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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
02-17-2010, 05:17 PM
To emiluskalile, I suggest http://www.tigerdirect.com .They have Brand name rigs,which I despise for their BLOTED CRANKY software and almost non-functional BIOS firmware.Or barebones in all degrees of parts,and a lot of parts for just about everything. You can also have them modify anything you buy that is pre-made or pre-built.They have 24/7 phone,internet or mail support for ordering and/or help.And most stuff you can extend the warranty if you want. I get parts the next day,ALWAYS,depending how close to ILLINOIS you are from warehouse.They have given me exemplerary service. I also check http://www.pricewatch.com for odd parts or just to check prices. Tiger will take back ANYTHING just about, NO PROBLEM. Depending on what you got in parts in the one you have,you might canabilize parts from it,minus your VID or sell your rig. They will help you with anything.
I made this rig about 4 or 5 years ago and since they did the last few patches I play farely well. I know I'm going to catch heat for this, but it is a ASUS A7V880 M/B,AMD XP 3200+ BARTON core,4 each CORSAIR cmx512-3200XLPRO 400Mhz Dual channel 2-2-2-5 timings matched set mem,SWIFTECH proc cooller, and hers' the kicker, an AGP 8X HIS RADEON HD 4670 1GB video card. If I can run that on a old single core non-overclocked rig,you can build one too.Just make sure you pay attention to static this time of year and get some good ARTIC silver thermal paste for the proc.Don't use the tape.
I hope this helps.