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Obelix
01-08-2006, 12:05 PM
Okay, lets see what sort of suggestions I get.

Mid - High range gaming rig.

Needs suggestions for

Motherboard
Processor
RAM
Graphics Card
PSU
Monitor (LCD)

Will be taking other parts from other computer...

Hopefully I can get some sort of concensus as to specs....

pctek
01-08-2006, 05:06 PM
Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Motherboard
AMD 64 3800+ Dual Core Socket AM2 CPU
2Gb DDR2-667
Seagate 250Gb SATA Hard drive
ASUS 16x Dual layer DVDWriter
ASUS 7900GTX 256Mb Graphics,
Xi-Fi Extreme Music Sound
Centurion 531Case with 430w PSU
AOC 193FW 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

or

Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard
AMD 64 4200+ Dual Core Socket AM2 CPU
2Gb DDR2-667
2 x Seagate 200Gb SATA Hard drives
2 x ASUS 16x Dual layer DVD Writers
2 x ASUS 7900GTX 256Mb Graphics cards
Creative Xi-Fi Extreme Music Sound
Logitech G15 Keyboard, Logitech G5 laser mouse
Centurion 531Case with 430w PSU
AOC 193FW 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

mejobloggs
01-08-2006, 05:14 PM
I never seem to find a use for all that hdd space. I have about 200gb, and use about 20 :(

developer
01-08-2006, 05:14 PM
It also depends on how much you would like to spend, what sort of games
you play the most, whether you are Intel or AMD fan, nVidia or ATI fan,
whether you are willing to pay more for top brands, etc.

developer
01-08-2006, 05:20 PM
It is not only the size matters, different models have different number of discs,
size of cache, RPM, data transferring (PATA / SATA), reading / writing speeds
etc.


I never seem to find a use for all that hdd space. I have about 200gb, and use about 20 :(

FoxyMX
01-08-2006, 05:23 PM
I never seem to find a use for all that hdd space. I have about 200gb, and use about 20 :(
It's really only video/movie files that gobble lots of disk space. Or MP3s if you are a muso, but you need a lot of those. Mind you, I expect those games that have started coming out on DVD will also be pretty greedy once you start installing a few of them.

pctek
01-08-2006, 09:02 PM
It's really only video/movie files that gobble lots of disk space. Or MP3s if you are a muso, but you need a lot of those. Mind you, I expect those games that have started coming out on DVD will also be pretty greedy once you start installing a few of them.
80Gb is now the smallest. 750Gb the biggest so far. Its why I usually say around 200 or 250, mid-range nowdays.
I have a 120Gb which is only 1/3 full, but then I don't download movies or MP3s or anything like that.....some peole seem to store their lifetime collections on their PC.

Misty
01-08-2006, 09:13 PM
I never seem to find a use for all that hdd space. I have about 200gb, and use about 20 :(
That should be cause to be happy, happy !! What did Mr Macauber say ?
:) :) :)

FoxyMX
01-08-2006, 09:21 PM
80Gb is now the smallest. 750Gb the biggest so far. Its why I usually say around 200 or 250, mid-range nowdays.
I have a 120Gb which is only 1/3 full, but then I don't download movies or MP3s or anything like that.....some peole seem to store their lifetime collections on their PC.
I don't download movies nor music but the three hard drives in this machine (80GB x 2 and 160GB) are all two-thirds full thanks to the home movie captures and (shhhh!!) my own collection of ripped CDs. Oh! And my several thousand photos. :p

If it weren't for the movies and music I could probably easily get away with one 80GB drive and still have plenty of room to spare. :rolleyes:

bob_doe_nz
01-08-2006, 11:08 PM
I have a 80GB HDD, currently its about a third full, contents...

Two gigs of Thief Missions...
13 hours of music
A couple of hours of videos
A gig of pictures... say several hundred...

Still havent managed to use it all up since I constantly archive and backup files I hardly use.