QUOTE(uLoVeMikeRoch @ May 31 2004, 1:12 PM)
jesus people u dont know nething
If u want a good comp, get a dell (yes dell) but the new gaming dell xps or whatever , fragbox, alienware,voodoo, or a falcon northeast or west i dont know,
but if ur gonna customize it
Get these parts
Radeon 9800 (or the new x800 platium radeon which is alienware exclusive cuz it didnt even come out)
windows xp profeccional (i cannot spell for liffe)
power cord (lol)
120gigs but if u can i heard there was a 512 gig hard drive u should get that
and i dont know about sound cards that much jut get the new creative one though
and that should be ur basic pakage
And are you retarded? He said under $3,000. Plus there is no such thing as a 3.6ghz P4 unless you overclock.
Just build your own computer, you'll save so much money that way, plus it is much easier to customize. Only problem is you need to get your own OS.
Just somethings you might want to think about:
-Dual-layered DVD+-RW drives are overpriced, if you really want one, wait till prices come down.
-Dell 20" LCD is currently rated as the Top LCD by Computer Gaming World, wait for special promotions though so you can get a better price.
-If you're paying more than $0.50 a gig for a harddrive, you're getting ripped off. Consider this I recently got a 160gb WD harddrive for $33 after tax and rebates.
-You need a minimum of 256 mb ram. For gaming at least 1 gb.
-A good PSU (power supply unit) is one of the most important things you can get your computer, a bad one could fry all your parts.
-Audigy are good sound cares, but some people don't really care for sound that much, but make sure you have a 5.1 surround or higher card and get 5.1 surround sound speakers.
-A good mother board is something you definatly need.
-Before buying parts, make sure they are all compatible with one another. Don't go buying an ATX board for a case that can only accept Micro-ATX
-You might want to go AMD just because they're cheaper, $799 for an AMD 64 fx-53. But if you're gonna go Intel, make sure you get a new chip with the 1mb L2 cache or the Extreme Edition. But these are mostly for gaming.
I'll probably think of something later and edit again.
Good site for buy parts: www.newegg.com