES206-08 Lightscribe Blu-ray Disc Reader with DVD Writer Combo
Lite-On proudly introduces its 6X internal Blu-ray Disc Combo, iHES206. The new Blu-ray Disc Reader plus DVD writer provides consumers an innovative way to playback high definition content, while maintaining the capability of archiving personal data files onto CD or DVD. $104.99 Creative Labs Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer PCI Sound Card $89.99 Western Digital Caviar SE16 500GB Hard Drive
WD Caviar SE16 7200 RPM next-generation SATA hard drives feature up to 500 GB of storage and a 16 MB cache for lightning-fast performance. $59.99 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1TB Hard Drive - 7200RPM, 32MB, SATA-300, OEM $89.99 ZEROtherm / CF900 / Socket 775 / Copper Base / Heatpipes / CPU Cooler $29.99

The Antec Nine Hundred hardcore gaming case. Now you can own all the competition with this ultra-mean case in classic black finish. $108.60 XP PRO OPERATING SYSTEM I got On E Bay $51.00 For A Total Of $1,252.49

Above is the computer I built over the last couple weeks I got most everything at tiger direct except for the case and the XP pro operating system. I wanted to see how much money I would save compared to getting a gamer pc at the store. To my surprise not only did I save more than $500.00 dollars but I got a much better system. I wanted to use the DDR3 memory I got two 8800 GT video cards 520 MB DDR3. Most of the gamer computers come with only one card some don’t even have a operating system installed.
Below are a couple examples of the gamers I found on the internet most of them still are DDr2, and only have one video card. Some of the higher end ones have Intel i 7 and DDR3 but at the cost of $3000.00 and above. Because of the cost of the Intel i7 is about $1000.00 dollars. With the money I saved I’ll be able to get the 3D glasses and the monitor that is needed to run the

NVidia GeForce 3D Vision Kit and the Samsung Syncmaster 2233RZ 22" 3D Gaming LCD Monitor - 120Hz, 1680x1050, DVI, VGA. The system I built will have no problem running them. Plus I can upgrade with a third video card and add extra memory with no problem.

This will bring my total cost to $1836.70. Awesome I can watch video in 3D on my new 22 inch monitor with my new high end gamer pc for under $2000.00 dollars.

This is the first one I looked at. Visionman Intel Gaming PC BND-200: Intel Core 2 Duo

E6750, 4GB DDR2-800, GeForce 8800GTS, 500GB SATA II, DVDRW, Flash Reader, GB LAN, Windows Vista Ultimate
3 - 7 Days Lead Time to Build The System!

Visionman BND-200 Intel Gaming Computer, Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 Processor, 4GB DDR2-800 Memory, 500GB SATA II Hard Drive, DVDRW Optical Drive, Flash Reader, NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS Video Card, Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Operating System.

System Components:
• Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750.
• Hard Drive: 500GB SATA II.
• Memory: 4GB DDR2-800 Memory.
• Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS Video Card.
• Optical Drive: DVDRW.
• Card Reader: Flash Reader.
• Network: Gigabit LAN.
• O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit
Specifications for the second one I looked at.
• Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 Quad Core Processor
• Unlocked CPU Settings
• eVGA 132-CK-NF78-A1Gaming Motherboard
• nVidia 780i SLI Chipset
• 4GB DDR2/1066 Gaming Memory (4x1GB)
• Dual Western Digital 150GB 10,000RPM SATA 16MB Raptor Hard Drives
• Raptors in RAID 0 for Insane Speeds
• Western Digital 1TB 7,200RPM SATA-II 32MB Storage Drive
• 20X DVD-RW Burner w/Lightscribe Technology
• 5X BD-ROM Blu-Ray Reader
• One nVidia 9800GX2 1GB Video Card
• DirectX 10 Support
• Triple SLI Ready
• 22-in-1 Flash Media Reader
• RAID 0/1/5 Capable
• Integrated 10/100/1000 Dual Gigabit LAN
• 1 x 1394a Firewire Port
• 4 x USB 2.0 Ports (Expandable to 10)
• (3) PCI-e x16 / (1) PCI-e x1 / (2) PCI
• 7.1 Channel High Definition Audio
• S/PDIF Optical Audio Output
• Clear Side Panel
• 850 Watt Thermaltake Toughpower Power Supply
• 19.4” x 8.1” x 18.4”
• Microsoft Vista Ultimate 64-bit At the cost of $3,999.99